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Izzy and Zoey Standing Guard

If you have read our story on our website, you know it has never been our mission to sell cats but to touch lives. I received this email this morning from our beloved pet parent, Sara.  Her daughter Kiki has been very ill for several days.  Kiki is very, very special to us not only because she is our Kitten Assistant but because she is giving, loving, bubbly, and as cute as a button!

Dear Nancy,

Although we’ve spoken about this before, and you’ve been seeing my Facebook posts, I wanted to take a minute to let you know how special I think Izzy and Zoey are. I am not sure if it’s the Siberian breed and their capacity for love and intelligence…but as you know Kiki has been sick since Sunday, diagnosed with Influenza A which is a strain of the bird flu. Illnesses are serious for her because she has asthma so already is high risk for complications. Kiki loves our two Siberians and treats them like her babies, and they love her. Well, ever since she has been sick, the cats have barely left her side. As she sleeps on the couch, they are within a 6 foot radius of her. Every night Izzy has stuck right by Kiki in bed, including the night before last night when I woke at 5am to find Izzy standing at Kiki’s feet watching her, and last night at 2:30am when I woke and found Izzy next to Kiki in bed, standing next to her practically asleep. It’s like she was standing guard over Kiki, and fell asleep in the process but didn’t dare to lay down. What kind of cat does that?! Zoey has been following Kiki around, including yesterday when I finally got her in the shower for a wash and Zoey stood on the toilet watching the shower curtain the whole time. Last night we went through a rough patch and I spent a half hour putting a cold washcloth on Kiki to bring down her 104 fever, and both cats kept their distance but were across the room, watching. Whoever said cats aren’t smart, hasn’t had a Siberian! I am not writing to boast about the intellectual capacity of Siberians, but to let you know how grateful I am for the love and companionship they show Kiki. I have been taking pictures all along and showing Kiki and the love she feels from her cats, I believe, has been a shining light through her sickness. Today she is feeling much better and the cats have relaxed…as Kiki plays her iPad on the couch I am not even sure where the cats are. It’s like they know they can relax and well, probably sleep lol. I know we paid for these cats, but you can’t put a price on that love and companionship. We look so forward to our third (and final!!!!) Siberian to join our family.

I just wanted to share. 🙂

Sara

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Get well, our precious Kiki!

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Amy Schubert

     /  February 10, 2016

    Great, great story. Thanks for sharing. I will ad that it’s not only the outstanding Siberian breed, but also the exceptional lineage, care and love they receive at Semper Fi before we all take our beloved kittens home.

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  2. Vicki

     /  February 10, 2016

    Lovely story and glad to hear Kiki is on the mend.

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  3. Jane Tuchscherer

     /  February 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing that. That’s quite a story. Get well soon, Kiki!

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  4. Kristie H

     /  February 13, 2016

    This is amazing. Truly. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

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