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Cattery EL CANT DEL BARÇA -NEVA MASQUERADE
We would like to welcome you on the website of our cattery EL CANT DEL BARÇA , what means in the Catalan language ( a song for Barça ) we chose this cattery name with love and care.
Barça was our first cat, unfortunately he never got the chance to live a long and happy life with us, the short time that he was with us, made us loving cats even more than ever before.
In 2010 we were for the first time together in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and of course we went to see a football game from our favourite team FC BARCELONA, in the stadium Camp NOU.
I thought during break time “ Barça “( you pronouns as Barsa), this will be the name of our new coming cat. Barça el Salvador, the name was perfect for him, he was the Johan Cruyff, or Lionel Messi under the cats, he loved to play football .
His death had an enormous impact on us, and for some time we thought, that we would´t take a cat anymore. But Lord Lyndon came in our life, and now we are happy that we had decided otherwise.
Barça will be always in our heart, and a important part of our life, and to keep him always with us, our Cattery name is in his loving memory. EL CANT DEL BARÇA .

Our Cats

Lord Lyndon van Song de Chine ( Lindo beauty )

Lyndon came in our life August 2014, already at the airport in Amsterdam ( Schiphol ) I found out what a charmer he really was, I had to take him out of the pet carrier and from that moment on I felt myself for moment like a celebrity, at least 30 customs were in a no time at the spot, to have a look at young Lyndon, for a moment nothing happened at the customs service.
Lyndon was born in Oss Brabant the Netherlands 25-03 -2014, he is a Blue Golden Tabby Point ( ay 21 33 ) he is a Neva who never gets aggressive, his appearance is enough. He loves to sleep on my chest during the night and early morning, he is very social and curious and always gets things his way.
Lyndon has proven that he is a perfect father to his children, and he was very protective over them, he cleaned them played with them, you could say we were really proud at him and it was a joy to see this every day again. Nacho our ordinary cat could not come near the kittens. Tiara was also under his protection. I always say, his favourite song would be : Three little birds from Bob Marley. Listen the song and you will know more about our Lyndon he is a easy going cat.

El Cant del Barça Enrique Catalunya

Enrique Catalunya came in our life June 2016, 24-06-2016 he was the first born kitten from the three kittens here with us at home Kannusjärvi ( Hamina ) Finland. He is a Seal Tabby Point & White ( n 21 33 03 )
He is full of energy and knows very well how to get things his way, he knows that we are his servants but pays it back with his love for us especially to my wife Nana.
Enrique is a Neva full of surprises and is always in for a practical joke ( see pictures ) also he loves to sleep on our bed during the night and early morning, often between our head pillows.
He is a very social cat, and like his mother very active and not scared for water or the vacuum cleaner or visitors, our cats are free to move where ever they please, even the sauna is available for them.
We have also 2 large outside cages with shelfs and a roof ( see pictures ) I´am happy that Enrique stayed with us, because like also his parents and Nacho he brings joy in our life.
His favourite song : to be honest I really don’t know but Techno probably, he is young and full of life, or then the song, Born to be wild by Steppenwolf.
In the evening he always goes to my wife, and goes to lay on top of her, sometimes he feels sorry for me and tries to come to me, but by the time he is going to make himself comfortable on my belly or chest, Nana needs only to say his name and hit herself a few times on her knees, and he is already on his way back to her.
Enrique became as an unexpected birthday present, my wife happy , and I have still a roof over my head.

Kuz´kin Dom Dushen´ka

Dushen´ka came in our life 15th of July 2017. She is born in Moscow Russia, 18-03-2017. She is a very brave and smart girl, and loves intention. Her purring is warm, and beautiful really relaxing. She is a beautiful girl, who has taken our hearts in a very short time. We are planning a litter from Dushen´ka for next year 2018, when she is 1 year old. We are planning to use one of our own males, Lord Lyndon or Enrique Catalunya.We are proud of our beautiful Dushen´ka.

 

Tiara Catalunya van Song de Chine

Tiara came in our life September 2015, also she made an appearance at the airport in Amsterdam ( Schiphol ) very friendly custom service and also she had her moment of fame, and again for a moment nothing happened at the customs service.
Tiara was born in Oss Brabant the Netherlands 27-04-2015, she is a Seal Tabby Point & White ( n 21 33 03 ) she is a Neva who for sure does not let walk all over her, but a sweet heart to those she loves.
We could say that she was a real devoted mother to her kittens, and she was all the time there for them, we really noticed on everything that she was proud.
We never forget the day that she gave birth to her 3 kittens, she wanted us to be there she really came to collect us. This experience was i think one of the most beautiful in my life. For her I would say her favourite song would be: Deule el Corazon from Enrique Iglesias, listen the song and you know more about our Tiara.
We gave Tiara a second name, Catalunya, this name was a good choice, our little girl seems to be a football fan, and just like us a fan of FC Barcelona she really follows the game and often she tries hard to get the ball, she is a good player, I would say a defender. ( Carles Puyol ) Tiara went on an early retirement, because in November 2016 she got an uterus infection, and she had to be operated. Now she is doing good and she will always have home with us.

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Señor Nacho

He is our ordinary cat, he is born here somewhere in a barn in 2009. He practically walked straight in to our life, he invited himself.
Nacho earns his name he is really a sweetheart, but he also has got a temperament like Spaniard, he is a cat not to mess with, but his anger disappears very fast again, and everything is fast forgiven and forgotten. He likes to be the clan leader, but he knows that Lyndon is the real leader, and this all has never given any tension between any of our cats. We could say proudly we all live here in peace.
We are happy to have him in our life.

Kittens

The kittens got all a Spanish or a Catalan name , and they all got the second name from their mother Catalunya.

Our First Litter

The kittens got all a Spanish or a Catalan name , and they all got the second name from their mother Catalunya. Midsummer evening 24-06-2016 Tiara gave birth to 3 beautiful kittens. 1 male and 2 females.
Enrique Catalunya was born at 18:32
Querida Catalunya was born at 18:52
Sira Catalunya was born at 19:31
Querida Catalunya (nowadays Nala) moved to a family in Helsinki, and we could not wish a better home for her.
Sira Catalunya, she moved to Oss in the Netherlands , to a friend of us and an experienced Neva breeder. Enrique Catalunya lives with us,  because my wife fell in love with him and didn´t want to sell him.

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Kittens 9 weeks

Querida and Enrique

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Sira, Querida and Enrique

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NEVA MASQUERADE CAT FACTS

The Neva Masquerade cat is a pointed variety of the Siberian cat, meaning it has got colour points on the face, paws and ears. The Neva Masquerade is a cat with a strong and muscular body. This tall cat has got a triple coat with a sizeable neck collar. They are very impressive, absolutely loyal, affectionate, tractable, sweet, luxurious.
Size : Large / Weight: female 4 till 6 kg, male 7 till 9 kg, of course there are always exceptions / Vocal : Medium / Active : Medium / Coat : Full / Family : Absolutely / Shed : High / Children : Absolutely / Colour: Pointed Colour
They are very playful, the Neva Masquerade personality is dog like fun loving amiable and lovable. this is a remarkable cat that makes a great friend. Athletic : it is a a big cat full of life and lots of energy.
Affectionate : friendly to children, other cats, dogs, however as every new member of the family, bring the introduction slowly and cautiously, because the Neva Masquerade has a healthy prey drive.
They love to play fetch, and eager to learn. Neva Masquerade are notorious for their extensive vocabulary of purrs chortles twirls and chirps, they are very vocal, but not loud at all busily mumbling as they go about their day, this is a breed head butting and busting it`s family members with love, but they desire interaction, and are definitely not a good choice for busy people with long working days, and if so, you should give them your intention when you finally get home.
The Neva Masquerade produces less of the protein known to be less irritating to people who suffer cat allergies, however the best way to find out is close handling of the cat itself, that will give you a good indication of individual reactions.
The Neva Masquerade is not a very well known breed, this breed got it´s international recognition in the 90s of 20th century.  In appearance, the Neva kitten looks really a lot like a miniature adult, and it may take 3 to 5 years to reach their full size.
Country of origin , Russia /  life span 11 till 16 years, Recognised by FIFE and WCF.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All our breeding cats are tested on FIV, FELV, and HCM, PKD and a large scale blood test is also done for them. Our priority is to breed healthy cats, beautiful, and social cats. We also train them to learn to deal with daily household noises. This just to make the cat a more happy cat, of course we bring this slowly, because once a kitten or cat get frightened of something, you might have a problem. The kittens will leave only under the condition that they will be under supervision, or with a courier or we bring ourself the kitten to her new destination, or you come yourself to collect the kitten.
When kittens go abroad, they can leave at the earliest when they are 16 weeks old, with a purchase contract, pedigree, 2 times vaccinated, dewormed and a microchip and a passport. There will be also food with what kitten is used to eat, for the first couple of days, and some toys.

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About us

I´am John Paul Staal, Dutch citizen, 44 years old, but still young at heart, and alive and kicking:) living in Finland since 1994, working abroad till 2004, and now working in the harbour. I´m living together  with my partner Nana Hasu (Finnish), 43 years old, (still young at heart, and full of energy:))) in Kannusjärvi, Finland.
We have been taking care of homeless cats, for more than 20 years, here locally  and we are still taking care of these outside cats, sometimes we succeed to find a home.
We are both already since our childhood loving cats, and we both know, we always will. Señor Nacho came in to our life February 2010 ( ordinary cat ), he just invited himself, and clearly had decided, from now on, you are going to take care of me. After some time we were thinking to buy a friend for Nacho, and so we found Neva Masquerade and knew straight, that it was our breed.
Holy Birman was the other option, but we wanted a more rare breed, however the most important reason was, we both fell in love with this beautiful breed, Neva Masquerade.

Contact details

 

Johnny Staal and Nana Hasu

 

Alhonmäentie 93

 

49570 Kannusjärvi

 

p. +35840 7471412

 

email. johnny.staal(at)gmail.com