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