|Semper Fi Siberians|
|Your "Always Faithful" Companion|
Update: 28 January 2015: BREAKING NEWS: We are so happy to announce that we have two new Princesses-in-Waiting. Those of you who follow Nancy's Blog, know she had a poll going to pick the best photo of each of them for me to place here on the website. Photos "B" won overwhelmingly. They both are on the "Girls" page, and they each have their own sub-page on the "Kittens" page. Neither will be ready for parenthood until this summer; once they have a litter, our current thinking is that we will probably retire two adults.
We are in Ft. Myers, FL, have picked up Mr. Silver, and hopefully he will be busy doing his "thing" since we remain kitten-less for the first time in quite a while. This always happens during the winter months. It has to do with less daylight, Mother Nature's way of slowing reproduction during the cold winter months; the rule of thumb is they need 12 - 14 hours of daylight.
Have you heard the phrase, "All good things come to those who wait"? This certainly applies to a Semper Fi Siberian kitten! We are very honored so many people are willing to wait to adopt a kitten from us. Our waiting list has reached the point where those who contact us at this time will probably have to wait until September - November to take their kitten home. If this timeframe is acceptable to you, please fill out the adoption questionnaire and email it to us. Nancy will then give you a call and answer all your questions.
We will remain in Florida until the end of March, then return to Girard, and start making our plans to move into our house in Crystal Lake. BTW, if you know anyone interested in a 4000 sq. ft. house with five bedrooms, three full baths, finished walk-out basement with pool table and wet bar, swimming beach and dock, seperate pontoon boat dock (with boat) and boat house with electric lift for your bass boat, sitting on a 176 acre private lake loaded with huge Bass, give them our number.
We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that the New Year is bringing you joy, prosperity, and good health! While you are here, check out the new testimonials.
Jim and Nancy Bathurst (pronounced Bath - urst) welcome you to Semper Fi Siberins 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 an active duty Marine and we could think of no better name for our cattery since the Siberian cat is your “always faithful” companion.
Siberians 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 can even be taught to play fetch and they 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.
If you are looking for a cat that lies around all day looking gracious, and does not want to be involved in your life, the Siberian is not for you. In fact, if this photo of Izabella upsets you, or you cannot handle this level of involvement, then you surely do not want a Siberian.
"Let's see, do I want one of Nancy's Cokes or one of Jim's beers?"
Warning: Always check your refrigerator before you close it; remember, they are Siberians.
However, if you want a pet who will be a member of your family, greet your guests, give you kisses, involve themselves in everything you attempt to do, and provide you with endless hours of entertainment then the Siberian will be your “always faithful” companion. Click here to see a YouTube video of Siberians in the wild in Russia. They are magnificent creatures living in the harshest of climates.
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.
Be sure to check out our Testimonials Page for comments and photos from our pet parents.
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.