Voijer is a small cattery located in northern N.J. We saw our first Birman at a cat show many years ago. At that time I was looking for a pet and it wasn't’ until 1994 that I began to look for a Birman female for showing and breeding. Once I found a Birman, I started thinking about a name for our cattery. Many years ago one of my favorite shows was Star Trek. Voyager is a ship that went on a journey to many unknown places. This is how I thought of showing and breeding - these were new “places” and my husband and I were definitely going on a journey into unknown territory! The spelling of Voyager was already taken, so I spelled it phonetically and that is how I came up with the name of our cattery - Voijer. It has been quite a journey so far! The more we learn, the more we realize we need to learn! One of the most wonderful parts of this journey is the friends we have made. We continue to travel through new territory and will continue to learn as long as we are on this journey. One of the places this journey has taken us is into the lynx factor cat country! I fell in love with the lynx point cats. Our first lynx, a blue-cream lynx point female, came to us thanks to Linda Birkmann of Pussetoe Cattery in Canada . Pussetoe Wind In The Willow arrived here in August of 1999. Willow was shown as an AOV in CFA, which is “any other variety” of cat. These are cats that are shown for the judges to see but who are not eligible to be awarded points toward granding. The lynx point and red factor cats were accepted to be shown in CFA in May of 2001. Willow's first litter was born in July of 2000 and was a wonderful litter of four lynx point males, two chocolate lynx, one lilac lynx, and one red lynx. Voijer’s Xocerer’s Stone was one of our studs and through him and Willow, many of our adults and kittens continue to carry Willow ’s look. Willow is now retired and was shown in Premiership. She became a Grand Premier and a Regional Winning cat in Region 1.
This has been quite a journey so far!
And so the journey continues….