Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Gemini, Akiro, Apollo and Georgina playing

A couple of new movies of the little ones and Gemini playing tonight. We even have Apollo tonight when we took the movies last time Apollo was fast asleep.

The bubbas seem to be growing everytime I see them now!

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(movies @ 9 weeks old)

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Alexandrite Akiro & Alexandrite Georgina & Feather Toy!

Another one of Alexandrite Akiro playing with the feather stick, this time his sister Georgina is trying to play too, but he isn't sharing. The feather toy is his! Then he does let her have a little bit of a go and then it is all his again. As you can see near the end there is no way he is going to let go!

Georgina looks so cute waiting patiently for a turn. Georgina reminds me so much of Gemini and Boo Boo as kittens, you can really see the family resemblance. I love her little white front feet, they are so cute.

You can hear Gemini purring in the background and Andy was trying to keep the camera still because she kept nudging him!


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(Video @ 7 weeks old)

Alexandrite Akiro and Feather Toy!

Alexandrite Akiro playing with the feather toy, he was definitely not letting go! Gemini came into see what he was doing, but he didn't let his mum distract him from the task in hand even though she was talking away to him. The feather toy now looks very sorry for itself!

You can also hear Alexandrite Georgina in the background shouting for her mum, she likes to do that and Gemini always finds her to see if she is okay. Georgina then gets a wash!


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(Video @ 7 weeks old)

Sunday, 16 August 2009

New Website Launched

Last week I decided to have a go at building our new Website, technically my expertise lays in Database Development and Administration (the day job) so to do a Website is completely different for me. I have during the 16 years in IT (gosh that scares me!) worked on Internal Applications but not worked on a customer facing website. So this is outside my comfort zone, but with the thumbs up of family and friends here it is....


Hope everyone likes the new format, it isn't finished yet and I will be filling in the blanks as the weeks go on and apologies for any gaffs or mis-spells.

The existing website Silver Siberian Cats will remain and when I have finished updating the new one it is going to have a tidy up.

IW SGC Cooncreole Paavo

Paavo was bathed yesterday and we took some photos of him today as they need a photo of him for his International Win with TICA. He hasn't his full winter coat, it is definitely a summer one, but I think he looks very handsome!

Congratulations Paavo on your win, we are so proud of you, our big Love Bug!



Sunday, 9 August 2009

Gemini & Phoenix babies - Introducing Alexandrite Akiro

What can I say other than we have been blown away by this litter!

Gemini and Phoenix had 3 beautiful Siberian babies at the end of June, they had a Seal Lynx (Tabby) Point with White boy, a Blue Lynx (Tabby) Point with White boy and a Brown Tortie (Tabby) and White girl. Gemini and Phoenix definitely knew what they were doing when they gave us these beautiful Siberian kittens.

At the moment I am just registering interest in these kittens as we are still looking for forever homes for Drusilla's girls.

Introducing:- Alexandrite Akiro a Seal Lynx (Tabby) Point with White and "Knock Me Over" handsome! Sorry for the photo overload, but he just loved being in front of the camera and those looks of his definitely deserve it. I just love this boy and he has our trademark "Grumpy" look but devilishly handsome too. I really want to show this boy and am so excited to see how he matures.

Our first Lynx points and tortie, and what a way to do it! Gemini and Phoenix you make us so very proud x



Alexandrite Akiro @ 6 weeks

Gemini & Phoenix babies - Introducing Alexandrite Georgina

Introducing:- Alexandrite Georgina is a Brown Tortie and White Tabby, and did I mention absolutely beautiful! She reminds me of Gemini, her mum at this age and just as gorgeous. Her colouring is so delicate, with little patches or flames of golden red. I think the mix of her golden Dad and tortie Mum has worked to produce such a beautiful pattern and she is developing lovely green eyes too. Georgina has a cheeky look and nature and is definitely like her mum has plenty to say.

I think Alexandrite Georgina has potential for both show and breeding (again I am just registering interest in her at the moment)


And of course she is rightly named after my brilliant young niece Georgina, who is going through a I don't want to be a gorgeous red stage! But with the flame patches on Alexandrite Georgina how could I not call her after my niece, I always promised her when we had our first Tortie she would be called Georgina. And if we ever have a red boy, he would have to be called George!





Alexandrite Georgina @ 6 weeks

Gemini & Phoenix babies - Introducing Alexandrite Apollo

Introducing:- Alexandrite Apollo he is a Blue Lynx (Tabby) Point with White and absolutely stunningly handsome. He is very chunky and his first nickname was "Tank" because of his build and the way he just charges about. We would love for this boy to go to a show home, if possible. We think he could knock those judges over with these looks! And if he has Gemini's coat and cheekiness we are on to a winner!




Alexandrite Apollo @ 6 weeks

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Our TICA Awards so far...

At the weekend Andy and I were trying to sort out some of the paperwork and with last years show season finished and we have received our letters notifying us of our awards, it made us realise just how brilliant our Siberians have done.

Since the Winter of 2006 our wonderful and beautiful Siberians have achieved the following Awards (and some of these Awards have been based on only being shown a couple of times). I think it is an outstanding achievement and something both Andy and I are very proud of.

Quadruple Grand Champion Alexandrite Angelus Mishka
Award of Excellence
Best Black Silver Shaded/White Siberian of the Year, 07, 08 and 09
Award of Excellence - Region of Northern Europe
Best Siberian Kitten of the Year, 07

Quadruple Grand Champion Rossity Cimus
Award of Excellence
Best Black Silver Mackerel Tabby Siberian of the Year, 07
2nd Best Black Silver Shaded Siberian of the Year, 08

Supreme Grand Champion Alter Alexandrite Azazeal (Grumpy)
Award of Excellence
Best Black Smoke Siberian of the Year, 08

Alexandrite Beonin
Award of Excellence - Region of Northern Europe
3rd Best Siberian Kitten of the Year, 08

Double Grand Champion Radzimierz Roseanna (Willow)
Award of Excellence - Region of Northern Europe
2nd Best Black Silver Mackerel Tabby Siberian of the Year, 08

Champion Alexandrite Cordelia (Frostie @ Snowgum Siberians)
Award of Excellence - Region of Northern Europe
3rd Best Black Silver Shaded Siberian of the Year, 08

International Winner Supreme Grand Champion Cooncreole Paavo
Award of Excellence
18th Best Longhair Cat of the Year, 09
3rd Best Siberian of the Year, 09
2nd Best Seal Lynx (Tabby) Point Siberian of the Year, 09

As you can see quite an achievement!

And this doesn't include all the finals that each of them have finished in and it doesn't include the wins at other shows they have attended where we have achieved a number of Red Card Days at GCCF. Showing our wonderful family of Siberians is a very rewarding hobby and something we are very proud of.

Well Done to all our Shining Stars x