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Vivace Somalis Cattery

South Australia 5158
P 08 8387 5555
F (08) 8387 5555
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Vivace Cattery was established in 2000 in Adelaide, South Australia. It is operated by Evelyn and Rita Bruche

Vivace Somalis Cattery
Our first Somali cats were Sarek, Tomalak and Lovok from the Biegatti cattery. Testament to this breeds' addictive nature :-) this interest led to exhibiting and then breeding.
We became interested in the silver colours, As they say "fools rush in" :-) and we began our breeding career not only by importing cats from Denmark, but by working with Silver Somalis! Well, many said we were mad, however we don't believe in half-measures so with the addition of a local [from Queensland] tawny Somali, and a Silver Aby from NSW, Vivace Cattery was born. Now we have expanded to breeding non-silver colours.

It is a great source of joy to us to see the subsequent generations of these cats bringing happiness to their new families.You can share this with our family albums... lots of happy cats in happy homes.

Our cats live in the house with us where possible, and outside in spacious runs when necessary. We make sure that we have lots of contact with them and we do whatever we can to ensure that they are as happy as possible. This includes keeping cats in groups [including the males] and keeping their working lives short so that they can go back to their main function in life, as companion animals. We are always looking to improve and extend their living quarters.

Vivace is registered with the Feline Association of South Australia [FASA] and the Governing Council of the Cat fancy of SA [GCSA]. We show our cats regularly - this is largely to give the public an opportunity to see these breeds. Somalis in particular are not well-known. We have achieved a good deal of show success, including many best in group and best of breed placings. We have also bred several "Somalis of the Year" , Abyssinians of the year, and also Group 3 desexed cat of the year, and National Abyssinian awards. We have also won best group 3 prefix in FASA in 2003, 2005 and 2006 & 2007. The cats we take out revel in the attention; they are natural show-offs and do attract a lot of attention from other exhibitors and public alike!

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