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"About a year and a half ago I had the pleasure to bring one of Shannon's babies into my life. I searched for days for the perfect place to get him and once I saw how much love was at Meowhouse Kittens, I knew my search was over. His name was Lancelot and I fell in love right away. Shannon kept me updated on everything about him. I couldn't wait for the day I got to bring him home!! I finally met Shannon, and could tell that I had made a perfect decision on Meowhouse Kittens. Shannon is so sweet and loves to see her babies going to good homes!! Lancelot fit right into the family. He was so lovable and gentle. He would purr and give kisses all the time. He was a cat like no other. He was my little man. Unfortunately, he had a chromosome disorder and passed away after about a year. There was no way of knowing or preventing what had happened. It was just one of those things!The next day I emailed Shannon to let her know what happened to him. I wasn't expecting anything in return, I just felt like I would have wanted to know about it if I was in her place. She was so sorry for my loss and offered to replace him. I did not expect this and couldn't believe she was willing to do this. She told me, It feels like the right thing to do, and I stand behind the health of my kittens." I am now the proud owner of a beautiful dark calico girl. Lancelot and her have the same dad and I can see a lot of him in her eyes!! She purrs gives kisses just like he did!! It is wonderful to have a baby back in the house. I am so glad we went with Meowhouse Kittens. Shannon brought love into our home for the second time and she will be the only person I go to for another!! Thanks for everything Shannon; the world would be a better place with more people like you!" - Jesse & Dani
"Thank you so much for my two babies! Sasha and Sonata are doing great. I know you really didn't want to give up Sasha, but I guarantee you gave her to a good home. When I picked her up yesterday, I was so impressed on how well this little baby took the trip. She came right out of her carrier with no hesitation and sat into my lap. She actually slept next to me on her very first night! That tells me that she came from a good home. Sonata still loves her treats. I can't wait to introduce them to each other.
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. Brooklyn is doing great. I know I was very hesitant on having a kitten shipped to me on an airplane, but after receiving Brooklyn, I would not hesitate again. The people working for United took great pride in delivering her to me safe and sound, and Brooklyn didn't seem to mind at all. I'm sure she was happy to get out of her little carrier, but she had no problems being in there for the duration of the trip and adjusted very well at home. I'm sure it helped that you had such a nice carrier with a comfy little bed inside. Thank you so much for all you did, and I will send you pictures as she gets older. Thanks again!" Marlyn, Illinois
I have had the pleasure of welcoming into my family two Himalayan kittens from Shannon at Meowhouse over the past few years. Our first Himmy, Rosie (a gorgeous lavender point), and our latest baby, Bitsy (a cute little tortie point) are both beautiful, great with our kids and even showed great grace when introduced to our big retriever! Our family loves Himalayans for their awesome personalities, but Shannon's kitties have the most laid-back and sweetest dispositions of any cats we've ever owned.
Shannon herself is so great to deal with. She is a great business woman who let us know everything we needed to know upfront, but was also very accommodating in helping us figure out our payment arrangement and pickup situation. She also stayed in contact with us as both of our kittens grew toward their send-home date by sending email updates and pictures every few weeks.
With both Rosie and Bitsy, we couldn't believe how easy the transition from Meowhouse to our home was. No meowing all night the first night home. Shannon makes sure the kittens are healthy, socialized and cuddly with people, litter-box trained, fully weaned from their moms, and ready to eat solid food the minute they come into their new homes. Both Rosie and Bitsy purred the minute we picked them up and kept purring all the way home!"
"Thank you Shannon for our purrfect blue persian, Lloyd. He has already brought our family so much joy. Thank you for all of the updates and pictures along the way. He was definitely worth the wait!"
The Swartz Family
"Our experience buying our kitten, Loulou, from Meowhouse has been wonderful from start to finish. We "met' Loulou on the internet when she was about a month old and we fell in love with her picture. After we purchased her, Shannon kept us updated with photos and emails to tell us how she was doing so we were able to get to "know" her even before she arrived. It added to the excitement when she arrived in a little pink carry case at the airport. She is as adorable, sociable, healthy, playful and well trained (with her kitty litter and a scratching post) as Shannon described. It is clear that she received a lot of love and handling from Shannon because she goes easily to anyone who wants to hold and play with her. The biggest surprise is that even on her first night with us, she went into the little bed that we bought her and she slept there all night. This is our third Himalayan Cat and she has all of the qualities of the breed that we hoped to get in buying a new kitten. We love Loulou!! She is the best kitten ever!"
Sharon, New York City
"Hello to All who are searching for that "purrfect" kitten.
"I just received my two adorable kittens, Violet and Henry, which are lilac and chocolate Persians. Honestly, I was somewhat anxious to purchase a kitten sight unseen from an unknown person I found on the internet. But when I saw their sweet faces, I knew I had to have those cuties and took the plunge to purchase them. Shannon is exactly as her website describes her and her kittens. What a pleasure to meet, via phone, someone who really has such integrity and experience in the raising of well mannered, gentle, loving, and sweet kittens. They arrived by plane and came into our home so well adjusted and warmed immediately to our family upon meeting. "As I was waiting on the kittens to arrive, they grew and experienced some changes Violet's fur is going through a "bad hair day" and Henry ended up missing a tooth from playing too rough. I did have a choice to accept them or decline, but what I really wanted most were loving and affectionate kittens. I was willing to accept their changes and they make up so much more in friendliness and love. It has been only two days and our family just can't imagine a life without them. My husband, a dog lover, has been changed over night to a cat lover. Please purchase the "best raised kittens all around." Shannon is the "Cat Whisper" of our time."
The Pate Family in AL
"Just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how lucky we are we found you. Our little Chloe is so beautiful and well behaved. She's already brought so much joy to our family. Thanks again for keeping us updated along the process and for taking such good care of Chloe. She is purrfect!"
Just want you to know, Riley Blue is such a joy to us. He is the perfect little bundle. We could not ask for a better, more loving personality. He acclimated to us and to his new home with no problems at all. He has a tiny meow, but the purr of a lion and passes out kisses continually. He lets us know when it's time to play and when he is tired, he climbs on whichever one of us happens to be on the couch, snuggles in, and is immediately fast asleep. To say that we love him is an understatement!!! "
I am writing this to tell you how much we love Keira "Ducky." We have only had her a few week, but I am not sure if I could live without her. Her temperament is so amazing, you did a phenomenal job of insuring the cat has personality, and it shows. I also wanted to take the time to thank you for being there with my thousands of question post and pre sale.
How can I ever thank you enough? My little baby Gus is absolutely the sweetest little thing. He is so mellow but yet playful too. He is totally unfazed by the chaos of kids, cats and dogs. You can tell that he was raised with lots of love and attention. He is an absolute joy and is the most stunningly beautiful little guy. I am so grateful that you sent pictures of him along the way- we will always treasure them. You made it so easy, and we would recommend you highly to anyone that is looking for a little bundle of fur to love. "
Well it's been only two weeks and we are just thrilled to have Josie and Gulliver in our lives! They are an absolute joy. I searched far and wide for a Persian kitten but something kept bringing me back to you. It had to be fate or perhaps luck since I have never felt luckier to have found these wonderful kittens. Josie our Lilac Persian and Gulliver our Lilac Point Himalayan are just beautiful and very special to us. I am so happy that I got two! It was unexpected but they are best friends and fun to watch. I want to thank you for letting me come into your lovely home and meet your cats. I was amazed at how friendly and sweet they are. It’s like one happy family and great to see. I like that you are a small cattery and take such special care of them. You really have a special way with cats. You do an outstanding job socializing them and getting them ready for future homes. I am so impressed! I really appreciate all of your help and advice. You have been so nice to us. Thank you Shannon, we will always stay in touch and send pictures. I have been recommending you to everyone."
Lisa Hunt, Newcastle, Oklahoma
"I contacted Shannon from a online advert I found out in cyber space as I fell madly in love with "Yeats" a Male Seal Point Himalayan. After speaking with her I was extremely comfortable with her love and care of all her cats (big and small). I've talked with so many breeders who seem so puffed up about their cats, not Shannon - she was very personable and enjoyed speaking with me, not at me. We spent much time on the phone speaking of she, her family and every detail of my now kitten's personality. She knew him and he's lived up to her description to a T. Honestly, I fell in love with her too! It's so very important to have confidence in your breeder, and I've found that in Shannon. When (Yeats) Mr. Winston arrived from Texas (on Continental Pet Safe) he was totally unaffected by the Airplane trip! I was SHOCKED! He came out and began purring and rubbing on me like I was in his home! He's the most well balanced, precious little guy I've ever met! He's not afraid of ANYTHING, not even the Vacuum! That is a crown on your head, Shannon! My husband and children adore him and we've become wrapped around his little paws big time!Thanks for a wonderful experience and the continued friendship. I'm now a fan of you and your Cattery and will never go anywhere else for a kitten in the future. I don't need to, I've found the BEST!" Theresa Belen, New Mexico
"Hi Shannon. We just wanted to let you know how much we love our chocolate point Himalayan we got from you in June. He is so sweet but also very playful. He plays tag with our shaded silver Persian. He is so gentle that when we clean his face he lays on his back perfectly still until we are finished. He is getting along great with our other cats. His appetite is growing everyday much like he is. He eats a can of wet cat food in the morning all by himself and then eats dry food whenever he wants it through the day. Then he eats a half of a can in the evening! We don't have to worry about him starving!! Ha Ha! We will send you pictures as he grows and thank you again for such a beautiful, sweet, gentle kitten that we call Snickers." Janice Scaggs Rudy, Arkansas
"Hi Shannon, We love Max Cloudy!!!!! He is so sweet and lovable like you said. My girls Kayla and Ava just love him soooo much!!!! He loves his new friend Koko, our 9 year Himalayan, they love to play together, they are fun to watch. Koko protects him all the time from Boris. He is still trying to get along with Boris, our big Sheperd puppy, he is just too big for him right now, but I think they will become best
friends. He is just the most beautiful little kitten. We are having
so much fun with him.Thank you so much for our adorable Max Cloudy!"
The Finacchiaro Family
"I am writing this to tell you how much we love Keira “Ducky”. We have only had her a few week, but I am not sure if I could live without her. Her temperament is so amazing, you did a phenomenal job of insuring the cat has personality, and it shows.I also wanted to take the time to thank you for being there with my thousands of question post and pre sale.
"I have always wanted a cat of my own, and When it came time for me to have one I was very unsure of which kind and where to get one. I know I wanted a cat with good health, because day in and day out i see many cats go home and come back sick from conditions they are held in. [Teresa works at an animal shelter.] It took me a long time to decide on the perfect breed, but when I discovered the chubby cheeked Persian...i Knew i was in LOVE. I researched different breeders, prices, and complaints, and in the midst of this I found Shannon. Her site was lovely and simple, and everything she wrote about her babies seemed to express love of the breed and not the love of money. I messaged her and told her my situation, and she gladly replied and answered all my questions promptly. It took a while until one day, i looked on her site and found my furry soul mate. Parker. The moment I laid eyes on him, I emailed her and told her he was the one. The weeks went by and I waited as patiently as I could ( which isn't very patient haha) till the day i could bring him home. I set up his room, and all the while Shannon walked me through the process. I never expected someone to be so kind to me. It was so helpful. When the day finally came for me to bring him home, I could not believe it. She brought him over to me...and my heart just sang. He was more beautiful than a picture or words. He slept in my lap all the way home! He explored the little paradise i had made him and after about 2 hours he was already being a purr machine and expected some loving!!! Parker is my little Angel, and I will not buy a kitten from anyone but Shannon. Thank you so much!" ~ Teresa, Texas
"Hi Shannon Snicks now known as "Tex" is a loveable little boy and definitely the best choice you recommended. As you can see from his picture he no longer has that wiry thin coat of fur but a thick coat of beautiful Himalayan fur. We have often said we should have named him "Bandit" with that mask he has around his eyes. He has adjusted well with the other cats, Toby, Tabby, Torrie, Theo and Woody. In fact, Tex is the boss around the house. He is very possessive of me and will chase the other cats away if he sees them near me when they come to me for their attention time. Tex is so loving. He always wakes me and my husband up in the middle of the night giving us "kitty kisses". I would highly recommend Meow House to any one who is thinking about purchasing a Himalayan Persian kitten. Thank you once again for such a wonderful kitten." Cheryl Mays
"Shannon, I just cannot thank you enough for all my babies. When I first found Duncan available on your website to replace my beloved Chadwick who had passed away, I knew I was in the right place. Duncan came and couldn't be more wonderful! As we talked, I began looking at some of the babies he had sired prior to retirement and I was so taken with your "P" litter, that I purchased Peter / Dylan, and then I thought it might be nice to have 2 to play together and along came Peabody / Dallas. When I learned that you were retiring Duchess, their momma, I asked for her also and you graciously consented. At the last minute, Paisley / Deirdre became available again and I thought if 2 kittens are fun--3 is more fun. So your "P" litter became my "D" family. I have daddy, momma and 3 of the 4 babies in that litter and I cannot begin to describe how wonderful it is to have them living with me.
Duncan was a loving angel from the get-go, loves to be held, brushed and purrs all the time, especially when he sleeps with me. Duchess came to bed with me by the second night and kissed my cheek and purred me to sleep. She and Duncan are getting along fabulously. She is still keeping her distance from the Doxie girls, but goes all over the house even so.
The babies: What can I say about your breedings? They are sweet dispositioned, loving purr machines, full of mischief and absolutely fearless. Their curiosity knows no bounds and they have yet to meet a stranger--they will let anyone pick them up and love on them. They walk all over the dogs on the couch in the evenings as they run and play. Even 6 foot towers don't daunt them, they run up and down like little monkeys. They are healthy and have the most wonderful personalities. I love feistiness and "cattitude", but also want kitties that will lay on my lap or next to me and be petted and loved on--your's FILL THE BILL, and more than meet my expectations.
I also cannot say enough about you and your commitment not only to your babies, but to your clients. Right from the start you were always available to answer questions, talk about the kitties and you always responded quickly. You have been a great advisor, offered wonderful resources, are extremely knowledgeable. In the process I feel that we have become good friends. I would highly recommend your kitties to anyone. It is a pleasure to do business with someone of your caliber. Thank you many times over."
Margy, Pt. St. Lucie, FL
"Madeline is the first cat I have ever owned. When I saw this little thing I just fell in love! Her little eyes are full of curiosity and her energy is awesome!! She is so smart and has adjusted so well to her new home! She does very well with eating, brushing and playing and has only meowed for about 5 miutes at bedtime and then I don't hear her again the rest of the night!! I bought her a really nice black panther colored soft bed (to match her beautiful black smokey coat), but she prefers the back of the washer right now! She knows exactly where the kitty litter is and has done wonderfully with her private time! She has also had no problems finding the kitty door leading into the garage where I keep her kitty litter!! Thats nice!! My boyfriend and my mom are both allergic to cats but have had very little reaction, if not at all, to Madeline. Shannon, you have been such a great advisor to me and have helped me make the transition as easy and stress free as possible (I had no idea what to expect!) I will certainly keep you posted as Madeline grows up:)!" Nicole Pena
"Shannon, I cannot thank you enough for sending us the perfect kitten! Not only is he adorable, but he has the best personality of any cat I've known. He has no fear of our older Persian and started playing with him and even cuddling with him right from the start. The two have become fast friends. They love to run around the house batting and chasing their toys and generally just having a great time. He is so playful! He also is so comfortable around people and loves to cuddle and be held. My husband, who professes to not be a cat person, loves to sit on the couch with Tybalt curled up on his chest while watching TV. He is just the sweetest little guy and we are thrilled to have him as part of our family! I would highly recommend you and Meow House Kittens to anyone looking for a wonderful companion. Thank you!!!" Ashley Ressman Gray
"Hi Shannon, Tabitha is the joy of my life. She is my constant companion; she follows me wherever I go. She likes to sit in my flowerpots; it's like a jungle. She is happy and healthy, frisky and playful and she has quite an appetite, she fits well into the family. The grand kids just love her to pieces. Thanks Again," Inge, Henry and Tabitha Serrano New York
(update) "My son came to visit, he has two big cats and when I visit him they run away and never let me near them. My son was amazed at how Tabitha inter-acted with him. She showed him so much affection and followed him everywhere and my son just loved it. Because Tabitha is so small, it reminds me of the old adage 'Beautiful things come in small packages.' My son's cats are beautiful and bond with him and his wife, but they just don't take well to others. Tabitha is friendly with everybody who comes into the house." Inge Serrano
"Good morning; If you are going to buy a cat (as expensive as these cats are), this is the lady to buy them from. I know too well about buying sick cats as this year, I made one of the worst mistakes of my life to date, and bought two cats from a lady here where I live, and they were sold to me with a terminal sickness brought in their DNA. The breeder had to know their mom carrried this sickness and bred her and then sold her kittens this way, so they both passed within 8 months, and this breeder refuses to acknowledge my emails. However, Shannon in Dallas has been a doll through all my ordeal with this other lady. The cat Shannon sold me is healthy, healthy, healthy, and even though he drank, ate, and pottied with the other two sick cats, he never got sick, and is still very healthy and living at home with me. I trust her so much, I just bought another cat from her, which is my cats little brother from a more recent litter and I can't recommend her enough, she's awesome and truly concerned in selling healthy cats." Silky Musmanno-Granados
"Dear Shannon, I am really pleased with my beautiful chocolate persian kitten that I purchased from you. It took her only one day to get acclimated into my home with 4 other cats and 6 yorkies. The dogs just love to chase her around. She arrived safely via Continental which I was nervous about but you reassured me that she would do very well on the trip. Before I decided to purchase a kitten from you, I sat and read every comment that other buyers made. They made me feel that this was the place to purchase my new cat even though it was so far away. She loves to be combed, sit in my lap and talks constantly. What a great eater! She's quite fiesty so she already knows how to hold her own in a home with other animals. Truthfully, I think she took over the house. I congratulate you on raising and socializing her so well. You were very quick to respond to emails and to call on the phone with flight plans. I will definitely recommend you to others who want to purchase a persian kitten. Thanks again," Marcia Behling from Middletown, CT
"Shannon,I wanted to write and thank you for such a wonderful experience with the purchase of our first persian baby. I had so many questions, and I knew the moment I spoke with you that you were the breeder that I wanted to deal with. You never minded taking all of the time I needed both through e-mail and phone conversations to answer any questions I had. It was so obvious to me that you truly love each and every one of your cats. Liam, who we now call Jax, is absolutely beautiful. He is so loving and mellow. He adjusted right away to our home and went straight to his litterbox with no problems. I know in the future you will be the only breeder we ever go to for another baby." Jennifer Suire Louisiana
"Dear Shannon, I love my new kitten Cocoa.She is everything I expected and more! Loving,sweet,playful and has added so much joy to my life.!My whole experience with meow house kittens has been great-You have been a wondeful help to me through this whole process, you're always available to answer my questions and I appreciate the time you took with me.I can't thank you enough for giving me such a awesome life long companion."-Rachelle
"Dear Shannon -Remy Bleu is everything and more that I had hoped for. What a charmer! And as you had said he is such a boy. He has made great friends with my 10-year-old Persian and also with my Dwarf Rex rabbit. Lots of playing going on. He really is a beauty as well. Thanks so much, he is a treasure. I will keep you updated with pictures. Really appreciate your dedication to producing a remarkable kitten and great customer service. It was very touching and clear that you wanted the best possible home for him, and that I be thrilled with him." Jennie Ball Tissing
"To Shannon, I would just like to thank you for everything you did for my little Cosmo before he came to his "forever home". To be honest, I was a little leery purchasing a kitten from someone I didn't know and who was thousands of miles away. Something told me to take a chance and go ahead with it....I couldn't be happier that I did. Every email I sent to you, you responded so quickly which showed me how dedicated you are to your customers. The day I picked up Cosmo from the airport I was worried of how he would handle the 8 hour flight to NY and how he would respond to a stranger. You can tell he was nervous but ever since I picked him up that day, he hasn't stopped purring since. You trained him so well those 9 weeks that you had him. He is great with the litter box, very affectionate, playful, and has some unique personality. If there was one thing I could change about my experience and after being with him, would have to be that I regret not buying another kitten from the same litter. I would highly recommend Meow House to any one who is thinking about purchasing a Persian kitten. Thank you once again for such a wonderful kitten." Sara Catropa Halbrook, New York
"Shannon: Walter is everything you said he would be and more! Active, vocal and the most loving little guy. The perfect companion for my daughter who is confined to a wheelchair. From the moment I brought him home, he bonded with her. Never showed any fear around the wheelchair and now he loves going for rides around the house with her! I attribute this to the love and handling you do with your kittens. I know that I will be coming to you again for another of your little ones. I promise that we will send pictures of Walter soon."
"Dear Shannon,I want to take a moment to thank you for all of your wonderful help and advise. As you know, when we lost our Golden Retriever, Zoe, we were heart broken to say the least. We can never replace her nor would we want to but thanks to Meowhouse we now have a new focus, two to be exact. I first noticed your beautiful cats while passing the hours away on the web. I was immediately taken with a beautiful adult female named Scarlett. When I contacted you I was hoping for one of Scarlett's kittens and never dreamed of ending up with both Mom and baby (Sassy). It was a big undertaking for both of us and we knew it would be a big adjustment coming all the way to Maine from Texas, especially for Scarlett, but thanks to you it went better then I could of asked. You are very knowledgeable about your cats and what to expect from them when they arrive. I also love the weekly progress reports and even a picture or two of the little one as she grew!Scarlett and Sassy are very social and love to be with us. Through all of our chats on line you were always an email away with questions and ideas and still are. You never left me wondering or worrying through the whole process of getting them to me. If anybody is thinking of getting a kitten or an adult from Meowhouse, you can not go wrong. The kittens and adults are beautifully taken care of, very social and come with little care packages and lots of love and purrrrrs. Yes, I know that a new cat purchaser might be a bit leery as was I due to the fact that Meowhouse was so far away and I was trusting you with placing animals into a busy and happy home but I must say that you did it purrrfectly........Everybody that goes through life meets and makes new friends each and everyday. The day that I first emailed you about Scarlett was the day that I made a new friendship with you! Myself and my family would like to thank you for sweet Sassy and Scarlett and all of the wonderful "kitty chats" that we have had over the summer. I know that someday we will be calling on you for another Meowhouse kitten to become part of our family and will highly recommend you to anybody who might be in need of a new special family member to take care of and be loved and loved right back. That is what it is all about!!.." Sincerely, The Page Family Maine
"Hey Shannon! We wanted to send you a quick note.Thank you for such a warm loving kitten. Th shipping was a breeze, not mess in her crate, and she arrived fuffy and full of energy!Elsbeth is the greatest. She's warm, loving, gorgeous in color, and full of spunk, which is what we were searching for.As a former dog and horse exhibitor, and obedience instructor, I definately know that genetics as well as the home and hands-on attention a pet receives from during it's initial weeks of life is very important.It's obvious that Elsbeth our kitten gathered her wonderful traits from your love, attention and great choice of Himalayans/Persians to use for your breeding program. We look forward to getting another kitten shortly from you and appreciate your time in helping us with numerous breed questions. This promoted our confidance in choosing a kitten from you.Keep up the great work, you're definately an asset to the breed :)" Sincerely, The Switzers Nashville, TN
"Hi Shannon, I want to thank you for sending me an angel. When I first picked her, up she was so mellow I was thinking, 'does she meow?'... Well, I found out that she does, only to let you know she wants something. I am so happy with the way you get the kittens prepared for their forever homes that I am telling everyone how good you are at getting them socialized .. I read the book you sent me, and what it says in there before adopting a kitten "you do perfectly." Josie is the happiest and the most playful kitten I have ever seen, I am recommending you to who ever wants a kitten for reasons that you answer every email I have sent you, I trust you, I like you, I love the kittens, you know what you're doing. I can go on and on. I will send you more pictures of Josie when she gets a little older so you can see how she is growing...Shannon, thanks for everything.. "we all love her."
"Hi Shannon, I wanted to send you an update on Josie to let you know just how much we LOVE her and how beautiful she is,..this is my first Himalayan, I love this breed so much and so does my family that we want another one, Josie is such a delight to wake up to each morning, she waits on my end table beside me until I get up and then she starts her day. I also found a friend in you Shannon, I highly recommend Meow House, every comment I've read say the same thing, all of your kittens are happy and content and they seem to adjust to anything that comes there way.Thank you for everything." Virginia Medford, MA
"I just want to thank you soo much for my girls. Everyday I have them I fall a little more in love. I have two boys and they always want to hold the kittys, The girls have not scratched or bit either one of them. Precious and Princess just lay there. I cannot believe how beautiful they are. Even more so than any picture I got. Princess is my snuggler. So sweet and always purring. Precious is my stinker, only wants to be held when she feels like it. My husband is not much for cats and he loves them both. He wants precious to be his. And to think he didn't even want her, remember? I know what you mean when you say blacks are hard to photograph. I still yet cannot get a good enough picture of her to save. Thank you soo much for all the info you gave me along the way, answering my e-mails right away, giving me updates on my girls. I could not ask for anything better than what you have given me. I feel like I have found a friend in you and plan to keep in touch and let you know how the girls are doing. I'm soo glad I got them both, would recommend getting two, they are they best of friends and so much fun to watch. Thank You," Salena Blyzes Cape Girardeau, MO
"Dear Shannon: I took Mao to the vet last Saturday and he gave her a clean bill of health. He ex-rayed her and said that her body is perfect. She has the most wonderful personality and is both playful and docile at the same time. She and my Shih Tzu are having a love affair. Belle thinks that Mao is hers. I think she has definitely grown and her fur is just beautiful. Her points are becoming more pronounced and her nose is purple. We just love her and she is everything that we would have wanted and more. Thank you!" Robin Rednor New York
"Dear Shannon, Thank you for Nicolas on Fire. I was devastated when my cat of 16 years died from lung cancer, but after receiving Mr. Nicolas, He has brought back the joy that I had with my lst himalayan, Stingray). Nicolas is loving, mischevious, with lots of energy, and has the sweetest disposition one could imagine. He will follow me around the house, and does not like me to be out of his sight. I will send pictures and keep you updated." Charlie Marable MD
"Dash (Sweet William) in April 2006, and I keep thinking of what a blessing he has been to our family. I am so thankful for him and for Shannon! I cannot begin to say how wonderful he is so lovable and sweet and fun. He's had glowing reports from the vet at his well kitty checks & vaccination visits, and we've had no problems whatsoever with his health or behavior. He likes to be with us wherever we are. As I write this, he's sprawled out in his kitty bed on my desk napping. He's right in the thick of things when our children are playing even jumps into our toddler daughter's crib first thing each morning when he hears her wake up! And he loves to play in the backyard (it's fenced in) with our other cat, Violet, and hide under bushes to watch the birds and squirrels. Dash is an absolute joy and I am so glad that I chose him! Shannon runs an outstanding and honest cattery and I wish I could bring home about ten more of her kittens! I will be more than happy to be used as a reference for anyone wanting to know more about Meow House kittens." Tammy Ommodt
"Choosing to bring a kitty into our household of three active kids and two busy adults was not an easy decision to make. I truly think we hit the jackpot by a) choosing to go with a Himalayan and b) getting our kitten from Meow house and Shannon. We were looking for a boy and Shannon offered Seamus (Whiskers O'Toole) and he was irresistible from first sight. He was a hearty and healthy little boy kitty and now he's a beautiful one year old cat and very much a part of the family. We traveled by car from Oklahoma to Dallas to pick him up, then he joined the family road trip all the way back to Florida, via Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia. He made the trip like a champ despite just being separated from his former home he immediately used the litter box I offered him in the car/at hotels/in strangers homes I was really amazed by how easy going this cat was. We also recently made a major move from Florida to Washington state and he sailed through that like a champ and adjusted to his new home immediately. I figured all along with the craziness of my household that Seamus would end up being one of those cats that you never see, that is always under a bed somewhere hiding and sleeping. But he'll lay in the middle of the kitchen floor with the whole family buzzing through and act like he's on a private beach somewhere. He's so calm and serene! We have a very busy 2 year old that has given Seamus more than his fair share of harassment, and he just seems to know not to mess with her even though he'd be entitled. He puts up with limited snuggling, but he always wants contact on his own terms and always wants to be near one of us, no matter what we're doing. He sleeps at someone's feet each night, and if he gets kicked off the bed he will lay next to the bed. He follows us from room to room throughout the day, setting up a new napping spot wherever we happen to be. We couldn't be happier and recommend Himalayans to anyone in the market for a new family member. As a side note, my husband Brian has had lifelong allergies to cats. On a hunch and some advice from friends with cat allergies we tried the Himalayans and found that Brian can bury his face in Seamus' fur and has zero reaction. I have no idea why and have no scientific proof that Himalayans are non-allergenic cats, but that is our experience. If Brian enters the house of someone with short haired cats (my parents and his parents homes included) he immediately has watery eyes and sneezing fits." Kristi Galloway and Seamus Finnigan Seattle
"Hi Shannon.Thank you so much for all your help. When I realized that now was the time to buy a Persian, something that I have wanted forever, I was so exhausted by site after site of stuff and not so pretty cats. When I came across yours it was so refreshing... simple, informative and aestheticaly pleasing. Then I looked at your cats and previous kitties page and was blown away. Meow house has such a beautiful selection. Picking up Noelle at the airport was a day I had been waiting for for weeks. Take my breath away! She is the cutest chocolate Persian kitty ever...the fluffiest, prettiest, and best smelling kitten perfectly; groomed, toenails clipped and all. And I just have to mention her pink fleecy blanket. Anyway, you have been great. I actually think of you as a friend after our many emails and some phone chats. It is very difficult for me especially, when I am interested in becoming a first time breeder with my first of two Persians, to find someone that will make the time and effort to mentor me along with good ole talk about their experience, breeding facts, etc. You have been so nice and helpful. You say it as it is. You describe your kitties as they are. And I have to say they are everything and more. I'm already planning on another soon. Thank you, Shannon, p.s. and thanks for sharing your other breeder friends with me." Noni Martha's Vineyard
"I have had multiple cats all my life and Persians for close to 20 years now. I have never seen a sweeter kitten than the one from Meow House Kittens. He is simply beautiful on the outside, with an amazing personality and disposition. He's very laid back and sweet; he loves to play and loves to cuddle. He was right at home with our two Chihuahuas and grown Persian instantly. He loves to play with the dogs (biting and chasing their tails), but is content to let our adult Persian be the dominant one. He loves to be near her and play with her, but respects her when she doesn't want to play with the "child". He plays with everything, loves strangers, doesn't mind riding in his crate in the car, and will sleep soundly anywhere! I couldn't possibly be happier with my kitten from Meow House Kittens!" Connie Gulf Shores, Alabama
"Dear Shannon, Just wanted to send you a wee message to let you know that "Wishes", or "Fiona" as I am calling her, is doing just grand. When the Continental baggage handler who released her to me told me that he thought she had bonded instantly with me, I think he was absolutely right. And, it has worked both ways. This beautiful, loveable little furball has become my precious companion. Although it was very important to me that you stressed the socialization skills before you send your kitties to their forever home, I have to say that I was unprepared for how quickly Fiona acclimatized to her new home and to me, and how readily she takes to friends who come to visit. They think she is adorable and amazing--and, she is! Last night after playing energetically with the well-behaved children of a close friend of mine (who brought her some kitty toys), she then got up into the lap of the six year old boy and promptly fell asleep. It was so cute! At night she sleeps in my bed, and actually, while I am home, she is never far from my side. And, yes, Shannon, when you said that she will talk to you and let you know she wants to be with you, that is absolutely true. Fiona has definitely been the best medicine to help me cope with losing both my kitty "Heather" and my dear sister since August." Catriona Wardlaw
I promise to send a picture sometime soon when I get some digital pix taken. Please know that she is loved, and I thank you for sending her packed so carefully.lilac Persian
"Shannon, CoCo is doing great. She is the Queen of the castle!!! She is such a people cat. She can't stand it if she is not in the middle of whatever the family is doing. We all love her. I will be happy to write a recommendation. I show others your website all the time. They love seeing the pictures. (update) Shannon, Life with Coco is so much fun. She has such a fun personality. She wakes me in the morning and follows us to bed at night. Wherever we are she is there. You can tell she is very content and happy. She is definately one of our family and we all agree. As you can tell from the picture she is the Queen of the castle." Sincerely, Trudy
Dear Shannon, When I bought TimmyBlu from you, I did not know you at all. As the weeks turned into months, we talked a lot and emailed a lot. You were so helpful. I am so grateful for all your kind words and your willing to share information. I am new in the Cattery business, and it would have been so difficult or nearly impossible to acquire all the information you were willing to help me with. And your email's and pictures of TimmyBlu were wonderful, as he was growing up and getting ready for his "big adventure" his plane ride to Colorado. He is so lovable and sweet. You just can't imagine how much love I get from my TimmyBlu. He is like a little furry rag doll. You can cuddle up with him and give him so many kisses and he just lays there and doesn't mind all the fuss. Thank You for making him the love bug he is. I would buy another one from you in a heart beat. Take Care. I will be forwarding pictures to you soon." Ana Colorado
"Patrick is doing wonderfully. We call him Beureguard (Boda for short because he looks like Yoda). He fits right in and never has given us a problem. He gets along with his new brother and they play constantly together. So much energy - good to have that in the house again. He is very friendly and when awake follows me from room to room and when I am watching TV he is right there sitting next to me - unless he is in one of his running moods. I will be more than happy to be used as a reference for anyone wanting to know about your cats and how they travel. I'm waiting for him to get a little bigger and then I'll send you some pictures. I could not have gotten a better kitten." Jim New York City
"Getting my kitten from Meow House has been such a pleasant and exciting experience. My little kitty is not only adorable, but also the sweetest and most fun loving kitten I have ever seen! I believe the care and attention they get before moving to their 'forever home' makes all the difference in the world. Its great to find a cat breeder that cares as much as Shannon at Meow House!" (update) "Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. We have moved recently and it is hectic getting things organized! But here is a recent pic of Kyra (Daisy Blue). I am not good at getting adorable pictures like you are....but here is one of Kyra climbing around as we are packing up our old apartment. Not sure if it is website quality...but at least you get an idea of how she looks all grown up :) You really do an amazing job with your cats! I am very impressed :) Keep up the good work!!" ~Lindsey
"Hi Shannon, Hope all is well. Here is a picture of Romeo. As you will see, he is becoming so beautiful and is the sweetest cat. He is so great with my girls, especially the 3 year old. He takes rides in the baby carriage, wrapped in a baby blanket and doesn't say a word. I can't believe it. His fur is soo soft. He hasn't been any trouble at all... He has free rein of the house. He loves to sit on top off our leather sofa. It is his favorite spot and he must be with you constantly.. The only time he meows is when he can't find you... He hates to be alone and that suits us just fine. Even my husband, who is not a cat person, loves to play with him. He was "fixed" not long ago and made it just fine. The vet. staff wanted to keep him, but my girls said NO WAY.... He has been the best addition and the perfect fit for our family...I know we are so lucky that he is so great. None of my friend's cats come even close. I am so glad we found you. You really got him socialized and ready for our family... Thanks so much...." Suzanne Moore Huntsville, Alabama
"Hi Shannon, Well, we have had Suzette for three days now, and we have fallen in love with her! She went to our vet yesterday and got another shot. All is well. She and 'Max' are still doing the kitty/cat dance with no problems. She is learning her new environment and hasn't yet explored the whole house. She is eating wet food as well as her dry and has a great burst of energy after she eats. She gets very rambunctious and runs in and out of rooms. She can be very silly. She has several new toys she likes and is a very busy kitty! We still have not chosen a new name, Mike and I can't agree on one or someone else is named that. But soon we will find the perfect name for her. Hope all is well with you and 'meowhouse kittens'. We will send pictures soon. I want to have one with both Max and Suzette in the picture." Latricia Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Wow we got a lot more than we paid for. Boo is part rabbit, computer programmer, paper plastic attack cat, not to mention the most loving snow ball on the planet. See the pictures Boo has made the adjustment very well to life on the 13th floor Down Town Dallas. Every inch of the place is hers. We could not love her more!" Thank You, Michael
"Dear Mom, Just wanted to let you know I am doing fine and am be treated very well. My owner's training is just about complete as he does just about anything I want him to. I especially like waking him up at 5 am and if I don't get his attention I just bite his feet through the covers. Hope everything is going well!" Martha Freckles Seattle, Washington
"Hi Shannon, I just wanted to write a little note to let you know how well Winston is doing. He is full of energy and a complete joy to have. From the moment I got him home, he was on the go. I am extremely impressed with how well he interacts with other people and other animals. Everyday it is something new, so he keeps me entertained. Thank you for introducing me to this little bundle of joy." Kindest Regards, Kristy Phillips
Shannon, "Thank you for the wonderful experience with Meowhouse. Meagan is perfect for our family. She is mellow, kind, sassy, and sweet. We couldn't ask for anything else!" Valerie Peralez