We are Erik and Patricia van Ingen. We live in Nijmegen together with our  pets.  That's a city near the German border.  Our number of pets increased the last few years. 

Our eyes crossed with the  Maine Coon in 1998. And than it all started. Our first Maine Coon came, Treasure. We were in love with the breed for over a year and we decided to look for a kitten. I love the color blue, so that would be the color the kitten would have. We found our kitten, in about 4 months after our search.

Tress as we call him, came in our home, and we got infected with the Maine Coon virus. I'm sure you have heard of that. And if you don't want to get infected. Well there is only one option. Don't get a Maine Coon.

We started with one and now we have already 12  Coons!!!

In the beginning of March 2002  our girl Dreamy had her first litter.  Dreamy did very well, she delivered 5 beautiful kittens.

Our second mission was, to get a beautiful but most of all a very sweet male. Which we could use, for our breeding program. We  found that one in our "Big Chief". Chief has been neutered in 2004.

We breed on a small scale. Because we want to give every litter our full attention and care. And because we now also have a daughter who needs a lot of attention :-))) 

Our goals are to breed healthy kittens, with a great character and beautiful looks. 

Our cats are tested on, Felv, Fiv, Patella luxation, HCM and PKD.

Our cats are treated as full family-members, they have the whole house,  our balcony and the secured garden to them selves. Now that we have moved to our new BIG house, we sometimes have to search for our cats ;-)

Our Daughter Caitlyn has her own page click the button below to go to her site.

 

Also our other family members have their own page. Click below to visit their site.

 

Well we hope you enjoy yourself on our page. Come back anytime if you like it here. When you have any questions, or comments don't hesitate to call or mail us.

This is our new family member, his name is "Big-Foot" his breed is called Flemish Giant.

Big-Foot's color is yellow.

 

Well we hope you enjoy yourself on our page. Come back anytime if you like it here. When you have any questions, or comments don't hesitate to call or mail us.

 

As you can see, the garden now has a wired fence. 

Our Little pond in the backyard. The cats love this little space.

Last Summer we had a visit in our little pond. Of course the frog took a huge risk by coming in our garden. Because Delphi has proven herself to be a great Frog-catcher! So we took him out of our pond and took him to a safe place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik & Patricia van Ingen

Nijmegen/ Netherlands

Phone: (0031)(0)24 3785867

GSM: 06-20910801

Email: hugsandkisses@chello.nl