Moondreamer's Bundle of Joy
Owners: Jaana & Sampsa Ikonen
Picture Marika Lahti
Welcome to Moondreamer's cattery! I hope you enjoy your visit. We are located in Finland, the land of the midnight sun. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved all kinds of animals. When I was a teenager, cats became my favourite animals and I knew one day I would own, show and breed pedigree cats. However, life is full of ups and downs, and you never know what happens... Because of some health problems I had to put off buying a cat for many years. But in 2006 my longtime dream finally became true - I bought my first persian, a red neuter boy, and got totally carried away with the new hobby and the cat world. Another cat followed in 2007 - this time a tortie smoke female. Then another... and another... and... I was very interested in the showing and grooming show cats right at the beginning of the hobby. At the shows I met wonderful new friends. My cats, each and every one of them, are my dear family members and stay with me until death do us part – no re-selling after their breeding career.
My cats are my precious furry friends, they are my daily joy and thus they are never caged – only the males separated to their own rooms when needed. I have many cats at the moment, the sum of many coincidences, but I bath them regularly and give attention to each and every one of them according to their special needs. I could never have believed how much my life changed for the better after the cats stepped into it – I am forever grateful for being able to share my life with such wonderful creatures. I could not live a day without my sweethearts! I have been blessed with good friends after I started my hobby – you know who you are - thank you for being there and giving me advice and support when needed. Special thanks for helping me in many ways at the very beginning of my hobby goes to Silvia (FI*Lha-Ri's), Saara (FI*Whisper's), Sari (FI*Kuutsa's) and Kirsi & Olli-Pekka (FI*Angelican). I have also been lucky to import some cats with nice pedigrees to be a part of my breeding programme – and so thanks will go to Kristina (S*Twice-As-Nice), Monica (IT*Best Wishes), Karmen (N*Carrex), Rosanna (IT*Arcobaleno) and Aneta (PL*Almathea). I also have to thank my father to be such a great help with my cats!
My breeding is very small-scale, I often have only one litter during the year and my kittens will only go to VERY good homes. I must confess I am very picky with the new owners... So please prepare yourself to many questions if you want a cat from me! My cats are PKD-negative, Felv- and Fiv-negative and tested regularly for Microsporum Canis. I also have all my cats scanned by a special vet for HCM to be sure I won't be breeding with cats with this tricky illness. My aim is to breed healthy show quality persians with wonderful character. Some of my cats are pure persians, some are exotic longhair. I breed solid and tabby persians, but also smoke and silver tabby persians – smoke persians are my first love. In the future I would like to concentrate on the dilute colours – with a special dream of breeding bluesmokes and bluesilvertabbies. In 2012 I bought my first exotic, a brown tabby female, with the aim of starting to breed exotics, too, in the same colours as persians.