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Here you can find out all the important news from our Chartreux cat breeding, the real Carthusian cats.

14.11.2021 - Winter time is time for rest

When the days get shorter and the nights get longer, the cats adapt too. They become quieter and cozier and all of them now get a well-deserved break with even more cuddle time.

The next litter is therefore not planned until spring 2022.

An important information for all future interested parties: Currently there are about 20 families on the waiting list, some of whom would like to take in two cats. Please note that we give preference to requests for two cats or to take in a second cat. (→ Things to know about the delivery of our kittens)

15.10.2021 - Daisy moves out

Now the last big day has come and Daisy is also moving to her new family. 

Daisy has delighted us now for 16 weeks with her sunny and friendly disposition and has grown very close to our hearts especially in the last 2 weeks,  after her brothers moved out.

We will miss this young lady very much and wish her a wonderful, exciting life! 💗

03.10.2021 - Duke & Dusty move out

The first big day has come - Duke and Dusty are moving to their new family in Hamburg. We will really miss the two cuddly tomcats.

It is always amazing for us how intense the bond can become between human and cat within just a few weeks. It's just good that the new family is waiting for them with 5 pairs of hands to cuddle them properly. We wish you a great cat life! 🧡 💙

But if you want to follow them for a bit, you can do so on Instagram: → Jungs_von_der_Waterkant

24.09.2021 - 2. visit of the vet

So, now all three kittens have also survived their 2nd vet visit. They were all three super sweet. The stupid prick has not disturbed them in the slightest.

08.09.2021 - Thoughts about the waiting list

Currently, the demand for the Chartreux is very high, so that the waiting lists at all responsible breeders are more or less long.

But please don't let that stop you. Many interested people are on the waiting lists of various breeders and often many of them do not cancel when they have already found their dream kitten. 

I have just updated my waiting list and was able to reduce it by almost 50%. So it is definitely worth it to get on the waiting lists!

If you want to know more about how to buy a kitten from us, you can find all the information here →.

28.08.2021 - Visit of the new family

Duke and Dusty had a very exciting day today, because their new family came to visit. After initial hesitation, perhaps due to fatigue, the sympathy was immediately felt on both sides. It was played, cuddled and purred.

27.08.2021 - We met the vet

Today was the vet visit for the first vaccination of the kittens. All three catbabies were curious and super well-behaved. The vaccination and the placing of the microchip did not bother them at all. Mama Emilia was also there the whole time and held the brave little paws.

08.08.2021 - Interest in Kitten

Currently the demand for Chartreux kittens is very high, so our waiting list is also very long. Everyone who is interested in taking a kitten from us has to be very patient.

Since our kittens are a part of our family, we want to know everything about the potential families. Now, in order to find the best family to put on the waiting list, we have designed a short application form → through which we receive all the information that is important for us. 

All other information about the delivery of our kittens can be found here: Interesting Facts about to Buy a Kitten →

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25.06.2021 - The babies are here

Friday afternoon Emilia gave us 4 wonderful healthy kittens: 2 girls and 2 boys. 🥰

It was a long birth, but she did everything really well and is now a model mommy again.

You can find current pictures in the gallery →.

If you are interested in a kitten, I regret to tell you that I have a long waiting list. But you are welcome to write to me → 💌.

11.06.2021 - Emilia is pregnant

Emilia's belly has become steadily rounder in the last few weeks, so that she can no longer hide her pregnancy.

The check-up at the vet yesterday showed five strong beating hearts in the ultrasound. Since the ultrasound is not 100% accurate, we expect five plus / minus one kitten. 🥰


Emilia now has about 2 weeks to give the babies everything they need for their development. Therefore she eats for at least 6 cats. 😋

If you are interested in a kitten, I regret to tell you that I have a long waiting list. But you are welcome to write to me → 💌.

12.05.2021 - All cats together

Shiva has been living with us for a week and now she has gotten to know all the other cats bit by bit. They all treat each other very respectfully and carefully, but I have already seen the first short hunting games together.

She fits in perfectly with the group.

Mang de Meren_Shiva bei der Ankunft

05.05.2021 - Shiva is moving in

Today I made myself a big birthday present and picked up our new family member with my husband: Shiva de la Vimeusière.

We thank Patricia Dourin from the bottom of our hearts for this wonderful Chartreux girl and for her great trust. ❤️

Shiva is such a piece of gold, affectionate, gentle when playing and purring like a tractor. She will give us a lot of joy and love.

10.03.2021 - Spring feelings

It is spring and here are a lot of spring feelings in the air at the moment. Emilia is in heat and Collin is very interested. 😻

07.11.2020 - Eden's travel

On Saturday Eden gave birth to 5 wonderful babies.

This is Eden's first litter and usually there are only 2-3 kittens, but despite the size of the litter, she coped with the birth very well and confidently.

27.08.2020 - Moving out - part 2

Now the little ones are 16 weeks old and the last two, Baltahzar and Dushi, have also left the nest.

Balthazar has been living in his home in Strasbourg for 5 days and keeps his new Catmom busy.

And now Dushi has also arrived at her new little best friend in Amsterdam and forges new, deep bonds.

08.08.2020 - Moving out - part1

How quickly time goes by - now Balthasar, Buddy, Prim and Katniss (Baghira & Bijou) have moved out and are now making the life of their new families a little brighter.

While Prim and Katniss continue to make their new territory unsafe as a duo, Balthasar befriends his new playmates (2 Norwegian forest cats). Buddy, on the other hand, initially goes to his new family as a loved and pampered only child. 😄

Balthazar and Dushi (Bluwie) are unfortunately still waiting for their move abroad. You are only allowed to cross the "borders" with a valid rabies vaccination and it is still a few days before it is valid. 😉

Chartreux Mang de Meren - Kitten alle zufrieden

07.05.2020 - 6 gorgeous kittens

Emilia gave us 6 wonderful kittens in the evening (May 7th, 2020).

She handled everything so wonderfully and alone that we felt completely superfluous. Everyone is doing well and drinking like world champions.

Mang de Meren - Schwangere Chartreux Emilia

16.04.2020 - Pregnancy confirmed

The ultrasound at the vet confirmed it yesterday:

Our dear Emilia is pregnant and we are expecting kittens in early May 2020. ❤️

27.03. & 01.04.2020 - Moving out

On March 27th, 2020 Albert and Archibald vun Mang de Meren moved out and are now enriching the life of a small family in Hamburg. 😺😺

And on April 1st, 2020, Ambrosius also left us and is now keeping the Chartreux lady Hedwig company. 😺

26.03.2020 - Offspring planning

Beatrice a.d. Grinke at home is pregnant and is expecting her first kittens in the next week. Papa Collin couldn't be more proud.

At our Eden, unfortunately, was only pseudopregnant, so we don't expect any Kitten in April.

The next litter with us is planned for summer 2020.

03.02.2020 - Ladies visit

Since Sunday evening we have had ladies visiting, or rather Collin. Beatrice a.d. The Grinke home is Collin's personal guest.

The two get along wonderfully, so kittens can be expected again by the breeder Grinke in April. We are excited.

In addition, our Eden is now also in heat. What does a stud want more than two women at the same time ?! 😸

10./11.01.2020 - Eyes open

On January 10th and 11th, the eyes of the red and blue boys opened. Now the legs look at us confused when they are petted.

The yellow boy needs a little more time. But he already blinks, so that the opening of the eyes can no longer take long. ⌛️

→ To the kittens!

Mang de Meren - Emilia mit 3 Kitten

29./30.12.2019 - Birth of 3 babies

It didn't quite work out with the Christmas kittens. Emilia enjoyed all of the family's attentions.

On December 29th, 2019 at 7 p.m. she decided that it was finally time and led me to the whelping box. After many infinite tummy ticks and hand licks, the first kitten was born at 10:00 p.m. The 2nd followed at 11 p.m. and the 3rd at 0:05 a.m. 🐱🐱🐱

Emilia mastered everything wonderfully alone. It was a wonderful experience and we thank the little mouse. ❤️

→ To the kittens!

1.Wurf in der KAtzenzucht Mang de Meren

09.12.2019 - Ultrasound of the kitten

Emilia's belly has been getting rounder and rounder in the past few weeks and although we have not planned a litter for this year, we had to track down the little tummy.

And indeed ... Emilia is pregnant with at least 4 small kittens. What a great surprise that is. 🥰

The absolute best thing about it is that we will now get Christmas kittens. 🎄

18.09.2019 - Appointment at the VET

We had an appointment with the vet today and unfortunately the ultrasound didn't show any fetuses. Unfortunately, Emilia and Eden are both not pregnant. We're a bit disappointed, but then it'll work next time. 😉

The next possibility is coming.

August 2019 - Collin is hardworking

Collin is a hard-working stud. Emilia and Eden are in heat at a distance of 1.5 weeks and it seems that we can possibly expect offspring ...

... let's wait for the next few weeks.

07.07.2019 - The girls grow up - part 2

Now Emilia is also in heat for the first time. But meanwhile the other cats have got used to the whining and shouting. Nobody comes up to ask questions when Emilia screams.

The cat still doesn't care. 🙄

07.07.2019 - The girls grow up

Almost 7 months after Eden and Emilia moved in, our two little ones will grow up.

Eden is in heat for the first time. All of the other cats are completely confused about what the her behavior is about.

Emilia takes a little more time here. 😊

28.12.2018 - We grow together....

2 weeks later we have a peaceful coexistence!

At night we not only share our bed with Collin (at the foot end) and Ciara (cuddled up to us), but also with Emilia. The sweet little Chartreux hugs Ciara very closely, while Eden claims the topmost recessed area on the scratching post.

The 4 cats also share the food bowls fairly.

16.12.2018 - Emilia & Eden move in

After a strenuous drive, especially for Emilia, when Eden slept completely, we arrived at the new home at 6pm.

The first contact between Collin & Ciara and Emilia & Eden went as expected. While Emilia & Eden immediately claimed the house for themselves and bravely explored all the rooms, Collin & Ciara were a bit skeptical and withdrew a little.

Direct contact was avoided and the first night was spent separately.

Eden, eine kleines,echtes Kartäuser Katzenmädchen

26.11.2018 - Emilia does not come alone

We have always wished that Emilia would grow up with a playmate at a similar age ... and now it will be like this:

Eden (Emilia's sister) is moving in with us too. 😺 😺

19.11.2018 - 9 week old Emilia

Emilia is now 9 weeks old and already a very sweet and above all naughty one. She likes to climb up our breeder's trouser leg or sit on her shoulder.

Emilia grows up with 4 brothers (and a sister) and is therefore really good at handing out and taking in too. Our two house cats will love them!

29.10.2018 - Visit the breeder Grinke

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, we visited the Grinke house and met little Emilia for the first time. Our anticipation was huge and our great expectations were not disappointed! We had decided on the right little cat: When I sat down between all the little cuddly tigers, Emilia steered straight towards me and said "Hello". Look at her look ... she wanted to see us.

06. & 07.Oktober 2018 - Genetics Seminar

genetics seminar for cat breeders by Rymonde Harland und Sylvie Groenveld

It was two very informative and really intensive days with many good discussions. 😃 We have dealt with the basics of heredity, color genetics, the calculation of the inbreeding coefficient including its meaning, as well as breeding methods and breeding plans, so that I now have exactly the right tools for my cat breeding.

Two really great days that I would like to recommend to everyone who is interested in cat breeding.

15.09.2018 - Birth of our first breeding cat

... and in the middle of September the time had come: Pauline von Roit zu Hoya's kittens are here. Now we look forward to our first visit to the Grinke house every day.

The name of our little cuties is now also fixed: She will be called Emilia.

August 2018 - Acceptance of a breeder

After the first contact in January 2018 with the breeder Mrs. Grinke, we received the good news in August that the Grinke house is expecting Chartreux offspring in September and that we can have a girl from the litter.