to our small scale family cattery of Somali cats.
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08 December 2023: Today Elly mated with Asante.
31 October 2023: Today Mon Amour mated with Asante.
28 & 29 October 2023: This weekend we were with Xena, Fiona and Elly at the FIFe World show organised by FFF in Strasbourg (FR). I am rarely disappointed in live because setbacks are part of life and surely of competitions. But at this occasion the judge allocated to our cats managed to disappoint us. She dedicated a lot of her time to the many russian blues which were present. The judgements usually are completed by 17h00. But at 17h45 she had still 6 somalis and 3 sphynx on her plate. She dedicated, inclusif the writing of the judgement report about 90 seconds per cat. Xena was judged to pale (She did obtain in the past 14 months at 13 concours 5x NOM and 7x BIS). Luckily she obtained her second CAPS though. When we presented Elly we were asked if it was a silver somali. Elly is indeed is still young and the apricot colour in the undercoat is stil developing on the rear part of her back. But her chest and abdomen are fully apricot. After 90 second we were dismissed but luckily she got (as ultimately hoped for beforehand) her first CAGCIB. Then it was Fiona’s turn in the junior class. Same scenario: Beautiful young cat at her age but too pale for a sorrel. Fiona is a very warm coloured cat with already well visible ticking and which is very advanced in her development at the age of 8 months. She was invited to come back for the nomination. But during the NOM judgement she was barely looked at. Guess what? Amongst the 56 cats there were 30 blue blue Russians who won 5 out of 6 nominations. The organisation of the WS as an event led to a very nice show event though.
15 October 2023: Today at the FIFe show of Mundikat in Varsseveld (NL) Ophelia received her sixth CAGCIB and is now Grand International Champion. Elly Received her third CACIB and is now International Champion. Fiona received an EX1 in the junior class.
17 September 2023: Today at the FIFe show of CCPPF (FFF) in Coulommiers (FR) Ophelia received her fifth CAGCIB and was elected NOM amongst the females of Category 4. Elly received her second CACIB and was elected NOM amongst the females of Category 4. Xena received her first CAPS and was elected BIS amongst the neutered females category 4.
16 September 2023: Today at the FIFe show of CCPPF (FFF) in Coulommiers (FR) Ophelia received her fourth CAGCIB. Elly received her first CACIB. Xena received her 6th CAGPIB and was elected BIS amongst the neutered females category 4. Xena now carries the title Grand International Premior.
10 September 2023: Today at the FIFe show of Felikat in Schiedam (NL) Ophelia received her third CAGCIB and Elly her third CAC. Elly now carries the title Champion.
20 August 2023: Today at the FIFe show (two judgements) of Felis Belgica in Glabbeek (BE) Asante received his eight and ninth CACS. He is now Supreme Champion. Xena received her fourth and fifth CAGPIB and was once NOM and elected BIS in the second judgement amongst the neutered females category 4. Ophelia received her first and second CAGCIB. Elly her first and second CAC. Fiona received twice an EX1 and was judged to be a promising girl.
01 July 2023: Frenkie moved to his new home with Isabel & Jeffrey in Den Haag (NL)
18 June 2023: Feline moved to her new home with Davy in Herk-de-Stad (BE)
10 June 2023: Today at the FIFe show of Mundikat in Boxtel (NL) Asante received his seventh CACS. Xena received her third CAGPIB.
03 June 2023: Foxy moved to his new home with Danielle in Schaarbeek (BE)
03 June 2023: Feliz moved to her new home with Magda & Jan in Hemiksem (BE)
14 May 2023: Today at the FIFe show of DEKZV in Ratingen (DE) Asante received his fifth and sixth CACS.
26 February 2023: Today at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Court-Saint-Etienne (BE) Asante received his fourth CACS. Xena received her second CAGPIB and was elected again BIS amongst the neuters category 4.
25 February 2023: Today at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Court-Saint-Etienne (BE) Asante received his third CACS. Xena received her first CAGPIB and was elected BIS amongst the neuters category 4.
24 February 2023: Hoera, today Ophelia gave birth to quintuplets. 3 Sorrel girls and 2 ruddy boys. All are well.
19 February 2023: Today at the FIFe show CCPPF (FFF) in Beuvry (FR) Asante received his second CACS and was chosen BIS sire category 4. In the special Somaby he finished 3rd. Elly was a lot calmer and obtained again an EX1.
18 February 2023: Today at the FIFe show CCPPF (FFF) in Beuvry (FR) Asante received his first CACS. Elly received an EX1 although her first show appearance did intimidate her a lot.
30 January 2023: Today Ronja was neutered, decision taken in coordination with our vet Liesbeth after 5 pregnancies which did not carry till the end.
18 January 2023: Today we got notified that Ophelia was elected National Winner 2022 queens category 4 and Xena National winner neuters category 4.
18 January 2023: Elvis moved to his new home with Murielle & Marc in Dilbeek (BE).
15 January 2023: Evy moved to her new home with Sanne & Bart in Keerbergen (BE).
02 January 2023: Today Misty Caramelle de Mecino came to visit Asante for mating.
26 December 2022: Today Ronja mated with Asante. Wait and see.
20 December 2022: Today Ophelia mated with Asante. A promising combination.
29 & 30 October 2022: The FIFe Worldshow in the Neckerhal at Mechelen (BE) of Felis Belgica was a great success. 6 long days of hard work though. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday setting up de exposition hall, the cages for the cats; the podium, decorations etc…Saturday reception of about 1000+ exhibitors and their company, nearly 1400 cats, veterinary control, registration of the cats. More than 5000 visitors on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday night and Monday, dismounting the expo hall. Plenty of congratulations by the exhibitors, judges and visitors to Felis Belgica.
17 October 2022: Hoerah, Mon Amour gave birth to triplets this morning. 1 ruddy male, 1 ruddy female and 1 blue female.
01 October 2022:Today at the FIFe show of HECC in Buseck (DE) Xena received her second and third CAPIB and was twice elected BIS amongst the neutered females category 4. Ophelia received her second and third CACIB.
03 September 2022: Today Paepeghembos Agatha came to visit Asante for mating.
21 August 2022: Today at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Glabbeek (BE), Ophelia received her third CAC en her first CACIB. Xena received her third CAP and her first CAPIB and was twice elected for NOM.
13 & 14 August 2022: This weekend at the FIFe show of Mundikat in Middenbeemster (NL), Ophelia received her first two CACs. Xena received her first two CAPs and was twice elected for NOM.
12 August 2022: Today we brought Mon Amour to Richard in Haarlem (NL) for mating with Cuba Giovanni Jr.
17 July 2022: Today Kittibun’s Scarlett came to visit Asante for mating.
20 June 2022: Today we went with Ronja for a consultation at the Reproduction Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University in Merelbeke. Ronja is not pregnant. Judging by the level of the hormones, she has not even been pregnant. Further research showed that she is anatomically completely normal. A smear was also taken from the vagina and a blood test is still ongoing. So we’ll have to wait and see.
19 May 2022: Today we collected Ronja at Richard’s in Haarlem (NL). Ronja spent the last 5 days in company of sire Cuba Giovanni Jr. Third try will be the successful one?
23 April 2022: Today at the de FIFe show of the Hessische Edelkatzen Club in Alsberg (DE), Asante received his 5th and 6th CAGCIB. Mon Amour her 2nd and 3rd CACIB. Ophelia Twice Ex1 and she was elected BIS during the first judgement.
09 & 10 April 2022: This weekend at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Wieze (BE), Asante received his 3rd en 4th CAGCIB. Mon Amour received her 3rd CAC and 1st CACIB and was elected BIS on Sunday. Ophelia twice Ex1 and also on Sunday BIS.
27 March 2022: Today at the de FIFe show of Felikat in Klundert (NL), Asante received his first 2 CAGCIBs, Mon Amour her first 2 CACs, Ophelia was our Champion. Twice Ex1, Once BIV en 2 twice BIS.
24 March 2022: Ronja lost her baby again.
05 February 2022: Today Ronja mated with Asante. Hopefully it works out this time as the December’s attempts did not lead to a pregnancy.
12 December 2021: Today we collected Ophelia in Neumünster (DE). The long drive (689Km) did upset the little one’s stomach. She waited two days to eat.
11 December 2021: Today we got notified that Asante was elected National Winner 2021 sires category 4.
28 November 2021: Today Asante received his third CACIB and was elected BIS, Ronja received her third CAC en Mon Amour an EX1 at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Quiévrain (BE).
27 November 2021: Today Asante obtained his 2nd CACIB, Ronja received her second CAC en Mon Amour an EX1 at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Quiévrain (BE).
16 October 2021: Today Asante obtained his first CACIB and Ronja her first CAC at the FIFe show of Mundikat in Barneveld (NL).
22 August 2021: Today Asante obtained his second and third CAC at the FIFe show of Felis Belgica in Glabbeek (BE). He was already a lot more comfortable on the judges’ table. He competed for the nomination best in show but lost from a Black Oriental. Ronja and Mon Amour also received twice an EX1 and competed for the nomination in their category.
08 August 2021: Today, after more than 2 years we participated again in a cat show. Asante received in Eemnes (NL) at the Mundikat show his first CAC. Because of the corona restrictions it was his first show at the age of 14 months. Obviously he was pretty impressed. Ronja, just under 9 months was less impressed by all the show proceedings. She was proposed for nomination for BIS but came second after an Oriental Shorthair.
21 July 2021: Today we collected our new ruddy female Mon Amour in Breda (NL) at Trudy’s. She immediately was accepted by the rest of the pack.
27 April 2021: Today I collected Ronja in Lille (FR). Thomas did bring her from Vouvry (CH) by TGV to Lille. In Vlierzele Ronja felt immediately at home. Alicia and Xena were very gentle to her. The first hour Asante as wel but then he wanted to show his strength ending up in a lot of blowing.
12 February 2021: Daily, the whole week we went to Malpertuus vet centre to monitor the pregnancy of Alicia. Today she is scheduled to undergo a caesarean being 70 days into the pregnancy. As we already knew she was carrying one dead foetus and one living kitten. The kitten was born alive but was very weak. Even after heart massage and oxygen she did not move or had enough strength to eat. We decided to euthanize her 6 hours after it was born. During the caesarean, Alicia was also neutered. A sound decision after 2 failed pregnancies.
08 December 2020: Today Xena was sterilized as advised by Dr Wydooghe.
07 December 2020: Today we collected Alicia in ‘s-Gravendeel (NL) at Marjon’s. She stayed 4 days with her boyfriend Ravi. On 21 december we will have an echo done and find out if it was successful.
09 November 2020: Today we went to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University department of reproduction to have a complete check up of our two cats. Xena develops uterine cysts. Dr Wydooghe advises to have her sterilized. Alicia’s next pregnancy has to be closely monitored also.
15 October 2020: Today Xena’s dead kittens were removed at the veterinary clinic. She had been pregnant of 3 kittens during 35 days.
14 October 2020: Today we went to our veterinary to check the pregnancies. Alicia was found not to be pregnant. Very bad news for Xena. We could not see the kittens’ heartbeats after 35 days.
24 September 2020: Today we collected Alicia in ‘s-Gravendeel (NL) at Marjon’s. She stayed 3 days with her boyfriend Ravi. In a few weeks we will know if it was successful.
21 August 2020: Today we collected Xena in Heiloo (NL) at Marielle’s. She stayed 4 days with her boyfriend Chumba.
18 August 2020: Today we brought Xena to Heiloo (NL). On the way back we collected Asante Bahir Dar the godfather of Paepeghembos to become in Ede at Marjon’s.
24 July 2020: A very sad day for our small cattery. We had to have our blue Somali euthanized. Irma, a PKdef sufferer, developed a severe liver deficiency which couldn’t be treated anymore. Dear Irma rest in peace in the heaven for cats.
29 April 2020: Today was a bad day in cattery Paepeghembos. Already since a week we did not feel Alicia’s kittens moving. And because she did not display any intentions of giving birth we did arrange an appointment at the veterinary clinic. Verdict: After 67 days of pregnancy Alicia’s baby’s were diagnosed dead in the womb. An urgent caesarean was performed.
03 April 2020: Today we had a pregnancy ultrasound done for Xena and Alicia. Alicia is pregnant. Xena not. Because of the corona measures we will have to wait and see when Xena can cross the border to visit her favourite sire.
25 Februari 2020: Today we collected Alicia in Bazoches-lès-Bray (FR). She stayed with the beautiful Sorrel male Helliopsis of Catherine.
09 Februari 2020: Today we collected Xena in Heiloo (NL) at Marielle’s. She stayed a week with her boyfriend Chumba.
05 August 2019: I collected Alicia in Neumünster (DE). The mating with Dante was not successful. Dante got ill and will be operated on 7 August to remove intestinal tumour.
27 July 2019: Today I brought Alicia to Dante, a fabulous sorrel sire of the Dosenmoor cattery of Babara and Mario in Neumünster (DE).
07 July 2019: Alicia obtained her 3rd CAGCIB in Bouchain (FR) and is now Grand International Champion. Xena obtained her 2nd CAGCE, was elected BIV but lost the BIS election against a beautiful Ragdoll.
06 July 2019: Berkana moved to her new home at Tanja’s in Oudenbosch (NL).
15 June 2019: Billy nicknamed: Spirou moved to his new home at Annie’s & Marnix’s in Lochristie (BE).
08 June 2019: Bonifacio moved to his new home at Muriel’s in Dilbeek (BE) where he joins his 4 new friends.
05 May 2019: Alicia received two CAGCIB and was proposed BIS today in Geel (BE).
27 April 2019: Alicia received her third CACIB and was proposed BIS in Liège on 7 April and proposed BIS today in Saint-Andre-lez-Lille (FR).
17 March 2019: A very exciting night in Vlierzele Paepeghembos. Xena’s B litter is born. 1 sorrel boy, 1 ruddy boy and 1 ruddy girl.
09 January 2019: Xena is visiting Chumba at Marielle’s in Heiloo (NL).
08 December 2018: Xena received her third CACE and was proposed BIS in Letmathe (DE).
18 November 2018: Xena received her second CACE and was proposed BIS. Alicia was chosen Best in Variety today in Douai (FR).
04 November 2018: Xena received her third CAGCIB and Alicia was chosen Best of Colour and proposed Best in Show today in Geel (BE).
21 October 2018: Xena received her second CAGCIB and was chosen BIS. Alicia was chosen BIS and BOB in Zandhoven (BE).
16 September 2018: Xena obtained her third CACIB and Alicia was chosen Best of Colour and Best in Show today in St. Niklaas (BE).
30 June 2018: Adam & Alex have moved to their new “personnel” Chiara and Eric in Delft (NL).
29 June 2018: Agatha has moved to her new friend Isa at Sigrid’s in Assen (NL).
17 June 2018: Today our litter A1 was nominated Best Overall litter at the cat show in Westerlo (BE).
29 April 2018: The DNA tests results of Alicia have arrived. All OK. She will live with us in Paepeghembos.
17 March 2018: A very exciting day in Vlierzele Paepeghembos. Xena’s babies are born. 2 boys and 2 girls.
10 January 2018: Xena is visiting Chumba at Marielle’s in Heiloo (NL).
18 November 2017: Xena received her third CAC today in Kortrijk (BE). She is Champion now.
04 September 2017: Irma has been neutered today.
22 August 2017: The DNA tests results of Xena have arrived. All OK.
09 July 2017: Xena has arrived in Belgium.
01 July 2017: Our cat shelter is finished. See the photo gallery.
18 April 2017: We received Xena’s rabies blood titer test result. All OK. From June 2017 she can travel to Belgium.
31 March 2017: The DNA tests results of Irma have arrived. She is a PkDef Sufferer. Hence she will be excluded from breeding and be sterilized. She will live with us as our house cat.
18 March 2017: Today the veterinary collected a blood sample from Xena to determine her rabies titre. If all turns out OK she will move to Belgium in June.
08 March 2017: I went last Monday to collect Irma in Kharkov (UA). Yesterday she had her last check up in the national vet clinic. Today was a bit stressful for her, 2 taxi drives, 2 flights and a car journey. She is now in Belgium. At present doing reconnaissance in the house.
01 February 2017: Xena Sunny Fox our second Somali kitten, a ruddy girl has arrived in Kharkov (UA) at Iryna’s. We will have to be patient as it will take yet another 4 months before she can travel to Belgium.
10 January 2017: We managed to reserve a second somali kitten. This time in cattery Sunny Fox in Dnipro (UA).
27 December 2016: We received Irma’s rabies blood titer test result. All OK. From March 2017 she can travel to Belgium.
15 November 2016: Gyacinth Irma, our first Somali kitten, a girl has arrived in Charkov (UA) at Iryna’s. We will start immediately doing the paperwork for her to move to Belgium.
04 November 2016: The whole of October we spend searching on the internet, mailing and calling breeders. We first looked in Belgium, then in Germany, in the Netherlands and in France. Finally we managed to reserve a kitten in cattery Gyacinth in Alchevsk (UA). A blue female.
01 October 2016: After long debate within the family we decided to start up a small scale Somali cattery.
Following the menu, you will discover under:
Welcome: A inversed chronological overview of important dates in our cattery and a brief overview of the menu in EN, NL and FR
Cattery: Information about our cattery Paepeghembos (EN, NL & FR), how to contact us;
Our Cats: Information about the somali breed (EN, NL & FR), information about our queens, our sire and actual and past litters and our kitten policy.
Photo Gallery: Pictures off our cats organized per year or litter.
Links: Links to other websites that contain interesting information about cats and a link to the artwork of Iryna.