Oscillot® cat fence at the national cat show

Judee shows the Oscillot system, mounted on our demonstration fence, to a couple of visitors to the national cat show

Judee shows the Oscillot system, mounted on our demonstration fence, to a couple of visitors to the national cat show

Judee and I travelled to Palmerston North for yesterday’s national cat show in order to demonstrate the Oscillot® cat fence system. It was a great chance to talk with fellow breeders and cat lovers about this ingenious product.

As responsible cat breeders, we want to do all we can to ensure that our low-allergen Siberian kittens have long and happy lives. We know that many of the people who purchase our kittens do not want to keep them indoors, so we looked for a way to let cats go outside, while keeping them safe from traffic, other cats and dogs, poisons, etc.

That’s when we came across the Australian-made Oscillot® system, which can be installed atop most types of fence. We talked with people who had used it, looked at the quality of construction, and decided to become the New Zealand distributors.

Oscillot® is now available from us throughout New Zealand – and you don’t even have to own a low-allergen Siberian cat in order to own the cleverest cat safety system!

To find out more, visit the Cat Containment Systems website at catfence.nz.

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Jespa meets Gus

Siberian kitten Jespa (left) with Gustav, 20 April 2016

Siberian kitten Jespa (left) with Gustav, 20 April 2016

What could be better than a Seacliffe kitten? The answer, of course, is “two Seacliffe kittens”!

It’s always fun when one of our kittens goes off to join another Seacliffe kitty.

In the photo above, 15-week-old Jespa from our latest litter is seen at her new home in Auckland with one-year-old Gustav (Gus).

Jespa is one of two kittens from the J Litter who went to live with another Seacliffe kitten.

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Available: Juniper – mild/normal allergen kitten

Siberian kitten Juniper at 4.5 months old, 22 April 2016

Siberian kitten Juniper at 4.5 months old, 22 April 2016

Juniper is a handsome seal lynx point from our latest litter. He is very friendly, being the first of the kittens to greet us each morning, and always coming back for more cuddles throughout the day. He loves to chat and has a wonderful purr.

Juniper’s allergen level is mild-normal, so he is suitable for a home where no one is allergic to cats.

If you think Juniper could be right for you, please contact us as soon as possible.

See more photos on the Juniper page.

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Gus turns one year old – and has an adventure

Siberian cat Gus at one year old

Siberian cat ‘Gus’ at one year old, 4 April 2016

Wow, we love this photo of gorgeous Gustav (Gus) from the G Litter, who is now one year old!

Vanessa writes:

It’s Gus’s 1st birthday! He’s getting bigger every day it seems, and his coat is getting darker as well. He’s still a chatterbox, and makes us laugh all the time. Such a personality – if cats could talk! We have moved recently and he adapted super well, however did escape outside for a quick minute. I nearly had a heart attack! He was all good though, but now meows like crazy to go out. Not going to happen!

See more on the Gus page.

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G Litter kittens are one year old

Blue tabby Siberian cat Gracie, with Blake, on her first birthday,

Blue tabby Siberian cat Gracie, with Blake, on her first birthday, 6 April 2016.

Thanks to our G Litter families for sending us photos to celebrate their kittens’ first birthday on 6 April. We’ll publish some of them over the next few days.

The adorable kitten in the photo above is blue tabby Gracie, who now lives north of Auckland. Thanks for the photos Michaella, we’re glad to hear you and the family are doing well.

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Seacliffe Siberians on TV

Whanau Living presenter Jenny-May Clarkson meets Siberian kitten JoJo.

Whanau Living presenter Jenny-May Clarkson meets Siberian kitten JoJo.

We’d like to thank Jenny-May Clarkson and the team at Whanau Living for featuring our Siberian cats on their TV programme this morning.

The segment opens with Jenny-May meeting Judee and Mari, one of our low-allergen Siberians, in a car. This is typically how we introduce people to their kitten, so that they we can gauge their reaction to a particular kitten, unaffected by the other cats in our home.

The programme also features lots of shots of the J Litter kittens at play (they were about 7 weeks old when the video was recorded).

Kia ora Jenny-May!

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Taking your cat for a walk

Siberian kitten Beth goes for a walk by the Wellington waterfront.

Siberian kitten Beth goes for a walk by the Wellington waterfront.

We love to see our cats enjoying life while staying safe.

Staying safe doesn’t necessarily mean keeping your cat indoors (although that’s what we do), or even in a fenced yard (although we also sell a great product to cat-proof your fence).

Cats can be trained to walk on a leash, as demonstrated in this photo from Helen, an IT professional who lives in a central Wellington apartment.

Helen loves Wellington, and so does her Seacliffe kitty Beth (a seven-month-old seal lynx point originally named Indigo).

They go for walks every day, and Beth knows that when her leash comes out of the cupboard it’s time for some outdoor fun.

Helen sent us a great series of photos of Beth exploring the city. Here are a few of them:

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Update from Elu and Elmo, our first Siberian kittens

Male Siberian cat Elu at 3 years, 8 months old

Male Siberian cat Elu at 3 years, 8 months old, 8 April 2015

Well, will you look at who’s all grown up! It’s Elu and his brother Elmo, our first Siberian kittens. They were born in Toronto in 2011, just before we moved back to New Zealand.

These beautiful lads live with Catherine and her family in Oregon, USA and we’re so happy to receive the occasional update and photos.

Male Siberian cat Elmo at 3 years, 8 months old

Male Siberian cat Elmo at 3 years, 8 months old, 8 April 2015

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Video: Another failed attempt at organising cats

This video, found on the internet, is strangely mesmerising.

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Hoku the acrobatic kitten

7-month-old kitten Hoku on top of a door

7-month-old kitten Hoku on top of a door, 6 March 2016

Hoku, the fearless black/brown tabby, has a new trick: jumping on to the top of an open door.

Getting up there is amazing enough. Finding it a comfortable place to linger is even more surprising.

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To be fair, she jumps from a nearby table or chest of drawers, but it’s still an impressive display of agility.

She has now done this a couple of times on our office door, and has almost made it onto another door.

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