Monday, December 22, 2008

Day in the Life of Sasha

The typist is "on hold" with an airline (which means we have an hour at least ) so we thought we share a typical day for Sasha. He likes to check out the deer as they come down from the mountain to drink at the stream. Today we saw nine - sorry but the typist missed most of them in the picture.
He then waits patiently as typist makes breakfast.
Then its time for some work and some play. He makes sure there is enough toilet paper for the day. Then he checks out the temperature of the typist's bath. Goes in for a closer inspection of the quality of the water.
Then run to the other end of tub to make sure its filling properly Somewhere along the line he fell in -
But as always he took it in stride and happlily dried off.

Then spent some quality time in the chair in front of the fireplace.
Hope you liked the little glimpse into a kitten's busy day.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Picture of Ali - no snow.

I just can't get Ali to leave her fireplace - she seems to think snow is for looking out the window at. Hopefully this is just a teenage phase!
So here's a recent picture of her inside the house. She weighs 2.82 kg at 17 weeks. Just a bit smaller than her brother.
As you can see she has a beautiful classic coat - it may someday be as nice as mine.


Sasha Snowalker

Since I still can't get my girls to even stick their noses outside the door,
I thought I'd post some more pictures of Sasha enjoying the snow. We're having a huge snowfall now- big white fluffy flakes and we can't see across the lake. Maybe the new snow will convince the girls to come out and I"ll be able to get a picture of Ali in the snow.

Toni will go to her new home after Christmas. There is a new puppy there as well which I'm sure Toni will give a run for her money. I'm happy to report that she'll only a few kilometers away - so we will be able to see her often. Things will be quiet with out her - well quieter as least!

Bye for now

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nökö the Snowalker

Winter time in Sunshine Bay.

As you can see we've had our first snowfall here in the Kootenay Mountains. I love winter- it's a Siberian cat's favorite time of year. My coat is quite different from how I look in summer and my multi-layered coat helps me cope with the snow and cold. Siberian coats have the added bonus of being hypo-allergenic for some cat lovers who can't have cats but can have Siberians. Which I think is quite wonderful!
Siberians also have large paws, heavy boning, strong muscles and long fur between our toes - all of which helps us travel in snow.

Sasha who has just turned 4 months (weighing in at 3kg or 6.6 lbs) also loves the snow. He isn't quite so happy about the cold as he still has his kitten coat which is not as effective at keeping a hunter warm. But as you can see from the picture below he has beautiful dark markings - so when he does develop his adult coat he should be quite a striking fellow.

Now I must report that the females in my life seem to have a greater preference for lying in the chair in front of the fireplace than playing in the snow.
I'm trying to entice them outside for pictures but so far they are holding firm to the territory beside the fire. I'll post their pictures later.


P.S. If you haven't seen our Holiday Greeting check it out at

Monday, November 17, 2008

Three month Birthday

Yesterday the kittens celebrated their three month birthday. They had a great time exploring new things. They especially liked sitting on edge of the tub and helping the typist take a bath. Don't worry- we didn't take any pictures of that little event. :-)
We tried a shot of them together but as they only slow down to sleep- there any only individual portraits to post.

Ali the oldest. She will adding her great looks and size to Murlyka Cattery.

The middle kitten is Sasha. He was in such a hurry to get ready for his picture he was hardly dried off from Mom's cleanup. You can see like most young men he wasn't very happy about being forced to spruce up. Sasha is looking for a good home as a potential stud and show career ahead of him.
Toni is the youngest. She is slightly smaller than the rest but what she lacks in size she makes up for in personality. She is a mighty hunter - she loves finding stray socks which she hides in one of her many lairs. She has a feisty, engaging and loving personality. She is looking for a loving pet home.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Murlyka Alexandre (aka Sasha)

Welcome back! I'd like to formally introduce you to my fine son - known to all as Sasha. He is looking for a breeding/show home. I think he's a very fine fellow and so do all who know him. He is a favorite with visitors because he is very entertaining and friendly.
I'm including some of his kitten pictures shown earlier on the blog to demonstrate how he has matured.
He is also a very mellow fellow - the first to purr when picked up and he is a definite lap cat.

If you want to know more about his heritage - my pedigree is at It's listed under my littermate Amante Imperator on Pawpeds.
His mother Anya's pedigree with pictures is at available at

If you are interested in Sasha please contact me @

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Thunders Cats!

Thunder is exactly what the kittens sound like as they race up and down the halls- hence the name Thunder cats. How three little kittens can sound like a whole herd of horses stampeding is beyond me. They especially sound like this when the typist mentions that food is on the way. They just can't get to their dishes fast enough and end up tripping each other and themselves and sometimes the typist in their hurry. They are definitely little cats now in terms of their appetites.

My babies are also further perfecting their hunting techniques. Toni shows us how to capture the great woolly sock!

Below you see Ali pointing out to Toni the best approach to catch the circling mouse.
In this picture Ali demonstrates the wobble mouse technique to her mother.
Above you see Toni pointing out her grampa Cedi on the computer! I proud to say that my Poppa Cedric Siberian Star is an European Champion. He lives in Helsinki with my Mom and Dad and their typist Merja. I miss them all but its nice to have pictures to remind me of home and to let the kittens know about their fine heritage.

My kittens are getting to the age where they will soon be leaving their homes. Toni is probably going to a family in North Vancouver, while Ali will be remaining at here at Murlyka Cattery.
Sasha is looking for a breeding home - he's a wonderful boy - he has a sweet expression like his Grampa and a very, very mellow temperment. I'll write more about him in my next post.

Bye for now

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Welcome Back!

The typist has been away visiting with her mom and other relatives in BC. Although the spouse takes good care of us - I just can't get him to type for me. So hence the long hiatus between posts. The kittens are now 10 weeks today. They are getting very big - with Ali the largest and Sasha close behind (both at 3.5 lbs/ 1570 gms). Toni is going to a bit more petite - more like her mom. Since the kittens are eating more and more solid food and Anya does not have to be on call all the time - I've been recruited to do some kitten sitting. Above you see me trying to keep a eye on them all. No easy task!
As any parent knows children don't always follow directions.
They also demand a lot of attention.
I try to set a good example...
Teaching hygiene. Going for father-son walks...
But with kittens things do happen....
And I think the typist blames me for this - if you notice Anya's ear is in the picture -but she left the scene of the mishap pretty quickly! But I took responsibility for it all and even gave moral support as the typist cleaned up.
The typist says we got to wrap up - so here's some birthday photos of my beautiful girls and my mellow boy.Sasha
Bye for now.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

On the eve of their 7 week birthday

Greetings! I never thought that 17 months I'd be feeling old but seven week old kittens can do that to you. Everyday this week, they went further, faster, higher and longer. It seems that play, play and more play is the only thing on their calenders.

But tiring as it is - its great fun. Then now run from one end the house to the other and quickly back again. They do stop for food - as you can see from above where they are fueling up for the next set of races.

The typist is visiting her mother for a few weeks so this is a short post.
I've just attached pictures of the kittens - You can see their lovely warm brown colors!





Toni and Ali