About Us

We are a CFA registered cattery located just north of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.   SS No.9 Cattery originated in 1991 in a very old, converted schoolhouse.  The school gave the cattery its name. 

Pointed cats have always fascinated me.   I visited my first cat show in 1990 and decided that the Siamese, though sleek and pointed, were not what I was looking for.  A chance wander through the magazine section of a local store led me to the Tonkinese.  A beautiful champagne mink Tonkinese cat with stunning aqua eyes gazed at me from the cover of Cat Fancy and the rest is history. 

In the summer of 1991 my first Tonkinese, a sweet champagne mink girl by the name of Mai Ling, entered our lives.  She delivered her first litter of three kittens  the following spring.  In usual feline style, her babies were born during a thunderstorm by flashlight while getting my daughter ready for her first ballet recital.  Cats, in their own fashion, have a way of taking what should be a typical day and making it eventful and definitely never boring.