This page is dedicated to the cats we have loved and now have to bid a sad farewell. They have played a vital part in our lives, and each has contributed to making our lives richer for having been part of our family.
Gabriel :::: Floraidh :::: Sylvie ::::
Megan :::: Angus :::: Little
Dot :::: Skye ::::
Dottie :::: Bernie :::: Wally :::: Heather :::: Rosie :::: Katie
Gabriel (known as Elvis on the show circuit) was our beloved daddy-cat. He was gentle with the girls, kind to the little ones, and adored human attention. We sadly said our goodbyes and wished him well on his journey, but our hearts greatly miss this dear, gentle boy who had a big heart and a beautiful soul. Our Gabriel is now an angel at the Rainbow Bridge, welcoming all his friends.
IGC BEEPAFOLD ELVIS STOJKO
OF KINROSS, DM
Born: August 4, 1998
Gabe is a longhair (known as a Highland Fold in Europe) Scottish Fold. He is probably the most easy-going, laid-back, gentle cat in the whole house. He loves to be held, petted and talked to. He will play with everyone, and will even cuddle up with the kittens. Everyone loves Gabe, and he is well-known on the show circuit (as Elvis Stojko) with his confident, relaxed demeanor and presentation. Along with winning ribbons and high honours within the Scottish Fold breed, Gabe has produced many beautiful, loving kittens, some of whom are carrying on the long-standing family tradition of life as a show cat.
We are so proud to announce that our Angel Gabriel is now a Distinguished Merit in CFA! This means that he produced 15 Grands. This is a very special moment for us, as it took us 10 years to accomplish this goal. Gabriel is one of only two long-hair Scottish Fold males in CFA with this title. Here are Gabriel's Grands:
Granded in CFA on Nov. 27, 1999
at the Buffalo Cat Fanciers show in Hamburg, NY.
Granded in CCA on Dec. 10, 1999 at the Club Felin De Montreal show in Montreal, Que.
For the 1999/2000 Show Season, Gabriel was the 14th Best Cat in CCA and the Best Longhair Scottish Fold in CCA.
He was also the 7th Best Cat in the Ontario Region.
In CFA, he was the Best Longhair Scottish Fold in the Great Lakes Region
and the 8th Best Longhair Scottish Fold in CFA.
For the 1999-2000 Show Season, Gabe was ISFA's Region 4 Best Longhair Cat & ISFA's National 6th Best Longhair Cat.
GC KINROSS FLORAIDH
Born: June 16, 2000
Dam: Crosshill Fiona Macleod of Kinross
Sire: GC Beepafold Elvis Stojko of Kinross, DM
Floraidh was a brown patched classic tabby & white folded-ear female. She attended her very first show in Belleville, Ontario, on October 28 & 29, 2000. She did very well, even winning a Best Kitten rosette. Floraidh was a quiet girl at home, choosing to stay on the perimeter of the activity; however, when she was at a show, she was extremely outgoing, and loved when visitors paid lots of attention to her.
Floraidh passed over the Rainbow Bridge 8 days after giving birth to 4 beautiful girls. It was an untimely passing, leaving us numb with grief. We miss her very much. But she left us with a legacy of herself in her only folded-ear daughter, Heather (Kinross Floraidh's Reprise), who emanates her mother's demeanour, with uncanny resemblances in mannerisms. Even her appearance is similar. Floraidh was a beautiful cat and we will always keep her in our memory.
Litter born on December 30, 2001
Best Shorthair Scottish Fold in CCA for the 2000-2001
Became a Grand Champion in CFA at the Pickering show on October 20-21, 2001.
CH Kinross Silv'ear Lining
Born: March 1, 2002
Sylvie is a silver-patched tabby and white folded-ear girl. She likes to play with her siblings and the other kittens in the house. Sylvie has been on the show circuit since she was 4 months old, and has earned many rosettes and recognition from judges wherever she has travelled. She is a lot like her mom, Ruby, in the way she sits pretzel-style, and talks whenever she thinks we need to know something.
Sylvie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in June 2003, and will be missed greatly.
Born: January 29, 1996
Megan's first life was with Linda in Toronto; her second life was with June in London; her third life was spent with us for 2 years, and we enjoyed having her here. She was determined to have her "place," yet could be extremely friendly, licking us endlessly when she wanted to show affection. See her own page to check out the wonderful kittens she gave us.
Her fourth life was spent with Troy and Shelley in Scarborough, Ontario, and then they all moved to Vancouver, B.C. She had an exciting life with them, riding around in the car on car rallies, and making new friends with a Bengal.
Troy and Shelley had to say a very sad goodbye to Megan in November 2006, but they say that she was always content and happy girl. They were able to be with her until she passed away peacefully at home. Good journey, dear Megan...
(black smoke Persian-Fold male)
Born: July 12, 1994
Angus is our oldest boy at 12 years old. He had a tough start in life, so he's very particular about the friends he makes. With new people he can be quite shy; however, as he becomes accustomed to new situations, new cats and new people, he can be a very friendly boy and play with the others and us in a very normal-cat way. He will, for the most part, sit on the outside of the activity, watching and checking things out. He is so tolerant of the little ones running circles around him.
Angus crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in October 16, 2008, after suffering from renal failure at 14 1/2 years old. He was our lap buddy. He will be missed by everyone who got to know him.
Angus' favourite activity:
begging for hot chocolate and whipped cream
Kinross Little Dot, DM
Little Dot got her name because she was almost identical to her mom (Dottie) in color and pattern. The difference was that LD had long hair. She was a sweet, good-natured girl, who loved to be cuddled. LD was a super mom, once feeding not only her little ones, but those of another two litters.
Unfortunately, our beautiful girl developed kidney stones in January 2009 and we had to say good-bye. She will never be forgotten, as her special nature has been passed on to her children. Goodbye, our darling girl, you had such a beautiful spirit...
KINROSS BLUE SKYE
December 26, 1999
Skye is an adorable girl, with large amber eyes that reflect her keen interest in the world around her. Her soft long blue coat stays neat and clean, and is so soft when you pet her. She loves to play and will seek out any opportunity to have a good time; either with the other kittens or with the laser light; and the bed mice don't stand a chance when she's around. The "sweet look" that is so important in the face of the Scottish Fold is very evident on Skye. A sweet girl she certainly is.
We lost our wonderful girl in 2009 - our first Grand Champion out of our own breeding. What a beautiful girl!
Rum Gully Dottie McPherson,
Sire: CH Rum Gully's
Dottie comes from South Carolina at Rum Gully cattery. She is a blue-patched tabby and white, straight-eared girl. She actually has more cream on her than blue. She is an extremely friendly girl who loves to be with people. She will give you chin butts and wrap her paws around your neck when you pick her up.
Dottie obtained her Distinguished Merit status in CFA by producing five Grands. They are:
2010, Dottie was diagnosed with a tumor in her head. It wasn't long until
we had to say goodbye. My Dottie, my snuggle-puss, my beautiful girl. I'm
sorry you couldn't stay longer with us. We will miss you. We see you in your
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
PR KINROSS SIR WALTER
Wally was a one-of-a-kind cat! After his show career (you can see more pics and details of his life on the road here), he became a teaching cat in Rhode Island in a second-grade classroom. For many years, Wally was the center of attention for the children, with his dramatic black and white uniform, which the children said the school needed to adopt. His main subject that he taught was math.
In June 2011, Mary and Don had to say their tearful goodbyes to Wally. There will NEVER be another Wally. Mary says that there will never be another cat who understand her the way that Wally did. It is an understatement to say that he will be missed! There is definitely a hole in their home and in their hearts. But the memories they have of the times they had together will never be forgotten. Thank you for giving Wally the best home he could possibly have, and a life that was filled with love and adoration!
GP KINROSS MR. BURNS
Bernie takes the term "in your face" to a whole new level. With his nose touching mine, he will purr his creaky meow while he kneads on my adam's apple. I warn him that if he does that too long, he won't get any more attention! So then he'll give me a little love bite on my nostril. Such a lovey boy! He is comfortable in the show hall, and became a Grand Premier at the Etobicoke Show on Feb. 18-19, 2006! Way to go, Bernie!
Bernie had a difficult start in life with a grim prognosis. But he bravely overcame the early spina bifida problems and developed into a chubby, loving and gorgeous boy. But later on, his earlier problems surfaced again and affected his quality of life severely, so in February 2012, we said our final goodbyes. Bernie, my lover-boy, my snorter, my sweetheart, I will miss you forever!
Beepafold Wisp 'O Heather of Kinross
March 30, 1999
Dam: GRC Beepafold Ms. Barbara Underhill
Sire: CH Miribu's Georgie Porgie of Pegela
Heather was a very busy kitten, always on the go. She loved to get into mischief, and see what she could knock down. As an adult, Heather was a very friendly girl, seeking attention in her own way, never demanding. Heather's baby picture (above) won a spot in the best-selling second edition of "Cats for Dummies" written by Gina Spadafino, as an example of a Scottish Fold.
Heather had 5 babies, and you can see them here. She then retired and lived with Maureen and Bill in South Carolina for many years. Her very best friend, Bear, was constantly at her side.
A few weeks ago, they had to say goodbye to Heather, and the parting was extremely difficult, especially for Bear. Thank you so much to Maureen & Bill for loving our little girl who always held a special place in our hearts. We know you will miss her!
CH PETAGAYE'S ENGLAND
ROSE OF KINROSS
Born: July 30, 1997
Rosie was one of those
once-in-a-lifetime cats that will never be forgotten. She came to us
as our first breeding female from another cattery. She was the alpha
cat, and no one questioned that position - they didn't dare! She birthed
her babies so easily and effortlessly that it seemed that this is what
she was meant to do, and her mothering skills were top notch! After
she retired, she went to live with Pat (Beepafold Cattery) in Auburn,
NY, where she also ruled the house there.
In 2012, it was discovered that Rosie had a growth in her jaw, most likely cancer. Rosie did not let this bother her much, but in early 2013, it was evident that she was suffering. Amid tears of grief and sadness, Pat said her final goodbyes to this girl of her heart and the soul of her home. Thank you, Pat, so very much for the many years of care you gave her and the love you shared with her.
Katie was incredibly affectionate. She would climb onto your lap before you know it; and her purr tells you how happy she is to be with you. She and her littermate sister, Angel, attended many shows together. See all her accomplishments. Katie earned the distinction of BEST ALTER IN CANADA for the 2003-2004 show season! Thank you to Heather and Morley for taking her out and showing her so beautifully and proudly! Katie was also a Grand Premier in CFA, making enough points in one show to take her all the way!
Recently, very suddenly, Katie developed a kidney stone. A heroic attempt was made to remove it and save her life, but unfortunately, it was not to be. Heather and Morley were devastated to lose this wonderful girl. There would never be another quite like her!