I'm Clara and I
live in Corby (Northants) with Sue, and Lee together
with our cats.
Unfortunately Dave, a thrid of the Cattery and the one responsible together with me of travelling with the cats pass away on the 6th April 2020, during the lockdown and pandemic. Words can't express how much we all miss him.
I like all
animals, but I got really passionate about Norwegian Forest
some years ago. How did I get addicted? Well let me tell
Sixteen years ago a really lovely kitten entered my life.
Eighteen days old and unwanted because she was the result
of an unwanted mating between a rescue girl and a Norwegian
Forest. . At that time I had never seen or heard about the
breed before, and I like to read all about different breeds
of cats quite a lot in magazines and books. When I got the
chance to see some pics of one on the internet I fell in
love instantly!!. Olivia doesn't look like a Norwegian at
all, but I can definitely now say she has got the heart of
one. From that day I was following several pages dreaming
about getting one.
Olivia sadly died on 1st Nov 2010.
the beginning of 2005 I moved from Spain to the UK, and
knowing about my passion, Dave and Sue presented me with
Molly. I couldn't believe I had finally got one!!! Dave and
Sue thought that maybe it was better to have a real one
instead of spending hours looking at pictures on the net!
:-) which of course I still do! :)
From the moment I got her I have been trying to learn all I
can about this breed, and we have been lucky enough to
enter three shows with Molly.
Molly joined us in the beginning of March 2005. Sadly we lost her
in April 2006, and it has been very hard, but we recomposed
ourselves and after the tragic accident even though you
always say "never again", we got two kittens who are
related to Molly,
Enya and Jazz,
who joined us in the end of July 2006 and with them we have
been trying to continue to learn more about this fantastic
March 2007 we got our Fife prefix "GB*Nandinakatts" needless
to say this prefix is totally a tribute to
Molly ( GB* Jotunkatts Nandina) as all that adventure never would
have happened if we had'nt spent those fantastic months with
Next step was obvious, and it was to start our breeding
programme, so here came
For a start it was funny to think she was going to be our
first breeding queen, but time soon goes by, and she has
blessed us with her, and our first litter on the 24-May-2008.
Although she was very impatient to become a mother at such a
young age, she has proved that this was the right thing to
do as she has been an incredible mother.
has become a lovely young lady, with many attributes of the
breed. She has as well a fantastic temperament, just like
her two "older" sisters :). She has made us proud at cat
shows, not only with the results, but also with the comments
of the judges about her temperament and attitude.
With this being our first litter it was very hard not to
keep all 5 kittens. In the end we decided to keep the two
Shakira who have brought us all great happiness.
2009 our second litter was born and despite the fact we only planned
keep a kitten from this lovely mating we ended with a lovely
pair of sisters
that completed our pet family and they are much loved for
2010 we decided to try having a male, and as
per usual our plan of having only one went wrong as we
couldn't lose the opportunity of importing Big.
Big (sorry the name stuck) arrived in March 2010 and is
co-owned with Gary.
After a lot of thinking and a long time waiting
Amadeus arrived in the end of January and has settled in here
Before the Norwegians Dave and Sue already owned
all of them rescue cats. The three of them despite of their
ages took to all their new "friends" and style of life
extremely well, despite they don't attend to cat shows they
share their life with the Norwegians and I'm sure sometimes
they feel they are Norwegian inside ;-). Sadly now Daisy and Maisy are gone, only Charlie is the last existing Moggy.
our cats are our pets first and foremost and to be able to
breed with them or any success in shows, is just an added
managed to pass my passion to Dave and Sue and now we enjoy
the cat world together and we aim to breed happy, healthy
kittens of good type and temperament.
cats have a fully enclosed garden and they can choose to go
outside or stay at home via cat flap. The garden contains
plenty of stimulation, with tree branches to exercise and
climb, a cats walk, places to hide and four "cats houses" in
the case the cats decide stay outside.
the pictures above to view our cat garden - Photos taken
On December 2018 i qualificated and joined the Norwegian Forest Council in Fife.
On December 2011 Nandinakatts passed the course G1 of Pawpeds.
In April 2012 Nandinakatts passed the course G2 of Pawpeds.
One of my other hobbies is taking photographs, and
mostly of cats; so I don't go anywhere without my
camera , that explains some of the pics you'll see
I hope you enjoy the website, please feel free to
Pictures of the cats in the snow March 2009
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