News

The firsts Padawan's were born!


Our fantastic plan for 2015 was accomplished.
In April 15th the first Padawan litter was born after "Amadeus" - CH Old Possum's Tummel, JW and our girl "Leia" - Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land.
We thank from the bottom of our hearts to Clara de Dios, Sue and Dave Marlow from Nandinakatts cattery for allowing us to use their amazing boy and for always be available to help us.
We also never forget to thank our girl's breeders Ana and Emílio from Rivendell's Land.
Litter pedigree in PawPeds

2015/04/18

Site launch


And we are Online!
Here you will find information about our cats, ourselves and our breeding programme.
This is our first website and we hope that you enjoy it.

2015/04/10

PawPeds G1


Good news!
We finished our first PawPeds course G1 - Cat Ownership.
It was a very good experience to allowed us to continue our learning about cats and meet other breeders and cat owners.
This is a recognised international course where we found cat lovers from many countries and fantastic course leaders Dagny Dickens and Monika Ostrowska. We wish to all participants the best of luck.

2015/04/04

FB Awards 2014


We are delighted that our boy PR Bright Woods Yoda was in the 2014 Points Award.
He achieved the third place in Category II Neuter Male.

2015/02/21

About Us

The Cattery

We are Alexandra and Nuno, a young portuguese couple which moved in 2014 to London, but we already see ourselves as londoners.

Our cattery Padawan is registered with Felis Britannica, the British branch of FIFe (Fédération Internationale Féline), and full members of the Viking Cat Club.

Our goal is to have a small amateur Norwegian Forest Cat (NFO) cattery where all cats are members of our family during all their lives. We want to contribute to the maintenance of this wonderful breed having healthy, well tempered cats, respecting the FIFe standard and the mother nature where they come from.

To achieve this, we show our cats in FIFe shows, to family and friends, and we monitor our cats health with veterinary check up and regular tests in renowned institutions.

Why Padawan

We are young, we are always learning and we want always to continue to do it so. We are also movie and TV series fans. Star Wars is one of our favorite and in the Star Wars world the Padawan is the apprentice that one day will become a Jedi (the good side of the force).

Our logo represents the Norwegian Forest Cat look with our cattery name joined by a Jedi light saiber. Thanks to Ana and Nelson for creating us this logo that we love.

Our history

Throughout our lives we had dogs and Alexandra's parents has free roaming cats in their house in the countryside. Nuno already knew this amazing breed but he never had the chance to have one of this little fellows. For Alexandra it was an all new world!

In 2013 by the time of Alexandra's birthday, Nuno decided that her gift would be something totally different and probably you already know which birthday gift Nuno was thinking about... a Norwegian Forest Cat.

However, a gift like this is a big step, it is something totally new with big responsabilities. For Nuno was absolutely crucial sharing the idea with Alexandra and see what she had to say about it.

In the beggining, Alexandra said "I don't know this breed... I don't know nothing about them... Do you think that I will be able to look after a cat?" Nuno decided to show some photos and for Alexandra this cats have a really deep wild look and she felt a little bit scared. Fortunately, Nuno has a friend who has two amazing NFO and they are absolutely beautiful, with a fantastic temper. At the end of our visit to our friends Alexandra was in love with those cats. This friend isn't a breeder but he really love this breed and told us a little bit of the characteristics of them.

After that during one week Alexandra started look for more information about NFO, about things they need to have a wonderful life and after that the decision was taken. We started looking and visiting breeders until we saw Yoda at Célia Viseu Santos place and Yoda chose us to be our pet.

We continued to meet other owners/breeders and our desire to learn more didn't stop growing that lead to our second NFO, the founding queen of our cattery, Lothiriel from Ana Manessiez and Emílio Travanca.

When we moved to UK we were fortunate to continue finding other breeders and make new good friends. In 2015 we had our first litter after Lothiriel and Amadeus and from this matting we kept Amidala in our breeding project. We can't even thank enought Clara, Sue and Dave from Nandinakatts cattery for teaching us, help us and letting us use their fantastic boys.

Personal Info


Padawan Cattery

PawPeds G1 course

PawPeds G2 course

Fédération Internationale Féline

Felis Britannica

Viking Cat Club

Our Cats

GIP Bright Woods Yoda

  • Nickname: Yoda
  • Gender: Male
  • EMS: NFO n 09 24 / Black tabby spotted with white
  • DOB: 2013/08/20
  • Status: Neuter
  • Tests: GSD IV (by parenting), FIV, FeLV, FHV-1 and FCV negative (Feb 2015). Waiting list for HCM.
  • Pedigree: PawPeds
  • Photo album

Yoda is the ruler of our house. Most of the times he acts more like a dog than a cat, like NFO's should. When we are arriving home from work he will know and wait for us at our door waiting for his cuddles. Since he was a kitten we noticed that Yoda is a big talker and he even was able to teach that to Lothiriel! His favourite game is hunting. He is really stealth and likes to strike when we hide something from him that he is looking to. Yoda is a food lover like a proper Portuguese should be. In the morning if we don't get up after the alarm clock he will awakes us up so that he can have his raw meal.

At shows Yoda is a relaxed cat. He is so relaxed that he plays, goes to his pen, sleeps, eats, drinks and "uses" the toilet. He receives the biggest praises from the judges regarding his coat quality, boning structure and show temperament.

Many thanks to Célia and Oliveira Santos from Bright Woods cattery to let us have this amazing boy in our lives.

Shows


Date Show Judge Class Result Show Album
2014/02/02 Pet Festival Lisboa Kristiina Rautio Kitten (4 - 7 months) Ex 1 Flickr
2014/06/14 Lutterworth Cat Show Lene Glem Junior (7 - 10 months) Ex 1 Flickr
2014/07/12 Moulton Cat Show Robert Lubrano Premier CAP Flickr
2014/07/13 Moulton Cat Show Karl Preiss Premier CAP + BIV + NOM Flickr
2014/09/06 Coventry Cat Show Darina Tarabini Premier CAP + NOM Flickr
2014/12/13 Swanley Cat Show Henry Hornell International Premier CAPIB Flickr
2014/12/14 Swanley Cat Show Eric Reijers International Premier CAPIB + BIV + NOM Flickr
2015/01/25 Winner Show Marta Ziemianska International Premier Ex 2 Flickr
2015/08/15 Dunblane Cat Show Henry Hornell International Premier CAPIB + NOM Flickr
2015/08/16 Dunblane Cat Show Kristiina Rautio International Premier CAPIB + NOM Flickr
2015/09/05 Coventry Cat Show Marie Rihova International Premier CAPIB + NOM Flickr
2015/09/06 Coventry Cat Show Sarah Johnson International Premier CAPIB Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Ulrike Wahl Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Steph Bruin Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2016/01/24 National Winners Show 2015 Svetlana Stoliarova Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2016/03/19 Aldersley Cat Show Martin Sanda Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2016/03/20 Aldersley Cat Show Satu Hamalainen Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2016/05/07 Edenbridge Cat Show Carmen Hierro Grand International Premier CAGPIB Flickr
2016/05/08 Edenbridge Cat Show Gerardo Fraga Y Guzman Grand International Premier CAGPIB + BIV + NOM Flickr
2016/06/11 Alcester Cat Show Dietmar Sagurski Supreme Premier CAPS + NOM Flickr
2016/06/12 Alcester Cat Show Charles Spijker Supreme Premier CAPS + BIV + BIS Flickr
2016/08/13 Colchester Cat Show Sebastian Pruchniak Supreme Premier CAPS + BIV + BIS Flickr
2016/08/14 Colchester Cat Show Henry Hornell Supreme Premier CAPS + BIV + BIS Flickr

IC Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land

  • Nickname: Leia
  • Gender: Female
  • EMS: NFO a 03 22 / Blue tabby blotched bicolour
  • DOB: 2013/12/26
  • Status: Entire
  • Tests: GSD IV (by parenting), FIV, FeLV, FHV-1 and FCV negative (Feb 2015). PKDef n/n. Blood type A or AB (Does not carry b). Waiting list for HCM.
  • Genotype: Dilute (d/d), Non-Agouti carrier (A/a)
  • Pedigree: PawPeds
  • Photo album

Lothiriel is the kid in the house and has the nickname Leia (as Princess Leia from Star Wars). She is always ready to play and challenging us and Yoda to play. We think that she will never grow up and behave as is expected from an adult cat. Leia is a purring machine. Even when she is at the veterinary she will purr to the Vet (and also play with him). Another special talent of hers is licking. She is a liking girl going after our nose, chin, cheek...

At shows she is also relaxed like Yoda but, once again, always ready to play. She receives big appraisals from the judges saying that she is has a very well balanced body, a good head with well placed ears, good bone structure and a very promising girl.

Many thanks to Ana and Emilio from Rivendell's Land cattery to allow us to breed with this amazing girl.

Shows


Date Show Judge Class Result Show Album
2014/06/14 Lutterworth Cat Show Lene Glem Kitten (4 - 7 months) EX 1 + BIV + NOM Flickr
2014/07/12 Moulton Cat Show Robert Lubrano Junior (7 - 10 months) Ex 1 Flickr
2014/07/13 Moulton Cat Show Karl Preiss Junior (7 - 10 months) Ex 1 + NOM Flickr
2014/09/06 Coventry Cat Show Darina Tarabini Junior (7 - 10 months) Ex 1 Flickr
2014/12/13 Swanley Cat Show Henry Hornell Champion Ex 2 Flickr
2014/12/14 Swanley Cat Show Eric Reijers Champion CAC Flickr
2015/01/25 Winner Show Marta Ziemianska Champion CAC Flickr
2015/08/15 Dunblane Cat Show Henry Hornell Champion CAC + NOM Flickr
2015/08/16 Dunblane Cat Show Kristiina Rautio International Champion CACIB Flickr
2015/09/05 Coventry Cat Show Marie Rihova International Champion CACIB Flickr
2015/09/06 Coventry Cat Show Sarah Johnson International Champion CACIB Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Steph Bruin International Champion CACIB Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Ulrike Wahl International Champion CACIB Flickr
2016/01/24 National Winners Show 2015 Svetlana Stoliarova Grand International Champion CAGCIB Flickr
2016/03/19 Aldersley Cat Show Martin Sanda Grand International Champion CAGCIB + NOM Flickr
2016/03/20 Aldersley Cat Show Satu Hamalainen Grand International Champion EX 2 Flickr
2016/05/07 Edenbridge Cat Show Carmen Hierro Grand International Champion EX 2 Flickr
2016/05/08 Edenbridge Cat Show Gerardo Fraga Y Guzman Grand International Champion CAGCIB Flickr
2016/06/11 Alcester Cat Show Dietmar Sagurski Grand International Champion CAGCIB + NOM Flickr
2016/06/12 Alcester Cat Show Charles Spijker Grand International Champion CAGCIB Flickr
2016/08/13 Colchester Cat Show Sebastian Pruchniak Grand International Champion CAGCIB + NOM Flickr
2016/08/14 Colchester Cat Show Henry Hornell Grand International Champion CAGCIB + NOM Flickr

CH Padawan Amidala

  • Nickname: Amidala
  • Gender: Female
  • EMS: NFO a 24 / Blue tabby spotted
  • DOB: 2015/04/15
  • Status: Entire
  • Tests: GSD IV and PKDef n/n (by parenting). Waiting list for HCM.
  • Genotype: Dilute (d/d), Agouti (A/A) (by genetic test)
  • Pedigree: PawPeds
  • Photo album

Padawan Amidala is our youngest breeding female from our first litter after "Amadeus" - CH Old Possum's Tummel, JW and our girl "Leia" - CH Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land.

Amidala is very special, a true purring machine that started to purr when she was 19 days old. She has a lot of her mother personality, always playing with everything and everyone, and also the structure, boning and head from the her father. She is the only cat in our house that likes to crawl inside our bed sheets (the others stay over) and puts her head in our pillow.

Her name comes from the Star Wars character the Queen of Naboo Padmé Amidala. Padmé Amidala was a courageous, hopeful leader, serving as Queen and then Senator of Naboo -- and was also handy with a blaster. Despite her ideals and all she did for the cause of peace, her secret, forbidden marriage to Jedi Anakin Skywalker would prove to have dire consequences for the galaxy.

We thank from the bottom of our hearts to Clara de Dios, Sue and Dave Marlow from Nandinakatts cattery for always be available to help us, for allowing us to use their amazing boy and for letting us keep his daughter in our breeding program.

Shows


Date Show Judge Class Result Show Album
2015/08/15 Dunblane Cat Show Kristiina Rautio Kitten (4 - 7 months) EX 1 Flickr
2015/08/16 Dunblane Cat Show Donatella Mastrangelo Kitten (4 - 7 months) EX 1 Flickr
2015/09/05 Coventry Cat Show Sarah Johnson Kitten (4 - 7 months) EX 1 Flickr
2015/09/06 Coventry Cat Show Marie Rihova Kitten (4 - 7 months) EX 1 Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Anne-Gro Edstrom Junior (7 - 10 months) EX 1 Flickr
2015/12/05 Edenbridge Cat Show Ludmilla Kahled Junior (7 - 10 months) EX 1 Flickr
2016/01/24 National Winners Show 2015 Lone Lund Junior (7 - 10 months) EX 2 Flickr
2016/03/19 Aldersley Cat Show Martin Kabina Champion EX 2 Flickr
2016/03/20 Aldersley Cat Show Martin Sanda Champion EX 2 Flickr
2016/05/07 Edenbridge Cat Show Gerardo Fraga Y Guzman Champion CAC Flickr
2016/05/08 Edenbridge Cat Show Carmem Hierro Champion CAC Flickr
2016/06/11 Alcester Cat Show Charles Spijker Champion CAC Flickr
2016/06/12 Alcester Cat Show Alexey Shchukin International Champion CACIB Flickr

Kittens

Litter A - 2015/04/15

Our first litter was born. We are very happy to announce the birth of the first 4 Padawan kittens after "Amadeus" - CH Old Possum's Tummel, JW and our girl "Leia" - Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land. This is a dream matting since we met Amadeus and his Nandinakatts family that came true and we are very very happy with the result.

We thank from the bottom of our hearts to Clara de Dios, Sue and Dave Marlow from Nandinakatts cattery for allowing us to use their amazing boy and for always be available to help us. We also never forget to thank our girl's breeders Ana and Emílio from Rivendell's Land.

Litter pedigree in PawPeds
Litter photo album in Flickr

CH Old Possum's Tummel, JW

Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land

Offsprings

Padawan Amidala

  • Gender: Female
  • EMS: NFO a 24 / Blue tabby spotted
  • Birth weight: 104 gr
  • Status: Stays
  • Photo album
  • About: Padmé Amidala was a courageous, hopeful leader, serving as Queen and then Senator of Naboo -- and was also handy with a blaster. Despite her ideals and all she did for the cause of peace, her secret, forbidden marriage to Jedi Anakin Skywalker would prove to have dire consequences for the galaxy.

Padawan Adi Gallia

  • Gender: Female
  • EMS: NFO a 09 24 / Blue tabby spotted with white
  • Birth weight: 105 gr
  • Status: Sold
  • Photo album
  • About: Jedi Master Adi Gallia was a member of the Order's High Council during the Clone Wars. Stern and focused, she would remark upon the more outrageous tactics carried out by Anakin Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi in the course of the war, but would rarely condemn their effective actions. Though not as brash as Anakin, Adi Gallia was known to be an aggressive warrior who had no problem bringing the fight to the enemy.

Padawan Alderaan

  • Gender: Male
  • EMS: NFO a(s) 03 24 / Blue tabby spotted bicolour
  • Birth weight: 121 gr
  • Status: Sold
  • Photo album
  • About: A peaceful world, Alderaan was bereft of weaponry in an era of galactic strife. It was not without spirit, however. Alderaan was one of the earliest supporters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, though its officials prudently kept all ties to the Rebellion secret. Despite such discretion, the Empire knew it to be a haven of Rebel activity, and Grand Moff Tarkin targeted the beautiful world for reprisal as soon as the Death Star was operational.

Padawan Anakin Skywalker

  • Gender: Male
  • EMS: NFO a 03 24 / Blue tabby spotted bicolour
  • Birth weight: 110 gr
  • Status: Sold
  • Photo album
  • About: Discovered as a slave on Tatooine by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker had the potential to become one of the most powerful Jedi ever, and was believed by some to be the prophesied Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force. A hero of the Clone Wars, Anakin was caring and compassionate, but also had a fear of loss that would prove to be his downfall.

All our cats are fully family members, which means that they are use to other cats and the house routines.

Status

Available – This kitten is available however someone might have shown interest.
Booked – Someone already visited this kitten and definitely felt in love.
Sold – This kitten was sold and living in the new home.

Our Kittens

  • Are ready to move to their new homes after 12-14 weeks of age
  • They are fully vaccinated
  • Dewormed several times
  • Microchip ID
  • Veterinary health certificate
  • Certified pedigree from Felis Britannica (FIFe)
  • 4 weeks free PetPlan insurance
  • All cats sold as pet are neutered/spayed before moving to their new home
  • Some surprises

Terms

All new owners will sign a contract with us to protect this kitten.
Obviously the first contact with us might be by telephone or email but we do not sell kittens in this basis. Our kittens are a treasure for us so we really want to meet you in person before the kitten leave our home.
We only sell kittens to indoor homes or secure cat proof gardens or runs.
We bring the kitten to its new home when it is possible.

We also think it is an important part in our breeding program to follow up the development of our kittens even as grown-ups and wish new owners to agree.

Plans

Litter B - First half 2017

Our plan for the Padawan second litter is due for the first half of the year. We would like to mate our girl Amidala with a black tabby with white stud. This will be Amidala's first litter.

All the kittens from this matting will be tabby, since Amidala doesn't carry the diluted gene. They can have any amount of white or no white, be black or blue independently of their sex.

Litter pedigree in PawPeds

Male Stud

CH Padawan Amidala

Litter C - Second half 2017

Our plan for the Padawan third litter is due for the second half of the year. We intent to use our girl Lothiriel with a stud cat yet to be selected. This will be Lothiriel's second litter. Her first litter offsprings can be checked in our Kittens page.

Since the stud hasn't been selected not much can be said from the possible offspring color characteristics but we love diluted colors so we will aim to have blues and/or diluted torties. Other colors are a possiblitiby as well as silver/smoke but the possible color combinations are not a priority since we breed for the health, type and temperament.

Litter pedigree in PawPeds

Male Stud

IC Lothiriel de Rivendell's Land

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