My name is Elizabeth and I currently reside in my adopted city, Bucharest in the wonderful country of Romania.
I acquired my first Scottish Fold, Mikan, when I lived in Queensland, Australia. She was an unregistered cat bred by a backyard breeder. I spent a lot of money and time on research, supplements and veterinary treatments to treat her spinal issues. As much as I love Mikan and would not trade her for the world, I profoundly understood the importance of a good breeder for quality, healthy kittens and lines – especially with a breed so prone to Osteochondrodysplasia. Mikan is here with me in Bucharest, and has lived on three continents with me thus far.
In February 2013, I flew to Moscow to get my first registered Scottish Fold kitten, Fluffycats Hatshepsut (Yuza). I had been searching high and low for the perfect cat for about two years, looking all over Europe for that special one. I must have seen thousands of adorable kittens, but none really called out to me as strongly. When I first laid eyes on her picture, I knew I had to have her.
Cattery Multifold was born as a bid to better the breed in terms of health and conformation, as well as to share our love of this breed with others. In the meantime, I had been looking into cat shows, reading into feline genetics and getting to know breeder friends to acquire more knowledge.
It is deeply saddening to see the flourish of unscrupulous companies ‘dealing’ in cats as well as ignorant people breeding their pets ‘for fun’ or money. This has led to a rise in cases of strange-looking Folds with Osteochondroplasia. Please take your time to do proper research on the breed and on the importance of having a good breeder. There is no point in saving a couple hundred euros and then have the cat cost you thousands of euros in treatments and endless heartbreak.
Why Multifold? ‘cuz one fold is never enough. The love and joy they bring to your life truly is multifold.