Welcome to MyLuckyStars Maine Coon Cattery! We are Rick & Cindi Buettner. Our home/cattery is located in Moore, Oklahoma just south of Oklahoma City. Way back in the beginning our first Maine Coon was a shelter rescue named "Mouse", he was a beautiful black smoke. Like all cat people it starts with one cat and then you add a second, and a third, and then you know where this is heading.....Our two legged children grew up and left home so our four legged Maine Coon children have taken over our home and our lives. Bedrooms have been converted for the cats, cat trees and ping pong balls replaced Barbies and baseballs.
Our cats live under foot with protected access to the out side. As husband and wife we share the responsibilities of caring for and nurturing our cats. He gets to feed and clean cat boxes and she gets to play with and show the cats. (who has more fun in this scenario????)
Cindi has taken G1 and G2 courses in Pawpeds in order to broaden her knowledge of cats, genetics and animal husbandry. Some of the topics covered are common sense things we tend not to think about, so it gives new focus, other topics are completely new information that is invaluable to a successful breeder.
The Tica show halls have become a second home since April 2014. We now claim a Supreme Grand Champion Maine Coon and are working towards a regional title for the show year, with several show prospects for this coming year. Not every kitten belongs in the show ring and not all are breeders. The one that is will demonstrate a good example of the breed standard while having fun doing it. A great place to gain knowledge, insight and make wonderful friends is definitely in the show hall!
We breed a combination of healthy American and European bred lines for a combined more moderate look,in hopes to get the best traits from each scenario. Our dna testing is performed thru UCDavis and sonogram testing is performed locally.
The kittens in our home are our children and their health is our top priority. All kittens leaving our home will have received 2-3 veterinarian checkups. These checkups are to ensure each kitten is healthy and free from any defects. Our vet will administer the initial vaccinations and age appropriate boosters,as well, all kittens will be wormed. We require each new owner to schedule an appointment with their vet within 72 hours to verify the kittens health.
There is a list of frequently asked questions at the end of our website, please feel free to contact us for further information. Enjoy our site! Rick and Cindi