Meet the Breeds: Cats
When you picture a Sphynx cat, Mr. Bigglesworth may come to mind – you know, Dr. Evil’s sinister sidekick from the popular Austin Powers movies. However, if you’ve met a Sphynx, you know that these hairless extroverts are anything but evil. In fact, Sphynx cats are irresistibly friendly, affectionate, and curious.
Himalayan cats have been jokingly labeled Persians in a Siamese costume. While that’s an adorable image, of course it isn’t true. Whether or not Himalayans are a distinct breed – there is some debate – these sweet, docile longhairs have enough lovable characteristics to celebrate them for the uniquely special kitties they are.
With their snub noses, chubby cheeks, and long hair, the Persian cat is quite an exquisite breed. They’re also typically quiet and affectionate cats who enjoy being held, but they’re content just lounging around too. They make a perfect, purring lap warmer!
With their shimmery blue coats, striking emerald eyes, and possible ties to Russian czars, Russian Blue cats can’t help but have a certain air of elegance. However, if you’ve spent time with one of these gorgeous kitties, you know that they’re as sensitive and caring as they come – and clever, too! In fact, the more you learn about Russian Blues, the more there is to love.
There is just no end to the variety of Domestic Shorthair cats, which can come in a multitude of colors, shapes, and sizes. They also make wonderful family pets. It’s said that there over 80 million domestic shorthair cats in American homes. That’s not surprising when you consider that these cats are often friendly, low maintenance, and pretty healthy.