Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from Pendraig Siberian Cats!



We at Pendraig Siberian Cats wish you a joyous holiday season filled with love.   May your new year bring many blessings and if you are a lucky owner of a Siberian Cat may that year be full of purrs and fun that leaves lasting memories in your heart.

Love to you all!

Dawn, Doug & Gabriel Campbell

Pendraig Siberian Cats

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Siberian Kittens for Christmas

Image of pregnant Siberian Cat. Lily has done it again and this is her last litter with us, no surprise she’s going out with a bang.  Her litter with Karat is amazing.  This is a bitter sweet moment for me because Lily is near and dear to my heart and has been one amazing mother, a loving and sweet companion and she understands me.  I tell her to get in her nesting box and she does, I ask her if she’s hungry and she lets me know, she is going into labor she tells me and wants to cuddle.  She is retiring to live with our dear friends and their sweet children, one of which is allergic to cats so she is a very special pet for him.  I am going to miss her dearly and cannot help but consider keeping one of these of her kittens.  My cattery has had some great success and it is due in no small part to her.Image of Golden tabby Siberian Cat.

I also have to thank Karat and his breeders.  Both Jorrah and Forestwind Siberian Cats have done an amazing job of putting some of the best traditional lines together and Karat has so much to give to my cattery  I am so grateful to them both for letting us care for, love and use this wonderful male for the year.  I will hope and pray that besides his obviously good looks they also get his amazing temperament and sultry green eyes.

Now onto the introductions for our new Siberian Kittens.

Meet the Boy: A Silver Tabby Siberian Kitten

Image of silver Siberian Kitten.

Darling and handsome this boy looks so much like his father, Karat, only in a lovely silver shade.

He has a promising muzzle already and was born with a hefty weight.  He was our first kitten and I wondered if Lily was going to give me some males for once.  She has only had a few in her breeding career which is surprising as most breeders complain of having way too many male kittens.

He is definitely on hold.

Meet the Girls:  More Torbie Siberian Kittens

Image of silver torbie Siberian Kitten.

This sweet girl has the most red on her than any of the others, at least for now.  She has a lovely blazing red head which I noticed immediately when she was born.  She is the second kitten born of this great litter.

I am already quite smitten with her dazzling pattern, bright colors and large muzzle.

This girl is also on hold.

Image of brown siberian kitten

This lovely girl is a very warm brown tabby with inky black markings.  I believe she is a torbie but the red is hard to find right now so we shall wait and see.

She is lovely and large and if she inherits her father’s startling green eyes will definitely be a looker.

This sweet girl is on hold for now.

Image of brown torbie female siberian kitten.

This is the darker girl but she is definitely a brown torbie with a half red foot and some dazzling markings.

She is large and quite sweet already.  We expect she will be the apple of her new parent’s eyes when they take her home.

She is on hold for a family on our waiting list.

Image of silver siberian kitten.


And finally we have this stunning and large girl.  She seems to be silver but it’s early to tell.  She is so sweet and adorable.

I love her strong chin and big muzzle.  Her markings are also quite alluring as they just have that painted on look which I’ve come to admire within the golden line Siberian cats.

She is also on hold for now.

Getting a Pendraig Siberian Kitten

We hope you have enjoyed seeing our lovely Christmas Siberian Kitten Litter.  We will be updating with new photos as they grow.

It is likely all these kittens will be taken by those waiting patiently on our waiting list but we encourage you to fill out an application for kitten adoption if you are interested in our kittens.  Though it sometimes requires some waiting our previous clients can tell you that it is well worth the wait to get a kitten from Pendraig Siberian Cats and to become part of our growing cat family.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Siberian Kittens – 1 week old

Photo of 1  week old litter of Siberian Kittens.

Litter K


Well, we’ve made it a whole week and eyes are starting to open.  The little darlings are seeing us for the first time and their world though I know their vision is still very blurry.  They are so gorgeous and this has to be one of my best litters ever, I know in large part it is due to the stunning sire of the litter Zoran and to his owners for their exceptional care of Dica before and during her pregnancy.Image of Siberian Kittens.

The two kittens that were having trouble are doing much better and gaining well.  There is still a long way to go but I am very hopeful that they will continue to thrive. “Little Blue”  especially has a fire to her and a strong spirit.  She is absolutely adorable and even though she seems tiny compared to her litter mates she is larger than life.

Today we convinced Dica to allow us to steal her kittens for a few minutes to take some photos.  She was tolerant and as I put them back I could see her carefully counting them and inspecting them.  She is a devoted and fantastic mother Siberian Cat.

The Siberian Kitten Girls

Images of Siberian Kittens at one week old in Texas.

All three of these lovely girls are beautiful and each is unique.  On the left we have the blue tortie and white (blue calico) Siberian kitten that we are calling “Little Blue”.  In the middle, hiding her face is the sweet torbie that may be a brown torbie and white.  On the right is a lovely silver torbie and white girl that we are holding for a potential future Pendraig Siberian Cat Queen.Photo of blue smoke calico Siberian kitten.

First we have the “Little Blue”.  She was born as the size of a preemie Siberian Kitten and had to be supplemented for the first few days of her life.  Now she is nursing well from her mother and quickly gaining grown on her siblings.  She has a fiery spirit and already loves to cuddle maybe because she received extra cuddles while nursing from a bottle in my hands.  She has the most darling red flame on her forehead and a gorgeous blue coat.  She may be a blue smoke tortie and white but it’s too soon to tell.

Image of a silver torbie siberian kitten in Texas.  Next there is the darkest torbie.  She is probably a silver but we won’t know for awhile.  She has the most dazzling and bright colors, a lovely head and gorgeous coat.  She competes with the boys often for biggest in the litter though today her sister took her over and two of the boys outpaced them both.  This girl is calm and collected and loves to snuggle.

Image of Silver Siberian Kitten calico. The bright silver Siberian kitten in the litter is this lovely girl.  She is on hold and may be remaining here as part of the future Pendraig Siberian Cat Queens.  She has the bright silver color we’ve been looking for along with some wonderful potential in her muzzle, coat, head and type.  We are watching her closely.  Her color pops already and she has a calm demeanor.

The Siberian Kitten Boys

Image of three red Siberian kittens.We have lots of red!  And how not when I love it as I do?  These boys are my pride and joy and it is amazing to have so many all in one litter.  They are sweet and cuddly and I adore them.

Our three boys are each unique in their own ways.  The spotted boy has been lagging a bit behind on weight but with some supplementing he is doing much better and he is a real darling.  He has lovely spots on both sides just like his mother in bright red.  He seems to be a red silver but Image of Red Spotted Siberian kitten.without white unlike the other two.  He is a special boy and will make someone a wonderful companion.

His brothers are nearly identical in color though their patterns are slightly different.  One male however is lighter and may be a higher grade silver when he matures.  Mostly I tell them apart because this male has more white on his back legs and in the right light I can see his coat is a paler red.

Image of an orange marble striped kitten. He is a large boy, often the heaviest in the litter but sometimes he trades off with his near twin, the other red classic, and the dark torbie girl.  He is lovely and and sweet.  I expect he will be a large boy, perhaps like his great great uncle Ivan.

He has a handsome pattern that will become even more alluring as he matures and the pattern can separate more and resolve and his silver coat can grow in more fully.

Last but not least is the darker red classic male.  He is a sweet and affectionate little Image of red classic Siberian kitten. boy and the first to open his eyes to the world.  His classic pattern is very beautiful and eye catching.  It seems to pop out.  He is already showing the wonderful Cica coat and we have high hopes for this guy.  He is on hold pending evaluation.

We are very proud of this litter and we love each and every kitten.  It is wonderful to have such a colorful and happy group of kittens and we cannot wait to see how they grow and to meet their new families who will, we hope, adore them as much as we do.  Kittens like these are part of the great joy of being a Siberian Cat Breeder.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dica’s Kittens… update

This is a great new litter for us at Pendraig Siberian Cats.  We continue our prized foundation line SunFire with the help Nadezhda Siberians and their gorgeous stud, Zoran.  We are so proud of Dica, she is an excellent and devoted mother and couldn’t be more special or more loved in our hearts and now beloved also by our friends at Nadezhda.

Meet the Siberian Kitten Girls

Image of Siberian Kitten a lovely blue tortie and white. This is the lovely and tiny little blue tortie and white girl (calico).  Despite her small size she is a little fighter and we have hopes she will continue to gain well and survive.  Breeding cats is sometimes a very sad and difficult task as it does not take long to become very attached to the little ones especially the ones that need the extra care and love like this little girl.  We are calling her “Little Blue” for now and we need as many prayers and positive thoughts sent her way as possible.

Image of torbie Siberian kitten in Texas.

This girl is big and bold with striking markings!  We think she is a silver torbie but it’s hard to say as her nose looks brownish.  Some of our silver Siberian kittens start out with some brownish tones

to their coat and develop the inhibitor gene as their coat grows out.  This girl has great promise as Zoran’s kittens usually do and we are very pleased overall with the quality of this litter and the match between our Siberian Cat Dica and the stunning stud that lives at Nadezhda Siberians.

Image of silver torbie Siberian kitten from a Siberian Cattery.

Large and darling this girl is a hopeful for a future queen.  We are holding her pending evaluation.  She is a beautiful silver torbie with wonderful white markings.

She reminds me of Galina from a previous Siberian kitten litter we had last spring.  Her markings are eye catching and we are hopeful we will have a SunFire line female kitten to show in CFA and TICA next year.  She has signs already of the signature, and luxurious coat of the Cica cattery’s Siberian cats.

Meet the Siberian Kitten Boys

Photo of cameo classic siberian kitten at Pendraig a Texas Siberian Cattery.

We have three lovely red boys.  The first is the lighter silver classic.  He has a wonderful swirl on each side and white back legs.  He may have white front paws but it is hard to see in a red silver kitten this young.

He has a thick coat already an a beautiful head shape.  He alternates with his near twin for biggest in the litter, they trade off each day with one being a gram or two heavier.

Photo of a red silver classic Siberian kitten.

His brother here is almost identical and we have trouble telling them apart initially.  He is slightly darker than his brother and has less white on his back legs.

This boy has a really wide muzzle and strong chin already, the great Cica coat and of course a stunning classic pattern.  He is on hold pending evaluation.

He is a chunky monkey like his brother and it is cute to watch them wiggle and squirm pushing each other off the prime nursing areas.

Image of red spotted siberian kitten.

Last but not least we have the last red boy who has the interesting and unique large spots similar to his mother.  He has a wonderful coat as you can see in this photo and he is a little darling.

He was one of the kittens we began to supplement as he was not gaining as well but we are happy to report that he is now gaining well and is on his way to being a robust red tabby Siberian cat like his great great grandfather, our first Siberian, Boris.

That concludes the introductions!  Soon we will get photos to commemorate their first week.  Their eyes will begin to open soon as well and that is always a joy to have the little guys start to see us and interact with their environments more.

All of these kittens are on hold for those on our waiting list and are not available.  If you would like a Pendraig Siberian Kitten of your very own please contact us or fill out an application and we will add you to our waiting list.  We have two more exciting litters due this month including Lily on Christmas Day and Eowyn on New Years Day.

Happy Holidays from Pendraig Siberian Cats!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The wait is over… Siberian Kittens are here!

Pendraig Boudicca Aslanovna SunFire is a mother again and this time she has had a huge litter of gorgeous babies with Cica’s Zoran Yaroslavovich Black from Nadezhda Siberian Cats.  We were sure the litter was going to be bigger this time as Dica was large and very uncomfortable this last week but what a surprise to get 6 lovely Siberian kittens.

Photo of Pendraig Siberian Kittens born December 2009. We have 2 red silver classic boys, 1 red silver spotted boy (spotted like Dica), 1 silver torbie and white girl, 1 blue and white tortie girl, and 1 possible tortie and white girl (she may be classic… not sure yet!).  We are happy and excited to welcome these little ones into the world.

Zoran has been a busy boy and has another beautiful litter with our friends,  some might even be available if you are looking for a special Siberian kitten to add to your family.

Image of Silver Torbie female Siberian kitten with white legs. As for this litter they are all unofficially reserved because the waiting list we have is long but with so many born we may have extra room for the other Siberian kitten litters so be sure to get your application in now if you want to make a Pendraig Siberian Cat part of your family.

Don’t forget we have more kittens due on Christmas Day at Pendraig Siberian Cats in Texas.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Siberian Kittens… for Christmas!

That’s right, its going to be a busy Christmas holiday here at Pendraig Siberian Cats.  We have 3 litters of kittens due over the holidays and our waiting lists are  nearly full.  Our lovely girl Dica is due with Zoran’s kittens (from stud Nadezhda Siberian Cats) any day now.  We have a gorgeous stud visiting us from Forestwind Siberians named Karat and he has potentially sired two upcoming litters.  One is with Lily and she is due on Christmas day if she is pregnant, which looks likely. The second is with Eowyn who is due for New Year’s Day.

Photo of Siberian cat Pendraig Boudicca Aslanovna SunFire a spotted Siberian cat queen at Texas cattery Pendraig. Our girl Pendraig Boudicca Aslanovna SunFire has developed alluring deep green eyes as she has matured.  Her coat is very good and her type is showing the promise I saw in her as a very young kitten that fit in the palm of my hand.  She has a very unusual spotting pattern with classic that creates large spots that are almost, but not quite, rosettes.  She has a generally sweet nature, mixed with the appropriate level of “tortitude”, and is intelligent and supremely healthy.  We have been looking forward to his litter for a long time and we hope to get a potential keeper for our cattery to continue the generations of the SunFire line we treasure so much.  This waiting list is full for now unless she has a HUGE litter of Siberian Kittens.

Photo of Sunbeam Lilyana of Pendraig Lily is Dica’s mother and she has given us a few great litters.     After one more litter Lily will be retiring to live with our dear friends here in Central Texas and we are glad that she will have a home where she is adored by the love of a little boy.  There is nothing greater or more powerful than the love of a child.  Lily’s kittens with Karat should show serious promise and we hope his large size, exceptional character, amazing green eyes and intelligence will be passed onto his kittens.  We know from past experiences Lily produces kittens in a riot of unusual and flashy colors with exceptional personalities ideal for loving and adoring their future human companions.

Photo of Pendraig Eowyn a blue silver spotted tabby Siberian Cat. Eowyn is our shy and sweet blue silver tabby.  Her silver is very difficult to see but she passes it on nicely to her kittens sometimes.  She is bred to the hunk Karat and we are hoping for wonderful green eyes siberian kittens since both parents have them as well as very large size as Eowyn is a hefty, big boned beauty.  Eowyn also has the amazing Cica coat and we hope she will pass that onto her kittens.  We are considering retaining one of her kittens so we can retire this lovely girl to a life of luxury.

In 2010 we have some exciting developments including our first litter where Golden Siberian Cats will be possible.  Check back for a big update on our plans for the New Year.

Photo of Esenia Auric of Pendraig Siberian Cats a golden spotted siberian cat Photo of golden carrier torbie Siberian cat Forestwind Gemma of Pendraig.