CatPedigrees Welcomes A New
Abyssinian & Japanese Bobtail Database

Published November 2007 continues to grow!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new database, containing both Abyssinian and Japanese Bobtail pedigrees.

The Heru/Kenipurr Database

Heru Abyssinians - Gary & Diane Hoffman

Gary Hoffman of Heru Abyssinians was the original cat person, Diane converted later. Neither one of them had been to a cat show, planned on showing cats, or starting a long term breeding program. That all changed when Diane lost her two pet Abyssinians, one to disease, the other one simply vanished from the yard.

After 6 months of depression, somewhere around 1986 or so, Gary found her a female ruddy Abyssinian in the wilds of Idaho. Bob and Patty Taylor (Udjats) asked to see the new addition, and the rest is history. Through all the years, Gary and Diane have worked on many shows, are members of many clubs, and lifetime members of Oregon Cats, Inc.

Diane and Gary are one of the few true partner catteries: they both handle birthing, medicating, and, of course, the ins and outs (feeding/litter pans) of everyday cattery life. It has been the people they've met in the fancy that have kept them going through the tough times. There are some really great, dedicated, beautiful people in the cat societies.

Stop by and visit their lovely cats on the web at Heru Abyssinians.

Kenipurr Abyssinians & Japanese Bobtails - Kendall Smith

Kenipurr Cattery began in 1976 with American Shorthairs, specializing in Abyssinians starting in 1979, and moving on to Japanese Bobtails in 1996.

Kendall has had Regional Winners in six breeds, and in 2005, she campaigned her Japanese Bobtail Longhair to her first national Win. She is currently captivated by the playful personality of the JBTs.

Visit her cats online at Kenipurr Cattery.

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If you have a database, we hope you consider adding it to the CatPedigrees website, helping to build an enduring legacy for all cat breeders.

Think your database is too small to donate? How about getting together with friends the way the Turkish Angora and Somali breeders have and combining databases? Or send your database to us and we will start one to which other linechasers of your breed can add theirs!

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