Thursday 2 January 2014
Happy New Year from Alexandrite Siberians!
2013 was a special one for Andy and I as we picked up our second International Win and another Regional Win for IW & RW Supreme Grand Champion Alter Alexandrite Akiro. Akiro was also the regions BEST ALTER and he achieved a number of firsts for a UK bred Siberian. I will write more about the Regional Show and post photos of his awards soon. It was one of the most proudest moments of our lives when everyone stood up for us to collect our award and Pascal Remy a TICA judge stopped me to say "He was a special boy and really deserved it". It really was a very special evening and we still get that feeling when we see Akiro or look at his awards. Akiro really is one in a million! A very special boy!
This years has seen ups and downs and I think for any breeder who is struggling with their own health will understand breeding and the roller coaster of it can and does take its toll. We have on many occasions this year nearly stopped but for now we are continuing. We want to thank our great friends Maria and Melanie for all their support and to Mim and Simon, who have really been their for us when we needed them. And Erica and Darren who stood up for us during a tough time and the great photos of the girls, especially those birthday ones!
We also want to thank our family too because without them we couldn't do this, we really couldn't. So thanks mum and dad, you help us both so much and cheer me up on the really bad, dark days.
Lastly we want to thank the Alexandrite families who help make this possible too and for all those great update emails and photos. To see one of our little ones having such fun and listening to their stories is why we do this. It's not for the rosettes or awards, yes we enjoy achieving them and are very proud of all our Siberians we show but its really about bringing a little bit joy and hoping that one of our kittens does bring a smile to their owner's face when they need it. That's what it's all about.
A little about the photo, the Siberian kittens are Marishka and Phoenix new babies at 4 weeks. We have from left to right Brown Tabby and White girl (under assessment), Brown Tabby and White girl (pink nose), Brown Tabby and White boy (a monkey like Jamie!) and Brown Tabby and White girl (brown nose). Marishka's kittens will be available to the waiting list and enquiries first. If we then have kittens available we will post to the blog.
We also hope to have some Silver Tabbies in our next litters so please contact us if you want to join the waiting list for a beautiful Alexandrite Silver Tabby Siberian, please see our FAQ too on the blog and email firstname.lastname@example.org