Saturday, 26 December 2009

The Snow Boys!!

Merry Christmas

All of us at Chantaris - hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas - and would like to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.

Thursday, 17 December 2009


So Altai was shown as an 'entire' and achieved TICA Quadruple Grand Champion. We neutered him later than planned but after a slight faux pas with him spraying against the washing machine! We decided it was time for him to be neutered.

We brought him out as an alter in August - and reverted all points with TICA to zero. He did so very well, and his first show was August 1st at Ponteland, went to Bracknell 2 weeks later and then to Brigg 2 weeks after that. He made TICA Supreme Grand Champion Alter at the Brigg Show - way to go Altai! We are of course in Isolated status - as we live in Scotland - but even given that - and the fact we require less points - his points total was enough to have Supremed in a non-isolated area.

We are extremely proud of him - and he is continuing his winning ways at shows - and has a really nice 'fan club'!!

We'd like to thank everyone for their kindness and friendship - it means a great deal to us.

TICA Quadruple Grand Champion Musrafy Altai -
TICA Supreme Grand Champion Alter Musrafy Altai - the only Siberian in UK with a 'double' title - with ALL titles through to, and including Quad as Entire, and ALL titles through to, and including Supreme as Alter.

Altai was also awarded TICA EN Regional Best Black/Silver Spotted Siberian - Colour Award 2008/2009 and TICA International Best Black/Silver Spotted Siberian - Colour Award 2008/2009.

Entire Cats are awarded Colour awards - but unfortunately - Alters are not.

Well - we finally received it!

After the most wonderful show season - last year - we finally picked up our Awards on Saturday night. The Awards Banquet was great, and a very enjoyable evening. Our gorgeous TICA Supreme Grand Champion Alter Musrafy Kirov now has his Regional Winner plaque which is really beautiful and we would like to thank Europe North Region for this lovely keepsake. For those who don't know - Kirov attained the following during his show career - which he started 21/22 June 2008 and ended in March 2009.

TICA Supreme Grand Champion Alter - 2nd Supreme Grand Champion Alter in the UK - the other (at the time) being Supreme Grand Champion Alexandrite Azazael (Grumpy) - who is also Kirov's half-brother.

Best Siberian Alter - TICA Europe North Region.

17th Best All Breed Alter - TICA Europe North Region.

4th Best Siberian Alter - TICA Worldwide.

His posh name is now RW SGCA Musrafy Kirov!

We are so very proud of him!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Our Cat Chalets - we can get outside!!

So - we really wanted to have fresh air - so Mum said that it wasn't a good idea for us to roam free - and so check this out - she got us Cat Chalets and runs - and they are brilliant. We are having the BEST time. We've only been out a few times - you'll see the photo - just installed - and its rained forever since. The draining is still to go in for the pathway - and so its a bit of a mud walk to get there right now - but its SO worth it. We can watch those squirrels and birds so much more closely - and its nice to have the fresh air. We've lots of room - and our units can be split into individual, doubles, triples or we can just have the run of the whole thing - We've got climbers to come - and some outer shelving - Mum says she might put up some Christmas lights - but only if we promise to be good!

We'll keep you updated on our exploits - and let you see the ongoing work!

Timosha x