Kahlua, the Siberian kitten named like a drink

 

Today we have an interview with Kahlua and her Human Mom Vickie. Follow Kahlua at @Kahlua_the_Siberian

What is the name of your kitty? Why did you choose that name?

Her name is Kahlua. Why: My husband and I like to entertain. When I saw her photo at one week old she was primarily white and she was a Russian Siberian, thus a little white Russian = Kahlua. Now she really looks like the color of the drink. 🙂

Kahlua and Meowmy
Kahlua and Meowmy

How old is your kitty?

Born on April 1, 2018

What country and city are you from?

We live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – USA

Kahlua at 1 week of age
Kahlua at one week old – first photo I saw and fell in love.

How did you decide to have a Siberian cat and why?

I have had a cat the majority of life and mostly adopted a rescue. My husband is semi-allergic to cats and did NOT want or like cats. After 10 years together, married and no children – just us – I could not go any longer without a cat. So I began to research hypoallergenic cats and came across the Siberian and fell in total love. After reading about their personality, I knew this was the cat for us. I told my husband a week after I sent the deposit for Kahlua. We’ve had her now for four weeks and he is a completely different person!!! I NEVER thought I would see him this way…not going to bed until he kisses her good night. At times worse than me …LOL

What is your kitty’s favorite food? Any recommendations on food for other Siberian cat owners?

We continue to feed her Purina Pro Plan Kitten, same as her breeder – only dry food plus assorted treats. Her favorite treat flavor is salmon.

Kahlua and her feather toys
Kahlua and her feather toys

What are your cat’s favorite toys or games?

Kahlua absolutely loves anything with feathers and her round circuit with a glow light ball.

What does your cat love doing most?

Kahlua is extremely playful and energetic so she requires lots of play time.

Siberian kitty Kahlua
Learning to walk with a harness – just began this training process on June 29. We take one to two walks a day on the porch or front of the house. Started at 12 weeks when she had her shots.

Is there a funny story you could tell us about your Siberian?

Kahlua is simply so energetic that we laugh at everything she does. The funniest would have to be watching her learn how far she can jump. She is certainly perfecting her agility every day!

What do you love most about your Siberian?

Simply how intelligent she is. As long as something is repeated consistently, she is quick to pick up and learn new habits and skills.

Kahlua napping
Kahlua napping

What are the good sides of having a Siberian cat?

Kahlua is the best purring machine and when she is in cuddle mode – I take it and don’t move! She is the best greeter when we come home from work. And most of all, she is VERY social. We love to entertain and she was quick to adapt to having lots of people around the house and not being frightened.

What are some downsides to having a Siberian cat?

No matter how long of a day you had or tired you are Kahlua needs playtime; she has so much energy and needs someone to play with since we do not have another cat. Kahlua is a hyper kitten and does not like to cuddle much and sit still unless she is napping; therefore, taking photos is a challenge.

Does your kitty shed much and how do you deal with it?

Currently, she is not shedding at all though is only a kitten. We are getting her used to brushing a few times a week to prepare her for the future. She also likes the Dyson on her belly.

Kahlua playing
Loves to play with her circuit game – has played for an hour before!!!

Do you travel with your cat? What do you do when you need to go on vacation? (Pet sitter? Cat hotel? 🙂

Pet Sitter. We had to go away three weeks after she arrived and had friends stay at our home so Kahlua did not have to leave her home. We plan to continue this option. We are fortunate people like staying at our home.

Would you recommend other people to have a Siberian cat, why or why not?

Yes…but only if you have the time and energy to devote to them. Siberians are intelligent and athletic cats and do require attention. Like dogs, the individual needs to research the correct personality of a cat that will fit their lifestyle. The Siberian was perfect for us.

Follow Kahlua at @Kahlua_the_Siberian 😉