I have gotten three kittens from Kotchera Siberians, and they were all wonderful animals who had obviously been brought up in a comfortable and loving environment. Wendy truly loves these beautiful cats, and makes sure that the homes they go to are good ones. We're in touch on and off so I can keep her updated on how our cats are doing or she can answer questions I have now and then about their health or how to care for them. I was very lucky to find a breeder who treats her cats and their adoptive parents with such professional and caring attention.
Port Townsend, WA
My family originally chose to bring home a Siberian because both my wife and older daughter are very allergic to cats -- and Siberian's are about the only non-allergic cats we could find. We met both Wendy and Rudy (our cat) at a cat show when Rudy was 7 months old. My older daughter fell in love with Rudy immediately and we brought him home after the show. That was over 2 years ago and we all can not imagine living with a better cat than our Rudy. My younger daughter was only 3 when we got Rudy, and he graciously allowed himself to be picked up any old way, petted "backwards", and used as a pillow. Now he used us as his pillow, making the rounds each night sleeping with each of the girls and my wife and I. Sometimes he's a "hat" on one of the girls while they sleep. Rudy is friendly, but not overly so to guests, and enjoys being petted and groomed (rewarding the groomer with a pleasant purr). Rudy also loves to play in the evening, providing us all with a lot of laughs at his antics. He especially seems to enjoy "ambushing" us from behind furniture or the bathroom shower curtain.
In short, we love our Rudy and he's been a wonderful addition to our family. Oh yes, he really is non-allergic!
Almost every day, when we are watching TV in the family room, we hear a strange sound … "ha – ha- ha" pitched in a tone that could easily be mistaken for a female singer rehearsing the high notes before going on stage. But we know it's our sweet Bailey just making sure we are still here. The first time we heard this sound was the day we brought him home. We think he was looking for his family. It tore our hearts out because we knew his family wasn't nearby. But as the days went on and we became his family, the sound means he is looking for us and his companion, Enzo, our other kitten. Over time he has embellished the song (as we call it) and we are sure he must be a reincarnated Russian opera singer!
We bought Bailey, a Siberian male kitten, from Wendy in Nov 2007 and he is 11 months old now. Bailey is a much-loved member of our family and makes us laugh every day. Bailey's morning ritual is to jump on the computer desk where I am working and wait for me to open the top drawer; he climbs in, stretches out over the papers, and purrs and gets kisses from me (what better way to start the day!). In January we added another kitten to our family and Bailey has been a wonderful big brother. They sleep curled up together, give each other baths, play together, and have become the best of friends.
Bailey in some ways seems an old soul who is mature beyond his 1 year of life. He cares for Enzo in a way that is almost maternal. Wendy had shown us one of her other cats named Lunar who also had this calming effect on other cats. That said, Bailey is full of life and will tear around the house like any other kitten. It is clear to us that Bailey had a wonderful upbringing at Wendy's cattery. She taught us that scratching a cat on its head is called a "scritchy". So we always tell Bailey that his is getting a "Scritchy from Wendy!"
We met Wendy at a cat show in California near where we live. We had 2 older Maine Coons at the time. (We actually learned about the Siberian breed from our Maine Coon breeder. She had switched to breeding Siberians and had wonderful things to say about the breed.) After meeting Wendy and seeing her beautiful, healthy cats, we hoped to get a kitten from her some day. When the time came, we contacted Wendy and she was a delight to work with, responded to our emails and phone calls, and did everything to make sure we ended up with a kitten we'd love and be happy with for life. We consider Wendy a friend now and often send her emails and photos of Bailey. Wendy makes a lifetime commitment to the cats she brings into the world and loves to hear how they are doing. Siberians are little-known gems in the feline world and we are glad we discovered them and Wendy.
Linda and Ken
Redwood City, CA
Our Great Danes and Cats are our family so we took our time researching what breed of kitten to purchase. We had a long list of what our Siberian Kitten must have. We wanted soundness of body and mind, an outgoing personality and physical attributes that would make him or her competitive in the show ring.
As if that was not enough to put on our “wish list” we also wanted to deal with a caring and knowledgeable breeder. You did not disappoint us at all Wendy. Reagan is a dream come true. Thank you for going the extra mile to produce such a wonderful companion for us.