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Browsing Archive: November, 2011

Litter Advice

Posted by Michelle Merkel on Friday, November 25, 2011,

te Litter Advice!  Exotic shorthair kitties are pretty straight forward to take care of.  Persians and Exotic longhairs take a bit more thinking--their very hairy feet and sometimes long, long coats cat require a little accommodation.  Also, there are lots of products on the market these days, and it gets expensive trying everything.  Having a house full of cats, I do some experimenting with, especially with products I am hearing a lot of great things about.


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Luna's kittens

Posted by Michelle Merkel on Saturday, November 12, 2011,

Luna, my bluecream Exotic, had a litter of three last month.  Two boys, 1 girl.  The boys are both shorthairs--one cream tabby with white, and one blue tabby who has high white.  The little girl is a cream and white longhair.

The blue tabby and white shorthair--Gus, although Stephen keeps calling him Elvis--has gorgeous markings, and beautiful eyes.  The cream tabby and white shorthair guy--Scooter--is uber compact, and very, very outgoing.  He has the shortest tail I've seen, in fact a short ...

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About Me

Michelle Merkel Proud Proprietor of Mewz Precious Persians and Exotics Cattery. Originally from Montana, have lived all over the west and midwest, but finally found "home" in the valley of the sun. My degree is in Anthropology, with minors in Japanese and History. I am working on getting a dual Masters in Social Work and Public Admin. All of that is a long way from where I started--which was Pre-Vet. :) Besides grooming, breeding and showing my Persian and Exotic cats, I enjoy photography, writing, DIY projects, and computer gaming.