The G Litter kittens have names

The G Litter kittens at 13 days old

The G Litter kittens at 13 days old, 19 April 2015

The G Litter kittens now have names (thanks for your suggestions!) and each kitten has their own webpage where we’ll continue to update their progress.

Gustav (Gus)
Gabby
Georgey
Gracie

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Family dinner with the G Litter

10-day-old Siberian kittens nursing

The 10-day-old G Litter having dinner with their mum Cici, 16 April 2015

Judee took this photo today and it shows how much the G-Litter kittens have grown. All of them are over 200g now, at just 10 days old.

With luck, they’ll have eyes open this weekend and we’ll get some photos of each one.

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G Litter kittens at six days old

G Litter Siberian kittens at six days old

G Litter Siberian kittens at six days old, 12 April 2015

The four G Litter kittens are feeding well and gaining weight as expected.

Of course, posing them for a group shot is no easy task. Even though their eyes are still closed, they are very mobile, and always seem to prefer facing away from the camera.

The G Litter Siberian kittens at three days old.

The G Litter Siberian kittens at three days old.

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The G litter kittens arrive

Siberian kittens

Cici with her four kittens at 2 days old on 8 April 2015. Can you find them all?

We have four new kittens!

Ceclia (Cici) gave birth in the evening of 6 April, starting around 5pm and finishing after midnight. This is her second litter.

The father is Harley and this is his sixth litter.

The litter comprises two colourpoints, a blue tabby and a black tabby with white.

All the kittens and their mother were checked over by Russell and Janice from The Vets today and given clean bills of health.

Now’s a great time to send us your suggestions for kitten names starting with G. We usually name the kittens after we get to know them a bit and confirm their sexes.

And here’s Cici’s ultrasound from 10 days before she gave birth. Kind of like looking at a human ultrasound isn’t it? You really have to know what to look for!

Cat ultrasound

Based on this ultrasound, we were told to expect four kittens.

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New photo of old friends Calina and Mari

Siberian female cats Calina and Mari

Siberian female cats Calina and Mari, Jan 2015. Photo: L Dower

Mari was our first Siberian cat, and Calina was our second. They are still good friends, which is interesting as Calina is the alpha cat in our cattery and Mari is very shy (guess that makes her the omega cat).

A friend photographed them curled up on a sofa about two months ago.

And yes, that’s them at the top of our webpages in a much earlier photo.

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Happy 2nd birthday to the C kittens

Bluepoint Siberian female cat Sapphire

Bluepoint Siberian female cat Sapphire, March 2015

The C kittens were born two years ago today, on 24 March 2013.

It was nice to receive today the photo above from Rebecca, the human belonging to Sapphire (ex Catia).

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More cats in strange places

Like many of our Siberian cats, Felix enjoys relaxing on an empty egg carton. 6 Feb 2015

Like many of our Siberian cats, Felix enjoys relaxing on an empty egg carton. 6 Feb 2015

So, what is it with egg cartons? Lately several of our Siberian cats have taken to climbing into empty egg cartons.

You wouldn’t think that would be very comfortable, would you?

Ah well, cats toys needn’t be expensive!

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The Felix file

Siberian cat Felix

“Or you could file me under ‘C’ for ‘cute’.”

Our young Felix – destined to take over as chief breeder at Seacliffe Siberians later this year – still acts like a kitten despite being more than 15 months old.

Or maybe it’s just that cats cannot resist an open drawer, in this case a file cabinet in our office.

Hi mother, Cici, is particularly fond of climbing into the linen cupboard whenever we’re putting the washing away.

Hi father, Harley, enjoys climbing into boxes – the smaller the better.

* In case you were wondering, no we don’t file cats. The file label was Photoshopped.

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Help us support Round the Bays charities

Vicki and Ada in training for Round the Bays

Vicki and Ada training for Round the Bays

Every year, thousands of Aucklanders run or walk Round the Bays to raise money for their favourite charities.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday 8 March and Seacliffe Siberians are pleased to support two animal-loving participants. If you’re looking for a way to contribute, you might like to check out these Round the Bays entrants:

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Harley turns four

3-year-old male Siberian cat Harley

Male Siberian cat Harley on 30 Nov 2014

Our loveable breeding male Harley turned four years old on 29 January.

Harley is a blue lynx tabby point with white, and came to us when he was just a few months old from Angara Harlequins in Boston.

Harley’s parents are both champion Siberians. But much more important to us, he has a wonderfully gentle personality. We’ve never seen him get aggressive with our other cats, and he’s been amazing affectionate with all his kittens (he’s fathered four litters with Calina and one with Cici).

He’s also quite a talker, and often seems to be asking us to come and play or just hang out with him.

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