RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

Wondering about one of my cats

This evening, robot_grrl and I ended up watching Cats 101. One of the breeds they were talking about was the Abyssinian. During the segment, we saw plenty of examples of this breed, as well describing their personality and athletic ability.

As it was nearing the end, I turned to Tara and started to ask her if this reminder her of one of my cats, and she answered before I hardly got through the question.

Abyssinians are long, athletic cats, with easy to maintain coats and a dislike of being held too much. My first cat -- other than the ones that lived with my full family -- Cream Puff (1989-2002), was quite the athlete, never had any serious coat or grooming problems, but never liked to be held too much.

On the other hand, Cream Puff was a yellow tabby which is not a color for Abyssinians, and was quite the lap cat. Of course he was 100% street cat, having been taken into a shelter before or shortly after being born, six weeks before I adopted him.

But I'm now suspecting that he may well have had a significant amount of Abyssinian ancestry.

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