I, Phyllis Stiebens, am a fairly new resident of Florida. For 26 years, I was a
breeder in Michigan, great Lakes region for CFA showing. My daughter,
Katrina was 3 years old when our first litter was born and she was 30 in
April 2012. My husband Greg died February of 2011 after 30 years of
marriage, so life is a bit different for me for awhile. The photo shown above
is on November 1st, 2012 with my new husband, John Stiebens. So now as I
start a new chapter in my life, I am Mrs Phyllis Stiebens (formally Tobias)
and have been breeding Maine Coons 28 years.
Kumskaka/Behold Maine Coon cattery is dedicated to praising the Lord
Jesus and I will always put HIM first in my life. If you need prayer or just a
friend, PLEASE tell me this. I will pray for you and talk with you, all that
you need. The world is a hard place now but you were put here at this time
and place by our Heavenly Father for a reason. Praise His Holy Name!
In my Cattery plans, I breed with show lines, mixed with new foundation
and/or outcross lines, which are rare and hard to find. Starting a new line
is a lot of work and costs but well worth it all. More definitions are in my
book "The Personal Maine Coon", published Dec. 2009.
With keeping the inbreeding numbers down, we are able to have larger
healthier litters and then with our health testing, we are able to "weed" out
any lines that cause problems of any kind. There are no perfect cat or lines,
but we can always do better and make sure we have a strong healthy breed
to pass on. Personalities are more relaxed and happier when lines are
out-crossed also. Back when we were new breeders, this breed used to be
nicknamed the "mean coons" by some of the judges. The personalities were
NOT good and many of the cats being judged would hiss and growl and act
so terrible. We hated to see this and to hear the jokes by the judges, and so
that is what got us determined to help the future of this breed we loved so
dearly, right from the start.
We love all the colors and have bred all of them at some time. We have a
favorite of silver tabby and so many of our cats now have silver or smoke in
them. But there is no color that we hate, just a couple we don't really care
for. We love this breed so much and if you have never had a Maine Coon
cat, you will learn why once you own one of these wonderful cats. If you
already own a Maine Coon, you already know how special they are, and
owning many of them really can make a family to adore.
We have bred for a long time, but do not yet plan to quit. There are just so
many things we love about this breed and are excited for every kitten we
produce. We have friends all over the world too which makes for more fun
with each litter.
We love to email, if you have questions just contact us. Phoning is good too
but harder to find time where I am home and can relax. If you are
considering a kitten from us, send us an email and tell us about your home,
your family and what you want in a kitten. I have made many friends from
kitten buyers, and hope to make more friends with you!
Have a great day and we look forward to talking more with you. PTL!
Phyllis Stiebens firstname.lastname@example.org