Our Cats


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This is Belina, Seal lynx point Javanese. Click here to visit her page.


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Milo is a male Seal Point Siamese. Click here to view other pictures of Milo.


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Bruno is a male Blue Lynx Point. Click here to visit Bruno's page.


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Chase is a Seal Point Balinese. Click here to visit his page.


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Click here to see more pictures of Susie.


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James Dean is a chocolate point male.

Permes Cattery

Specializes in Old Style / Traditional, Home raised,

Applehead and Classic Siamese, Balinese.

Introducing our Newest Addition ( Permes Thelma) Tortie Point Siamese

 

We also breed Red Points (a.k.a Flame points), Lynx Points, since 1990 and now we are introducing Solid White Balinese/Orientals as well as Top Quality Imported Thai/Siamese Bloodlines from Europe. CFA & TICA Reg. Purebred Siamese, Balinese and Orientals. 

 

 

 

 Our Newest Addition

Solid White Female Balinese/Oriental LH kitten

(Daughter to Muy Bella and McCloud)


 

Issa is a Eurpean Import that comes to us from Germany. 


 

 Hermina European Import (Germany) Siamese/Thai Import

 

 

 

Permes is; a registered Cattery with TICA (The International Cat Association) and a C.F.A (Cat Fanciers' Association). Registered Cattery of Excellence and feel proud, To Preserve, Perpetuate and Promote the Applehead type Siamese Cats. We at Permes strive for excellence and work diligently to improve and strengthen our lines, which is why I have introduced new bloodlines into my cattery from Europe. Our major commitment is to preserve these wonderful cats from being genetically diluted and forgotten. All of our cats are bred for the Applehead type and are selectively chosen for breeding to improve Health, Temperament, Intelligence, Personality, Conformation, and Eye Color. The Traditional Applehead and the Classic Style Siamese has always been a medium large, robust bodied cat with a slightly rounder than modified wedge head. We are sure that many of you remember this type of Siamese as a child. Applehead style Siamese have been replaced by their modern contemporaries, which are more commonly known as Wedge Head (Show) type. What makes the Applehead Siamese so unique is their dog like behavior. They are highly intelligent and very personable cats that follow you around the house to stay close to you. As a parent I can tell you first hand that they are great with kids and other pets. They are docile and affectionate and easy to train. Our Motto is: sound mind and sound body. Therefore, our kittens are well socialized from the beginning to give them a head start in life.  We breed several colors points such as, Seal, Chocolate, Blue, Lilac, Red, Tortie's, Solid Whites and we are proud to offer all shades of Lynx Points, the SNOW TIGERS of the Siamese breed. Definitely GORGEOUS!  There are some people out there that disagree with my breeding program and have criticized me for breeding so many different colors and for crossing some of my Balinese to my Siamese. Please understand the Balinese Cat is no more than a long hair Siamese and there is absolutely nothing wrong with crossing these two Registered Breeds to each other to develop and expand bloodlines. These breeding practices are fully acceptable and allowed by all Cat Registries. Unfortunately there are some breeders out there that will try and convince the average person differently purely out of self interest, jealousy and/or ignorance. Every Single cat and kitten in my breeding program is either dual registered with (CFA & TICA) or with either one of those two organizations. I am sure Sylvia Holland the promoter and the person responsible for advocating the Balinese breed was also criticized for her work in the early development of the breed. Thanks to her courage and her steadfastness to stay the course of her goal we are fortunate enough to have such a beautiful breed of cat among us. She is my inspiration behind the development of my breeding program. I too am following my own personal goal to develop the Siamese and Balinese in all their glorious color.  

All of our adult cats are feline viral paneled (blood tests) are run on all our cats to ensure that our cats are disease free. Permes cats are negative for Felv, and FIV. Our kittens are registered with CFA.

 


 

Classic Style Applehead Red Point Siamese Nafrini


 

A History of  Red, Tortie, Cream & Apricot Point Siamese in the UK, Click here:  www.palantircats.co.uk/rphist.html

 


 

To view more pictures of Husani (Blue Point) Click here


 


 

 

 

 

Sylvia Holland on the right was an important promoter of the Traditional Balinese breed in the early 1960's and Tiam O'Shian IV (photo above) is a grandson of the famous stud Tiam O'Shian imported by Mrs. Vyvyan in 1886.   

In the 1950's, a few Siamese breeders, who noticed they sometimes had kittens with longer hair than the ideal, decided to get together and develop a longhaired Siamese breed. They agreed to avoid any outcrossing to other breeds, and this is still the rule. Some of the pioneers are: Sylvia Holland (Holland's Farm); Ruby Green (Verde); and Elcy Crouch (ELC Cats)

  


 

Below is a page from an old siamese cat book that was given to me a long time ago.  I copied this page and soon after I loan the book out to a fellow breeder that never returned it.  Luckily, I managed to copy this page before lending it out.  The book was published over 60 years ago.  I wish I had more information to share.


 


 


 Permes Shasta Violet Eyes Seal Point


 

Allergies

 

After many years of breeding Siamese and Balinese and suffering from pretty severe allergies myself, I can attest to the lessened allergic reaction to Siamese & Balinese; making this breed much more tolerable by individuals affected by cat dander, which is what triggers allergies . Soon after my initial contact with my first Siamese cat as a child I noticed that my allergic reaction wasn't quite as severe as it was with other cats. I still sneezed; got watery eyed and breathing was labored, but not to the full extent of going into an asthma attack. Also I discovered shortly into my breeding hobby that my cat allergy attacks were very infrequent compared to other breeds I had been exposed to in the past. I spent all of my childhood highly allergic to cats, so I thought I would never be able to be around a cat, let alone one day become a breeder of cats. Today, I am still sensitive to most cats; even my Siamese and I noticed I can only be around very few cats in one place because the concentration of dander will cause me to start wheezing, which is why I keep only 2 to 3 cats together in any one room. Fortunately for me and many others who are allergic to cats; the Siamese and Balinese breed produce less FEL D1 a protein which is responsible for causing an IgG or IgE reaction in sensitive humans (either as an allergic or asthmatic response). Siamese and Balinese breeders have thought that the Siamese and Balinese may have reduced cat allergens called FEL D1. This allergen is extremely potent. Secretions from the glands of the skin are the primary source of FEL D1, but it is also deposited on the fur through the saliva when they clean themselves. Eventually the allergen flakes off and becomes airborne to trigger the symptoms that characterize allergies to cats. Feline allergen levels vary within the Siamese and Balinese breed, and human reactions to this allergen vary considerably depending on the person's level of sensitivity to the allergen. Please remember, the term hypoallergenic means "causes less allergic response".. Judging by my 24 years of breeding and my own allergy condition I can honestly say that 99% of my customers including allergy sufferers have not had any negative allergic reactions to their Siamese or Balinese cats.

 

Please note:

 

Cats produce, on average, 2-7 µg of Fel d 1 per day.[ Studies have shown that intact males produce Fel d 1 in levels higher than castrated males, leading to the assumption that Fel d 1 is hormonally regulated by testosterone.[ Neutered males produce Fel d 1 in levels similar to females (both intact and spayed females produce Fel d 1 in similar levels). Even though females and neutered males produce Fel d 1 in lower levels, they still produce enough to cause allergic symptoms in sensitive individuals.

 


 

Health Guarantee

Our kittens are guaranteed in writing  to be in good health without Genetic Defects and are the progeny of strong, robust, well natured Applehead Siamese cats.  We also give a 72 hour health guarantee and a Congenital Defects guarantee for the first year of your kitten's life.  Most all of our kittens are born free of kinks in their tails or crossed eyes.  This problem is diminished through careful screening of new cats coming in to our Cattery and selective breeding.

Stud Service

 We are a closed Cattery and do not offer stud service to anyone.

Food & Nutrition

Our cats and kittens are fed professional foods only, such as: Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food For Cats; A Wholesome, Nutritious Meal That Merits Two Paws Up From Your Feline! Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food is made with select ingredients, including a delectable blend of high quality chicken, catfish and turkey meals, wholesome grain (Brown Rice Only), omega fatty acids and much more. Life's Abundance never uses corn or wheat products, and never uses artificial flavors or colors. With Life’s Abundance, you can be confident that you are feeding your cat advanced nutrition. As second choice of premium food I feed Royal Canin.

 

Vitamin Supplements are extremely important in maintaining the good health of your cats and kittens, which is why we give, NuVet Plus which is added to their food daily. We give goat's milk formula to all our lactating queens and their kittens daily diet, that is highly nutritious and palatable. Order NuVet Plus now!

Shipping 

Yes we ship Domestically and Internationally

 


 

The Cats of Egypt 

 

The domestic cat became highly regarded by Egyptian civilization as an animal of awe and wonder. Originating between five and six thousand years ago, domesticated cats came to be praised for their excellent mouse hunting abilities. The Egyptians found cats fascinating, even regarding them as godlike. Because cats were deeply respected, they were often mummified and even buried in great tombs with their owners. Finally, the Egyptian battle of Pelusium illustrates, better than any other example, the importance Egyptians placed on cats.
Indeed, so highly regarded were cats in Egyptian society that it was considered a high crime to kill a cat, punishable by death. Bastet was the proctress of cats. The Ancient Egyptians had a great respect for cats since they protected the grain from mice and rats. Rats can also cause disease.  When a cat died, the family mourned it, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Cats were sometimes mummified, like people, and their mummies have been found. Families owning cats took care that they received attention and respect.

Deep respect was given to cats even after they died. Whenever a household cat died, the entire family would go through a period of grief, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Deceased cats were very often mummified and entombed with fine jewelry and treasures; a custom usually reserved for only the most powerful and wealthy. Mummified rats and mice have even been found in cats' tombs, signaling the Egyptian belief in a cat afterlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Her Role

 

"The Tearer" is first and foremost a protectress; specifically of the royal house and the Two Lands.
According to Herodotus, Bast was a happy and benign Deity who brought good fortune, music, dance and joy to all. Statues of cats are commonly passed off as facsimiles of Bast, but this is incorrect. The cat was indeed her sacred animal and the people of the time tended to see the Goddess in every cat that walked past, but her original depiction was as a royal lady or priestess with a cat's head. In addition to the symbols already discussed, her other accoutrements were the Aegis, a kind of small protective apron, and a basket often containing kittens. Bast expressed the qualities of the lion or cat family, beauty of movement, agility, strength, caution, fidelity to the pride, etc., all of which could equally be interpreted at the spiritual level.

During the New Kingdom (1539-1075 BC), she became equated with Sekhmet, the lioness deity of war.

Into the Greek period, She would be equated with the virgin huntress Artemis and considered the protectress of children and pregnant mothers, musicians and a goddess of all sorts of excess.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Offerings 

Thousands of small cat sculptures, probably left with offerings to the Temple by devotees,  have also been recovered at Bubastis. sweet liquids and foodstuffs mint, catnip, honey, raw meat, perfumes and ointments (especially in the "bas" jars which are a pun on Her name). Never offered: cats (The penality for killing a cat was getting killed !)

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

Short Information on Bastet

 

Bast ( Bastet, Bastis, Bubastis, Pacht, Ubast) is a name well-known in the West.  She was responsible for Joy, Music, and Dancing, also Health and Healing.  She also protected humans against contagious diseases and evil spirits.

Her cult can be traced back to about 3200 BC,  and she became a national deity when Bubastis became the capital of Egypt in about 950 BC.  Her origin is said to be in this city Bubastis,  although her association with the lion-goddess Sekhmet makes it likely that her cult was also celebrated at Memphis.  Temple honoring Bast were found at Bubastis, Memphis-Sakkara and Dendera.

Cats, as manifestations of Deity, were sacred; they protected the grain from mice and rats.  Killing a cat was punished with death.  Bast is the daughter and/or wife of Ra, the God of the Sun.

  

The Framed Painted Papyrus above is a replica of the original Museum piece dating back to ancient Egypt. If you would like to obtain any of the Museum quality Replicas of Bastet on this page, please feel free to contact me. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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