By Sherry-Ann Sholdice
MAVERICK is only six and a half months old. He is incredible and worth every penny we paid! He is black and silver with incredible markings. I could no longer have a cat due to my increasing allergies but with MAVERICK I can rub my face in his fur, kiss him, my lips don’t swell, my eyes don’t itch I don’t sneeze or need to run for my inhalers.
He goes toward LOUD things such as 10 and 11 year old boys playing in the basement. He greets each new person or animal into our home. He is fearless. He popped a balloon and simply sat there looking at the space. Kids play the drums, he runs to hang out with them, whereas most cats would hide. He EATS like he has never seen food before.
He owns every counter top and pillow and couch in the house. He is always with us sometimes on our lap sometimes attacking our feet. He loves to lay high up on his scratching post. He has a deep triple kind of purr. We bring him in the car and he loves it.
I plan on getting a harness and maybe taking him hiking with us. He is an indoor cat as it is safer for him and all the wildlife. I can’t wait to see what he grows into. This is indeed a dog cat. With a massive personality which seems very true to his breed. We will most likely get another one!
I also would like to add that my girlfriend bought 2 purebred Siberian females as her husband and daughter have horrendous allergies, like myself. After the initial few weeks of discomfort, as I felt, but it wasn’t bad, they are 100% fine.
I have heard that the females are even better than the males for allergies. I want to add that MAVERICK (so far) does not seem to shed!?!?! No fur or hairs are on anything! I do brush him a few times a week, but not much comes out on the brush either. How Purfect can this cat be? Some breeders will send out fur samples.
The breeder I went to did not allow me to rub with more than one cat for health reasons. She did give me a 2 week window for a refund if my allergies were bad. If you have allergies at least go and visit a Siberian, rub your face on him or her. I fully believe that you can have this breed of cat!!!! 🙂
P.S. From Michael. I love the successful aspect of this post. I have stated that no cat breeds are hypoallergenic including the Siberian. But some people and Siberian cat breeders claim that they are. I wonder if it is more about these individual cats. Or perhaps Sherry and her girlfriend and her family became desensitized to the Fel D1 allergen without them realising it? This can happen if the cats are low on the allergen in the first place.