Saturday, May 16, 2009

Our Siberian Kitten Buyers tell Texas NO to HB 3180!

Thank you to Olga and her family for this wonderful letter!! We hope the Texas senators read it and take it seriously. 

Olga is absolutely right too!  A No Kill Nation is possible and it will save the homeless animals!! It doesn't require shutting down breeding, it requires revamping the shelter system which is run as an animal killing industry not an animal adoption industry.

I hope to see more letters from our wonderful kitten buyers.  We desperately need your help!! Thank you so much, Olga!!

Letter from Olga & her family:

Dear sir/madam,

We're writing to you as happy owners of Siberian cat that we've purchased last year from Pendraig Siberian Cats cattery in Texas.

We've selected this cattery after a careful research. The reason we approached a cattery and not a shelter is simply because our son has severe allergies from most of the animals including cats, and we were forced to narrow down on the only hypo-allergenic cat breed - Siberians. 

We're very happy with our choice since we've received the non allergenic animal and our son doesn't display any signs of allergies. We're also very appreciative of the fact that we've received from Pendraig cattery a well socialized, potty-trained, and extremely healthy kitten.  In addition, we continue to keep in contact with our breeders, they answer any of our questions regarding care for our cat and give us all of the assistance and advice we might need.  

We would like to let Texas Senators know that we believe that this bill is unacceptable! It discriminates unfairly against responsible breeders like Pendraig Siberian Cats.  We're very much oppose of the bill that regulates the right of any individual to own or breed an intact animal.

In addition we believe that if you want to help lower euthanasia rates, that a NO KILL State is possible!  You should probably consider to put in place the reforms to shelters and animal control policies as recommended by the No Kill Advocacy Center!

We would also like to point your attention to the fact that this measures might increase the abandonment of pets and cause shelters to be flooded with dogs and cats as people cannot afford to comply with the outrageous fees and fines!  ASPCA is officially OPPOSED to Mandatory Spay and Neuter!  ASPCA also says that mandatory spay neuter measures do not work. 

Our family strongly oppose legislation that infringes on the rights of Americans to own and raise animals.

We live in New Jersey and were planning to visit Texas. However we're outraged of the prospect of passing this bill, and won't be visiting Texas should you pass the bill!  


Olga Natanzon, Dr. Victor Natanzon, & two sons.

English Town, NJ  

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Favst's First Show

Favst did very well but was rather scared. We are hoping that as we continue to take him to shows he will relax. Especially in July when another cat joins him on the show circuit.

In this photo he was finally starting to perk up though I think it was just to flirt with the pretty Ragdoll next door.

We had professional photographs taken of him by Larry Johnson. Favst wasn't very cooperative and I was pleased with how the photographer got him interested by using various teasers and also talking gently and petting Favst. I cannot wait to see these photos!

Thank you to the great people who put on this CFA cat show! I know with these tough economic times it is not easy for the breed clubs to get the shows going, get enough entries and break even on the shows. I wish we could have attended Sunday's show but we are attending my sister's birthday party instead and it is good as our toddler (and his daddy!) are worn out from yesterday.

We are also grateful to all the people who not only tolerated a rambunctious toddler running around the show hall but many seemed to enjoy watching his antics. The gentleman running the raffle was one of Gabriel's favorite people and they had a blast.

Favst will be an uncle at the end of the month and also have new brothers and sisters . His sister Dica and his mom Lily are due almost at the same time. We look forward to more outstanding cats! Grisha is the sire for both litters so we should see some fantastic coats and type.

Favst was commented on by one judge as having great promise, an outstanding head shape and good boning for a kitten his age. She said she looked forward to seeing him as an adult. Favst's next shows will be in the Open class in CFA and Championship in TICA as he ages out of the Kitten class on May 14th.

Have a blessed day!

Dawn, Doug, Gabriel & the Pendraig Siberian Cat Family!
Breeder of Siberian Cats & Siberian Kittens in Texas