5/18/19
WAITING LIST ANNOUNCEMENT 
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Beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 8, I will be taking reservations for kittens from late summer into winter.  I will take approximately 20 new people.
Please call only…. If you do not get a hold of me, please leave a message and I will return calls in the order in which they are received.  At that point, I will send you a short form that you can fill out and send back along with a $400 non refundable deposit to secure your place in line.
Clementine, Anastasia and Chamomile are all pregnant.
4/28/19
All of our kittens are growing up and many will be ready to send to their homes very soon.  For those of you on the wait list, especially in the top half,  I will be contacting you this coming week to begin the choice process.  Zephyr, Mango, Belle and Jenny’s litter pictures are current and Lucy’s will be as soon as we are ready to take new pictures.  Lucy had a cold virus she caught and passed it on to some of her kittens so they are on hold for awhile until they are all fully over the cold and ready to go to their new homes.  They are all eating well however and doing fine.  Clementine is confirmed pregnant and is due at the very end of May.
4/2/19
Things are really beginning to happen and we have a house full of beautiful kittens.  Calypso’s kittens are getting ready to go home soon.  They are running around like crazy and are totally litter trained.    Lucy’s 6 kittens are starting to walk around and explore our laundry room.  They are very friendly and love people and neck scratches!  Zephyr had a beautiful litter of 5 boys on Monday, March 25th and Mango also gave birth to 6 very nice kittens on Friday, March 29th.  That gives us a total of 21 kittens right now.  Belle and Jenny are due in April and Anastasia was just recently bred to Marshall.  Needless to say, we are very busy and things are really starting to move along,  which happens every spring!  We will be updating pics towards the end of next week on all our kittens so you can have a fresh look!  A big thanks to all on the waiting list for your patience!
Just a reminder to those of you who have contacted me regarding getting on the waiting list.  I will be opening it again early June and will make an announcement under “news and updates” on our site three week prior to the list opening so you have time to prepare.  Thank you also for your patience. 
3/17/19 
Calypso’s kittens are getting bigger and follow us around meowing for attention.  They are getting litter box trained and are such cute little fuzzballs!
Lucy had 6 amazing kittens on the 9th and I will be contacting people on my list in about a month.  She had 4 girls and 2 boys in a variety of colors.
Zephyr has been brought into the house in preparation of her delivering her kittens later in the week.  She is, as usual, as big as a house!  Of course, she starts off a little plumper than other girls in our cat cottage!  We think she’ll have at least 4 kittens.
3/01/19   (A SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE OF YOU DESIRING TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST. . . . )
Thank you very much for your overwhelming interest.  Our waiting list is currently closed, but will reopen again at the beginning of June.  I will make an announcement on our website under the “news and updates” section three weeks prior to opening the list.  Please begin watching the website starting in May.  In the meantime, you can be watching under “current litters” to see what is currently happening at Gold Rush Maine Coons.  Sorry for the delay.  It does take a lot of patience to get a Maine Coons kitten but once you have one, you will understand why it was worth the wait!! I look forward to hearing from each of you in early June.
2/18/19
Spring has sprung and things are beginning to happen!  Calypso has four beautiful kittens born February 7th.  She has a red poly male, a brown w/ white poly male, a regular red male and a brown and white female.  Their eyes are now open so you should be seeing pictures early this week under current litters/Calypso.  Also, the following queens are bred:  Lucy, Belle, Mango, Zephyr and Jenny.  We are hoping to breed Anastasia soon.  Early April will be very busy with new kittens and the waiting list should be moving along!
We named our two new girls, Clementine and Chamomile.  They should both be ready to breed this spring.  Clementine is a red classic with white and Chamomile is a silver patch with white.  They are both  beautiful girls and quite talkative and friendly!   Their personalities are very sweet and they have quickly become part of our Maine Coon family! 
1/7/19
Happy New Year!  We hope 2019 is a blessing to all!  We have 2 pregnant queens (hopefully).  Calypso should bring us some polydactyl babies in February and Lucy should give us a litter of colorful kittens in March.  We are also getting 2 new girls from Russia today who will be a year old in February and March and bring us kittens this spring as well.  Tom went to San Francisco to pick them up today and we will post some pictures as soon as we can.  One girl is a beautiful dark red classic with a white bib and feet.  The other is a blue classic with white bib and feet too.
11/27/18
Gracie is getting bigger and is Due after Christmas.  We are waiting till Mango goes into heat to breed her, but she is taking her sweet time!
10/16/18
We have been so busy that we haven’t updated since the birth of our last three litters!  On October 2, Anastasia had a beautiful litter of 3 boys and 2 girls.  Four days later, Zephyr had a litter of 2 boys and 2 girls and on October 8, Jenny had a litter of 2 boys and 2 girls!  We are so blessed!  See their individual pages for photos and descriptions of the kittens. 
10/1/18
We have a new queen in our bedroom with a litter of 7 beautiful kittens.  Some are calico, some are red and white and some are black and white.  There are also a couple of polydactyls.  Mom’s name is Lucy and you can see a photo of the babies under “Current litters:  Lucy and Drake”.  She came from Russia and the father is still in Russia.  These kittens will be available first to those who have been on my waiting list more for than 6 months.  We will take new photos in a couple of days.  
Zephyr and Jenny are either really fat, or pregnant!  Just kidding!  They are due in the middle of October.  We are watching Belle for signs of pregnancy. 
9/8/18
***We have confirmed that Anastasia is pregnant!  So, those of you already on her list, be looking for updates near the beginning of October!  We are watching Zephyr, Jennie and Belle to confirm their pregnancies.  It’s still pretty early!
8/26/18
WAITING LIST ANNOUNCEMENT
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Beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 15, I will be taking reservations for kittens from late fall to early spring..
Please call only…. It was too chaotic for me to try to figure out who contacted me first when comparing emails, texts and calls, so I’m simplifying it this time by going to calls only. At that point, I will send you a short form that you can fill out and send back along with a $300 deposit to secure your place in line.
Looking forward to hearing from all you prospective kitten owners.
7/6/18
Calypso had 6 kittens on June 20.  All are boys and all but one has white feet.  There are 4 polys in the bunch.  Pictures are on Facebook and will  be on our website soon.
Gracie had 3 girls via C-section on June 25.  They all have some form of red on them. 
6/6/18
Thank you to everyone for their time and patience yesterday during the reservation process.  We had a lot of calls, especially in the first 5 minutes!  Most calls had to be returned.  We will keep you updated on pregnancies and births as we know more information.
There are still some openings for reservations for the following queens:  Anastasia, Belle, Jenny and Zephyr.  Calypso, Gracie and Mango are full unless we find out that we have extra kittens after they’re born!
6/5/18
Today is the day!  It’s reservation day starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.  We will let you know the end results later today or tomorrow!  Please leave a message and Tom will return calls in the order in which they are recorded.  Please be patient, we also have 5 guys here sawing through walls, installing a new A/C, so it’s kind of crazy around here today!
5/28/18
Reservations for our planned litters will be opening up on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 a.m.   
Mango-summer litter
Zephyr-fall litter
Anastasia,  Belle and Jenny-late fall litters
***For those already on Gracie’s and Calypso’s list, they are both pregnant.  Calypso is due June 24 and Gracie is due June 29.  Their waiting lists are full.
5/14/18
Belle is having her kittens right now.  I don’t know  how many we will be blessed by yet!
4/29/18
Jenny had her first litter on Wednesday and gave us a little surprise!  She has 5 kittens and while 4 are brown classics, one is a blue!  Genetics can be so fun!
4/15/18
Zephyr had her babies.  She has a small, but beautiful litter of 3.  
4/13/18
We have no kittens available at this point.  Please check back near the end of May when we will have updated or opened our fall/winter waiting lists.  Thank you.
4/2/18
Molly is reserved for Wes and Stormy.
3/27/18
Gracie’s male has been spoken for, but we still have room for either Calypso or Jenny’s upcoming litter.  Anastasia’s Molly is also available.  
3/25/18
I have gone through my waiting lists and have a few spots open.
1.  I have a spot available for a female from Jenny’s upcoming litter.
2.  One of Gracie’s males is available.
3.  There is room for one more person on Calypso’s upcoming litter for either a female or male.
3/23/18
Calypso’s last kitten, Willow,  went home today. 
We have 1 female brown mackerel girl unexpectedly available.  She is in Anastasia’s litter.  
2/28/18
All waiting lists are full for upcoming SPRING  litters with the exception of one female spot with our largest queen, Jenny.  The waiting list for upcoming FALL litters will be open around June 1st.   Please keep checking our website for updates on pictures and happenings.  Thank you!
2/26/18
Gracie had her 4 kittens by C-section on the 22nd.  They are fat and happy!
2/15/18
Anastasia had 5 kittens on Valentine’s Day!  They are all dark and beautiful.  
Belle and Zephyr’s waiting list is full.