About Us

Lindemere Exotic Shorthairs and Persians

Welcome to my website.

I am Linda Norkool, and I established Lindemere cattery in 2003.   I exclusively register and show my cats in The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA).  I am located in Washington State.  Lindemere is a PKD negative (DNA tested) and FELV/FIV negative cattery.

I grew up on a dairy and poultry farm in a rural area southeast of Seattle, Washington, so animals have always been a part of my life.  My father had a herd of registered Ayrshire cattle, which we showed at the county and state fairs.

The farm where I grew up
The farm where I grew up
New At the King County Fair in Enumclaw, Washington.
So how did I go from cows to cats?

In the early 1980's, my sister, Diane Norkool, began showing and breeding Himalayans and Persians,  and she established Sherpaw cattery.  She knew I loved cats, so she started inviting me to come to shows with her to help her.  We had so much fun!  Diane gave me a blue cream point Himalayan female that I named Sheba.   Sheba produced my first show cat, Sherpaw's My Little Mitzi, a seal point himalayan.  I showed Mitzi during the 1988-1989 season.  
My sister's ad in the 1989-1990 CFA Yearbook
Unfortunately, my sister died unexpectedly in 1996.  It wasn't until 2003, when Mitzi came to the end of her life at the age of almost 15, that I decided to establish my own cattery.  So a new adventure began, and I started showing and breeding Exotic Shorthairs/Persians.  Although I started out showing a Himalayan, Lindemere cattery does not have any cats that are colorpoint carriers (CPCs).

I would like to thank the following breeders for sharing their cats with me:

Patty Stewart and Michelle Smith, Panei
Venera Khismetova, Sazaterra
Jeanne Scholz-Snyder, Purfurvid
Sandra Tereso, True Star
Sheryl Powers, Phyxius
Kathleen Holalan, Calivan
Faith Forrer, Faithful Felines
Delore Schwartz, Maple Bay

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