I acquired my American Short Hair kitten through Milla’s Kats. I knew I wanted an American Short Hair because I had one before and I fell in love with the breed.
I strapped my little kitten in the car for our ride home. I could see her in my rear-view mirror. I prepared myself for the hour-and-a-half return trip, knowing that she’d probably cry the whole way. Cats usually do not like car rides. Pru settled in without a peep. Nestled in her soft baby blankets inside her carrier she drifted off to sleep. The ride home was silent as she slept peacefully the whole time.
From the moment I got her home, introduced her to her litter box, and let her slowly explore her new surroundings she has never had a single accident. I’ve had her for over a month.
Pru is confident, bright, interactive, playful, sweet-natured, and the absolute best kitten I’ve ever owned. She has her routines, which include mewing at me in the kitchen while I’m preparing her food; she prances alongside me, wagging her tail, and continues “talking” to me as I walk her food bowl to her eating area. David told me that in the beginning Pru would likely consume her food very fast because she was used to the competition of her litter-mates at feeding time. She has a lusty appetite, and enjoys her meals with gusto! Her purring is the sweetest sound. She ceremoniously bathes herself throughout the day. Pru loves to perch herself at various windows and observe the hummingbirds and butterflies. She loves to be pet, combed, and played with, and will play independently too. She is agile and strong, constantly discovering new surfaces to conquer.
Although there are those who are critical of getting a pet from a breeder, there are very good reasons to consider. Milla’s Kats cattery is completely dedicated to the holistic well-being of their cats and kittens. There is an application process which allows the owners to vet potential clients. They consider your lifestyle, the other occupants in the home, and after doing this for so long I imagine that there’s an intuition which guides their choices for who qualifies. Ownership of a Milla’s Kats kitten is a privilege, not a right. They take immaculate care of the cats they select for breeding, the environment they’re raised in, their nutrition and their “socialization”. This level of care is apparent in the disposition, robust health, confidence and playfulness of their babies. A new kitten is released at 16 weeks of life. In that time the kitten is learning toileting, self-grooming, and becoming social, confident and inquisitive; all direct effects of being in a completely nurturing environment in the presence of the mama cat and the littermates. This “learning” is vital to any kitten’s successful transition to a new home. When you consider that a healthy kitten, who continues to be similarly nurtured and protected in a safe and loving home, has the potential to live for perhaps another twenty years, well that’s a long relationship, and I feel that this level of quality is worth paying for. Milla’s Kats has new and repeat customers all across the United States. That’s impressive.
My family and friends are astounded by Pru’s “personality” and her markings. I am astounded at my good fortune to have found Milla’s Kats, and to have received the blessing of having this very special kitten join our family.
My deep thanks goes to David and Ludmilla Macias for falling in love with this breed long ago, and for dedicating their lives to producing exquisite American Short Hair kittens. I’m forever grateful.