Behind Son Shine Coons...
Son Shine Coons is a husband and wife team! Okay so it's more wife than husband but don't let him fool you, he loves these cats! Our names are Cole and Danielle. Cole works full time as a welder while I am blessed to be able to stay home and care for our home and focus on Son Shine Coons! We live on a piece of property surrounded by beautiful acreage. We are blessed to see God's amazing sunrises and sunsets daily! What a reminder of God's wonderful creation!
While Cole didn't have many pets growing up, and no cats, he has discovered how much joy and laughter animals can bring. I on the other hand grew up with a large variety of pets. We've often joked that I received a double dose of animal lover from my parents. From fish to horses, we had almost everything growing up!
Our family consists of the two of us, our bay paint mare Kahlua, our four dogs Mr. E, Cajun, Kalani, and Kaipo, and our Maine Coons. Our dogs are great with the cats and do a fabulous job helping our kittens raised in our home to be well adjusted with dogs when they leave. We are still praying that in Gods timing He blesses us with two legged children as well!
Son Shine Coons started with one very handsome silver shaded with white Maine Coon boy, Landon. Landon wasn't part of the plan, however, after tragically loosing our handsome Bengal boy Aslan, we needed a new playmate for our female tortie kitten, Lillian. I did a little research and discovered the wonderful Maine Coon breed! They sounded perfect and just the right personality for our home. Later that day I found sweet Landon! That was December 2008.
In 2009, after researching more on the breed and the standard of the breed, I decided that I wanted to add a breeding pair to our family. I came across Max and Cleo, 7 and 8 month old kittens unrelated who were orginally purchased by a family for breeding. They decided that it wasn't something they wanted to do after all and they wanted to find them a home where they could stay together. It was the perfect fit for us! Max and Cleo came home and several months later they
blessed us with their first litter.
While we never kept a kitten from Max and Cleo, we are blessed to have our breeding queen Cabernet aka Cabby. Her mother is a grandaughter of Max and Cleo so that makes her a great grandaughter of our foundation breeding pair.
Our cats have been a blessing to us. We have made some fabulous new friends through our babies. Some are breeders who share the same passion that we do. Breeders who treat their cats the same way we do and raise their kittens underfoot as well. We've developed heartfelt frienships with most of our kitten owners. I say this time and time again, but we are blessed beyond words that God has chosen these families to take over loving our babies. We have several Son Shine families who have more than one Son Shine baby. That is such an honor and such a compliment! Knowing that our kittens, the babies birthed in our master bath who we have poured our hearts in to for the first 12 weeks of their life, are now adored just as much by their new families is the only reason we continue to do what we do. Honored and blessed, no other words!
Needless to say, we love what we do and we love being able to share it with you! If you have any questions regarding us, our home, our four legged family, or our breeding program, please do not hesitate to contact us.