Happy New Year! After a very busy Fall 2014, I am looking forward to a more normal schedule for a few months. I was hoping for a litter of kittens from Tosca and Marco in February 2015, however I am not sure the breeding was successful. Maybe she is just going to have a small litter. Due to some family plans, I may not have kittens again until next summer. Please feel free to contact me about your search for your next kitten.
Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
Welcome to Gambades Cattery--Traditional Applehead Balinese and Classic Siamese cats. A "gambade" is a low leap of a horse in which all four feet leave the ground. It also means a caper or antic. Gambades are my favorite things to watch cats do. They make me smile every day.
My name is Marcia Kahler. I love being a Siamese and Balinese cat breeder and owner of this delightful cat breed.
Why Balinese? Balinese cats are the result of a recessive gene of Siamese cats. This creates long-haired Siamese kittens. However, they do not have the undercoat that is prone to matting, so the cats are very low maintenance. The cats I live with are very family-oriented. They are constantly with me and follow me from room to room. They sit on my desk or in my lap while I am working. They greet me at the door when I get home. And Puffy even fetches toys. They are active and curious, and their voices are soft. They like affection and need attention and have a good balance of lap time or just sleeping nearby. They have bunny-soft fur and shed much less than other cats I have had. My friends who are allergic to cats seem to have less reaction to these cats compared to other breeds. They do well in pairs because they like company. They are not aloof. And what about my Siamese? They are just as loving and playful as the Balinese. Tosca and Carmen have soft voices also. Except for their short, soft fur, I haven't noticed any real personality differences in my Siamese from their Balinese sisters. But that is probably because they are half Bali. My cats are sweet and entertaining, just the sort of pet I want to have as a companion.
Why Gambades Cattery? Gambades cattery is a small home-based cattery located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our kittens are handled daily and after they are litter box trained they have the run of the house. They are never caged, only contained as their ages dictate. We take socializing our kittens seriously because we want the best pets for you. My cattery and cats are registered with CFA (Cat Fanciers Association). My cattery is closed to other cats, and all my cats are not allowed outside. The kittens will be examined by a licensed vet twice when they receive their first two vaccinations before they go to their new homes at around twelve weeks old. I will ship kittens within the United States, or new owners may come pick them up. I require a contract stating the kittens must be spayed or neutered by the new owners. I do not support declawing cats. I will guarantee the health of my kittens 72 hours after they leave the cattery, and they are guaranteed to be free of congenital defects for one year. All my cats see my veterinarian for regular exams, testing as needed, and vaccinations once a year.