Our names are Deborah and Rick Hudson and we have been married 30 plus
years! We have two grown sons and enjoy our hobby of breeding and showing
Himalayan cats together.
Dream Himi cattery originated from a desire to breed & show after falling in love with my first Himalayan cat Angel, a seal point female who had georgous blue eyes. I spent summers as a child in awe of the miracle of birth and played with my grandmother's cats and kittens. My grandparents', Lillian and Ted Perkins, bless their hearts now deceased, bred and showed Siamese, Tonkinese, and Burmese in the 1960's. I think of them often and show my cats with pride and follow their legacy. We feel blessed to have made some good friends in the cat fancy and honored to have the guidance of some very well known breeders who have many years of experience.
As a child I loved to daydream in class and I excelled in art. I named my cats artists names or use an artistic theme. I called my cattery DREAMHIMI because we COULD ONLY DREAM of owning a home we could never afford to buy one. Starting the cattery and timing in the housing market allowed us to purchase our first home! The stars were aligned for us because we don't believe we could have found a landlord who'd allow us to breed cats!
Dream Himi cattery has shown and registered with CFA and TICA since 2002. We produce all colors including solid color point carriers, chocolate, lilac, lynx point and tabby. Careyata, Prairiecat, Vital Andion, Prancenpaws, Playwickey, Yo-mans, Foxy, Catley Crue and Unobelgatto.
Although our cats live in our home with us, we recently built a large sunroom for them. It overlooks the harbor of a funky, artistic, naturally serene, and beautiful environment of a little suburb called Port Moody located in the southwestern coast of British Columbia, Canada. Port Moody won two awards in 2004 at the International Awards for Livable Communities; first place for "Planning for the Future", and third place for "Livable Community".
We are very grateful for all the support and care our cats get from the group of veterinarians and assistants at Newton Animal Hospital. They specialize in working with dog and cat breeders and are located at 7010 King George Highway in Surrey, 604-596-7417. We are also grateful for Dr.Sidhu of Norgate Animal Hospital a new clinic located at 1435 Marine Drive, North Vancouver 604-980-2222 Hours: 8:00 am - 8:00pm and
Sundays 9:00 am - 5:00 PM, what more can a cat breeder want? Being a home loving, sensitive, creative person, I am particular about cleanliness, seek out the latest in veterinarian care, keep a closed cattery, and am compassionate to continue to learn to improve the breed. We feed
Natura, Eagle Pack, Addiction and other high quality foods canned and dry foods. We are introducing other high quality foods at this time - only the best for our well socialized, loved, and pampered Himis! I endeavor to breed healthy, gorgeous, affectionate, companion pets, and show breeding cats.
We used to ultrasound scan & now DNA test for PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) a genetic inherited disease ending lives between 3 and 10 years average 7. All of our cats are DNA PKD negative. We do cardiac ultra sound tests for HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) a genetic heart condition from mild to severe which can end lives at an average age from age 6 to 9 years. HCM testing dates with the Veterinarian's names are specified on some of our current breeding cats as well in past breeding cats listed in the "Past Stars" page. We test all new cats from outside our cattery for FeLV (Feline Leukemia) & FIV (Feline immunodeficiency virus);both diseases are contagious, often go together are caught from cat-to-cat contact and found in urban cats that roam outdoors. All pets are spayed or neutered by my veterinarian before placement and the costs are included in the pet price.
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