The person to blame, for us becoming Ocicat Breeders, is Maureen (Owen’s beloved, late Auntie). Maureen asked Owen if we would take in 2 (adult) cats abandoned after their owner passed on. One was a large classic tabby with a very strange voice, we called him Tigga. Tigga carried on growing, for another 2 years or so. Tigga had dog-like behaviour, often accompanying us and our GSD, Duke, on his walks. When he was left at home Tigga met us at the door, when we returned home. Tigga also walked like a wild cat he also was very upset if he was left at home alone. One of our friends, who had a large knowledge of cats, believed Tigga to be an Ocicat Classic.
Tragically, aged about 5-6 years, Tigga, suddenly, contracted FIP and died on the vet’s table in front of us. Monika decided she wanted to get a similar cat, so she trawled the internet looking for similar cats. Eventually, she came across Ocicats. Many Ocicat websites had pictures. Those pictures made us think that Tigga was indeed an Ocicat Classic. Maybe he was. We discussed getting another cat and decided to breed in the memory of Tigga. Our foundation Queen, Thickthorn Tikari-Thyme an Ocicat Classic, was obtained by us in 2008.
Originally, we wanted only two Queens. However, the Gods were against us. On 28/04/2010, after Tikari was mated with Auxarcs Homer of Thickthorn, Thorsoak Sonnüng (Now IGrCh Thorsoak Sonnung) was born. This made us change our plans. Sonnüng was kept as an active male. The rest is history.
Originally, we wanted only two Queens. However, the Gods were against us. On 28/04/2010, after Tikari was mated with Auxarcs Homer of Thickthorn, Sonnüng (IGrCh Thorsoak Sonnung) was born. This made us change our plans. Sonnüng was kept an an active male. The rest is history
Our aims are is to breed healthy cats and to improve the genetic pool of Ocicats in the UK. We hope to achieve these aims by co-operating with as many Ocicat breeders as possible, and also, by importing new lines from outside of the UK.