My name is Marianne Hoogendoorn. Together with my son and the cats we live in Maarssen (Netherlands). The cats are my big passion and specifically the breed "Turkish Angora"!
Ever since i was a child i was surrounded by animals. It is in my blood, sort of speak. My mother was a dog breeder for over 30 years. When i moved out of my elderly home i took the cats with me. It had to be like that. As many before me, my first cats where "House Hold Pets" (which were very dear to me) and then i met the Turkish Angora.
By coincidence my first Turkish Angora came into my life. She was a blue tortie smoke female named Sophie. Because of her i fell in love with the breed. Not long after she came into my life the idea began to grow to breed with her. I did not just wanted to multiply, but to breed as a responsible breeder. Around the same time i also bought my first Maine Coon female. In 2004 i got my cattery name and in 2005 my first litter was born.
And no i would never complain. Hobby's cost money....period!
In all the years i have seen and learned so much, many good things have happened, but also bad and sad things and i have wondered myself more than once why i continue and do all this trouble for.
....until you get a message again from the owners of one of the kittens how happy and proud they are with their special friend
So i continue to make people happy with their own little Havvanurs. Every day we enjoy the presence of our cats and i hope i can continue to do this for many years.
In 2013 i have followed the genetic course from NOK (Nederlands Onafhankelijk Keurmeestergilde) and passed the exam. I also passed the student-judging exam in that year.
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