About Kender Siberian Cats & It's People
Kender Siberian Cats & Cattery
I’m Alice Wright, and since 1992, Siberian cats have been my life!
I have been showing cats since the mid 1980's and shown in almost all of the US associations - CFA, TICA, ACFA, UFO, ACA, and AACE. My very first cat was an unregistered Maine Coon neuter by the name of Chin, short for Charly Chin. He was a black and white bicolor boy. Like most exhibitors, I started showing with a rescued household pet, shortly thereafter getting my first Maine Coon girl. I showed her for a while - then found an early love in an amazing Siamese cat named Ramey, short for ACA Grand Champion Nin-Ra's Ramses II of Kender. I got this boy as an adult and showed him until he was 10 years old. He passed from renal (kidney) failure at 12. By that point I was showing and raising Siamese and a few Oriental Shorthairs. My cattery name, Kender has been registered since 1986.
My first Siberian was a gift from an interpreter visiting from Russia and staying wtih us in September of 1992. On her next visit in 1993, at our request, we traded for and received 3 more Siberians and the rest, as they say is history.
I have learned a lot about this wonderful and unique breed, spent many many hours with them. They have helped me raise my sons and all my dogs. Together we have earned a lot of titles, including breeding what I believe to be the most titled Siberian in the US. My cats were featured in the “Siberian issue” of the Cat Fancy Magazine and several books, we regularly participate in cat shows as well as school exhibits/4-H and other exhibits as requested.
All of the above has been geared towards one goal and one goal only – to raise the happiest, the most affectionate, the most playful, the healthiest kittens to be loved, adored and treasured by their families!
Here Is What I Bring
I see how their personalities develop and can tell you (pretty much like with children) what each of them likes and dislikes and what their personalities will be like (even though from time to time they will surprise me)..
Kittens sleep in our beds, work with me on my computer, are loved and played with by my two boys, are licked by our German Shepherds..
Every kitten is a unique individual with its own personality which will result from the genetics, our upbringing and the love and commitment you bring into its life!
There is a common misconception that cats by nature are independent and keep to themselves, that you can get a kitten to come home to at the end of a long day and spend time with when you feel like it!
My kittens are thinking and feeling beings with a deep capacity for loving and bonding!
What Will You Contribute?
Will you share your bed and home for this kitten's entire life?
Will you take the time to give the kitten time every single day – just like a child; or arrange for companionship should you be gone?
Will you be able to accept that your kitten will have some physical illness or problem during its lifetime? This is not a machine we have assembled and which we could rebuild. It is no more perfect than you or I are.
Do you guarantee to care for this kitten when it no longer plays with your kids, amuses you & your friends or is what you need? When it becomes ill or infirm and aged?
Do you guarantee to never forget this kitten when you are so busy you can’t even find your car keys?
If this is too much, then PLEASE go get a stuffed toy for a pet. They do not get sick, need feeding or attention. They never claw your couch or pee on your bed.
And they never ever rip your heart apart when they die.
Our kitten is a lifetime of commitment, love and expense.