On 4/16/11 I was scheduled to meet the kitten and the parents of this kitten, was told by the breeder that she needed to change the address I was to meet her that she was in transition of houses, I found that strange, especially if the kittens and mother were there and she was living elsewhere. I arrived at the new address to find it furnished and looked lived in she proceeds to the bathroom where she had behind closed doors 3 kittens, one of them to be mine. She was kind enough to send me photo upsdates thru e-mail so I knew what he looked like, unfortunatly when she went to hand him to me, he froze, he was very scared & nervous and didn't want to be held, he wanted to run away...one of the other female kittens was dirty and it looked as though it hadn't seen the mother cat for quite some time. When I asked the breeder where is their mother of the kittens was, she said "at my other house" I then asked her the necessary medical questions of the parents and asked for medical documents, she didn't answer me. I realized then what I was holding was a ferral cat, it hadn't been socialized and I wondered if inded she did have the kittens mother...it felt very wrong so I ended my visit and left. My sister was with me and we drove down the street, waited long enough to see her leave the house with the kittens and go back to her original house where we sent the deposit...the house was in real bad shape and I realized she was probably embarrassed by the surroundings, hense the visit to the other house. I called her on her cell phone and asked for an explanation, she said "I will never let you see the kitten's mother I don't let anyone in, I'll send you your deposit back and she hung up on me"
My main concern was the kittens and how ferral they were and wanted the kitten that I had been carrying a photo around for 5 1/2 weeks to be mine, I called her back and told her "I'd take the ktiten now, at least then he may have a chance in life and learn how to be socialized" she hung up on me.
Since then her e-mail address has been disconnected but her website is still working.
I strongly urge anyone looking for a Maine Coon Kitten or any purebread to read a Cat Fancy magazine and look for reputable breeders thru their site, DO NOT buy kittens from this woman! the whole experience was a nightmare and all I can think about is those poor kittens