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One Special Family

“How and why did you start breeding Siberian kittens?” is our most frequently asked question.   If you would like the answer, you can read all about it on our website: http://www.semperfisiberians.com.

What it doesn’t answer is “Why do we continue to keep breeding?”. My daughter, SueEllen, asks this question frequently. She sees beyond the joy of playing with another litter of kittens to the amount of work , worry and occasional heartbreak breeding entails. She worries about her mom!  There are days, Sweetheart, when I worry about me too!

But then there are days like this one when we receive an email that makes it all worthwhile.

Kelly sent lots of photos of Goose and Gunner and this note:

We seriously couldn’t be happier!!

I may have sent some of these… but i  can’t help it!!!

They both got fixed last Monday and did fabulous!  Everyone at the vet loved them!!  The vet even named his new dog, Goose 😉

Thank you (and yes, I’ll tell you that every time!!)

Just a few of the photos!

So you might be thinking, well that’s nice; the family is enjoying their new kittens.  But this is one special family…mom, dad and three children plus they open their home and their hearts to foster children. The phone rings, they answer and within a few hours they leave to bring a child or children into their home. They do not know how long the child will be with them but the same love and caring is given whether it is for a few days or a few years.

This was an email from Kelly received in early January:

G&G are doing awesome!!!!!!!   They are both extremely loving and talkative….  they love to snuggle!!!   They seriously talk all the time! The springs are their absolute favorite toys, and will play with anything and everything they can get their paws on… Goose loves to “wrestle” with small blankets of the kids 🙂

They are the perfect addition to our family.

One week to the day they came home, (so this past Thursday) we expanded our family again 😉  two and three year old siblings….  and we still have the baby  (3 months)….  what was really crazy, it’s the kittens immediately took to them… no fear no skittishness… they play with the three year old’s race cars and the two year old’s barbies and they love them! I was so worried about G&G being scared and overwhelmed , and i couldn’t have been more wrong 🙂



To be able to bring a smile to a child’s face is the mission of Goose and Gunner and if we were able to play a small part in this, we feel humbled and blessed.


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  1. Kelly Knepp

     /  February 22, 2017

    Nancy, seriously… thank you!!!! And someday I’ll help with your Legacy, and you can retire 😉

  2. Kelly Knepp

     /  February 22, 2017

    How do i fix my rating??? I think it only have three stars?

  3. Vicki

     /  February 22, 2017

    To be able to bring a smile to a child’s face is the mission of Goose and Gunner and if we were able to play a small part in this, we feel humbled and blessed.

    Ditto! The smiles of those children are priceless. Vicki


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