Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to everyone from us at Windy Acres!  We've had a wonderful year, with Odetta and Noko's litter of 9 beautiful babies.  A big hug from us to all our kittens' amazing new families - you are all doing such a superb job of taking care of them. 

I recently discovered Crafty Sewn Gifts, an Ontario home-based business run by Brenda, who makes beautiful pet beds.  We've ordered one for our girls for Christmas and also one for Murlyka's cats as a small thank you for taking care of Odetta while she was on her "date" with Noko.  I love the fish bed, but there are other styles to choose from, and you can mix and match your own pattern combos.  She also does custom orders, and best of all, they're all washable!  Here's a picture of ours (on the left) and Murlyka's (on the right) and a link to her website so you can check it out :)

Until next time,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A litter kittens in their new homes...

It's nearing the end of 2010!  I can't believe how fast it has all gone.  It seems like just yesterday that the kittens were born and now they are all settled into their new homes with their wonderful new families.  I'm sure that they will all be spoiled this Christmas, as our Anna and Odetta will certainly be :)

Here are some pictures of our lovelies in their new homes...  thanks, everyone, for the pictures!

Cosmo (formerly Anton) playing and relaxing in his new home.

Andrei (now Nelson) relaxing and cuddling.

Aleksei (now Oberon) and Annika (now Isadore) being beautiful, content Siberians.

Alex (Aleksandr) enjoying the view and sleeping in his cozy bed.

Arina (now Mishka) cuddling in the coolest bed I've ever seen!

Our Anna Banana  in our home and with her mom, Odetta.  Odetta has gotten wise and refuses to look at me when I take pictures :)  Silly girl :)

Just a small reminder - if you or anyone you know are interested in a kitten for the spring, please get your name on my or Diane's (Murlyka http://www.siberiankittens.ca/ ) waitlist.  I plan on one litter, and Diane plans on three.  Kittens are spoken for quickly, so get your name on the list now!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kittens In Flight

As I write, I am preparing two crates for three kittens to travel to Vancouver.  Two of their siblings left early (very early!) this morning and are already settling in in their new homes.  The first left on Monday, and the last two travel next Tuesday.... so in a very short time it will only be Odetta, Anastasia and us.  

Friday, November 5, 2010

12 weeks!

I can't believe they're 12 weeks already!  It's gone by so very fast.  All 8 of the available kittens have found a home and we are so very excited for them to experience their new families.  I know some of you have been waiting patiently for pictures, so when I got my new flash home tonight, I took some pictures right away :)  Enjoy!

Monday, October 18, 2010


We have officially passed the 9 week mark, and the kittens have turned our house into Kittenpalooza!  There are kittens checking out the dishwasher, under the beds, the dog bowls, the toy boxes.... well, pretty much everything!  We are going to miss their antics so much when they leave in less than a month... but we are very excited for their new families to enjoy them.

As of yesterday, all but one of the kittens has a new home.  Anton is the only one left, so if you were interested, now would be the time to speak up :)  If you are still thinking on your decision, or aren't quite ready, we are taking names for our wait-list for the spring.

Here are some pictures from our farm recently - enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New pictures... 8.5 weeks!

I have some new pictures - hope you enjoy them!


Aleksei (l) and Anton (r)












Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hello Friends!  I don't have any new pictures to share, (I know, I know, they will be here soon!) but I wanted to let you know what I  - and the kittens - have been up to.

Me first.  I took a 2.5 day photography workshop in beautiful Powell River, BC with the very talented landscape photographer Darren Robinson.  It was such a wonderful time and I learned so much.  So much, in fact, that I feel ready to hang out my shingle and start Carolee Penner Photography.  This has been a dream of mine for a long time and it's a wonderful feeling to see it come to fruition.  Wish me luck!  You can see some of the pictures I took that weekend at:  http://cpenner.smugmug.com/Nature/Powell-River/14039378_izwyE#1033263247_uYAi2

My favorites are the waterfall pictures.  Feel free to let me know what you think!

On to the kittens.  Well, what can I say about 9 rambunctious, alert, focused and extremely energetic 7.5 week old kittens?  Wow!  We are all having so much fun watching them play (which is another word for practicing the pouncing and attacking skills they would need in the wild), eat, use the litter box, and try endlessly to push the boundaries of their little world so they can see just one more thing.  It is no understatement that kittens are incredibly curious.  So, kitty proofing it is.  This is one thing that you can be doing as well, if you are expecting a kitten in your home soon.  Get down and see your home from the level of your new arrival.  See how interesting hanging plants are, how tempting cords can be, and how you might get tangled up in blind cords if you were a small kitten.   Make sure you practice picking up small objects and keeping doors closed to areas that are off limits.  Put away precious breakables.  Then, go get some appropriate toys for your new family member - things you can give him/her instead of the things he/she is not allowed to have.  Remember, they will be little babies when they come and will want to play when they are not sleeping or eating and will need close supervision to make sure they don't get themselves in a sticky situation.  On the other hand... remember, that unlike human babies, this stage will go by quickly and soon you will not need to be as vigilant.  Of course, you will probably also be slightly sad, as we all are when our kids grow up - thankful for their independence, but missing their playful baby selves.

Here is a link shared by Jessica from Edmonton, who will be Annika and Aleksei's new mom.  It's a link to an article about how beneficial it is to our health to have cats and other pets in our lives.  Enjoy!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you back here soon!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kitty in the Hood

Kayla was cuddling with a kitty one day... and it crawled into her hoody.  Here's a few fun pics -

Group and Odetta shots

Since I have such a great connection today, I thought you might like to see some group shots and one or two of Odetta :)

Attempting the group shot.....

"Is this where you want us?"

Oh boy....

Success!  (sort of :)

Man, was that a lot of work....