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Darling Minuet kittens

designed  with love in southern california

 

 

 
 
 

WE HAVE NEW BABY KITTENS!!

Our BSH Website is live: www.british-shorthair-kitten.com

(New British Shorthair Kittens also available)

 

About Minuet Kittens Cattery

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WELCOME TO Minuet Kittens Cattery - Newly designed look

Home of very small Minuet kittens, also called Munchkins & British Short Hair Kittens.

         We are CFA and TICA registered cattery and we breed small MINUETS (Napoleons). We also expanded to BRITISH SHORTHAIR kittens and have built a sister website for those: www.british-shorthair-kitten.com

         All of our adult breeders have excellent pedigrees and health. Our goal is to produce healthy, loving and petite kittens with sweet doll faces and playful personalities which you can welcome in your home as new family members. 
           Minuets, are dwarf kittens, a cross between Persian and Munchkin and they have the best of both breeds.  About half of the kittens in each litter are STANDARD - with very short legs; the other half is NON-STANDARD - regular legs. 
         Because we started the Minuet breed with Silver and Golden Persian breeders, which is the smallest division, most of our kittens are very small.  Recently, we expanded our Minuet program and we breed also Chocolate and Lilac, Cinnamon and Fawn and also pointed Minuets.  We are located on the coast of Southern California about an hour drive from San Diego and Los Angeles.  We are glad you found us!

     You can browse our Available pages, fill out an Application, & read our Q & A Page.      Email: minuetkittens@gmail.com (email is best) Phone: 760-472-3377

 
 
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Nursery & new babies

Updated July 12th, 2019

On this Nursery Page you can see our newly born Standard and Non-standard Minuets.  For British Shorthair kittens please visit my daughter's website: www.british-shorthair-kitten.com 

ONLY about 50% of MINUET KITTENS have STANDARD (or short) legs. The rest of the kittens have REGULAR legs, called NON-STANDARD, and are equally sweet, loving & adorable. 

This page is for new babies only, and those that are a tad older are moved to our Available Minuets or Available Teens & Adults Pages.  You can reserve a kitten on any page by:     

1. Placing the non-refundable deposit on Paypal ($200 for non-standard and $400 for standard kitten). Click Buy Now.

2. Filling out an application and letting us know which kitten you're interested in & reserving.

 

“harmony” - special standard girl - available

Meet Harmony, our very special standard cinnamon red calico girl. She is a medium hair and a standard. She is sweet, gentle, playful and very clever. Our first cinnamon red calico, her mother is a chocolate with white, and her father is a red with white. She is adorable with her short little feet, and she is bound to rule the roost. She is so rare, that you w ill probably not see another cinnamon and red calico again in your life. Harmony was born 4-11-19 and she is nearly ready for her forever home. HARMONY is AVAILABLE and her adoption fee is $ 2,700.

“hazelnut love” - RESERVED

This is Hazelnut Love, Harmony’s shorthair, non-standard diluted calico sister. She is gorgeous, smart, fast on her feet and quite sweet. She liked to pose for the camera today, and we have a feeling she will enjoy being the center of attention!

Hazelnut Love was also born 4-11-19. She is litterbox trained, socialized, and has received all of her vaccinations. She is nearly ready for her new home and she is RESERVED for Angelee. Her adoption fee is $1450.

“Harry & HOT CHOCOLATE” - available

These two brothers, are best friends. They are both nonstandard shorthair Minuet boys. Darker and lighter chocolate color. They love to play together, catch your hands with their paws, and feather toys. We would love for them to be adopted together.

DOB 4-12-19. Harry and Hot Chocolate are litterbox trained, socialized, and have received all of her vaccinations. They are nearly ready for their new home. Harry is AVAILABLE. Hot Chocolate is AVAILABLE.


 
 

Welcome Baxter, Basil, Bean & Buttons - updated photos 7/2/19, DOB 4/4/19

“BAXter” - standard boy - available

Meet Baxter, our cutie pie standard red with white medium hair Minuet boy. Photos updated July 2nd - he has grown so handsome! He loved being in the spotlight and adored! And just look at those tiny short legs and his face - how can you resist?

Baxter is more and more adorable as he runs around and discovers the world around him! He is active, playful, and very sweet! He is ready for his new forever home. Baxter is AVAILABLE and his adoption fee is 2,500.

Baxter just had his photos updated 7/4, but we left a couple baby pics up as well :-) He has grown into such a handsome boy!

“Bean” - available

This is Bean (nicknamed “little bean”), our very pretty diluted calico non-standard medium haired Minuet girl. She is gentle, dainty, curious, and very clever - as is typical of calico girls!

New photos of lil Bean were just added 7/2, and she is very stunning! Bean is currently AVAILABLE and her adoption fee is 1,325. She is ready for her new forever home and would love to bring you so much happiness and affection!

“Basil” - available

Basil is a non-standard (regular legs) calico medium haired Minuet girl. She loves to play, especially with her brother Baxter, chase feathery toys, cuddle and explore. Typical of calico kittens, she is very clever and you never quite know what she is thinking.

Basil was born 4/4/19 and her adoption fee is 1325. Basil is currently AVAILABLE and nearly ready for her new home. Please reserve below.

“Buttons” - standard boy - available

Meet Buttons, the fourth of this litter. He is our truly small cutie pie standard chocolate with white medium hair Minuet boy. New photos were taken July 2nd. (And we did leave a baby picture up of him also). As you can see he is more and more beautiful as he grows! And he is just a darling when he runs around on those short legs….

Buttons is gentle, playful, super curious and clever. He is ready for his new forever home at this time. Could that be with you? He is AVAILABLE and his adoption fee is 2,600.


“Cj” - available

CJ is our non-standard boy from a litter of two (his brother has already been adopted), he is a solid lilac teddy bear, and he is a ball full of affection! Right now he has blue eyes, as all kittens do, but that will most likely change as he grows. CJ love to play with his mother and brother, and he is very intelligent and curious about everything around him. CJ is currently available and will be ready for his new forever home in early June.

CJ is also currently AVAILABLE and his adoption fee is 1,250. His DOB is 4/3/2019.


“D Litter”

From left to right, introducing our 4 new Minuet babies: standard boys Damask & Dipped Chocolate Bear, and their nonstandard sisters Dior & Daffodil.

Date of arrival: 4/8/2019. Details and individual photos coming as they get a little bigger. Please email us for specifics.

A new video has been added of our adorable “D” babies playing taken on June 1st! They have grown a little bit and have become a lot more playful!!

Only Dipped Chocolate bear is still AVAILABLE

(other 3 siblings have been adopted or reserved).

“Dipped chocolate bear” - STANDARD BOY - available!!!

This solid chocolate short hair standard Minuet boy has super short legs, and a sweet personality. Right now he has blue eyes like all young kittens do, but eventually they will change colors. Dipped Chocolate Bear is AVAILABLE for adoption and will be ready for his new forever home in mid June.

Updated photos 6/12 - Dipped Bear’s eyes are beginning to change - and he has become a major sweetheart!! He is probably the cutest kitten in the cattery now. Little rascal, running around and initiating all the games for a long legged kittens.

His adoption fee is 2,300. DOB is 4/8/2019.


“firefly” - available

Meet the third girl from this litter, our pretty non-standard calico girl called Firefly. Something about her colors inspired that name. She is very sweet, curious, intuitive and intelligent. Her face coloring is adorable with one ear chocolate and one ear red. She is calico, so she is very friendly kitten she does not know a stranger.

Firefly’s DOB is also 4-7-2019 and she should be ready for her new forever home in early to mid June. Could that home be with you?

If you would like to reserve her, please click the Paypal link below. Her adoption fee is 1,375 and she is currently AVAILABLE.


“gatsby” - RESERVED

Meet Gatsby! Gatsby is a non-standard chocolate cinnamon tabby with white Minuet boy. These are his debut photos and he is about to turn one month old! He is a short hair - and this little one may just steal your heart! Gatsby is patient, playful, affectionate and curious. He did not quite know what to make of his first ever photo shoot, but we think he nailed it!

Gatsby is RESERVED.

His adoption fee is 1,300. DOB is 4/10/2019.

“goldie” - available

Goldie is Gatsby’s sister. She is a golden brown tabby non-standard Minuet little princess. Goldie loves being with her brother and mother, and in a few weeks will become more and more interested in play and toys. We love her coloring and think it makes her look like a little tigress! She is very unique because she inherited the cinnamon as well as the gold color in her coat. In spite of being a girl, Goldie will make as loving pet as boys do.

DOB is 4/10/19 like her brother, and Goldie’s adoption fee is 1,325.

“angel blue” - RESERVED

Angel Blue gets her name from acting like a soft angel, and being a blue tortie medium hair non-standard Minuet girl. She is adorable, gentle, and incredibly difficult to photograph to truly capture her coat color.

Angel loves to play, to be held, to be adored and admired. She has stolen our heart! She is RESERVED for Jason and her adoption fee is 1,535.

DOB is 4/23/19.


Contact us: email - minuetkittens@gmail.com (best) Phone: 760-472-3377

Instagram: Minuetkittens Facebook Page: Minuet Kittens Cattery

Please visit our British Shorthair Website to view our New Spring BSH Kittens!       Click Here to Visit Website

Click here to visit our BSH website

We breed British Short Hair kittens, the 12 pictured just above are the kittens we have produced. Newly born available kittens are now listed on our sister website. Please click the link above to visit our Nursery Page - they will no longer be featured on our Minuet Kittens website, only on the new site.

 

 

 

 Please visit our sister site for more BSH kittens like these.

www.british-shorthair-kitten.com

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Available Minuets

Updated February 2019

On this page you can see our STANDARD (short legs) and NONSTANDARD (regular legs) Minuet kittens that are ready to go at this time. For brand new BABY kittens, please see the NURSERY & New Babies page. 

If you are interested in our kittens and want to start communication with our cattery, please fill out our brief Application FIRST.  Sorry, we do not have time or means to answer an influx of brief emails, but we do our best to contact all Applicants.  We also notify all our Applicants when new kittens are born - via our NEWSLETTER. 


No older available Minuets at this time, but we do have 2 adults available, see below in the teen and adult section.


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Please contact us by email first at minuetkittens@gmail.com.  Phone or text (760) 472–3377 (limited availability)

Below is a gallery of some of our beautiful kittens.  These babies have been adopted already, and we continue to have others like them.

Available Teens & Adults

Updated April 2019 - some of our older kittens and teens are available this winter 2018/2019.

Kittens are undoubtedly among the cutest things ever - who can resist them? Sometimes, however, a slightly older kitten may be a more appropriate fit for both parties involved and make for a smoother transition, and an equally loyal and loving relationship for many years! Although the term "kitten" refers to a feline of one year or younger, we consider a 'kitten' up to 5-6 months of age. 6-12 months would then be a 'teenager'.  A teenage kitten will still form a very strong bond with their new family, and may not be as mischievous toward you and your home as a very young kitten that is still learning.  

On this page you can every once in a while find an available teen or adult we may have.  Sometimes we prepare a kitten for a show or plan as a future breeder and then the situation changes. In fact, it is a great way to adopt an excellent quality kitten or cat for an exceptional price.

BROWNIE

Meet Brownie, who is our 5 year old dark chocolate (carries black and cinnamon) standard (short legs) Minuet male breeder. He has helped create beautiful kittens, and he is available as a breeder or as a pet. BROWNIE isRESERVED for Carmen and will go LAs Vegas.

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SMOKEY (Adopted)

This is Smokey, and he is our 7 year old solid lilac standard (short legs) Minuet male breeder. He carries chocolate and thus he can create lilac point and chocolate point. He has contributed to several exceptional kitten litters. He is available as a breeder or as a pet. Please email us with interest.

 

Contact us: email - minuetkittens@gmail.com (best) Phone: 760-472-3377

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Questions & Answers / Adoption Info

Your ultimate resource to familiarize yourself with our cattery, the breed, and what to generally expect during the adoption process.

 
 

Q: What is the best way to contact us?                                                                                                            A: email. minuetkittens@gmail.com. please fill out an application after reading this page first. (contact info bottom of page). Or send us a text 760-432-3377.

Q: What is a Minuet (formerly Napoleon) kitten?
A: Minuet is a relatively newly recognized breed - a beautiful breed growing in popularity! It is a cross breed between a classic doll face Persian and a Munchkin. We have been breeding beautiful Minuet kittens since 2007.

Q: What does STANDARD and NONSTANDARD Minuet mean?
A: On average, 50% of Minuet kittens are born STANDARD - with short legs and the other 50% have regular sized legs. Those are called NONSTANDARD Minuets. Standards are not only shorter, but nearly always also smaller.

Q: Why do you love Minuet (Napoleon) kittens?  What makes them unique?
A: There are so many reasons. We love cats but we don't enjoy having a cat on our dining table or kitchen counter. Standard Minuet does not jump on your counter. They are friendly, loving, playful and funny!
Our cattery started by breeding Persian kittens. Silver and Golden, which are the smallest division of Persians.
In 2007 we got very excited about Minuets - because of all the advantages they have over Persians. Our first Minuet kittens were born 07/07/2007 and we fell in love with them ever since. Now we breed mostly Minuets.
Minuets are much smaller than an average Persian cat. They are dwarf kittens. Our adult Minuets weigh between 4-7 lbs, while regular Persian cat could be 12-18 lbs. If a cat smaller than 9-10 lbs is considered "a teacup size" - then all of our Minuets would be considered teacup cats.
      Other top 3 reasons we love Minuets: They are much more playful even as adults. Their coats are easier to manage. Their coats are very silky, which makes that daily combing and grooming unnecessary: most of our Minuets require combing only once a week or less, because they do not have that cottony undercoat. We also breed short hair Minuets - which more and more families prefer now.  Lastly, standard Minuets are even smaller than nonstandard ones. Some of them are good jumpers but THEY WILL NOT JUMP ON YOUR TABLE OR KITCHEN COUNTER (not even when you are not home!)


Q: What is the health of Minuets like?
A: We breed for health. Minuets are a healthy breed. They do not have diseases related to breed. Since they are more related to Persians than to Munchkins we tested all our adult breeders for PKD - Polycystic Kidney Diseases at UC Davis and they are all negative. When parents are negative, kittens cannot inherit PKD.
     Some health problems can be triggered or aggravated by inbreeding, and some Persian cats in the US were or are in-bred. Because Minuets are cross between two breeds, we breed completely unrelated cats, thus inbreeding is eliminated, and health is improved. We vaccinate all our kittens with a quadruple cats vaccine (killed viruses) at the age of about 6-7 and again 9-10 weeks. They are wormed twice at the same age.

Q: Why do you recommend adopting two kittens?
A: I personally never had just one kitten. Getting two kittens at the same time is best for both your family and the kittens. You will have 10 times more fun with two kittens than with just one. It is a whole new world! The kitten will have his buddy with him when leaving his mother and our cattery, and the travel and transition will be so much smoother. All the crying (and meowing) of the first days will be eliminated, and stress from new environment will be cut in half.
     Two kittens will keep each other company when you are not home. Each kitten needs at least one feline and one human friend. We discount the second kitten and we charge only one shipping fee for both.  So - we prefer families who want two kittens. One standard and one nonstandard is best choice. Unfortunately, your elderly cat is not a suitable companion for a young kitten. He can watch the kitten play, but will not interact much with him, so even if you do have a cat at home, you still need to consider two young kittens. 

     Based on 11 years of experience of breeding, we know they miss feline to feline interaction, and we suggest they get adopted with a nonstandard kitten. One standard and one regular legs Minuet kitten, a boy and a girl, make the best combination. Two boys are still a better combination than two girls.

Q: What is your (PAID) Waiting List? How do I reserve a future kitten?
A: Families who have sent us an Application but have not chosen a kitten yet, can be placed on our WAITING LIST.  Please sign up for our NEWSLETTER, as we notify via our NEWSLETTER when new litters arrive & you have first dibs!  Families who want two kittens - a nonstandard with a standard, are given preference. We may accept a deposit toward a future kitten under specific circumstances - for those who are sure they want our kitten and are willing to wait for a certain coat color or gender, for instance. If we cannot produce that desired color or gender during one breeding season or during one year, the deposit is returned. If you cancel for any reason during the waiting period, there is no refund. But talk to us about this possibility first, please. If you are certain of adopting a kitten and choose to pay a deposit toward a future kitten, you can be placed on our PAID Waiting List (top choice).

Note: only about 50% of Minuet kittens are born STANDARD and those get usually reserved very quickly. If you want a STANDARD Minuet kitten, then the best way to go - is to place a deposit as soon as first photos are published - usually on our NURSERY page.

Q: What if you do not have a kitten I want at this time?
A: We encourage you to fill out our brief application anyway, to let us know what kind of kitten you are interested in and to start communication. No deposit is needed at this time. You can also only apply for our NEWSLETTER if you like.

Q: What is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit?
A: When a kitten is reserved for you, it is taken off the market, so to speak. It is your kitten now, you are just waiting for him to finish nursing and learning all necessary life skills from his mommy, and get ready for his or her new home. The kitten is now not available to others, who may also be interested. 
(Canceling suddenly triggers a large amount of new bathing, new grooming for photographing, cropping, publishing, advertising, new communication with a new possible families. There is a lot of time involved with it and all that makes the kitten more expensive.) The DEPOSIT is $200 (or $400 for a standard kitten), but please be sure about your kitten before you pay, since as with all other catteries, the deposit is not refundable.


Q: What is the price of your kittens?
A: Our price is determined by the quality of the kitten, how much they meet the breed requirement, and other factors.  Prices of our kittens may change and are entirely our discretion. Standard Minuet kittens are usually about $2,200 - $2,900 and non-standards are between $1,450 and $1,650.
The look, shape, quality of their coat or eye color and personality and disposition all influences their price.
My daughter's BSH kittens are $ 1,500 - $1,850. Note, if paying via PayPal, a 3% fee applies; explained below.  Because we have MANY FAMILIES who want STANDARD Minuet kittens, we give preference to families who adopt two kittens - one standard and one nonstandard. Those have the shortest wait time. Also - it is much better if the kitten comes to their new environment with a feline companion.  Lastly, sometimes our older kittens, or teen kittens, are discounted.


Q:  Are you able to ship your kittens?
A:  Yes, we are to ship kittens nationwide. We prefer and recommend to all adoptive families to pick up their kitten in person (and take them in cabin if flying).  It is the safest and most comfortable way for the kitten.  We do use several airlines pet programs, and even though they have temperature controlled and air pressurized pet cabins  - they are imperfect: experiencing weather restrictions, flight delays, summer embargoes to hot/warm areas, travelling with other pets, etc.  Some smaller airports do not have pet programs or are closed over weekends.  Our average shipping cost is $ 500. The fee covers a veterinary visit & health certificate stating the kitten is healthy & able to fly required by the airlines, an airline approved pet carrier, and the cost of the airfare and trip to the airport.  

We would like to recommend whenever possible that the new owner flies to pickup the kitten in person, and we would meet them at the airport for a nominal fee of $50.  In May 2019 our fee is increasing to $110. Or you may choose to Uber to us from the airport (average cost $52-$58 each way). This is to ensure the highest safety of our kittens and the least amount of stress on them due to airline issues, layovers, etc.                               

Q: What if I live close to San Diego/ Los Angeles and do not need shipping?  
A: If you live in So CA - San Diego, Los Angeles, etc and you reserved a kitten on our website, then you can pick up your kitten in our home, after they have been weaned, vaccinated, and prepared for a new home.  All the other rules are the same as for the families who need shipping.

Q: How do I reserve a kitten? 
A: New kittens become available when about three weeks old, after we take their first baby pictures and display them on the NURSERY & NEW BABIES page. A few days before, we also notify all our Newsletter subscribers, who get first choice. (Applicants who have already paid the $200 deposit have priority). 
Note: after some past unpleasant experiences we are not open to the public anymore. You cannot come into our home and see the little babies, because it disturbs the mothers. But families who have reserved a kitten, can see THEIR RESERVED kitten after the first set of vaccinations are done at about 6-7 weeks old.

     TO RESERVE A KITTEN: If you have chosen one (or two) of our kittens which are currently marked AVAILABLE on our NURSERY or AVAILABLE KITTENS pages, please fill out our APPLICATION FORM letting us know which kitten to reserve for you. At that point you must put down the non refundable Paypal deposit. We also accept Venmo. Then that kitten will be RESERVED for you and you will be notified. It is your kitten now, so the deposit is not refundable and not transferable to another kitten. It does apply toward the kitten adoption fee. For STANDARD kittens there is a $400 deposit. Please note kittens are reserved on a first come, first serve basis in terms of receiving your deposit (not your application).

Q: Can I come see a kitten? 
A: After some unfortunate experiences we are not open to public anymore. The rules are nearly the same as for Internet purchasing. We used to welcome our prospective families in our private home for the past 10 years, in spite of them coming sometimes in big groups, with kids, relatives and schoolmates. It is not safe to invite into our home someone we met on the Internet and we believe most of you would be hesitant to do that as well. So thank you in advance for understanding.

Q: When is payment for my kitten due?

A: Full payment can be split in two. When the reserved kitten is 5-6 weeks old, the first half payment plus transport fee $500 (if needed), are due. We cannot accept personal checks, but you can either mail us a Money Order / Cashier's Check, or we can send you an INVOICE via Paypal (3% Paypal fee applies) for the first half payment. We also use Venmo. After first payment is made, it is time to sign a contract, which serves as your receipt.
The second half payment (less the deposit) is due shortly before shipping or personal pickup (same as above applies). If you are local and are picking up your kitten in person, we accept cash as well. The final contract is signed by us after you have completed full payment. You will also receive a Health Certificate with your kitten.

Note: You can view the Contract on this page, bellow.


Q:  At what age can the kittens go to their new home?
A:  The Cats Associations' answer is : at 12 - 16 weeks old. There is the earliest possible age, and then there is the optimal age. There are really many factors involved in this: size and maturity of the kitten, whether or not the kitten will need to be shipped, whether or not one kitten is traveling, or if two are going together, etc. 
   

1. If the family lives locally, no shipping is involved, older children, adult at home (or working from home), taking two kittens at the same time, the kittens are average size, if experienced cat owners in the past:  In this case the answer is -  at the age of 10 - 13 weeks.

      2. If a single person, working long hrs, shipping across country, one really tiny STANDARD kitten, if a first time cat owner: the time frame is closer to 12 - 16 weeks.  Our veterinarians do not want kittens weighing less than 2 - 2.5 lbs prior to travel. Because Minuets are dwarf kittens - much smaller than other breeds, some may reach this weight later. Especially standards. There may be many possible risks involved - the weather, dehydration, cancelled flights, contact with other pets travelling... 
So - it all depends on the size and weight of the kitten, his independence from mother, life skills he already learned (newborn kitten for instance does not know how to retract his claws, and his mother and siblings have to teach him. Same with biting. You do not have the ability to teach them).

         An important fact is - that a kitten starts bonding with people when about 10 - 11 weeks old. So it does not make too much sense to really push to get him younger than that. You cannot do the mother's job and you can encounter some problems later, which you would not have if the kitten comes when 12 - 14 weeks old.
When to ship the kitten is strictly our decision, together with our vet. 

 

Q: How about the kitten's pedigree?
A:  All our breeding cats are pedigree cats, they are all registered with TICA and Persians also with CFA.
Your kitten comes with a Contract and a Health Certificate and with a one year guarantee against a hereditary disease. You are not allowed to breed our kittens without breeding rights, which have to be agreed and paid for ahead of time.  Part of the Contract is, that the kitten has to be neutered at the age of 6-8 months. After you provide us with a veterinary proof that the kitten was spayed, and when arranged ahead of time, then we can forward you kittens registration documents and a small TICA fee will be due. This has to be arranged prior the adoption, because it is quite time consuming and 90% of families do not request registration. We randomly neuter some kittens.

Q: Are your kittens fixed before leaving the cattery?
A: Sometimes. Our decisions are made together with our veterinary, who is very experienced and specializes in cats only.  Yes, in some catteries the kittens are fixed very young and since it is a major surgery for females, sometimes they die.  Some breeders do it - since they want to be sure the buyer will not breed the cat illegally. We have the statement in our CONTRACT (below) and we trust our adoptive families, that they will keep the contract and will not breed the cat illegally, without breeding rights.  :)

Q:  Which coat colors do you breed?
A:  We first started with golden and silver kittens, choosing the smallest golden and silver adults available. That's why most of our Minuets are very small.  Then we added chocolate and lilac, chocolate point and lilac point (Himalayans). We have two calico queens, so we have bicolor, calico, chocolate calico and cameo kittens.
And finally we are adding those very beautiful and unusual colors - cinnamon and fawn. 

 

Kitten Contract

This kitten/cat is being adopted as a pet, does not have the breeding rights and must be spayed or neutered before the age of 6-8 months. If desired, her CFA or TICA registration documents and pedigree will be forwarded to the new owner after the veterinary proof of spay/neuter is provided to breeder. This must be arranged prior to purchase. The kitten/cat is adopted in good faith and appears to be in an excellent health and age appropriate weight. This cat will NEVER be declawed, since such a surgery is a cruelty against the animal. The seller reserves the right to cancel any kitten adoption at any time prior to pick up.

It is expected that the purchaser will provide a loving home that cares for all the physical, medical and emotional needs of the kitten/cat.

           Under no circumstances will this cat/kitten be sold, leased, given away to any pet shop, research laboratory, animal shelter or similar facility. Should purchaser be unable to keep cat/kitten, the seller is to be notified and a suitable new placement is to be approved by seller. Contract remains in effect with a new placement.

           A nonrefundable $200 (or $400 for standards) deposit is required to hold the kitten/cat. Balance is due prior to shipping. All vaccinations are current at the time of purchase. Purchaser is expected to provide further needed vaccinations.

The adopted kitten /cat is protected by a health guarantee against all life threatening genetic defects up to one year of age. Should it be found by a licensed veterinarian that this kitten/cat in fact has a life threatening genetic defect, upon written proof/necropsy, a replacement kitten/cat of comparable quality and value will be offered when available (within one year).

The purchaser has three business days to have a veterinarian exam performed should purchaser so desire. It is recommended the kitten/cat is quarantined from other pets for a minimum of two weeks. Failure to have the kitten/cat examined within the three days relieves the seller of any financial responsibility and renders this contract void. After that any expenses incurred by the new owner for the veterinarian or the treatment of the kitten/cat shall be the sole responsibility of the new owner. Should medical treatment be necessary within 3 days period, upon proof, the breeder will be responsible for half of the incurred bill for medication only.

Minuet Kitten Cattery maximum liability for this cat is the cat’s purchase price, less the cost of shipping.

 

. We reserve the right to cancel the kitten reservation or purchase at any time without giving any reason or explanation. 

 

Stories from our Friends & Past Babies

"We love hearing from you & your kitten!"

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With so many catteries to choose between, deciding on one can be an overwhelming task. It has been suggested to us that we offer a place where people can read stories & comments written by families that have adopted one (or more!) of our kittens.  We listened.
We asked and have received the following.  Please feel free to offer any comments and we will update as needed. We hope this offers the confidence and assurance that we are the place to come for your minuet or BSH darlings.

 
TJ, chocolate & white standard Minuet boy happy with Rachel!

TJ, chocolate & white standard Minuet boy happy with Rachel!

“Hey ladies,

I just want to provide both of you with an update.

TJ had a really rough first day and was very freaked out and meowing all night, but, that’s all over. It only took 24 hours for him to adjust. 

He is the most perfect cat ever. By last night he had ate and drank a ton of water. He used the litter box and has been playing all around the house. He loves chasing the laser. He slept through last night without meowing and loves purring and snuggling. He has settled in and seems very happy!

My roommate and o love him so much already. He is in a good home. Thank you both so much!” 

~ Rachel in Marina Del Rey, CA

“Hello Lada & Nancy, 

Wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying Zoey (formerly known as Josephine). She is an absolute delight and the children can’t get enough of her sweet and cuddly personality.  We just love her.  Can't imagine life without her.  She has adjusted really well in her new home.  Wishing you both a happy new year!!

-Ana”

Josephine, standard Minuwt, on the right, as happy as could be…

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Francine and Ted were adopted by Tim & his family. He loves them & holds the record for driving the farthest to pick them up. They hold the record for being road trip kitty champs & for the shortest amount of time to have a human wrapped around their little paw…

“To ANYONE looking for a new best friend? STOP looking! You found it! I drove from Minneapolis to Southern California to buy from these people (and would do it again). The lady I was dealing with was actually very responsive, she was busy with family the Sunday night we arrived so I didn’t actually meet her but dealt with her AMAZING Mother (whose house is where the cattery is) When Theodore Bear (Teddy, my British short hair) was brought out he climbed into my lap and started purring before I even touched him (which shows how much attention they give these kittens) he knew what was coming, anticipated it, and simply expected it. It was time for his full body massage. He had made an appt. and I was his designated masseuse. It was even more obvious how socialized these cats were on the way home. The trip was a lot more pleasant without any hissing. We drove straight thru and didn't use the carrier. We put a litter box, food, water, and toys on the floor and let them run. Once the car had been thoroughly explored (multiple times by Francine (my minuet) I pretty much had a cat either sleeping on me or next to me the whole trip home. When I introduced them to my other cats they never attacked. They only hissed if hissed at and would hold a paw up in defense but NEVER swing (even when my original two were being little jerks lol) Just another testimony to how well they socialize their kittens. Francine may be the most intelligent cat I’ve ever had (And I grew up on a huge Iowa farm. We had hundreds of cats at the different farm sites) She is affectionate, you can pet her all day. She trains me. She started bumping my hand when I fed treats. Setting me up for a Pavlov experiment. I didn't realize what she had done until I was walking down the steps to get her a treat after she bumped my hand in the bathroom. She was tired of me deciding when treat time was so trained me to get them when SHE decides its time! She also taught me to play “ winner gets treats “ hide and seek. She meows to get my attention then goes and hides. She knows if she stays hidden long enough I will shake the treat box and she can come out for her victory reward. Teddy should have been named Otis, or Bubba. He is either a little slow minded and just easy going or he is brilliant, has it all figured out and is just enjoying being a (SUPER) spoiled cat. I didn’t know this before I got him (I was originally just after Francine, Teddy just kind of happened) but British short hairs have unique fur. Almost chinchilla like. He is the softest cat I’ve ever petted. I could pet him all day! I could also add to this testimony all week long and still not say enough good about this place. Their cats are amazing, rivaled only by how amazing the humans that raised them are! If you want a cat (or two) that is already socialized, litter trained, and vaccinated you can find them a lot of places - but be careful. Even as careful as I was I was scammed for $1500 before I found Lada & Nancy… But. If you want a kitten that is all that PLUS, one that will love everyone in your house (they even get along with my Rotweiller) then adopt from here. You will get the cat you paid for. And it will be AMAZING! Beyond your wildest dreams. We don’t know how we ever got along without these two! ~ Tim B. in Minnesota”


“I first adopted my non-standard kitten in August. In all honesty, I was not a cat person at the time but I had faith I would love her regardless. I immediately fell in love with her after bringing home. It was only a few months later that I decided she needed a friend to keep her company while I was at work. My boyfriend and I went back to Lada to purchase a second. I had every intention of getting a female non-standard again but soon after arriving, we fell in love with the smallest standard boy of an all girl litter. We knew he was the one for us. I can say whole heartedly that these minuets are the best decision I have ever made. My two kittens have such different personalities and they mesh together so well. They are calm, sweet, and full of personality all at the same time. If you are thinking about buying from Lada, think no more. I promise you will not regret it. These kitties are the best part of my day.”

Kalli in San Diego, CA

Tatum and Sugarplum, not wanting to leave Kalli’s side

Tatum and Sugarplum, not wanting to leave Kalli’s side

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“Hi Nancy & Lada,

we just wanted to write to you and let you know Storm is doing great! She is such a cute kitten. We actually have an Instagram for her set up, her name is Sake.  The instagram is @officialsakecat.

Thanks again,

Michael” 

Follow Sake the standard Minuet on Instagram with us @officialsakecat

"Hi Nancy and Lada,

Biggie (previously Zander) is such a handsome boy and we love him sooo much. He’s grown to be a very sweet and loving boy. Even though we named him Biggie...he’s still a tiny man at 6lbs! Lol He’s so adorable with his short little legs and round face. And his odd-eyes make him so unique! Everyone who’s ever sees him just adores him! Thank you for such a kind, loving, and handsome cat. Biggie is now a big part of family and with some luck I could convince my husband to get another one of your beautiful kittens to join our crew! 

Feel free to share his photos. We adore him - he is so gorgeous, and sweet and he loves to play! He actually comes running when I call his name!”

Thanks again, best regards, Joy”

Biggie, content and happy. He is our first odd-eye Minuet kitten ever. You can follow him on Instagram @biggiethemunchkin where he has adorable photos! Just look at those tiny short legs!

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“We adopted Sprite from you about 2.5 years ago. Immediately he became my fur baby and the best companion ever. Just wanted to say thank you for this sweet boy. He is doing great. He is an absolute angel. Such a little fluff ball, haha. He is definitely my little boy forever.  I am hoping to adopt another Minuet in the near future and I hope I can adopt from you again. Thank you again and have a great day.”

~ Tanya in San Diego, CA

“Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that Toby (originally Snickers) is doing really great; he's very spoiled and loved by all the family and friends. He has the greatest personality! He loves to be around everyone and is never shy. We couldn't love him more! Thank you!”

~ Pat in Sarasota, FL

Daredevil Girl, can you help with homework too?

Daredevil Girl, can you help with homework too?

“Hey Lada & Nancy,

She is doing wonderfully and loves her new space, she has gotten a bit bigger but still is a little girl, she loves sitting on the windowsill, she’s cuddly when she’s in the mood and loves her food, I don’t think she’d ever stop eating if we kept the wet food coming, thanks again for the great service and raising her, I’ll attach some photos for you, hoping all is well for you in the new year so far and you’ll hear from us again soon.

best, Jake”

“Hi Nancy & Lada,

Hope all is well!

Chloe (formerly Lady Blue) was spayed a week ago so she is in bad mood at the moment.

Here are some reflections on the past few months:

She is a little bit timid at some time but most of the time very very sweet. Even when she feels a bit upset, she is still gentle to human beings, rarely scratch or bite. She is overall healthy and I am very happy with that. Many thanks to you and your mom for raising my lovely furry friend :)

I am always considering adopting another boy British shorthair cat, but I still prefer silver shade young boy. So if you have any such kitten, I would love to take into consideration.

Thank you for providing so many helpful informations to me.

Best regards,

Rosie”

Chloe, standard blue tabby, happy with Rosie in Westwood, CA

Chloe, standard blue tabby, happy with Rosie in Westwood, CA

“Hi Lada & Nancy,

Hope you are well.  Tomcat - now called London :) - is doing well.  Even better the last few days.  

We made him a sanctuary in our guest bathroom and put all of his comforts in there.  the first few days he hid beneath the sink and refused to venture out.  After a few days he became a little curious and would peek at us from the door but run back in if we attempted to come close.

My daughter Annaka would sit with him and eventually he let her pet him and then eventually hold him.  He started purring and now they are fast friends and he will even nap with her for a little bit.

We love him so much and are so happy.  photos attached.

thank you again. we will keep in touch with updates.

very best,


Marci”

London (Tomcat) with his new bestie, Annaka - he has the look of the happiest kitty ever!

“He (Marble) is doing great and had adjusted well over here. He's really active and loves to play all the time. Ha. Thanks!”

~ Nick in Rancho Cordova, CA

Marble (right) our medium hair lilac and white standard (short little legs) Minuet boy, relaxing happy at his new home!

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“I have Chibi. He is doing pretty well. He is sooo sweet! Eating and drinking goat milk. Thank you very much for all of your help. He is tooooooo cute!”

~ Miracle in Boston, MA

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Chibi, meaning “tiny”, is our standard medium hair lilac Minuet boy who is now happily living in the East Coast. He was adopted as a teenager and is doing great!

Thumper living up to his foodie title in Playa Del Rey, CA

Thumper living up to his foodie title in Playa Del Rey, CA

“Hi Nancy and Lada,

I’ve attached a photo of Thumper. He is a big foodie, makes funny meows (especially when he wants food), and is calm and sweet. He was shy the first couple days and had a mild eye issue, but adjusted in about a week. Now he will rub his face on our hands and waits at the door like a puppy. All our kitties also play with and groom each other (one thing that we’re all very happy to see). 

Thank you again,

Best,

Tianying” 

Mistletoe, now Sanma, has joined another British Shorthair boy from us, who is named Toro….

“Dear Lada & Nancy

They seems to get along better day by day.  Toro got more comfortable with Sanma's presence and he's pretty much acting as usual now. For now I think they are becoming buddies. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to think about this and providing the support we needed. 

best, Songkran and Sarah”

Toro (golden British Shorthair), and Sanma (blue tortie British Shorthair), sharing a meal in Santa Clara, CA

Toro (golden British Shorthair), and Sanma (blue tortie British Shorthair), sharing a meal in Santa Clara, CA

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“Hi Nancy & Lada

Hope this reaches you well. Simba (formerly Stardust), has been with us for 2 days. He just begins to get used to our home and we love him a lot. He sleeps a lot in the afternoon and meows after we go to sleep. We are trying our best to love him and guide him with our new home. So far he is still a little bit timid and nervous but has shown a very good progress. Hope we can take care of him well and we would love to send you more pictures.  He looks very good. I attached some pictures of him and thank you so much for letting us have him.

Thank you and have a nice day.”

Simba (left), in his new cat tree is happily living with newlyweds Li & Candice in Diamond Bar, CA

P.S. Simba is quite famous on Instagram: follow him @ simba.theshortie

“Hello Nancy & Lada,

Time really has flown by since we came to pick up S'mores to bring to his forever home. He has adjusted extremely well as it only took him a few days within the first week to get used to his surroundings. After 2 weeks, he became comfortable being around my boyfriend and I. After 3 weeks, he was ready to venture out into other rooms. Now reaching his 4 months, he has grown to be adventurous, playful, and a great cuddle buddy. S'mores has become fearless standing next to our elder husky, Hakuu. Playing with anything and everything. We cannot be happier. :)

Attached are a few photos I hope you enjoy. Thank you for raising such a wonderful kitten who will be forever loved. He has been a joy and an amazing addition to the family. 

Much love, Christal”

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S’mores and his big brother, husky Hakuu.

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“She is doing so great! She’s so social and fun and playful and cuddly. I love her!”

~ Madison, El Segundo, CA

Sadie, now Olive, the smallest and cutest of her standard minuet siblings is now living the Hollywood life in Los Angeles! We are delighted to get updates. Madison posts updates about Olive on Instagram sometimes. Check her out @ Madisonlawlor

“Hi Lada and Nancy,

I hope you are both keeping well. I just wanted to give you an update on Maple (we call her Lulu). She is very happy with us and has settled in nicely. She has become friends with Sumo, our Tonkinese. Noddy, our other BSH is tolerant of her but they haven’t played together yet. She has a ferocious appetite and thinks that any food (including ours) is hers. She is very loving, loves to watch tv and runs around like a maniac! We absolutely adore her.

I have sent you a short clip of the outdoor room and a couple of pics of it as well. Lulu loves to sit out there, especially early morning and watches the squirrels and birds at play. She is fascinated by them.”


Blessings to you both, Nasso & Craig

Lulu, Sumo & Noddy have a whole catio for themselves to enjoy!

Lulu, Sumo & Noddy have a whole catio for themselves to enjoy!

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“Hi!

We absolutely adore MJ! We kept his name which stands for Mister July, his birth month :) Our big cat is still adjusting ;) but the rest of our family couldn't be happier. He loves to play and cuddle, and he melts our hearts with his sweet little face. We love him so much! 

Carla & Tony” 

MJ (BSH) just relaxing and looking so happy in his new home with his loving family!

“Hi Lada & Nancy!

They {Noah & Nolan} are doing really good!

Time flies and they are growing fast, look at how cute they are! They are active and playful. I love them so much, so do my friends! Thank you for bringing me them!

Here are some photos!”

~ Yuanhao

BSH Brothers Noah & Nolan in their favorite cat tree, so content!

Oatmeal and Orchid looking happy and relaxed loving their new family.

Oatmeal and Orchid looking happy and relaxed loving their new family.

"Hi Nancy & Lada,

Oatmeal and Orchid are such cute and cuddly kittens! Nancy and Lada did a very good job training and preparing them for their new home because upon coming to their new home, they were litterbox trained and comfortable. Oatmeal and Orchid have very good personalities. Orchid is brave and graceful; Oatmeal is inquisitive and mischievous. Both of them also love cuddling up near or on us, very puppy-like. Getting two at the same time was definitely the right choice for us as these siblings are having a blast playing with each other all the time.

Best regards, Anthony & Ava, Oatmeal & Orchid”

Oatmeal & Orchid have their own Instagram account page @oatmeal_orchid We are following to see their daily adventures!

 

“Hi Lada & Nancy!

Just wanted to let you both know that Wanda and Blue Angel are adjusting well to their new home, there have been no issues and the vet thought they were both precious and healthy. I've attached some pictures for you, they play together, nap together and use the litter box together... pretty much inseparable :)
I'm in love with these two, absolute sweethearts with big personalities. The process was painless, Nancy and Lada were very communicative and responsive to my inquiries and made sure I had everything I needed to give them a loving home.  The kittens were very well cared for and had a clean bill of health from the vet.  Not to mention they love humans and very social with other cats.  Wish I could take them all home but instead will highly recommend to anyone looking for a cute, loving addition to their family. Thank you both so much again, they are an absolute joy to have in my life.”

~ Wendy in Santa Monica, CA

Blue Angel & Wanda - inseparable friends!

Blue Angel & Wanda - inseparable friends!

Oliver & Dejah, happy to be home

Oliver & Dejah, happy to be home

“ Oliver and Dejah (new name) are doing well. We just got home from Cincinnati and I think they are happy to be home! Oliver missed his window perch. He has grown so much I can’t believe it! I changed their instagram name when I named Dejah. They are @oliver_n_dejahthoris 

Dejah is named after a Martian Warrior Princess from the Edger Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars books. I thought it fitting as she is able to hold her own with Oliver. They are both doing well and Dejah is eating everything! Finally!!! Her respiratory infection she caught seems to be finally behind her. They are both very sweet and playful. “

~ best, Georgia, Oliver & Dejah ~  

“Hello Lada and Nancy! 

We brought Kira (British Shorthair, white and silver) home back in July. She adjusted quickly and ventured out of her carrier in less than 10 minutes of settling her down in the bedroom. 

Since then she’s been full of energy and developing her silly personality. She keeps Brian company when he works from home and she enjoys girl time when I get home in the evening. She loves hanging out on the catio (cat proof patio) and cuddles in the early mornings. She loves non-cat toys, boiled chicken breast, but downs toile catnip. 

We love her so much and are so happy that she completes our little family. We have an Instagram for her. It’s Kirachan_chan.

Thank you! 

Jackie & Brian” (November 2018)

“Hello Lada and Nancy, 

We can’t thank you enough for Kira and Reni! It only took a couple of days to get Kira used to Reni’s smell and within a few days they were best friends playing all night long like a children’s sleepover.

Reni is so affectionate and wants to be cuddled by us or Kira all the time. He is super sweet and gentle. He loves to sleep right up against one of us. Kira has always been sweet and playful. She’s more of a diva so she likes to sleep in her own space, and play hard. At first we thought that she didn’t like him because she used to swat at his face but he’s so easy going that he didn’t do anything back. Now he understand that it means that she wants to wrestle so they play and chase each other around. And today was the first time we saw them groom each other and sleep together. 

They fill our home with laughter and love. Our family is complete for now. We are so grateful! 

Thank you again! Jackie and Brian” (February 2019)

Kira & Reni also have an Instagram. Check out their gorgeous photos @ Kirachan_chan

Mimi, posing pretty……

Mimi, posing pretty……

“Just letting you know Grump and Mimi are doing well,they are really growing they weigh 3 lbs now and love playing with each other and well you were right 2 are better!! They are my babies. My little Yorkie wasn't too sure at first, but she loves them now. They went straight to their little box but Grump watched my Yorkie, and Grump now goes where my Yorkie goes. I love to snuggle with them. They are my joy! They really are beautiful kittens thank you again I love them.“

~Robin in Homeland, CA

….and Grump, blue standard minuet boy

….and Grump, blue standard minuet boy

 

“Hi Lada & Nancy,

Oolong, is doing well. I took him to the vet last Thursday & he seems like he's perfectly healthy. He started eating on Thursday morning as well. He's adjusting very well and is becoming more adventurous every day. Here's some new photos of him in his new home.

Sincerely, Weishi”

Oolong

Oolong

Jasper & Pearl. Two are so much better than one!

Jasper & Pearl. Two are so much better than one!

“Hi Lada and Nancy,

 I am in love with now Pearl and Jasper (Lady Lavender and Little Boy Blue). They have adjusted to our home really well. They have been a ball of energy and play well together with our dogs that are also in the household. The experience was great being able to meet you at the airport & the kittens did very well flying back with us and when entered into our home, they just played. They have not stopped since and it has been an exciting adventure with these two! Would definitely recommend getting a kitten, better two. I have loved having the kittens home.

best, Lisa, Pearl & Jasper” ~ Gig Harbor, WA

 

Tatum has just been recently adopted by Kalli, and she is adjusting wonderfully here in San Diego, CA.

Tatum in her new home with Kalli

Tatum in her new home with Kalli

 
Handsome boy, Quido, above

Handsome boy, Quido, above

 

“ I knew from the first moment I saw him on the website that he would make a precious addition to our family. We had a great experience flying out to Los Angeles to bring our kitten back home with us to the East Coast. Our kitten could not be sweeter. We love him so much. Quido is the sweetest. Thank you again! ”

~ Behnaz in Germantown, MD September 2018

 
 

"Hello Lada and Nancy,

Both kittens ( Teddy & Terry ) are doing really well! We are so glad that we were able to bring both of them home together. They love playing and sleeping with each other. We have so much fun playing with them!

Thank you very much,
Cory and family in Temecula, CA

Note from our cattery: we always suggest to adopt 2 kittens together, it makes the transition immeasurably easier, and your family has twice the joy & love!

Siblings Teddy and Terry got to stay together - yeay!

Siblings Teddy and Terry got to stay together - yeay!

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"Hi Nancy & Lada! 

I am emailing to let you know Tinkerbell is now called Delilah, and we are completely in love. She is absolutely tiny and her short little legs are the cutest, but trust me, they do NOT slow her down!! She is so fast!! She’s such an adventurous and vocal kitten who loves to play and explore, but she is also so cuddly and will sleep on her back in our arms. It is the utmost cuteness. She loves to look into our eyes so soulfully and will clearly grow up to be a perfect cat. Thank you guys again for everything!!!

She is such a blessing!

Love from Cheyenne, Colorado, and Mitch"      August 2018

"Hi Nancy and Lada,

Prince Harry is the most adorable, sweetest and bravest kitty I’ve ever seen! We renamed him Harry. He explored on the first day soon as we opened the carrier for him- I could tell he was a little shaken up by the transport experience, but the good thing is I think he knows how to express him by meowing. He meows when he wants to play, meows when hungry, meows when feeling alone and homesick. Harry curled up against my arm on the first night, guess he’s starting to like me ;)

He’s smart to find his new litter box and use it right away.
The flight and new environment did make him a little sick, he’s having a cold- already much better today, I’m sure he will adapt soon.

We’re so grateful for our choice, hoping Harry can light up White Paws. Thank you again for making thoughtful recommendations and being transparent throughout this whole process. I’m sending some pictures along with this email.

thanks again, Shay & family" July 2018

Prince Harry posing

Prince Harry posing

Momo (BSH), totally trusting and relaxing at home

Momo (BSH), totally trusting and relaxing at home

Momo has his own Instagram account page @__momo_thecat__ we are following to see the handsome boy he grows into!

"Momo (formerly Emerald) is the best thing that ever happened to my family this year! This adorable kitty brought us a lot of happiness and joy. My husband and I cannot stop smiling at him and spend most of our time playing with him :)

He is amazingly friendly and gentle. He loves to cuddle and be touched. He always sleeps on our bed between my husband and I, and wakes us up with his gentle touches in the morning. It is definitely the best alarm in the world.

Thank you so much for breeding such a wonderful kitten!!

We will send you more of his pictures soon!"

~ Suhyun Jo & Jonathan in Los Angeles, CA

 

Momo, at one year old now, a very handsome BSH boy!

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"Dixie has been the best kitten I could have asked for. She was very nervous at first but after the third day, she was very comfortable with myself and everyone who would come by. Now she is a very outgoing and playful kitten that loves to run around the entire apartment. She is also very loving and shows it by following me to every room I go to and taking her naps next to me. I also love how she likes to sleep on her back which is the first I’ve seen a kitten do. She makes me laugh and so happy that now I always want to be home with her all the time. She is the best kitten I could have asked for!!!"

~ Albert in Hollywood, CA

Dixie, who loves to sleep like this - look at those short cute legs!

Dixie, who loves to sleep like this - look at those short cute legs!

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Huckleberry

 

"Little Huckleberry is home safe and sound. He ate wet food, explored, and now has his favorite spot under the bed. He is doing well and will begin adjusting in no time. He is such a joy and we love him so much!!! Thank you for everything."

~ Sarah in Salt Lake City, UT

 

"Hi Lada and Nancy!

Giselle arrived in good shape! We are totally in LOVE!!   She is so cute & very affectionate. She is adjusting pretty well. 

Thank you so much! We are very happy,"

~ Cathy and Sami    in Newtown, PA

Giselle looking cute in her new home

Giselle looking cute in her new home

 
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"Thank you so much for our new kitty! We adore him! He is so sweet. He is doing great! Totally warmed up to us yesterday. Thank you again."

~ Chelsea, Harper & family in Las Vegas, NV

Harper snuggling with Irish Cream, now called Cinnamon.

"Hi. We named her Evie (formerly Grace Kitty) - her personality is spirited, curious and daring. She and Ashby are fast becoming loving companions. Our vet says Evie is healthy and will be getting her third immunization shot on the 3rd of July. She is already has insurance just in case her bravery gets her in a bit of of a pickle. She is eating and drinking well (including goat’s milk) and having fun exploring our home which is nice and roomy for all of us. Presently Ashby and Evie are napping together - so very sweet. Please stay in touch, we will try to keep you updated.

Till next time, Vaughn and Pearl" in Simi Valley, CA

“Hi. Just wanted to update you on Evie. She was spayed on Monday. She did well and is recovering brilliantly. It is a challenge for her to remain confined to her playpen since she is very playful and active when well. We, especially Ashby, just love her spirit and personality - she is very sweet but an adorable rascal. Curious about everything and everyone. Evie stays close to me and let’s me know when she wants to know where I am if separated too long - 5 minutes or so. 
Have a wonderful holiday season and speak with you soon.

Warmly, Vaughn and Pearl (of course the little ones also)”

Ashby & Evie, best of friends

Ashby & Evie, best of friends

Note from our cattery, Evie joined Ashby previously adopted from us by Vaughn and Pearl - so glad they can be loving friends!

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Munchie, formerly Duchess

Munchie, formerly Duchess

"Hi Nancy & Lada,

Munchie (formerly Duchess) sleeps with me at night and last night I woke up to find her lying on my chest. She now likes to ride in the truck and I am training her to go for walks with me on a leash. I’ll try to send a video of that. I think she is starting to get the hang of it.

My Mother has 5 dogs and Munchie fearlessly navigates her way around them.  I keep a very vigilant eye but wanted her to feel comfortable around other animals.

In short, she is amazing. Affectionate, smart, playful AND the PERFECT SIZE!!!  Oh I know, she will get bigger, but not too much I hope!!  She has 2 cat trees and numerous toys scattered around the house.  She loves the plastic ‘screws’ and the 3 tiered-ball toys that you recommended.

Her companionship is helping me deal with a difficult situation.  Everyone who meets her falls immediately in love!

Thank you for such a wonderful animal”.

~ Kathryn in Eureka, CA

“Hello ladies,

I am glad to report that Munchie and Minnie are getting along better except for the occasional pinning to the ground of Minnie…by Munchie!  I think Munchie enjoys having a playmate. Minnie is very sweet and adorable. And fast.  She zooms around and is often hard to catch.  Munchie is extremely sociable and cosy's up to my Mom’s dogs and greets strangers.  Minnie stays upstairs at my Mom’s house away from the dogs.

They are so much fun, adorable and a constant pleasure to all.  My husband has exclaimed that “Minnie is perfect”!

I love them both and am so glad I found you guys.

Holiday Cheer - KK”

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Sven & little Dante

Sven & little Dante

"Dante settled in pretty quickly and is acting as if he’s always been here. He’s eating well and follows me from room to room. He and Sven are getting along great! I’ve attached a picture of them together. They are sleeping on the same dog bed at night despite me trying to get Dante to stay in my room with me. I think they both like having the company of each other while I am at work. I watch them through my web cam and they seem to spend a lot of time playing with each other. I’m really happy with how everything has turned out.

Thank you, James”

~ James in San Diego, CA

"Toro (formerly Baby Azzul), is one of most wonderful things that ever happened to us. He is very playful, gentle, lovely and warm hearted.

On the first day of coming home, he was very scared from the flight and us. His eyes were so big with his cute little face. We left him in a small office room with litter box, dry food and water. The first day, he was not eating at all. He started to open up after a night, started to eat food and play & walk around the room. After a week, he was able to eat food very well and already he knew how to use the rest room haha. This is awesome!

A month passed by so quickly, he is gotten a little bigger and very lovely. He is very curious with everything and now walks around our house easily. He comes sleep with us on the bed everyday and has not been disturbing at all. We woke up with him on our side and every morning he will sit on Songkran’s chest :)

After dinner, he will be sleeping on Sarah's lap and he is very warm and gentle. He purrs a lot whenever he is close to us.

Thank you again for letting us have him. He is so wonderful in every way"!

~ Songkran & Sarah in Santa Clara, CA (May, 2018)

 
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Toro (BSH)

Toro (BSH)

Toro’s baby picture from our cattery - we could not resist sharing it!

Now Toro’s family has come back and adopted a 2nd kitten from us & named her Sanma.

 

 

Winston and his new bestie

Winston and his new bestie

"Winston fit right in from day one. He's a bundle of energy and follows me around like a shadow. We live with an older dog and they have become best friends. I'm so grateful for Winston and looking forward to seeing him grow big and healthy!

Best, Fiona"

~ Fiona & family in Glendale, CA

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Black Diamond

Black Diamond

 

"Hi guys,

[Black Diamond] is doing great! My daughter loves her so much She is happy & playful. She’s eating great & so far no problems holding her own w/ the dogs."

~ Anna & family in Simi Valley, CA

 

"It was so good seeing you again and meeting the rest of your family on Friday. The little guy (Dancer) slept on Saeed’s lap all the way to Los Angeles. And he was totally acclimated to our house by Sunday. He is playing like crazy, eating well, and you can tell he can’t wait to meet his brothers and sister. We named him Pappu.

He’s super sweet and funny, and we are so happy we were able to bring him home."

~ John & Saeed in Los Angeles, CA

Note from our Cattery: Pappu is the 4th kitten being adopted from Minuet Kittens into John's home, joining 2 brothers and a sister. Congratulations on your newest addition! We are so glad they can bring you so much joy & love!

Dancer - standard white with chocolate boy

Dancer - standard white with chocolate boy

Bailey

Bailey

"Bailey is doing great! She is very sweet and affectionate. We’ve all fallen in love with her, and the dog is getting there too.

See attached of her sleeping in her cat-tree, which she LOVES.

Thanks for breeding such a great kitten!"

~ Kristy and family in Pasadena, CA

The below is a beautiful story of 4 kittens, joining in one home to become a happy family with Raul & Susan in Livermore, CA….

Romeo, Hercules, Ixchel and Maximilliano - so beautiful & so loved!!

"We adopted our first kitten, Romeo (Nicholas) six years ago in 2013. We fell in love and he was a spoiled “only child.” But he was lonely, and we had such a great experience with Lada that we asked to adopt a brother for Romeo and were blessed with Hercules (Blue). They became affectionately known to family and friends as “the boys.” We enjoyed them so much, we decided to expand our little family with a little sister, Ixchel (Millie). She quickly became the leader of the pack as the boys were perfect gentlemen and allowed her to always have her way. And last but not least, we adopted little Maximiliano (Alister) who is almost two and still very playful.

Everyone is healthy and happy, and as you can see by the photos, quite beautiful. Our experience with Lada was always pleasant and professional. All of the kittens always arrived in the best of health and as cute and loving as they could be. We would not have returned four times otherwise. Believe Lada when she recommends taking two kittens together, one is never enough!!

Happy 2019 to you and your family!!”

Cordially,

Susan & Raul

 

"Artemis (Bentley) is such a funny and spunky little soul, we're totally smitten with her. The vet checked her out and declared her healthy- thank you for raising such a wonderful kitten! We're so happy to have the privilege of being her family. Thank you!"

~ Yvette & family in San Diego, CA

Artemis

Artemis

Ginger enjoying the Texas sunshine

Ginger enjoying the Texas sunshine

"Ginger is such a doll; follows me everywhere. She is doing great!! We feel so lucky to have her. Thank you so much, she is super sweet."

~ Tasha & family in Austin, TX

"A quick update on White Paws’ who has been eating wet and dry food well. Definitely more relaxed than in the first week. I can see he’s now curious about us, the other day when I was working, he came around a couple times to check up! Here’s a picture of him!"

~ Shay in Sunnyvale, CA (January 2018)

Note from our cattery: White Paws was adopted as a teenager and really missed feline company. A few months later Shay and family followed our advice and adopted a second kitten from us in early July 2018. White Paws transformed and blossomed in the company of another feline! Very happy for them to be play mates & buddies! #twoarebetterthanone

New best buddies, Harry and White Paws. Harry played a big part in White Paws adjustment

New best buddies, Harry and White Paws. Harry played a big part in White Paws adjustment

White Paws

White Paws

“Hi Lada and Nancy,

I wanted you to know that White Paws is doing so incredibly well in the past 6 months bonding with us. Remember the time when he was so timid and maybe even traumatized after the flight and by this new environment? He kept to himself in the first 3 - 4 month in the house. I think Harry has played a significant role in his transformation: really thankful for the fact that I listened and decided to bring Harry home. I hope all is well with you guys too! Here’s some pictures of them.” 

~ Shay

[update given 16 months after the adoption of White Paws, in April 2019]

"I have attached new photos of my sweet babies Mittens & Milo, so you can see how they are growing up! Thank you again for such wonderful blessings. They bring me so much joy. Getting two cats was such a great decision.

I hope you have a blessed year."

~ Sincerely, Allison in Birmingham, AL (September 2017)

 
Mittens & Milo

Mittens & Milo

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"Both my wife and I are ecstatic about having Minuets in our lives! They are a bundle of joy and provide us with smiles on a daily basis. The process was so simple for us and even the adjustment period was short." ~ Nathan

"Roxy, aka Mew, is doing great and adjusting well. She gets along perfectly with my pup, they’re always lounging around together." ~ Heather

~ from Nathan, Heather & family in San Diego, CA

Roxy aka Mew. She is a very funny cat. So much personality!" ~ Nathan

Roxy aka Mew. She is a very funny cat. So much personality!" ~ Nathan

Kiba (formerly JC) who just arrived to join Mew in May

Kiba (formerly JC) who just arrived to join Mew in May

Note from our cattery: Mew was adopted in March, and in May she got another kitten friend from us - lilac boy now named Kiba. Thank you & we look forward to updates on these two :-)

"Butterscotch is doing really well. He is really used to our home now. He is always running all around full of energy. We adore him. And he always sleeps at the foot of our bed every night. We love him. Thank you so much."

~ Derrick & family in San Diego, CA

Note from our cattery: Butterscotch was also adopted as a teenager, and we are glad he adores his new family and home.

Butterscotch, flame point non standard minuet boy

Butterscotch, flame point non standard minuet boy

Finnley snuggling with Mike

Finnley snuggling with Mike

 

"Finnley is doing amazing! It took him a month to really warm up to me, but now he loves spending time with me. He's very playful and loves to cuddle and be brushed. I think he loves his new home."

~ Mike and family, San Diego, CA

Note from our cattery: Finnley was adopted as a teenager, and we are glad he adores his new forever home.

 

"We love our addition! He (Frodo) is so sweet and loving! He loves to play with toys and sleeps at the foot of our bed. He is a talker too! Very happy to have our cuddly boy.... our daughter renamed him Private Gunny.... since our son left for the Marines she wanted to have a military touch with her new companion ️ Thanks so much!"

~ Amy, Johnny, & Giselle in Pico Rivera, CA

Private Gunny

Private Gunny

Vanilla Cream

Vanilla Cream

"Vanilla Cream made herself at home from day one. She is so funny and is not afraid of anything. Right now she is playing chase with Crook, they get along very well. I knew they would. I may be interested in getting another one in the near future."

~ Noelle in Torrance, CA

"Well Byron is doing well. He is definitely a love bug like you said. He greets me at the door as soon as I get home from work, He has been pretty funny as what ever I touch he insists on touching as well. He is a lover and a talker, and hasn't left my side, almost like a puppy, thanks again for everything."

~ Christopher from Lakeview, OR

Byron

Byron

Sage

Sage

 

"Happy New Year!!! Sage is doing great, my husband and kids love her. Thank you again, I will send more pics soon."

~ Kalani from Las Vegas, NV

White Nose, a gorgeous Minuet adopted by Kaitlin

“Hi Nancy and Lada,

I am Kailin who adopted White Nose a year ago. He is 1 year old now and really cute and fluffy. I feed him raw meat with some vitamin tablets for cats daily. His fur is just thick and amazing. He likes to follow me everywhere (even to my bathroom). Its just so nice to have a furry friend being around. I’ll bring him to Australia with me next year to continue my med school. 

Best Regards,

Kailin” November, 2017

 
Sydney (BSH)

Sydney (BSH)

"He (Sydney) is doing amazing!! I love him dearly and he has become a part of the family. He was neutered last month and is growing big!"

~ Julie from Kansas City, Missouri

Rea

Rea

"Rea is a joy & doing well. She is adorable! I view her as a part of my family. I will definitely recommend you to my friends, it has been a great experience with you when we communicated before we adopted Rea, and it has been a great experience when we came to pick her up."

~ Minmin in Davis, CA

Vash the Stampede

Vash the Stampede

"The little guy (Sasha) is doing really well! We have renamed him Vash the Stampede (after an animated character). He s very curious, brave, affectionate and vocal. Its a sign of how well you guys have raised him. Thank you so much!"

~ Love, Eunice & Sean in Long Beach, CA

Frida - medium haired calico minuet

Frida - medium haired calico minuet

"Perfect."

~ Vanessa in Loomis, CA (December 2017)

Note from our cattery: Frida is living on an 8 acre with horses, other animals, Vanessa & her family.

 

"You and your mama are the best and were both so amazing during the waiting period for Paige. We definitely will recommend your cattery to all of our friends and family. We might just get another baby for my 11 year old. Much like Abby, she will have to earn it. Thank you again!"

~ Eva & Abby from Upland, CA (November 2017)

Paige

Paige

Alion

Alion

"Alion is doing well!! He gets more and more outgoing every day. He has bonded with my son, and when he is home, that is where you will find him. He likes to sit at his computer and "help" him do homework. He is beautiful and full of personality! Thanks again!"

~Linda in San Jose, CA (2017)

 
Bob & Moe

Bob & Moe

"Bob and Moe are doing wonderful!!!!! We feel so lucky to have 2 such wonderful cats, who truly love each other. They are both so patient with the kids and we spend hours laughing at how hilarious they both are. Bob especially is a really funny cat. He’s incredibly intelligent and has figured out how to turn all his toys on and off and can even open the lower cabinets in our kitchen to sleep or steal treats! He’s very very clever. Moe is just a the biggest cuddler ever. I’ve never met a cat who loves to be loved as much as Moe does."

~Alyssa & family in Bellingham, WA

Update: Alyssa adopted a 3rd kitten (Rick) from us in March 2018, They are all getting along splendidly! See update to the right….

Rick and Bob, happy as could be…..

Rick and Bob, happy as could be…..

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“So lovely to hear from you. The boys are all doing wonderfully!  Rick is such a funny cat and him and Bob constantly are playing. Bob is just the funniest little creature I have ever met. He has the biggest personality and definitely thinks he rules the roost. Even thoughts Moe is definitely King Cat. Rick and my husband spend most days working together. My husband on the computer and Rick napping on his lap. They’ve discovered a love of cat nip and it’s the funniest thing watching them all roll around on the floor. I’ll send some pictures!”

~ Alyssa

"Ozzie is here and we absolutely love him! He is very gentle when he plays, apparently his mama taught him well. We will send updates as he settles in, he is exploring and being a good boy."

~ Carol from Torrance, CA

Ozzie

Ozzie

Contact us: email - minuetkittens@gmail.com (best) Phone: 760-472-3377

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