My name is Kimberlee M Young VMD and I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1994. I fell in love with 2 very special breeds while in vet school and they were the Great Dane and the Birman. I became aquainted with these breeds and from my first introduction to both found them to be very special. I knew it would be only a matter of time until I would aquire ones for myself.
ForeverYoung Cattery was founded in 2001 when after a very long search for just the right breeder to help start me out, I acquired my very first beautiful birmans, a seal lynx point female named Yalana, and her blue lynx point sister Yardley. My foundation girls came to me from Julie Gaines of Abirwood in Illinois. I flew to pick up Yalana and Yardley in Illinois and it was love at first sight. I quickly became hooked on the breed and showing, and Julie has since been a great friend and mentor. I am thankful to Julie for giving me such an amazing example of the breed to start with. Yalana became a Grand Champion quickly and made the experience a very fun and rewarding one.
The year 2004, I was privileged to bring home "Teddy Love", (again from Abirwood), who was at the time, in the middle of the show season and ranked as best birman in the country. I continued the show season and it proved to be meant to be, for Teddy truly loved showing and traveling and finished the 2004-2005 show season as both a Regional Winner and a National Best of Breed Winner. It was a wonderful experience and he is a very sweet and beautiful Birman. He is now a very happy stud boy and a wonderful addition to my breeding program.
I have also aquired a few other beautiful boys & girls which you can see pictures of on my various pages.
All my kittens are born and raised in my home, with my 5 children, (ages 12, 11, 8, 5 and 3), and our 2 gorgeous Great Danes, ( Aramis and Kierra), our 4 Chihuahuas, and our newest love, our French Bull Dogs, as well as our hamster, 2 Nosey Be Panther chameleons, and all our other Birmans and 2 domestic shorthair rescues ( Junior and Broker). With all this commotion the kittens are very well socialized and adjusted and not phased by much.
All my kittens go to their new pet homes around 12-16 weeks of age or older, and are fully vaccinated (including their first rabies vaccine), and are spayed or neutered. Owners may elect to have their kittens declawed under certain circumstances but I insist they be brought back to me at the age of 8-11 months so that I may perform the procedure with my surgical laser and ensure it is done correctly and they receive proper care. I always advise and educate owners of alternative training methods and feel declawing, while acceptable, should not be done only as a matter of convenience. This procedure when performed with a surgical laser and a properly trained surgeon has no higher complication or discomfort rate then a routine spay. Contrary to what many believe, the procedure is not horrid. MY kittens are awake within minutes and are up eating and walking and batting at toys as if nothing happened.
I consider all my birman babies to be my responsibilty for the rest of their lifes hence the name, "ForeverYoung". I am always willing to answer any questions, assist with any medical problems, or even in extreme cases, due to possible unforeseen circumstances, rehome when necessary.
Birmans are a wonderful and affectionate breed. They are great with children and other animals and are a wonderful addition to any household where they will receive the great amount of attention and love they require and deserve. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I am always happy to hear from fellow birman lovers as well.
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