Arpeggio Abyssinians & Somalis
Someone visiting once said that when she died and came back as a cat, she wanted to live here. It's TRUE!
All of us that were born here have names that have something to do with music. Sometimes it's a song title or some music description. When you think of an arpeggio, think of a litter of kittens.
Most of the cats here at Arpeggio are "silvers". They have at least one extra gene that takes away undercoat color. Their white under the ticking makes them almost sparkle. Mom & Dad have spent lots of time and money devoting the entire program to silvers. If you want to make a small fortune breeding cats, just make sure you start with a large fortune! Sometimes they use traditional colors to get better type. We even have relatives from Europe. Did you know the first abys brought into the U.S. in 1906 or 1907 were probably silvers?
We get to watch T.V. Dad likes old movies, Mom makes us watch all kinds of things like game shows, cartoons and wildlife shows. She says it makes us used to different sounds. There's even a full size soccer ball. You should see the kittens the first time they see it. I even saw one get stuck on top of it when it was rolling across the floor - too funny. There is furniture, pictures on the wall and our show ribbons, lots of them are mine. The only cage is the timeout cage. Personally, I have NEVER had to take a time out, but if someone gets cranky and won't be reasonable about it, a timeout helps them.
Outside, the stud boys have their own runs they can go in 24/7. I think that means all of the time. The girls and neutered boys have their own run. In summer, some of the cat trees go outside for us to sleep on. In the winter, the cat trees go under the roof and we have large branches that we can climb on. There are also ledges along the outside walls halfway up that we can walk on.
None of us have caught a hummingbird yet, but there are other little birds and mice that make a mistake and come in through the wire. They don't do that twice. I don't really like the deer that walk by, they're a little too big for me, and the animals that walk by with the masks on are funny looking.
We think our cattery is the best!
The stud boys' outside runs.
The main cat run.
My name is "Mini" which is short for - are you ready for this - RW SGCA Arpeggio Mini Maestro. I'm a blue abyssinian and I earned my Supreme designation by my third show as an alter. That's a cat that's been neutered. Mom thinks I'm a pro. I got to retire for awhile, but I missed going away to shows with mom so now if she needs my help teaching a newbie she takes me! I'm eight years old, but the shows are still just as much fun and I get to take home some of those great ribbons.I also like to help her do yardwork. I just sit on her shoulders and supervise.