Archie the happy indoor cat

We got a nice email from Caroline in Wanganui. She and her family have Archie (ex Byron), a seal lynx point with white Siberian.

Archie at 3 1/2 years old, with Holly, 15 May 2016

Archie at 3 1/2 years with Holly, 15 May 2016

I thought I would email you with a fab picture of Archie. He is a 100% indoor cat and is purrfectly happy. As long as he can scratch at one of his numerous posts, climb his cat tree and most importantly get cuddles and belly rubs on demand he doesn’t need to go outside to be a happy cat.

I would thoroughly recommend having house cats. Archie has never known any different and so doesn’t miss it. He does go out occasionally on a lead but isn’t particularly fussed. Keeping them in is the best way to not be heart broken by losing a cat to a car.

Archie and his four brothers from the all-male B Litter are four years old today!

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Sleepy kitten Kiska

Siberian kitten Kiska at four weeks old, 29 September 2016

Siberian kitten Kiska at four weeks old, 29 September 2016

The four K Litter kittens were four weeks old yesterday. Given the stormy weather here in Auckland, we decided to wait until today for a new set of photos (hoping for better light).

Kiska, shown snoozing above, is actually one of the more active kittens in the litter – and is the only one eating solid food so far. She’s a delight, isn’t she?

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Stoli’s back in town!

Stoli (ex Bailey) at almost four years old, 26 September 2016

Stoli (ex Bailey) at almost four years old, 26 September 2016

For a couple of years now, one of our Seacliffe Siberian kitties, Stoli, has been living in Hong Kong. But now his family has returned to Auckland (how sensible!) and we have just received this update:

Stoli plays with Aria, 23 September 2016

Stoli plays with Aria, 23 September 2016

Stoli is back in NZ, safe and well, and enjoying exploring his new home! He is settling in well, and I think very much liking the extra space as well as being around us all again.

Here are a few photos of him super happy finding himself a few favourite spots of his new indoors and with his “annoying little cub” (we definitely think he is like a big tolerant Daddy lion with her!).

– Emily, Mike, Aria & Stoli

Stoli (ex Bailey) and his four brothers from the B Litter will be four years old on Friday!

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Hoku and Ksana are buddies

Buddies: Siberian queens Hoku (13 mo old) and Ksana (12 mo old) high on a climbing post, 26 September 2016

Siberian queens Hoku (13 mo old) and Ksana (12 mo old) high on a climbing post, 26 September 2016

You might remember Ksana, who joined us two months ago from Starport Siberians in New Hampshire.

We wondered how she would cope when it came time to meet our other adult cats and it was definitely interesting to watch. There was very little animosity and, in fact, Ksana stood her ground with all the other cats.

She is one month younger than Hoku and we thought they might be rivals, especially as they are both close to breeding age. But after a few days they became friends. That’s not to say they don’t wrestle and chase each other around the house, but it’s all in fun.

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Kitten videos posted

K Litter Siberian kittens

K Litter Siberian kittens at 3 weeks old, 21 September 2016

Have you seen the cute kitten videos we posted on the K Litter page?

If you haven’t, why are you still reading this? 🙂

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Introducing Kiska

Siberian kitten Kiska at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Siberian kitten Kiska, sporting her red-tipped tail, at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Thanks for waiting! Here is kitten number four from the K Litter.

Kiska (the name means “little female cat” in Russian) is a seal lynx point with white.

Since there are three kittens with the same pattern in this litter, we have resorted to colouring their tails to tell them apart, and Kiska’s is red.

See more photos on the Kiska page.

And thanks again to everyone who suggested names for the kittens – you make our job easier, but never easy!

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Introducing Ksenia

Siberian kitten Ksenia at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Siberian kitten Ksenia at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

And here’s kitten number 3 from the K Litter!

Getting confused? Well, Ksenia is the most easily identifiable of the four kittens in this litter. All of them are lynx points, but Ksenia is the only one without white masking, so her feet are grey and will get darker as she ages.

See more photos on the Ksenia page, and check back tomorrow to meet kitten number 4!

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Introducing Kiko

Siberian kitten Kiko at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Siberian kitten Kiko at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Here’s a test for you: can you spot the difference between today’s kitten, Kiko, and yesterday’s kitten, Katrina?

Well, I can’t – except for the blue mark we’ve put on the tip of Kiko’s tail (Katrina’s is green).

These kittens actually are slightly different colours: Kiko is a blue lynx point with white, while Katrina is a seal lynx point with white. The difference should become clearer when they’re a little older.

For now, they’re both just incredibly beautiful, as are the two other kittens in the K Litter. Check in tomorrow to meet number 3!

More photos on the Kiko page

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Introducing Katrina

Siberian kitten Katrina at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Siberian kitten Katrina at 20 days old, 20 September 2016

Breaking news: We have individual photos – and names – for the K Litter kittens.

But, borrowing an idea from reality television, we’re going to announce just one name today, and the others over the next three days. After all, each kitten deserves their day of fame, don’t you think?

So, here’s number one – the first-born, and probably the feistiest so far, of the K Litter.

Katrina is a female seal lynx point with white (check out those cute little toes).

We have several more photos on the Katrina page.

Thanks to everyone who suggested names starting with ‘K’. And be sure to check here tomorrow for the next K Litter kitten!

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First video of the K Litter

The K Litter kittens will be three weeks old tomorrow, and today they ventured out of their birth nest for the first time. They were certainly ready, and wasted no time powering around the blue blanket.

If you listen carefully, you can hear the kittens squeaking. You may also notice that three of the kittens have colourful marks on the tips of their tails. That’s so we can tell them apart!

Their mother, Cici, appears too.

We took individual photos of the kittens today, which I’ll be posting soon.

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