Champion Sithee Madam Belladonna (Cheska)
is a typical Russian Black - gentle, affectionate, playful and loving,
with a beautiful glossy black coat and green eyes. She gets on well
with our other animals and loves to have a charge around the house in
an evening with Inki (Imperial Grand Champion Brightlite Inki Black)
and Cav (Grand Champion Brightlite Black Caviar), her daughters.
She has proved to be a great Mum to her kittens, very attentive and
since she is a perennial kitten herself, thoroughly enjoys playing with
is a "dream come true" for us because we had admired the Russian
Blacks for many years and didn't think that we would ever be fortunate
enough to share our home with one and although we waited a couple of
years for her, she was well worth it. She is therefore very special
to us and we adore her. Many thanks to Catherine Kaye of Sithee Russians
for entrusting her to us.
Testament to her wonderful temperament and looks, she has also been
very successful in her showing career, winning numerous Firsts and Best
of Breeds plus Best Russian White or Black at the RBBA show in 2014.
Her son, Grand Premier Brightlite Slinky Malinki, won Best Russian
White or Black at the RBBA show in 2016 and her daughter, Champion
Brightlite Treacle Puddin' won Best Russian White or Black at the
RBBA show in 2017. Cheska was the first GCCF Russian White or Black
to obtain a Best of Breed award. She won 5 Merits at Preliminary level
in 2011 and three Intermediate Certificates at Provisional level in
2012 becoming the first Russian Black GCCF Intermediate Qualifier.
22nd February 2014, Cheska continued to make history by winning her
third Challenge Certificate and becoming the first Russian Black Champion
in the UK. She achieved this in three straight shows and is the only
Russian Black to qualify at all three stages of their progression.
October 2014, Cheska again made history at the Russian Blue Breeders
Association Championship Show when she became the first Russian Black
or White to be awarded a Grand Challenge Certificate.
has retired from breeding/showing and enjoys toasting herself in front
of the stove or on a windowsill and playing with her grandkids when
she fancies a game of tag.
Grand Champion Brightlite Inki Black
is Cheska's daughter and has the same wonderful temperament, glossy
black coat and green eyes as her mum. Aside from playing with her mum,
her sister and her toys, she loves a game of fetch when we finally sit
down at the end of the day.
has also had a successful showing career at kitten and adult stages
- numerous Firsts and Best of Breeds, Best of Variety Foreign Adult
and Best Overall Foreign, three Intermediate Certificates and three
Challenge Certificates, at three straight shows, making her the second
Russian Black GCCF Champion. In 2016 she qualified for the title of
Grand Champion by winning three Grand Challenge Certificates at three
straight shows and made history by becoming the first Russian Black
to win an Imperial Certificate. Inki became the first Russian Black
to qualify for the title Imperial Grand Champion Brightlite Inki Black
by winning her fifth Imperial certificate in 2018.
like Cheska, is also an excellent mum to her kittens, very attentive
and loves playing with them.
Champion Brightlite Black Caviar DOB 21/02/13
has also achieved numerous Firsts and Best of Breeds at both Kitten
and Adult level. She won Best Foreign Kitten and Best Overall Foreign,
had a "Red Card" day and was in the Best in Show line up at
her first show in 2013. In 2018 Cav qualified as a Grand Champion, winning
her three Grand certificates in the minimum number of shows. She's very
affectionate and loves sitting on laps and being picked up for cuddles.
of her son's, Brightlite Black Midnight, is the first Russian
Black to win a Premier Certificate and he followed in his mum's pawprints
in achieving a "Red Card" day at his first show, by winning
First in his Open class and all three of his side classes at the RBBA
show in 2016. Another son, Champion Brightlite Black Tie Affair,
qualified as a champion at three straight shows and was Best Foreign
Adult at his first adult show.
Brightlite Black Tie Affair DOB 20/09/16
Cav's son is very much a "cuddle-bunny", loving his cuddles,
snuggling under duvets and fleeces, in between playing tag with granny
Cheska. He achieved his title of Champion, by 13 months of age, at three
straight shows and won Best Foreign Adult at his first adult show.
Brightlite Cats breeder of Russian Blue and Russian
Black cats and kittens.