American Shorthair

Looking for a cat that will be a gentle companion, a playmate for your children, and a full-fledged member of the family? Look no further than the American Shorthair. This breed is known for its longevity, robust health, good looks, quiet disposition and amiability with children and dogs

Welcome to my cattery!

Bayouash Cattery is an American Shorthair Cat Boutique featuring only lovable, laidback “Cat-Fishin’” type cats, but, at the same time, they can chase a laser light with the “speed of a bullet”!!  My cats are my joys!  The breed is noted for once being a hard working American cat when they first appeared on the shores of the American, now mine live the life of ease.  They can sip mint juleps or indulge in a pitcher of ice cold lemonade under shady Mimosa trees while waiting for an occasional mouse or so to scramble by!  The hardest job my Southern Belles and Gentlemen have is winning at TICA/CFA Shows to make me proud, and they have!  All my residents have acquired Championship-Supreme Grand Championship status in TICA.

Our Cattery

BAYOUASH is located near Alexandria, LA in central Louisiana where at least two misplaced Cajuns ended up and have tried to bring “Cajun joy and smiles” to all we meet.  Our primary breeding goal is to bring beautiful “mello” cats to families to love, enjoy, and give them the opportunity to show their treasure in a TICA or CFA Show or two and know the thrill of owning a winning cat!  Both TICA (BAYOUASH) and CFA (BAYOU ASH) register our Cattery.  In TICA we have the honor of having an “Outstanding Cattery” which is an honor not taken lightly!

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Our Cats

My foundation cats hail from PEI, Canada (Maureen Rummenie’s Rumscott’s Cattery); New York (Brian Gorman’s Cupecoy’s Cattery); and North Carolina (Dr. Margot Mellies’ Miribu Cattery).  The proud owners of these fine catteries have encouraged and helped me beyond my wildest expectations!  A special “thanks” is extended to them (special folks who I consider special friends …

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