BREAKING NEWS: Updated 13 November 2013: Sophie's kittens are all at their forever homes. Yesterday Tatiana gave birth to five (5) beautiful kittens and not to be outdone, a few hours later Zhaklin gave birth to six (6) gorgeous babies. Both Moms and their kittens are doing very well. We are now accepting reservations for the waiting list, which, is already filling up fast. We found a forever home for our retired adult (Amelia). Please check back often to the kitten pages for photos and details on the new kittens. And always remember to visit Nancy's blog (here) for the most up-to-date information.
Jim and Nancy Bathurst (pronounced Bath - urst) welcome you to Semper Fi Siberians located near Springfield approximately four hours south of Chicago, Illinois. Semper Fi is a shortened version of the United States Marine Corps’s motto of “Semper Fidelis,” which means Always Faithful. Jim spent nearly thirty-six years as a Marine and we could think of no better name for our cattery since the Siberian cat is your “always faithful” companion.
Additionally, they are very agile, able to “jump tall buildings in a single bound.” Well, not really, but you will be amazed at their jumping abilities. Their hindquarters are very powerful and allow them to negotiate heights not accessible to the average cat.
Siberians are very loyal and intelligent cats. They know their names and will often come when called. They will greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, and supervise everything you do from opening your mail to cooking a meal. They will actively involve themselves in your everyday chores. They love to play and enjoy your being involved in their playtime; they have been known to play fetch and love hide and seek.
They also get along with other animals quite well. We have a one-eyed Golden Retriever, a crazy Australian Shepherd, and a plain vanilla house cat, and our Siberian ladies pester them frequently wanting to play. Click here to see our family.
If you are looking for a cat that lies around all day and does not want to be involved in your life, the Siberian is not for you. However, if you want a pet who will be a member of your family, greet your guests, give you kisses, and provide you with endless hours of entertainment then the Siberian will be your “always faithful” companion.
Nancy maintains a blog to share up-to-date photos and information with family, friends and those who have reserved one of our kittens. Please feel free to check it out by clicking here.
Note: If you came to this website due to your interest in the fabulous Siberian Cat, skip this slight interruption and read on. However, if you ended up here because of the name "Semper Fi" then you are obviously connected in some way to the United States Marine Corps, whether that be out of curosity, or that you are one of "us." If that's the case might I recommend you click here for information about this other fabulous breed.