Who We Are
Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs joined the Pixie Bob breeders community in October of 2003 when I registered the cattery with TICA. My first litter arrived in early 2004.
Since then, I have worked tirelessly promoting the breed by showing my cats in TICA and ACFA, educating the public, and serving as breed chairs in both associations.
The Forest Hunter Philosophy
To Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs, it was never a question of whether my kittens would be leaving my home already spayed or neutered. The only way Pixie Bob breeders can assure 100% that none of the kittens they produce would end up producing unwanted litters is to have them fixed before they leave.
The excuses other Pixie Bob breeders use boggle the mind. Either their vet does not provide early spay/neuter services, or they claim that this perfectly safe procedure causes “muscular-skeletal issues” in adult cats. Dogs and only dogs have that issue. What I hear when Pixie bob breeders let their kittens go unfixed is, “I am too cheap to do the right thing.”
And the cheapness continues with letting kittens go inappropriately under-vaccinated and/or full of internal and/or external parasites. And don’t even get me started on the 72-hour guarantee. In other words, once 3 days are over, you, dear pet buyer, are out of luck if anything goes wrong with your kitten. After-sale support is a foreign term to those Pixie Bob breeders, and none of them take any of their cats back when they are no longer wanted.
Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs never understood why so many breeders take money but not stand behind what they produce. It is hard enough being a breeder and thus the subject of constant attacks as an “animal abuser” who uses defenseless animals to make a buck. Is it really so hard to do things right?
Believe me when I tell you that it is not. Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs is living proof. You can rescue, and you can breed. You can develop one of the Top 3 Pixie Bob programs worldwide with extremely true to type cats while still ensuring health and vigor, longevity, and superb temperaments. Yes, you can still operate at cost (you don’t make anything that could be regarded as a “profit” – I think my hourly rate is around $2.50).
My philosophy is that you do one thing, and you do it right. Be a leader if you want to affect change, even if it is just for yourself. Show them how it is done and hope that some will follow. I am so proud of all those breeders that I have been able to mentor along the way. Their programs are also a cut above the rest.
Not All Pixie Bob Breeders Are The Same
There is a reason Forest Hunter Pixie Bobs is one of the top Pixie Bob breeders and the home of many International and Regional Winners. It is challenging work, and even after over 18 years, it is never getting old. I am still so excited about every litter born. There is no better thing than to spend my time with my cats, playing with kittens, and seeing them grow up. This is occasionally topped when I see how incredibly happy my kittens have made so many people.
Didn’t buy your kitten from me? No worries – I am here for any Pixie Bob owner. Well, any cat owner, really. If you have an issue that puzzles you, give me a shout! I am here for you.