Carole's hand written USDA papers tell us that Precious and her brother (The Great) Pretender were bought at Lolli Bros auction 4-6-93. But wait....her 1997 inventory as well as her WOES Safari Guide tell us that is a lie. They were actually purchased in 1992! Why the deception? Because Carole's story of How We Started (link) has always been that she bought Windsong, a pet bobcat, in 1992, went searching for another in 1993 and ended up at a fur farm where she 'rescued' 56 bobcat kittens. That lie is still being told today. Nowhere does she admit that she was buying exotic cats to breed in 1992, which included Precious, Pretender, Czar, Nakita, Elsa, and Esmerelda. These 6 cats and all kittens born to them were not rescued. See The Great Pretender, Czar, and Nakita for more information.
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife on Easy Street 1997 - Big Cat Rescue (present)
"A female Bobcat born November 1992 came to us at an auction when she was about six months old. She is a Texas Bobcat, which is the most dramatically spotted variety. She lived in the house for a while, but she was never house broken and never trusted people. She seems happiest to have people keep their distance and admire her from afar."