Joining our other royal breed, this week is dedicated to the Turkish Angora and breed ambassador/king of his own house Shere Khan. Like his fellow long-haired compatriots, his owner describes him as very intelligent and sometimes willing to listen to voice commands. Despite his regal demeanour and sometimes cranky attitude, he is a born entertainer loving to pose for photo ops and engage in fun mischief with humans. Aside from a general dislike of Mondays, Shere Khan enjoys walks through the busy city and will even agree to wearing a leash to indulge his habit. As most other cats, or commoners as Shere Khan refers to them, he greatly enjoys locating and occupying any cardboard container he can fit in. You can read more about his generosity and general interests or follow him on his adventures by visiting his Facebook page.
As the name suggests, the breed originates from the snowy mountains of Angora Turkey and some scientists believe the Turkish Angora is a common ancestor of all long haired cats. Their distinctive features include a long silky coat, large almond shaped eyes, large tufted ears and ballet dancer body and long legs. Shockingly, despite their long hair, Angoras do not require a lot a grooming and are overall healthy cats that live between 15 and 20 years, probably because of their good nature.
- It is believed that Muhammad had
- Marie Antoinette shipped her Turkish Angoras to America during the French revolution
- They are very talkative
- It is common in Angoras with one blue eye and one coloured one to have deafness on the blue side
This week’s doppelgänger is Cat Chaplin, proving that an ancient breed and royal standing are not required to have a good time or a life long friend. Visit your local animal shelter and adopt a faithful companion to cherish.
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For this week’s furry little friend, we have a special surprise for our loyal readers. We believe in the importance and value of friendship and the exchange of ideas among similarly minded individuals. To celebrate these ideas and the birth of a new community, TinyPawsBlog today launches a new program: you send us pictures and a story of your lovable companion, and we’ll feature them in our posts. Starting things off, here is one little fox to warm your hearts: Fred the Somali cat.
Fred, which you can admire in all his glory, has more in common with with a certain modern stone-age man than most of his peers. His chilled demeanour quickly gets replaced by agility and urgency whenever the family gathers for a meal. This cat does not wait for the generosity of his owner and instead tries to grab his fair share of whatever has been placed on the dining table. Fred carries forward a long tradition of Somali genes with his luxurious, bushy tail and overall breathtaking beauty. Unlike Fred, however, Somali are squirmy and energetic cats who love playing and surprising their owner
- They are prone to anaemia
- Their ticked coat has between 4 and 20 bands of colour on each hair
- They crave attention, having to be brushed at least 2-3 times a week
- They are nicknamed Fox cats
- Somali cats are very dexterous and like to grab and hold onto things
Kylo Cat has movie star good looks and a story to share. After the doppelgänger resemblance between him and actor Adam Driver went viral, Kylo Cat (also known as Corey) upgraded his residence from the cat shelter to a loving family. You can read his story here or you can be the hero of your own story and visit your local shelter to adopt a kitty in need.
Thanks to owner Alexandra for sharing the Somali love. Join in on the fun, engage with the community and send us your suggestion for next week’s post.
The first official and non-introductory post of this blog aims to start things off right. Cue the most recognisable cat breed in the world, hitting hard right from your childhood.
Named after its country of origin, Siam now known as Thailand, the Siamese cat was first introduced to the Western Hemisphere in 1871 through London’s Crystal Palace Cat Show. During the extravaganza, he was dubbed the Royal Cat of Siam, which is a fitting title for a descendant of the wichien-maat (means ‘moon diamond’).
Before we go any further, lets get this out of the way: despite the dreamy name and regal appearance, people still thought the Royal Cat of Siam wasn’t good enough and decided to improve on the feline’s design through careful breeding. The result was a distinctive breed with a more elongated and angular body, finer bones and shorter hair, which sounds a lot like an actress after going into show business. Fittingly, this type of Siamese is often referred to as ‘show-style’.
Similar to a Pumpkin Spice and Almond Machiatto, owning one of these needy specimens will change your life. That is in no way a promise of good things to come; change is not always good. Siamese cats are very sociable, friendly and intelligent. However, this package of qualities makes them VERY needy. They are some of the most talkative cats and feel compelled to inform you of your poor choice of cat food, what the neighbour is up to, how you never spend enough time at home etc. This need to communicated also commonly strikes them at 2AM, because why not?
- You can actually teach them to play fetch
- They will tolerate you putting a leash on them
- Many of them are lactose intolerant
- They will keep ‘talking’ for 15 years or more
Follow Cat Dicaprio’s lead and adopt your new best friend from your local cat shelter. Stay catty, reader!