Samnicki Russian Blue Cattery : How it all began

Back in 1993 we were given 2 beautiful part Russian Blue kittens. We named them Sam and Nicki, they were adorable, smart and playful, with the most beautiful nature of any cats that we had owned. Unfortunately Sam passed away at the age of 12yrs and we were devastated, as was his brother Nicki. We set about finding a pedigree Russian blue and was lucky enough to come across a delightful lady from Tintola Cattery,they bred our magical boy Tintola Evanokov, also known as Joey. Joey and Nicki became great mates and we were back to a happy group of felines and humans.

I then contacted another breeder and made my 2nd adoption. Uki Arkhangeliska was born on the 6th January 2007.Uki Cattery gave us the most beautiful kitten that we named Tatiana, which suits her as she is such a little Russian lady. She has the most magnificent temperament. Before we picked her up she had been placed in the Top Ten kittens at the Gold Coast Show.

In May 2007 Joey, Tatiana and I set off to our first show on the Central Coast. Joey was awarded 3 Challenge Certificates, Best of Breed, Best in Section and in the Top Ten Section - 1st in Altered Male. Tatiana was awarded Reserve Supreme Exhibit, Best in Section, Best of Breed and in the Top Ten Section - 2nd Entire Kitten. We knew we had 'Beautiful' Russians and now people who judged them confirmed it.

Our second girl came from Tyana Cattery and was born on 22 April 2007. We called her Tyana Nina Borodina. A little ball of fluff arrived at Sydney airport on a cold windy day in winter. We arrived at the airport equipped with hot packs and a warm bunny rug. To our amazement she was cool and calm and had enjoyed her first journey. She made immediate friends with all our cats, and Tatiana and Nina have been inseparable ever since. Her first show was amazing as she took out multi awards including Supreme Exhibit

To complete our Russian family Anou Cattery bred for us our magnificent Anou Ramius Marko. He was born on 2nd October 2007. He was an instant hit and has grown into a magnificent stud.

My eternal gratitude to Kay, Pam, Sally and Sharon, the breeders of our foundation Russians and giving us the opportunity to being slaves to this wonderful breed.

When registering our Breeders Prefix we wanted to honor the two part Russians who made us fall in love with this magnificent breed... so by joining their names we have; Samnicki Cattery.


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