Clowntown Cattery llc.
Established 1971 , Breeding Registered Siamese, Balinese, Oriental, and American Shorthairs in Shaded Silver
CLOWNTOWN AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN
What all began as a part time job in 1969 became a passion in the following years. I started working for Mrs. Mercedes Heffron in the summer before my freshman year in high school. This part time job was taking care of her Siamese cats. It was through her that I met
Marilyn Fry, She was Thistledown Cattery.
Marilyn had registered cats and she showed them. Marilyn Fry, Thistledown cattery, was the breeder of Clown, a blue cream pt (blue tortie pt) Colorpoint Shorthair in CFA, Siamese in most all other associations.
I had fallen in love with the Siamese cat, and Marilyn had Clown, a 2 year old female. I bought her and took her home spring of 1971.
Over the next two years I traveled with Marilyn and her family to several cat shows. I found it fun and exciting. I bred Clown, and she had several litters. It was through her son, Clowntown's Court Jester, a red pt male, that Clowntown Cattery was established.
It has now been 51 years
years, and it has drastically changed my life. My entire adult life has been greatly influenced by the cats and the cat fancy. At times, it has been difficult to keep the line going and to juggle a life outside the cat fancy, but it has been very rewarding to see the line of descendants from my first cat to the present day. I now have 20 direct generations of Clowntown descendants, from Clown. Her offspring are in pedigrees all over the United States and in China. The last 7 Colorpoint generations have been grand champions. In the 2012-2013 GC. BW. RW Clowntown’s Bonnie Blu Eyes of Jedi, 18 generations from Clown, was CFA’s Best Colorpoint Shorthair, and 10th Best Cat in the Southwest Region. Then in October of 2014 she earned her Distinguished Merit also, by producing 5 grand champions of her own! That is now 3 generations of Distinguished merit females in 3 generations. Bonnie is Betty’s Daughter.
In the 2009-2010 show season, Grand Champion Clowntown's Betty Davis Eyes, DM. was 3rd Best CPSH in CFA, and is in the SWR's as 23rd Best Cat,17 generations from Clown.
GC Clowntown’s Sedulous Eyes DM, the 16th generation from Clown, achieved her Distinguished Merit Award for her 5th grand champion offspring, Clowntown’s 1st CPSH DM! That makes all 3 top CFA ,CPSH national positions held by a Clowntown Colorpoint Shorthair, AKA red, tortie and lynx pt. Siamese.
Now, as of Saturday May 28, 2016 at the Superstition Cat Club show, Clowntown’s Nineteen & Counting became the 19th generation to become a Grand Champion in CFA. He is nineteen generation directly back to Thistledown’s Clown of Clowntown. His offspring have become the 20th generation, GC.Clowntown’s Copper Pennie, and GP. RW. Clowntown’s Twenty-Twenty. Now we have the 21st generation of Clowntown cats GC. Clowntown’s Pardon My Pleasure II, Seal Tortie Pt. granded 1/30/22
For 51 years I have bred this same line of cats. I hope that there will be many more.
Of course, today life in America has changed, and I can't say for the best when it comes to breeding and raising any hobby animals. With PETA and the Humane Society trying to stop all cat and dog breeding of any kind, it has taken its toll. These organizations, at least at the top, care nothing about animals and or their welfare. These organizations spend all of their money on politicians. The money people send to help animals never reach the animal, but goes directly into the political coffers of national, state, and local politicians re-election funds. What has happened because of this, is the ever decreasing number of breeders and animals left to bring forth the next generation of cats of any breed. Now, more than ever, this shrinking gene pool is having the effect of less cats and less healthy outcross gene pool cats of each breed. Strict animal husbandry practices are essential to the next healthy generation of cat. Here at Clowntown Cattery we are trying to do our part to keep the next generation of strong, healthy, and beautiful pedigreed cats alive!