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Fashion designer Deborah Ferguson has been
a part of the Avondell extended family of owners
for well over two decades now. She first came to
our home to meet and bond with the beautiful
Millwood Athena who retired to a life of luxury
with Deborah and lived well into her twenties as
a much cherished family member.
More recently, well, fourteen years ago, Deborah
brought home two active Avondell kittens,
Kille and Sven. The two boys became part of her
business, modeling and "giving commentary"
on fashions featured on Deborah's website and
Facebook page. Both cats and clients loved it.
Then in 2019, Deborah was hired to do a
professional photo shoot for an Italian magazine
featuring Paris Jackson.
Of course, Sven and Kille were included in the
entourage. Paris was so taken with Kille, that she
requested he be included in the cover photo
with her. Of course Kille was happy to oblidge.
While he doesn't look to be overly
impressed, Deborah assures us that he fully
enjoyed the attention he got from Paris and was
well paid with cuddles and treats for his
From our first litter of Maine Coons in 2017,
this is the beautiful Simba. His proud owner
Marquis Garibay sent this photo along with the note, "I wanted to give you an update from how
Simba has grown and is doing. He is a big boy
and loves running around. He is the best. I wish
I could have two of him!"
Avondell Cashmere Bengals
Hearthside Maine Coons
are both registered catteries
When it came to finding a retirement home for our precious Mulby Maine Coon, he got the best!
From Marina, the daughter of his new owner:
When I drove 600 miles a couple weeks ago to
get a cat that would make Mom's last days
happy, I hoped only for one that would let her
pet it. What I got was a therapy cat who would
sense her distress and lay tightly next to her
until her agitation turned to smiles. I got a cat
whose presence made her blood pressure perfect.
I got a cat who would pace around the "crowd"
of hospice workers until they left so he could get
on the bed with HIS human.
— feeling blessed.