Elu and Elmo – warm and dry. December 2014
Our first litter as Siberian cat breeders comprised just two kittens: Elu and Elmo.
We were very happy when Catherine and her family in Eugene, Oregon decided to take both kittens. And together they remain.
The cats (can’t call them kittens anymore) are now three years old.
The weather is frightful in Eugene today, pouring buckets. We are snuggled in by the wood stove, including Elmo and Elu.
Photos never seem to capture them perfectly, but this one is pretty good. They are fluffy big boys! Good mousers, too.
Happy Christmas to you!
Siberian cat Cecilia enters Harley’s outdoor run via an electronic cat door
We recently had Grant from the Cat Door Company install microchip-activated cat doors to allow our cats to access their outdoor runs. Apart from having to replace one defective door early on, this has worked very well.
All our cats (and kittens) are microchipped, and the doors can be programmed to control which cats have access (important when you have breeding animals!) with the ability to easily change access when needed.
This is much less hassle than systems that require your cat to wear a collar to activate the cat door.
Two Siberians: Siberian cat Farley and Siberian husky Ada, 12 Oct 2014
Vicki just sent us some recent photos of 10-month-old Farley, a blue and white male from Cici and Harley’s F Litter.
Farley now lives with another cat (Hazel), a service dog (Ada) plus humans Vicki and Simon.
» More photos of Farley
As occasional contributors to the internet cat video movement, we were delighted recently to see this recognition of the industry.
The debonair Remy McSwain
Calina and Harley’s B Litter turned two years old at the end of September, and it was great to catch up with the “gang” via some birthday messages and photos.
Jeff and Anne, who have Remy McSwain (originally named Barney) wrote:
Remy is such a delight. He’s got such a great personality, loves hanging out (or sleeping/napping) with us, has such silly streaks, loves being held, and of course LOVES to go wander around the backyard in his harness. All we have to do is say, “Want to go outside?” and he starts meowing and chirping like you wouldn’t believe because he’s so excited.
When I go to put the harness on him he flops down on the floor as to “help”, but of course he usually flops the wrong way making it so I can’t buckle the straps, but no worries – I just roll him over and he’s as content as can be. He then waits to be scooped-up and carried outside.
Sometimes we walk around with him so he can explore and smell, and sometimes we just clip him to a stake in the ground so he can wander while we’re out there. He just loves it.
And of course he’s such a handsome boy. Since he hasn’t been blogging much I’ve attached a few photos here for you. He gets so many compliments on his good looks!
See more photos on the Remy page.
L-R: Cici, Felix and Calina enjoy some fresh air in their new run.
We don’t let our cats run free outdoors, we but we give them lots of opportunity for fresh air, with secure, screened windows throughout the house plus their own screened cat runs.
We just finished building another cat run last weekend, and the cats seem to like it. This one is about 2 metres by 3 metres and 2 metres tall. It has plenty of room for a rocking chair and cat furniture too.
Siberian cat Bella (ex Freya), 16 Sept 2014
Gillian in Hawke’s Bay has just sent us some photos of eight-month-old Bella, whom you may remember as Freya from Cici’s first litter.
See more on the Freya – Bella page.
Calina and Harley, 10 September 2014
Calina and Harley love to snuggle up together. Funny thing though, Calina always looks very comfortable. Harley not so much.
The new 3-level climbing/scratching post from Seacliffe Siberians
We recently spotted a nice-looking 3-level scratching/climbing post for sale and decided to give it a try.
This post appeared to be particularly well-made and, after evaluating it for a few months, we contacted the maker and asked if he could build a larger version that would enable big cats, such as Siberians, to get more of a stretch.
The result is the new 3-level Seacliffe Siberians climbing/scratching post which we now have available for sale.
Please contact Judee for pricing.
And yes, we still offer the simpler scratching posts that we build ourselves, including the awesome two-metre tall Super Scratcher Deluxe.
Here’s some video of Cici and her son Felix discovering this new scratching post for the first time. Cici is the vocal one!
Siberian kitten Felix shows off his gorgeous ruff. 23 August 2014
Our brown mackerel tabby Felix is developing into quite a stunning Siberian cat. At only seven months old (born 1 January 2014) he already sports a magnificent ruff. He’s also big and very affectionate.
Felix is destined to breed when he gets a little older.