A very happy Caturday indeed: meet Iva


If you’ve been following this blog for a while you might know I had my heart completely broken at the beginning of this year by the sudden passing of my cat Dimmie. It took me months to get back to my regular self, my heart felt empty. Despite this, I was quick in making the decision to not get a new cat. The reason for that is that a couple of years after adopting Dimmie I developed a cat allergy. Getting rid of a pet you’ve grown to love was never an option after I got the diagnosis, but doing this to my body again seemed like a bad idea. Iva8
It was a few months later, I was still painfully aware of how empty my lap was every day, when a colleague mentioned he got himself a Siberian kitten. I had no clue, but apparently Siberian cats are hypoallergenic, and suddenly a whole new world of options opened up for me. I found a cattery that looked really good and registered for a waiting list for a kitten. No new litters were expected before mid-2016 however, so I was prepared to play the waiting game. Iva7

And that’s where Iva comes in. The cattery I registered with got one of their kittens back, in fact a daughter of Iva. Iva had had a litter of 7 kittens and had lost a lot of weight after this. They decided the new kitten would take over Iva’s role for further breeding, and Iva would get an early retirement (at the age of 2). As soon as I heard of her being in want of a new home I send out an email hoping this would work out.


And I guess from this post it is pretty obvious that it did. We picked her up last Tuesday and we’ve quickly fallen in love. She is the sweetest thing, constantly asking for belly rubs and loudly purring. She also still LOVES to play. I heard before that Siberians can be a bit ‘dog like’ and it is so true! If you call her name she’ll come running to you and she even plays fetch, how cute is that?! It’s even funnier because our dog doesn’t know how to play fetch, and the confused look on his face while she’s bringing back a ball is priceless!


22 thoughts on “A very happy Caturday indeed: meet Iva

  1. Purrrr-fect so happy that you both found each other. Now you both have someone to love.and Iva is lucky to have such a loving home. She’s simply beautiful- congratulations on your new little cutie pie.

  2. A Happy Caturday!!! Wow what a lovely little lady and sounds like so much fun, a catdog 🙂 Hopefully she will keep your lap warm for many many stitches!

  3. She is so beautiful! And it sounds like everything fell into place for you guys really well 🙂 I’m so glad she gets to enjoy her retirement with you, and that you’ve found such a wonderful new addition to your family!

  4. Oh that face! Those eyes! The best Caturday ever! I’m so glad you have a new furry friend to snuggle in your lap. Kitty snuggles are the best. I hope you have many happy years together!

  5. Oh my she’s a cutie! Thanks for letting us know about the hypoallergenic trait of this cat type. I didn’t know, it opens new possibilities for me too to have a new cat. Enjoy this new bundle of fur and blue eyes!

  6. Yay! What a beautiful cat. I didn’t know about this particular breed and now I will keep it in mind should I ever be able to get a cat (I really want to).

    Wishing you a lovely long time of cat-human companionship!

  7. oh what wonderful news, congratulations! She is beautiful, and I didn’t know that about Siberian cats, that’s very cool. I’m so glad you’ve got just the right kitty for you, and it’s always even more awesome when it’s one that needs a new home.

  8. I am so very happy for you and Iva is adorable and one lucky lady. We adopted Frodo after we lost Zoe and I never ever thought I could love a dog. You love differently I think 🙂

  9. Aw what a cutie! I love that she plays fetch – my partner’s dog doesn’t get it all, he basically ignores all the toys til he wants some attention 😉

  10. What a pretty lady! She’s so photogenic! I hope she gets along well with the dog. How’s your allergy doing now with Iva?

    I’m super happy that you found a solution and a new beloved companion!

  11. She’s beautiful! Sounds like she will fit right into your home and bring you lots of happiness and purrs. Such a lucky kitty. 🙂

  12. Oh wow, will you looks at that gorgeous girl! Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Sounds like it was meant to be. 🙂

  13. Yay! I’m glad you have a furry friend to fill your home and heart. I had no idea Siberians were dog-like. It would be curious to watch her playing fetch. My dog also doesn’t fetch, but I’m pretty well convinced he feels it is below him. He fetched one time in his life. After I threw the ball a second time, he gave me a disgusted look and left.

  14. oh how gorgeous and beautiful! I’m so happy to read you’ve got a new lap friend, and such a stunning one too. She sounds amazing I would love a cat like her as well, I must investigate (when I have my own place). jenny xxx

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