gretaFI* Starstruck's is a small Finnish cattery for Scandinavian Russian Blue cats in Vantaa (Helsinki area). The cattery has a new litter once a year or so from well-thought combinations. The cattery has 5 feline inhabitants, four of which are retired: Starstruck's Greta Ekman, Silverklon's Bluebell, Kuunkajon Candelifera and Jumillas Born To Run. Currently we have one fertile female: ASOLAN Blu Kristmas. From time to time, we also have leasing cats to continue the Starstruck's and Asolan lines.

As a breeder, my objective is to bring to the world curious and affectionate Russian Blues which adhere to the breed standards. In the appearance, I emphasize the Scandinavian rysslook, which to me consists of a specific - little angry - face expression, medium blue coat with great tipping, elegant but muscular body and green almond-shaped eyes. During the time I've been breeding Russian Blues, I haven't met a cat that would fulfill the objective completely so there's still work to be done. When planning a litter, the looks and the character of the male, his pedigree and his low use in breeding are of greatest importance.

My spouse and I also breed cats in TICA under the Asolan cattery name, which is the name of the area where we live. Although I pursue to breed Russian Blues of the Scandinavian type, I wish to explore the possibilities offered by different cat organisations in addition to FIFe.

Cat shows are a natural part of the breeding activity. A cat show is not only a great place to meet other 'cat people' but also a valuable source of information for all cat owners and breeders. And, of course, a certificate once in a while does not hurt either! Although my ambition is to find some promising kittens a home that shares my interest in the breeding and/or the cat shows, the most important thing is always to find a loving home that can offer the kitten a secure and stimulating living environment for the rest of its life.