|May 5, 2013
|Retired Breeders & other
|We will not always have adults available, but please keep checking
back with us.
We always have a slew of requests for Adult Siberians/Retired
Breeders because these cats are "lower priced" adoptions. It has
been very challenging to keep track of all the people's requests to
be notified when an adult becomes available, so please check back
on this page often.
Retired breeder cats have different needs from kittens - they have
known only a life of 'work' in a cattery environment. They have fully
established personalities and have bonded with us here. They have
lived a 'rev-ed up life' on high hormone levels that continuously
send their brain messages to secrete pheromones to attract mates -
and those smells drive the opposite sex crazy within the confines of
a house. And they have mood swings, primarily the females - we call
it 'having a bad hair day'.
Does any of this mean these 'babies' were not loved, cherished, and
pampered within the context of a cattery? ABSOLUTELY NOT~!!!!
But what it does mean is they did NOT have run of the entire house
but were confined to different rooms within the house. It means
they had to 'compete' with multiple other cats for our time and
These wonderful 'babies' of ours deserve a life of luxury, love and
attention they could never fully enjoy with us. In going to a furever
home, they get to have people all their own - ALL to themselves. We
understand they may have a buddy kitty or kitties or dog with them
- that is actually perfect - best of both worlds. But you must
understand that it will take time, patience and contact with us to
understand each kitty's needs.
If you are someone who just wants a cat that allergy sufferers can
tolerate, and the 'cat will be a cat' just hangin' out around the house
while you gone 20 of 24 hrs a day 7 days a week, you are not the
sort of person/people that we want to have adopting from us. We
expect our retired breeders, like our kittens, to become 'family'
members - loved, played with, cared for, fed proper nutrition, etc.,
as if you were taking care of your own human children.
If you are ready to make a commitment to 'love, honor, and
cherish', one of our babies, then we would LOVE for you to contact
|Pricing typically will have two components - cost for the cat PLUS veterinary
costs for spay/neuter health certificate and vaccines
Born April 2007
|Mairi (Scottish for Mary), is our breeder who came to us from
Scotland. She is a Smoke Tortie, a real beauty, but a definite
'torti-tude'. She is and has to be THE alpha cat in the household.
Thus, it would be best if she went to a home initially without a cat, or if
there is a cat, he/she should be one that has an extremely laid back
personality that won't mind being bossed around and put in their place
by a new kitty coming into the household. Same with a dog - I'm sure
Mairi would slap him/her around a bit to show who is boss.
Since Mairi is opinionated, she gets her 'nose out of joint' when we
change her environment - for example, when we have had to move her
from one area in the cattery to another room. She gets really cranky
with the other cats that are with her and will hiss and slap them around
for awhile until she settles in.
She LOVES her humans, and is very affectionate, and at times demands
some love by rolling around on you (if you are in bed), or just head
butting your hand to encourage you to pet her. She will also gently
'grab' your hand in her teeth to get the message across.
She is a FANTASTIC mother, so at a later time if you added a kitten,
she would probably adopt it easily and nurture it (once she did some
stern momma instruction with maybe a swat or two).
She would probably do well with human children that are beyond the
rambunctious toddler stage, and are gentle with kitties and understand
that initially she will need some 'space' until she adjusts, and not try to
force her to be held, etc.
Mairi is very dog-like in the Siberian way - she comes when called, she
holds her tail high and 'wags' it around when she is happy, and also has
the funny tail twitching when she is excited. She often does Sibi flops
at your feet. She likes her chest & belly rubbed, and told that she is
beautiful and a good momma.
She has been a wonderful breeder girl for us and it is time that she
lives the life of luxury in retirement.
|Other Breeders being retired:
Ruslan (born 2007)- Will be available Late Fall 2013
|"Kaleiope" born July 19, 2012
Black Tortie (female)