Criss-cross kittens

Siberian kitten Quella, lying across her sister Quiana

Siberian kitten Quella, lying across her sister Quiana, 14 Jan 2018

The three Q Litter kittens are 12 weeks old today, so we will soon begin their Fel d1 testing.

Here’s a photo taken yesterday of Quella (white paws) lying across her sister Quiana (dark paws) – proving that comfort for kittens may not be quite the same as for humans. 🙂

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Postcard from Beth

Siberian kitten Beth, visiting Rome

Siberian kitten Beth, visiting Rome, 13 Jan 2018

We got a nice note and heaps of photos from Seacliffe Siberian cat Beth (ex Indigo) who is currently visiting Rome.

As you can see from the photo, Beth is leash-trained. She became a local celebrity when Helen would walk her on her leash in Wellington, and is now turning heads in her new home, Barcelona.

Happy travels Beth!

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Pico adopts a new family

24-week-old Pico with 10-week-old Quian

24-week-old Pico with 10-week-old Quiana, 6 Jan 2018

Cuddly Pico went to his new home with Hannah and Jeff today. At more than five months old, he would ordinarily have left us quite a while ago, but summer holidays for his new humans meant we got to enjoy his company a little longer.

The three Q litter kittens have also been his good friends. He has particularly enjoyed wrestling with little Quincy.

In the photo above, he has just stood up after a snooze on the climbing post with Quiana resting against him. Very sweet.

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Siberian kitten Milly at one year old

Siberian cat Milly at one year old, December 2017

Siberian cat Milly at one year old, December 2017

Just received this nice photo from Trelise and Alan of their Siberian, Milly, who has just turned one year old.

Milly was part of our M Litter, and originally named Malinka.

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Video: Q Litter Siberian kittens at play

The three Q Litter kittens were 10 weeks old when we recorded this video a couple days ago.

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Ksana and her hammock

Two-year-old Ksana with a favourite string, in a hammock on top of a book case

Two-year-old Ksana with a favourite string, in a hammock on a book case, an easy jump for a Siberian! 30 Dec 2017

Before she was old enough to be imported to New Zealand, Ksana stayed with our friend Jo-Anne in Ottawa, who provided us with this cool cat hammock.

One day, when I was picking up cat toys so that I could vacuum, I put the hammock on top of a tall bookshelf.

And there it has stayed, because Ksana and the other adult cats have no problem getting to it! It’s a nice refuge when they want a little time away from the kittens I suppose.

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Introducing Siberian kitten Quincy

Siberian kitten Quincy

Siberian kitten Quincy, 17 Dec 2917

Here, at long last, is the third and final member of the Q litter – and the only male in the bunch – Quincy.

Quincy is the smallest of the litter but more than makes up for it in energy and confidence.

The kittens are all at the “serious wrestling” stage and Quincy will take on both his sisters at the same time!

But he’s also super affectionate and purrs as soon as we pick him him.

His sisters may be sleepy, but Quincy is wide awake

His sisters may be sleepy, but Quincy is wide awake and ready to play (or eat). 17 Dec 2017

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Merry Christmas to all the cats and cat people

Siberian cat Georgy, December 2017

Siberian cat Georgy, December 2017

Who doesn’t love getting Christmas cards – or even Christmas emails? We heard from Michelle in Auckland:

We so love our Georgy and I also like to hear the news about the many other litters that have come into the world since the J litter. Georgy is quite the alpha cat and even races us to the neighbour’s fence (on his lead, dragging me after him) to give their west highland terrier a hard time.

Sounds like Georgy knows his place in the pecking order. He was originally named Jonty, and he will be two years old on 3 January.

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Introducing Siberian kitten Quella

Siberian kitten Quella at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

Siberian kitten Quella at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

Apologies for the long delay in releasing our Q Litter photos. Seems like this is a busy time of year for everyone.

Today we’re introducing the second-born of the litter, Quella (pronounced “kway-lah”). She’s a seal lynxpoint with white, and is the largest of the three kittens.

The kittens are now almost eight weeks old and were weaned a couple of weeks ago. They did really well at adapting to solid food. Another interesting thing is that they immediately understand that three food bowls meant they would have one each. With some litters, all the kittens insist on pushing their way into one food bowl, even though there are others available!

Siberian kitten Quella at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

Siberian kitten Quella at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

» More photos on the Quella page

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Introducing Siberian kitten Quiana

Siberian kitten Quiana at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

Siberian kitten Quiana at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of the Q Litter at Seacliffe Siberians. There are three kittens in this litter – all colourpoints but all distinctly different.

Quiana (pronounced “kee-ana”) was the first born and is a lovely female seal lynxpoint.

Siberian kitten Quiana at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

Siberian kitten Quiana at almost four weeks old, 19 Nov 2017

We’ll announce the other Q kittens in the next few days!

» Quiana’s page

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