Aloha!  And welcome to


Located on the rural Hamakua Coast on the Island of Hawaii, we, Lucky and Gay Mathews,  are proud to host our boutique cattery dedicated to raising healthy and happy Ragdolls.  We raise only Ragdolls, intentionally  keeping our numbers small so we can focus lots of attention on each of our beautiful blue eyed kitties.  Our cats are highly socialized and daily have the run of our house in a busy family environment which includes two large dogs, two self-colored, non-breeding Raggies and a "poi" (local) cat that adopted us many years ago.

Our cats are all registered with The International Cat Association (TICA) and have all come from rabies free New Zealand.  They have all been genetically tested and are HCM free.

We have been breeding Ragdolls for more than 5 years and have the great fortune of being mentored by a wonderful couple, Mike and Gill Godfrey, that selected our breeding kitties and who have many years of experience with these very special cats.  And, we have over our scores of years successfully raised many other cats and dogs.

About our cattery name.

KaWekiuKatz (pronounced Kah-veigh-queue-cats) comes from the name given to our 3 1/2 acres, that we've lived on since 1964, by my Hawaiian grandfather.  Kawekiu has a number of translations but the one described by my grandfather was "the rain forest at the top".  The property is basically a knoll protected by a gulch on one side and a steep slope on the other side with a view of the ocean. My mother was determined to plant a native forest on part of the property and the name was a forward looking moniker describing the future.  As with the rainforest, we look forward to raising top quality cats. 

About the header photo.

Lots of people have asked about the 5 kittens and their mom on our header.  The reason these 5 cuties look so annoyed is because they were!  I was vacuuming their room and was "accidentally" sucking up some of their toys.  Their mother seemed quite fine with it since a number of those toys were noisy, but the babies weren't nearly so impressed.  This photo would have been sharper if I hadn't been laughing so hard at them.


Why would you want a Ragdoll?  

If you want a large, easy-going, playful, loving, sweet cat, then the Ragdoll may be the ideal cat for you.  They attach closely to their people as well as other family pets.  They are perfect companion cats and do well as indoor only felines.  Highly intelligent, many Ragdolls have been trained to walk on a leash, fetch, or do other similar tricks.  

Ragdolls are also easy to maintain.  Even though they are a very soft, medium-long coated cat, their fur is largely matt resistant.  The Ragdoll is a large cat, often considered the largest of the domestic cats.  They mature slowly, taking 3 to 4 years. 

Our Contract

We do require a signed contract for our cats.  Please review this contract to be sure you are comfortable complying with our terms and conditions.  There are two major points.  One is that you never declaw your cat and the other is that they are indoor only cats.


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