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My name is Christine Leith and I live with my four Abyssinians near Biggar, Scotland, UK. We have recently moved from Edinburgh and we are all enjoying and getting used to our new surroundings.

My prefix RINTINABY is registered with the GCCF. I have had the pleasure of sharing my home with my beautiful Abyssinians for over five years now.

Ever since I have left home I have had a cat. Sadly my beloved moggie Tigger had to be put to sleep, he had been a big part of my life for 8 years. So I hunted high & low to get another cat but none of them seemed to be quite what I was looking for. I wanted a cat that was affectionate, playful and one that would form a bond with me. My house didn't feel like a home without a cat.

My Mum used to show and breed Siamese cats (so from her stories I had a fair idea what I was letting myself in for!). Even when she stopped breeding and showing we always had cats around.

I had always admired Abyssinians at cat shows and I knew if I was going to get a pedigree cat or kitten it had to be an Aby. I read up on them and they were exactly what I was looking for. Abys are intelligent, playful and loyal to their humans. I was convinced that this was the breed for me. But then again, it wasn't easy to find one of them either!

So to Salisbury in deepest Wiltshire I did go, to collect my first Abyssinian (Tufty). I knew by then that these cats were special and more people in Scotland should get an opportunity to own and see them.

Another Aby was needed, to be friends with the first, and so back to deepest Wiltshire again for another one (Smokey). I was hooked. I knew I had to breed to share my passion.

From Tufty's first litter I kept Red & Charlie. They have been neutered and are proper little mischief makers!

Since their arrival my life has changed, in comparison to Tigger my last cat seems like an angel compared with Tufty and Smokey! He was by no means an angel, but had a very different nature. I have come to realise that "no" is not really a word an Aby chooses to understand.

The first litter of Rintinaby kittens arrived on 31 May 2005 to Tufty and Smokey's first litter arrived on 28 March 2006.

Quick note of Special Thanks To…..

Sue & David Muspratt (Flamstone Abyssinians) for entrusting me with your beautiful babies, Tufty & Smokey, and giving help & advice with my breeding programme. I hope we do you proud!.

Neil of Seaview Design for making the twaeks to the website that I've not had time to do.

And finally...My mum, for getting me started on this and helping me.



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