We--Lisa, Matt, and our daughter Olivia, are the Hiryak Family--the heart and soul of Indigo Cats of PA. We reside in a small town called Boyertown, about 45 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My love of cats started at an early age during my childhood, growing up with a barn and horses at my parents' 3-acre home.
Although I didn't share my Dad's love of horses, I did love the barn because of the cats; I would spend hours playing with them! I would make beds for them out of cardboard boxes, old blankets, and hay. I made plenty of toys from the bailing twine. Whenever the females had their litters, I was always the first to find them in the hay loft. I would spend hours there making sure they were healthy and happy.
My dear friend Brenda, whose parents bred Siamese cats, first introduced me to this intriguing breed. Brenda and I were the best of friends, and I have many happy memories of greeting each new litter as they were born. I truly enjoyed them.
As an adult I did a lot of volunteer work in animal shelters, and I therefore have significant experience with all different kinds of cats, including feral cats. I'm also well-versed in cat socialization.
My daughter, Olivia, was captivated at an early age with Siamese cats, so I decided to find her one. Chloe (pictured here) came into our home and captured all of our hearts. At that time, I started to think about breeding Siamese cats. I also fell in love with the Balinese. Now I am a proud breeder of these wonderfully intelligent and loving cats!
It has been such a pleasure to watch Olivia as she grows up with Chloe, seeing the bond they share. Lucy one of our retiring queens a seal point Balinese has also enjoyed Olivia and Chloe's company and the three of them are best of friends. Gunnar who is now retired has also joined the group and enjoys his days sleeping on the couch, watching the birds and playing fetch with his fish. I look forward to raising amazing cats so that you, too, can have the opportunity to enjoy this special breed.