A group of animals, living and hunting together
“STAJA” is a Russian word that means “PACK” of animals, living and hunting together.
It all started in March 2007 when Buto (our Somali cat) became the first member of the family. Shortly after (August 2007), Casper (Abyssinian cat) joined the pack.
The first weeks were the most difficult in terms of two cats trying to accept each other. Since Buto was considering herself the leader, she did everything to make sure that Casper got the message. I remember that I was wondering whether they ever would accept the presence of each other.
Eventually it worked well, and the two cats were even sleeping in the same basket! Time to time, Buto was still thinking that she was the boss of the pack.
The pack existed in this formation till February 2009, when a new member of the “staja” was introduced.
This time it was Bipa (an Old German Shepherd) who brought a new dimension to the team!
Once again, Buto was “not happy” with the addition and tried to pull the same tricks as with Casper when he just joined the pack. Casper however was OK with another animal in the house; he just preferred to leave the house in the morning and coming back in the evening.
For some reason (maybe because of the Bipa’s size) the transition period was over quite quickly with all animals accepting each other.
In 2012 we have introduced another member to staja. This time it was a beautiful Old German Shepperd boy whom we named Ferro. Since all animals in the pack were familiar with introduction of a new member, acceptance of Ferro was just a matter of hours. Ferro grew into a very kind and huggable dog. Yet, with a steel character and passion.
Currently there are 2 animals in our “staja”: two beautiful Old German Shepherds. Unfortunately, our two cats Buto and Casper, have passed away.
Bipa is a very smart, energetic and people loving "Old German Shepherd" dog. She loves to go on holiday with us!
Ferro is a very social, smart and huggable member of our STAJA. He can play 24/7 and still will have energy left.
Buto is our very gentle Somali cat in spite of being an excellent hunter. She is very attached to us.
Casper is an Abyssinian cat that prefers to keep a distance. He loves to be touched, but only when he wants it.