Kitten News, Articles and Show Results

CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 Report Back

On the 31st of August we trekked all the way to Pretoria for the annual Cat Federation of South Africa Cat of the Year and Gold and Ruby Show that was held on Spring Day at Ekudeni Country Venue, in Muldersdrift. Our beautiful Bobi, now co-owned with...

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Litter box problems – The Trouble with Toileting

Sometimes we get queries that relate to litter box problems. There are reasons that your cats' litter training goes down the toilet and 90% of the time it is behavioural or environmental. We look at the 'trouble with toileting' in this article. Thank you to Jacqueline...

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Finding an ETHICAL cat breeder

Like looking for a needle in a haystack of crowded classified posts, facebook groups and google-promoted websites, where do you even start? Firstly from an owners perspective the following usually applies when finding an ethical cat breeder. 1. Potential owner googles...

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Cat of the Year 2018 Finalists CFSA

We are ecstatic to announce that LaMASKA The Amazing Rabobi of Kioko has qualified as a top 10 finalist in the male category for CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 to be held on 1 September at Ekudeni Country Venue, Muldersdrift. CFSA Cat of the Year 2018 and Gold and Ruby...

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats

The long debate of indoor vs. outdoor cats has been going on for decades! In past years, the most common cause of cats losing their lives in their new homes is largely due to them being allowed to roam outdoors without supervision. We look at the many reasons why you...

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SACC Cat of the Year 2018 Results

A few friends and our cats took the long trek - a +- 12 hour drive to Port Elizabeth to represent KwaZulu Natal at the annual SACC Cat of the Year (Southern Africa Cat Council) event. With Mathilda Rademan's little Yaris packed to the rafters, our cats stacked like...

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What it means to be a Cat Breeder

Once again this year, Lauren Pearce (fellow breeder and CFSA Judge) gave her captivating speech at SACC COTY about what it means to be a cat breeder reminding us all to honour each other. After a very heart-breaking year, I have a huge amount respect for cat breeders...

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SOPA 30 June 2018 Results

We trekked up to Pretoria for another SOPA show last weekend and as always, with good company, good cats, good food and good weather, we had a fabulous time. Thank you to all those who helped out with our cats and for our dedicated owners for showing their beauties....

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Nicole Barratt

Nicole Barratt

Cat Geek

Nicole has been breeding since 2006 and currently serves as Marketing and Chair for the KwaZulu Natal Cat Club, is a founding Committee member of the Siamese, Oriental and Peterbald Alliance, and is a CFSA Breed Council Representative and Cat Judge. Nicole runs her own digital marketing and design studio, The Alchemy Creative.