Weather gets cold, kitten gets cuddly

Siberian kitten Michonne, age unknown but less than 10 months.

Siberian kitten Michonne, age unknown but less than 10 months.

Great to hear from Michonne’s family in Auckland. Michonne (ex Inka) is a female black/brown mackerel tabby.

I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately; maybe it is because Michonne has been even more affectionate on these colder days; I am truly happy to have my little fluffy girl around me all the time.

She is doing great and getting more beautiful every day; she absolutely LOVES her tall scratching post…. here are some pictures.

Take care,
Gaby

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Georgy gets comfy

Siberian kitten Georgy (ex Jonty), May 2016

Siberian kitten Georgy (ex Jonty), May 2016

Here’s another delightful photo of our former Jonty, now Georgy, enjoying life at his new home.

Georgy is an extremely low allergen Siberian.

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Communicating with your cat

This video is a quick summary of some key points in a New York Magazine article.

Researchers also found that cats use facial expressions to communicate. For example, a slow blinking of their eyes means they are comfortable (with you or another cat).

Check out the article, and here’s a link to some of the research.

And if you find yourself meowing, you may be going a little too far. 🙂

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Return of the Kit Cat Clock

Many years ago a friend gave us our first Kit Cat Clock, but finally its tail ceased wagging. We still looked at the spot on the wall, long after Kit Cat had been consigned to my workshop for eventual rebuilding.

Then, last month, while a friend and I were walking along a street in Ottawa, we chanced upon the Cats R Us store, which carried the full line of Kit Cat Clocks. Naturally I had to get one just like our original model.

Now we’re back on time, with our delightful Kit Cat Clock.

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Juniper is doing very well, thank you

Siberian kitten Toby

Siberian kitten Toby with his forever family, 30 Apr 2016

Many people have been asking us: “did you find a home for Juniper?”

The answer, as you can see from the photo above, is “Yes, indeed!”

You may recall that Juniper’s test results showed he was not a very low-allergen kitten (that’s why we always test!) but fortunately he’s just right for his new family in Wellington.

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Low-allergen Georgy is part of the family

Siberian kitten Georgy with Sophia, April 2016

Siberian kitten Georgy with Sophia, April 2016

We were delighted to receive some photos from Michelle and family, who are now sharing their home with blue tabby kitten Jonty from Cici’s J Litter.

Jonty – now known as Georgy – is an extremely low allergen kitten (he had the lowest Fel d1 test result in the J Litter) and has proved to be a hit with the whole family.

Michelle writes:

Here are a couple more pictures of Georgy. He has become Sophia’s baby! He is so very tolerant of being picked up and cuddled all the time – though Sophia is also good at playing with him and we are all astounded at his leaping ability. None of us can resist him. He seems to have bonded with all of us really well.

More photos at seacliffesiberians.com/georgy

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Hello from Jonah, now Moca

Siberian kitten Moca with Danny

Siberian kitten Moca at 16 weeks old, with Danny, 23 April 2016

Continuing our updates of the J Litter at their new homes, here’s Jonah who is now known as ‘Moca’.

Moca lives in Auckland with Danny and Lucy, who were delighted to discover low-allergen Siberians.

See more photos at seacliffesiberians.com/moca.

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Jabber becomes Klaus

Siberian kitten Klaus at 4 months old

Siberian kitten Klaus at 4 months old

The six J Litter kittens are all settling into their new homes now, and we’ve been receiving some lovely photos of them.

Featured above is Klaus, formerly known as Jabber, who now lives with Michael and Lauren in Christchurch. He looks pretty mellow, snuggled up against a warm leg. 🙂

Michael writes:

Klaus is getting on really well. He is starting to get extremely playful and tries to sneak outside at every opportunity, but we are managing to keep him in (I suspect he can smell the neighbours’ cats).

My allergies have not been a problem.

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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.

More photos from the national cat show: Continue reading

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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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