No, I bought her to breed---but not with Moody. She is going to be bred with Boo--but not for quite awhile yet. Lots to do before they are ready to breed. She's too young and needs some screening done before then.
When I got Nelson and Mandy, they came from the SPCA (germ central) and then had been at a cattery for a few weeks so I kept them in my spare bedroom for 2 weeks before I let Walter and Helen meet them. It was tough - I so desperately wanted to let them out and let the bonding begin! It was definitely a test of my patience. But, you're right, totally necessary!
I haven't up til now...but might think about it in the future. I was injured in a head-on car accident 7 yrs. ago which left me with an enormous hernia (half my abdominal wall pulled away from my pelvis) and walking for much of any distance is difficult for me. There are a lot of things to carry--cages, etc. that I am not certain I could handle it all. I would like to go to watch one sometime--maybe I would find I could do it.
Thank you for the lovely compliment about my cat kids--I think they are pretty special, but of course I do--I am their mom!