My name is Michele, and I am the proud owner of a small cageless Cattery here in west Michigan. I live here with my husband, and I work from home. Our children are grown and in College, so I have plenty of time to spend with the kitties. Being home has been wonderful for the socialization and care of our kitties. My focus is on bi-color smokes and more importantly temperament. To me, body type, and temperament is everything. Color is just icing on the cake. I breed according to the CFA Show Standard, and therefore,all my kitties are extreme.
I've had a love for cats my whole life. Growing up on a dairy farm in upstate NY, my parents always knew where to find me... in the barn searching for kittens. More than just my love for cats, there has been an even greater love for the Persian breed. There has always been a Persian cat in my parents home for as long as I can remember.
In early 2007, my sister sent me on a quest to find her a Persian kitten. While on that quest, I began to dream of having my own Cattery. I already had a beautiful Silver Tabby Persian male who was neutered, but I wanted to become a breeder and to get into the show ring. By the fall of 2007, I had my first breeding pair. I was well on my way to what has now become Autumn-Purrs Persians. Along this journey, I have met some of the most wonderful breeders. They were willing to give me a chance, and to share their beautiful kitties with me. For this, I can not thank them enough!
I hope that you will enjoy our kitties as much as we do, and maybe we have that perfect Persian that you are searching for.