Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Holidays from Pendraig Siberians!

It's that time of year again. Where does the time go?

We've had a blessed year! A new home, a growing and healthy toddler and our sweet and loving pets. We've had a few set backs but with strength and courage we persevere!

This new year brings us new challenges and new hopes! We see our girl Dica maturing into everything we had hoped for and she will also be matched with Grisha or another fine male for a much anticipated litter!

We have Favst born out of Lily's latest litter who promises to be a real looker. He is a gorgeous red classic! It is our hope to campaign our first kitten thanks to this bright, intelligent and charismatic boy!

Grisha has proven to not only be a loving part of our family but an outstanding stud that produces lovely babies. Thanks to Maria and Cica Cattery!

Our son, Gabriel is 15 months old and walking now. I still can't believe it! And we look forward to his second Christmas! It is more like a first because he was too young for presents or caroling last year at just 3 - 4 months old.

Our kitten and cat owners have already begun sending in their End of the Year Reports and these are treasured gifts to us! We look forward to each and every one of them.

We still have two available kittens with us and it is a joy to watch them grow and learn. Deva is a doll, sweet as her mother but laid back like her father. She is gorgeous, with her dad's full coat and her mom's lovely eyes. She is fantastic with children and tolerates Gabriel's sometimes rough petting!

Esfir is the last of Peli's kittens (besides Eowyn who stays). She is a lovely silver classic with her mom's big green eyes. She is smart and affectionate though more reserved with our son.

We've said goodbye to some of our beloved queens this year. Dora was retired and is living with a great family in Austin, TX. Peli is leaving here on Monday for her forever home near Dallas, TX. It is with a heavy heart we see these girls depart but we know they will have all the love and attention they want and deserve without having to compete!

Thank you to all of our wonderful families that have taken one of our babies into your homes and hearts. May you have a blessed and joyful Holiday Season.

Love to you and yours,

Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Kitty Clan! (and Connor the Anatolian Shepherd Dog!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

CFA Cat Show - Congrats to Grisha our new Champion!

We had a great time at the CFA Cat show here in Austin, hosted by the Eyes of Texas Cat Club!  It was our first CFA show and not only were the people friendly and helpful but the venue was excellent with plenty of room to move around and ogle everyone's gorgeous cats.

We met some wonderful people who were ever so helpful answering our questions and the judges were so friendly and willing to offer us pointers and to explain about the different breeds while they judged.

Thank you so much the club for putting on such a great show and to the people of the CFA Region 3 who have made us feel welcome from the start.

And congratulations to Grisha our gorgeous black smoke Siberian cat and to his wonderful breeder who deserves all the credit, Maria Pavlovszky of Cica Cattery.


Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Kitty Clan!
Pendraig Siberian Cats - True Love For Life!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We're back!!

After a month of computer problems and other issues we're finally back!  And we've got news!

Our litters are growing so fast and so big.  It's hard to believe every day how big they are getting or that they were once so small.  They are a great joy to us!  We've added new photos to our website of these little beauties and here are a few for you to enjoy.  Only a couple kittens are not reserved yet so please let us know soon if you are interested in one of these beauties.

The first photo is Deva, our little firecracker born on July 4th.  She is available to the right home.  She is extremely affectionate and is never far away.  she follows me around, sleeps on my constantly and has the best purr you could imagine.  She is patient with our 14 month old son and loves to be a part of the action in the family.

To the left is our lovely black smoke tortie girl, Fekla.  She has an outstanding profile and head and is built like a little bear.  She is a potential show/breeding prospect and we'd love to see her in the right home contributing to the future of the Siberian breed.  Barring that she'd also make a wonderful and loving pet to a family.

She is sweet, affectionate, intelligent and outgoing.  She loves to be the center of all the action around here and won't let her big red brothers have all the fun!!

She is available to the right loving home! = )

Besides these two girls we also have Eva and her sister Esfir two lovely silvers from Peli.  They will be ready to go home in November just in time for Thanksgiving.  They enjoy lap cuddles and Eva especially loves to help the red boys find more trouble than they know what to do with.  We have photos on our website.

We also have available one gorgeous red mackerel and white boy, Feliks (or Felix!).  He is sweet, affectionate and loves to eat.  We hope he will be as big as his great uncle Ivan who is near 20 lbs at 3 years.  His photo is to the right. 

If you are interested in any of our sweet babies just let us know! We hope you all have an enjoyable and safe Halloween and we will be posting updates of our son in his Halloween costume soon as well as photos from our first CFA cat show.  Grisha will be showing there and we hope that we can do this awesome cat justice and help him win the ribbons he deserves.

Bless you all!!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

South Central TICA Cat Show - Austin Texas

We had so much fun! But it was exhausting with our son. =) He behaved very well though and managed to charm all the ladies in the show hall. He also had a blast "helping" set up the show cages and watching all the kitties.

Doug was supposed to get some photos of our cats as they were judged but came home with only photos of our adorable son. =) The photos were so nice that he was forgiven not getting any of the cats.

We enjoyed meeting new people, seeing faces we remembered from the last SC Regional and we hope we can start showing more often now that Gabriel is older. Unfortunately finding anyone who can babysit all weekend is nearly impossible plus I would miss him terribly being gone that long!

Here are a few photos of Gabriel at the show... yes he's learning to walk!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dora's Little Firecracker!!

What a gorgeous little kitten she is and you can see her handsome father in her as well. She will mature to a stunning smoke tortie with red silver blazing across her face, just like a firecracker. =)

She will be 6 weeks old on Friday and she is available to a loving and adoring home!!

These photos do not do her justice though because I need a new camera. She is not as dark as these look and she is cuddly, and sweet and actually very calm and relaxed. She is also very clever just like her daddy who is always getting into trouble. =)

Visit our website for more information.

Love to you and yours!

Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Kitty Clan!
Pendraig Siberians - Naturally Reared Kittens Means True Love for Life!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy 6 month Birthday Litter C!!!

Wow! Time goes by so fast and we've been so busy we missed posting this on August 1st. =)

We hope you are all doing well and growing big and gorgeous as ever. We get reports about you but it's never enough. =) Tell your "parents" to send us some more photos!!!

Love to you all.

Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and The Pendraig Kitty Clan!
Siberian Kittens Available - August 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy 6 Month Birthday Litter B!! - Alsan & Lily's Kids 2008

Can it have gone so fast??

How can it be? It seems like just yesterday the were born in the closet of the spare bedroom. I sat with their mother Lily for 8 hours on the floor while she delivered, chatting with some of my breeder friends on my computer to pass the time. Lily wouldn’t let me leave her side so it was fortunate my mother was there to babysit my son, Gabriel.

Lily was in labor for a long time, so long I almost rushed her off to the vet but just when I was getting ready to pack her up she started to give birth to the first kitten. A breach presentation, and a HUGE kitten too. I had to help her get the kitten out and then we were off!

She quickly finished giving birth to 4 more gorgeous babies, one right after the other for the most part though it did truly take a few hours until all was done.

What a satisfying day for us as the litter was gorgeous and each kitten unique in coloring and it is over all one of the best litters we’ve ever had as far as type goes. They were healthy and robust and they are also extremely affectionate and intelligent. We could not be more proud.

Now, 6 months later we are still pleased with these lovely girls as they mature to strikingly gorgeous cats. But what makes us most happy is the new friends we made as we placed them in loving homes. Homes that are dedicated to feeding a natural diet and caring for these kittens following our natural rearing model. It amazes us every day to see the dedication and adoration each and every one of you feels for your beloved kittens that are fast becoming Siberian cats.

We have enjoyed watching them grow with you and seeing the photos and we hope that you will continue to send more! Please let us know how these girls are doing on their ½ year birthday. =)

Congratulations on being such wonderful kitten moms and dads!! =) We are so happy to have you as a part of our family and we hope that we can celebrate many more birthdays together.


Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Clan

Pendraig Siberian Cats Kitten born on July 4th! Happy Independence Day!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Independence Day Kittens - Dora has two silver torbie daughters

It was a busy 4th of July for us here at Pendraig Siberians!! Besides being another hot day here in Texas we had our sweet girl go into labor mid day. By that evening she had given birth to two sweet and lovely silver/smoke "calico" kittens.

We hope to get some photos taken tomorrow so please be sure to check our blog and our website on our Available Siberian Kittens Page.

We hope you all had a happy and healthy 4th of July. We certainly did with our little firecrackers AKA Siberian kittens. =) They take after their spunky mom for sure.


Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Clan

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 5 month Birthday Litter C!!

We wish all these gorgeous beauties a happy 5 months!!! =) And we wish ALL of our kitten buyer families, and you as well, a happy Independence Day.

Enjoy some photos of our very photogenic kittes from Litter C 2008 out of our Peli and Pendraig Aslan SunFire! See more of our cats on our website. We are a Texas Siberian Cattery breeding Siberian cats of distinction! =)

These cats are a joy to their owners as well as us. We love seeing photos of them happy and healthy with their new families and we hope you do as well.

So far our kittens are hypoallergenic for many as well and we are proud to have helped those who otherwise couldn't have a pet to fulfill their dreams.

We have 2 new litters due so be sure to visit our website to see the new photos of the new babies and if you want one for your own the waiting list is filling up fast!! Don't miss out on your very own hypoallergenic Siberian cat beauty of your very own.

Thank you to the wonderful owners of Truman and Sophie for these heart warming photos. I love sharing them with the world.

Happy 5th Month birthday to our kittens!!


Have a happy and fun (and safe!) Independence Day!


Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the Pendraig Siberian Cat Clan
Pendraig Siberians - True Love for Life!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our first YouTube Star!!

The last kitten, Pendraig Clara Aslanovna Sunfire or Sophie as she is named by her new "parents" is now a star on YouTube!

You can view one of her videos below. =) Her new owners love her very much and we couldn't ask for a better home for her! =)

Thank you for taking such good care of our girl and we wish you many years of joy and love with Sophie!

- Dawn, Doug, Gabriel and the kitties of Pendraig Siberians.
Pendraig Siberians Natural Rearing Cat Breeder

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Happy 4 months Birthday Litter B!

Pendraig Siberians Presents Pendraig Bibigul Aslanovna SunFire a gorgeous red silver classic Siberian kitten at 4 months old
It is amazing how fast time flies by!! It seems like only yesterday I sat for 8 hours on the closet floor with Lily helping her give birth to this gorgeous litter of kittens. It was her first litter and labor was prolonged. We very nearly took off to the vet but finally she gave birth to the first, oversized kitten.
Now they are celebrating their 4 month birthday on May 15, 2008!
The new owners have been very busy with their new babies but two have managed to make enough time in their busy schedules to send us some updated photos! Something I myself need to get done with our gorgeous Queen in training Boudicca (Dica for short).
Pendraig Siberians Presents Pendraig Bibigul Aslanovna SunFire a gorgeous red silver classic Siberian kitten

Here is what Bibigul’s owner has to say about her lovely red silver classic and white girl:
She is extremely affectionate, very sweet and feminine! She's also very independent and knows what's best for her! She's strong and playful cat. She can run and jump after the feather or a toy for hours until she looks like a doggy with her mouth open and her tongue hanging outside! :) She loves company and usually follows us from room to room. Did I say she's sweet and affectionate? If she doesn't like something, of just doesn’t feel like being bothered, she would simply walk away but would never scratch, bite, or even hiss at us! I never saw her angry! And she's so well behaved!
Bibi is everybody's favorite! You were so right - she's got stellar personality!

I can't thank you enough for her :) – Olga, NJ

The other girl, registered name Brusnika but her loving family calls her Lizzie is also right at home and doing well. She is totally in love with her new family as these pictures show. And her strange coloring changes every day but becomes more striking and beautiful! It is hard to believe someone called her “ugly”. She is anything BUT!

I checked out your blog the other day. I had to laugh at what Bibi's mama had to say about her climbing her jeans. Lizzie has a penchant for doing the same...but I have been wearing shorts.

She has continued to be very loving. She follows me around the house and we have a routine of cuddling together while I read in the evenings.
Right now she is on my lap chewing up some paper that is hanging off my desk. The computer room seems to bring out the most mischievous in her.
Her favorite spot is in my dining room window. She watches the cars and birds while resting in her favorite bed...a child's shoe box with a wash cloth in it. We have several nice chairs, and of course her cat tree for her to relax on, but how can those beat a cardboard box?

Last night (no picture, unfortunately) she stretched out on my lap in the computer room. She was on her back, fully extended. Forelegs above her head (like superman) and hind legs splayed out. Not a lady-like way to nap at all. I will have to get a picture of her when she does that next. – CK, Texas

We are overjoyed by the love and adoration our babies are receiving in their new homes. We are also proud to have produced such HEALTHY and LOVING Siberian kittens. Thank you to all of our new families for the care and devotion you are giving to your new kittens and remember, we are always here for you!!

To our 4 month old kittens out of Lily and Aslan's 2008 litter we say, Congratulations on your new loving families, may you grow big, strong and absolutely stunning. We are so proud of you all and we miss you terribly but it is wonderful to know you are absolutely adored by your families.


Dawn, Doug and Gabriel Campbell and the Cats of Pendraig Siberians

Friday, May 2, 2008

Raising Kittens

It is a joy, to be sure but not always fun and games. Just like children, kittens run amok, getting into all sorts of trouble and can make terrible messes. Sometimes they are still learning to use their litter-box or are playing in another room and can’t make it back in time. Other times they are climbing into things that can be quite dangerous such as the refrigerator or dishwasher. One must be on constant guard to make sure they are safe, secure and have everything they need.
With the troubles also comes the joy of watching them tussle and play, investigate and explore the world around them and sleep in purring and furry piles.
Then the sad day comes when they leave our home and go to their awaiting families. We miss them terribly and there is an empty feeling to the house as they leave. The only way to cope is to schedule their departure in stages so that I am not bereft all at once. However the joy in the eyes and voices of their new owners is beyond measure and heals all heartache.
We miss our babies but we are overjoyed to have found them loving families that are now also a part of our own family. Here is what some of them have to say:
“Our baby Bibi is a pampered princess! :) The boys are soo over protective like she's indeed their baby sister! :) Looks like she's beginning to get her appetite. Today she ate a healthy portion of ground beef mixed with small cut pork, and she examined all our shopping - so cute!

After eating she wanted to cuddle but I couldn't cuddle with her too much because I had a lot to do in the kitchen. Do you know what Bibigul did? She was following me around the kitchen for a while and mewing, but I couldn't pick her up. Finally she jumped on my leg (good thing I was wearing jeans) and climbed on me, like I was a tree, until she's got all the way up to my arms to cuddle!! This girl IS a cuddle bug and really DEMAND attention! :) “ – ONB, New Jersey
“Once we got to the vet, everyone loved her. All said she is adorable, the vet included, "strikingly beautiful." to the list of nice words. She spent some shoulder time on the techs and me. Her health checked out very well. I still have to bring in a fecal sample (they didn't want to do the intrusive test on her...neither did I!). I think I will give them your vet's info and see if we can use that test. They were impressed with her clean ears and lack of fleas. Dr. Wooley said that she must have come from a very good breeder. :)” – Carrie, Texas

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Breeders Should Be Ashamed

Lately we've been pushing for help funding the HCM research project. Thankfully the Winn Foundation has backed the research and is going to match our funds up to $5000. However all is not well.

There are an estimated 500 breeders of Siberian cats. Do you know how many have donated even a single dollar to research? Less than 40! That's less than 10% of breeders. This is shameful, disgusting and heartbreaking.

We are the stewards of the breed, we are the ones breeding new kittens, we are the ones who are held accountable when a breed suffers from health problems. We need to step up to the plate here, we need to take responsibility for our breed. It is my opinion that if breeders really care about these cats, their kittens they produce, the future of our breed they will donate even $1 per kitten sold. If they do not then they are just breeding for self gratification either through show wins or monetary gain.

I know that most responsible breeders don't make enough money to break even most years but tacking on a small donation per kitten sale isn't going to break the bank and I'm sure kitten buyers will not only understand but be thankful that their kitten price includes a donation to such a worthy cause.

HCM is a devastating thing for the kitten buyers. Their pet goes from healthy to dying in a matter of moments and they are left wondering what happened. It is up to us breeders to try and prevent this by screening for HCM as best we can and helping fund research that will provide a better means of screening breeding cats before it's too late.

Many people are unhappy about what I have to say and I've faced censorship on some lists because of it but I refuse to keep quite. The kitten buyers deserve to know that their breeders aren't supporting health research. And I implore EVERY kitten buyer to DEMAND their breeders donate a portion of their kitten price to research. And if they refuse, find a better breeder! One that REALLY cares about the future of Siberian Cats.

To learn more about the Siberian Cat Research Fund visit their website. Also be sure to visit Winn Foundation and learn more about HCM in cats.