Welcome to THEANI Munchkin cattery in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. My
name is Theresa
Fouché and THEANI is our small exclusive cattery where the cats are very much a part of
family and dearly loved as our pets.
Although we now breed Munchkins, it was the beauty
and loving nature of our Burmese female
Sp Ch Nikita Chanel, together with the encouragement of my friend and
fellow-breeder Heidi Tietz,
who inspired me to start breeding Burmese on small scale.
However, Chanel decided to rather
concentrate on her show career than ruining her elegance and graceful body
with pregnancy and
babies and therefor sadly never had any babies.
It was a very special day (Mother's Day as well) when we fetched our first Munchkin from the airport
since she has changed our lives completely. Thank you so much to Johan Lamprecht for
girl to us and a special thanks to my very special friend Rusty Human,
who has passed
away since, for the
encouragement and initial "negotiation" to let us have Colette.
Apart from Munchkins we have a lilac and brown Burmese, who will always
remain special to us.
I hope you will enjoy
your visit and trust you will fall in love with the Munchkin breed just as we did.
Kittens are born in a wooden box right next to
my bed, which is
lined with carpet and equipped with blankets and a heating pad.
Colette peeping through the window
at the side of the kittening box.
Colette just loving every moment of motherhood
Kittens are introduced to the litter tray as
they start leaving the birthing box on their own.
This is our stud, TJ Hooker's, compartment.
Whilst our females have the freedom of the
house and garden, we tried to make Hookie's
life as comfortable as possible with this.
And this is the the view from his front door
his own enclosed courtyard, secured by electric
fencing. The sliding door from our family room
opens onto the courtyard.
A close-up of the veranda in front of Hooker's
cabin, which we gave the nick-name Lover's Den
The courtyard is paved for easy cleaning,
and we are
fortunate enough to have a stud that does not spray.