At Mckimmey all care is taken to insure the health and well-being of all the cats in my care, which is just one focus of Lesley Bistline's mission, " COMPASSION BY ACTION." All "babies" raised within Mckimmey are loved and nurtured and treasured for the unique beings that they are. Time and attention is lavished on all the “furry members” of the Bistline family. Please take time to enjoy our web site and learn more about our Maine Coons, "Hairballs in the Morning 2" - Real Help for All cat owners, and how you can help us to help humane causes.
That was almost twenty-five years ago and they have had success and failure in the show ring. But with both, the Bistlines have learned how truly wonderful it can be to love unconditionally. Bistline says , "It matters not if you win, but what you and your pet gain along the way. You learn trust and deep respect on both sides. It is not easy to expect an animal to bear baths, travel, and long hours of handling and still be happy and well-adjusted. You as a person must work on your relationship with your pet to gain the love and respect and interest needed for the pet to perform well and still love you afterward. You also find inside yourself patience and a well of love that may have been unknown before. I have gained so much more knowledge of who I am as a person because of my relationship with my pets. I am proud of the level of commitment I have made to this partnership of pet and owner and it has transferred to the way I relate to the persons around me as well. I find that I am more even tempered, loving and understanding with all the persons I have dealings with."
You don’t have to show to learn about the qualities that make you a better human being. Just spending time with and love on your pets and watching how they interact with you and other animals in your home can bring the same results.