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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:22 PM

30 Of The Most Popular Cat Breeds And Their Origins

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Reply 30 Of The Most Popular Cat Breeds And Their Origins (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Sep 2020 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #1
geardaddy Sep 2020 #3
tblue37 Sep 2020 #11
JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #2
The Genealogist Sep 2020 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #5
Merlot Sep 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #9
Karadeniz Sep 2020 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #10
marked50 Sep 2020 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:39 PM

1. I recently adopted a Siamese Lynx Point from the local shelter.

I did not realize that was an actual breed until I posted pictures on FB, and two different people, one a crazy cat lady, the other a vet, instantly recognized what I had. She is simply the most beautiful cat I've ever seen.

Here's a picture from the interwebs. Not my specific cat, but very close. Mine has prettier eyes. ?w=980&q=75

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:16 PM

3. Beautiful!

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 02:08 PM

11. My Lucy is a half Siamese, but she looks like a perfect lynx point. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:43 PM

2. In my next life

I want to be a Scottish Fold cat. My husband is going to be Siamese!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:24 PM

4. We have a classic tabby

and I think she is absolutely beautiful!

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:55 PM

5. I love tabbies and I agree they are beautiful.

I think calico cats are just gorgeous. None of my cats has ever been a calico. Someday, someday. I'm personally not fond of an all black or all white cat, but that's just me.

And while the article about the 30 breeds is interesting, I will almost always prefer a basic non-purebred cat.

As I said above, I had no idea that the cat I adopted is actually a specific breed.

A decade ago I had three cats, but alas, they all went on to (as I call it) that great litterbox in the sky. My life was such, mainly a lot of travel, that it really wasn't convenient to have any more cats. Heck, the poinsettias a friend gives me every Christmas don't last three months. But then with this whole Corona Virus thing, I realized I wouldn't be going anywhere in the foreseeable future and decided I needed a new feline. At the beginning of May I adopted a 17 year old cat from the local shelter who had health issues. The vet who talked to me before I brought her home was brutally honest and told me that the cat might live two months or two years. I was fine with that because I'd had older cats with health issues in the past. Alas, that cat left me after three and a half weeks, but I am so glad I had her for that length of time.

I hesitated for a bit, but kept on checking the shelter website. When this cat showed up I was hooked. As it happens, two different people looked at her to adopt, but passed. Two other people had appointments to look at her that they didn't keep. Perhaps we were meant to be together. This cat is only four years old, or so the shelter vets thought. She came to them as a stray. She is very lively, not a lap cat, alas. But very affectionate in her own way, and I suspect she will mellow out over time.

One day I will place my order for this:


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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:18 PM

6. I'm glad you gave that 17 year old cat a home, even though it was such a short time.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:33 AM

9. Yes, it was one of the best things I have ever done.

She was sweet and affectionate. When I brought her home she spent about 45 minutes exploring my small home, then hopped up on to the back of the couch and went to sleep. So I raced off to buy her the things she needed. When I'd gone to the shelter earlier that day I had not honestly thought I'd bring a cat home, so I needed everything.

That very first night she snuggled under the covers with me. It was wonderful. She'd apparently been living with an older woman, much like me, which is at least part of why she adjusted so quickly.

The people at the shelter are wonderful and do absolutely the best they can, but of course a shelter is not an ideal place for any animal. Had I not take her, it's possible she'd have spent those last weeks in the shelter. I was so glad I had her. I am sorry she's not still with me.

A friend, after that cat passed, asked if I wasn't a bit bothered by all the money I'd spent, sort of for nothing. And I didn't think of it that way at all. In fact, the fee on a senior cat here is practically nothing, and since I am myself a senior citizen I pay half of the fee. Both times I've said charge me the additional to a full regular fee and that's a donation to the shelter. I appreciate that I can do that.

My current cat is about as different as she can be and still be another cat. We are still adjusting to each other. I think this cat originally lived in a home with dogs, because she has various dog-like behaviors, including meeting anyone who comes to visit, sprawling on the floor, and a distinct lack of interest in vertical spaces. One great thing about her is that she purrs, loudly and easily, which I love.

I understand that these days, with so many people staying home, cat and dog adoptions are way up. Which is wonderful.

Some years ago I did volunteer work at an animal shelter in the city I then lived in, and it made me understand and appreciate the issues around shelters and the animals in them.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:52 PM

8. So happy that your senior citizen passed in a loving home, well taken care of.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:34 AM

10. Thank you. She was wonderful, and I'm sorry she was with me

for such a short time.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:40 PM

7. What? Thought the American Alley Cat was on the list. n/t

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