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This is my baby cat, and i am so proud of him. He did very well at his first cat show.

He is out of my prize foundation line and is a treasure to me. He's also a rare cream smoke with white! I believe he's pretty close to a cream solid as his mom is a red solid.

This photo is by Helmi Flick. She's a great photographer and caught his beauty and spirit!

Let me know what you think! I love "meeting" all your cats. This forum is wonderful.

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OH, MY!!! You have stunning cats.

I am not very knowledgeable about alot of the cat breeds, and didn't know about Siberians. How cool to learn new stuff. I hope you post alot about these cuties.
 

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I feel at home here already

So many great people already. It's wonderful seeing a positive world!

I will definitely keep posting and i have more pics on my website if you like to check that out.

I think so many of these cats are just stunning and people should show them. It's a lot of fun and a great bonding experience with your cats. They don't have to be purebred either.

Not many people know about Siberian Cats but maybe they will take interest thanks to my lovely babies. And if you are ever in Texas look me up at a show! You can meet them in person.

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Beautiful kitty and lovely cats on your website. :D
 

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Thanks!

I love your cats too! And thank you for rescuing. I used to do that as well but once i got into breeding i couldn't risk disease exposure =(

I donate part of each kitten sale to rescue and also to health research at the Winn Foundation. Doesn't leave much to pay bills but it's worth it and makes me feel good.

One of your cats, Simba i think it is, kinda looks like a Siberian!

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What a stunning cat and welcome!

I know so little about breeding and showing-I find my cats on the street generally, although I'm almost positive Snow (Turkish Angora) came from a breeder somehow and was abandoned or lost. He has a taste for carriers to this day that makes me believe he spent a great deal of his young life in one.

Looking forward to hearing more about your cats.
 

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Aslan loves carriers but he hasn't been in one that much. He just knows when he does he gets to go to cool places that he actually enjoys. Like the vet and cat shows! =)

both he and his mother are cuddle bugs and go completely limp in our arms when we hold them. So does another unrelated female i have, Julia. This is an amazing breed and i just adore them.

before i got involved in them though i adopted rescues or strays. When i was a teenager i used to catch feral kittens, tame them and rehome them.

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You sound like a breeder who really loves and cares about your animals. If I wanted a purebreed, I would definitely want to get one from someone like you. I find having strays so rewarding for me personally though.

With Snow, all my ideas about his past are just theories, but when I got him (he was about four/five months), he was extremely social, friendly and not shy at all, but had a very, very bad temper and would seriously attack if he was irritated. I wonder if that was what made whoever had him abandon him. It's really too bad because he really is a sweetheart and now that he's an old guy, pretty mellow. I don't know where his liking for carriers comes from but he loves them. Sleeps in them, gets in them happily when it's time to go to the vet-all of my other cats hated traveling in carriers but not him.

It's really great that your cat has such an affinity for being shown. Before I had Snow I always wondered how people could get their cats to behave in such an environment and to be honest, I did not believe there was a cat who actually enjoyed it. But Snow is such a ham I know he would have loved it too, but I also suspect he would have shredded an innocent bystander the minute he got cranky too. :lol:
 

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Thanks guys! I'm glad you like him. he is still very young and has a lot of filling out to do.

As for showing not all cats do like it. Of my breeding cats I have Sonja, Aslan, Lily and Julia who enjoy it. Pelegaja does not, she's very skittish but still sweet and affectionate. Isidora is one of my queens to be that i bred and she'd not like it either despite being a very outgoing and affectionate cat at home. She's just too high strung in that kind of environment.

Of the cats i've bred only one really likes going out to show. I might have gotten Sonja's brother to be ok with it by taking him as a youngster. That's the key, whatever they get used to as kittens they at least tolerate as adults.

You can show you pets btw, so maybe you should give Snoa a try! Go to www.tica.org and look for a show in your area. It's a lot of fun.

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