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My Chartreux Cat Sterling Silver

My Chartreux Cat Sterling Silver

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The Chartreux Cat is a breed with a likely to be plausible history (if its history isn't just tied to the Middle Ages but also more comparable to that of other slow growing cats like the Manx and the Norwegian Forest Cat).
The Chartreux Cat is a breed with a likely to be plausible history (if its history isn't just tied to the Middle Ages but also more comparable to that of other slow growing cats like the Manx and the Norwegian Forest Cat).

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My Chartreux Cat Sterling Silver Posted on May 25, 2012§§ by Michael§

by Danette Lorch (Roswell, New Mexico)

Sterling and Pip I adopted little Sterling from the Humane Society in Phoenix, AZ. He was 8 months old at the time and had just come from a foster home the day I adopted him. He had a broken leg and tail. I assume he had been hit by a car because every time he hears the sound of an engine he gets very scared! As soon as we saw each other it was an instant bond. He was the most unique cat I'd ever dealt with. He couldn't get enough attention when I took him home. I taught him how to play fetch within an hour one day. His favorite toys are rubber bands, bread ties, or anything fuzzy! He figured out how to open cabinets and drawers by himself. He also listens very well to discipline. I just have to lower my voice and speak to him and he responds. Every time he senses something is wrong with me he is always right there to comfort me. He loves going for walks outside on a leash. But his favorite activity is a long car ride. He can't get enough of the wind blowing through his fur. He is an amazing little hunter! Nothing gets past him. He does have some problems with balancing because of his kinked tail. Sterling loves everybody even if they don't like him at first. He has captured the heart of many cat haters with his sweet little smile and fun tricks. He loves a good neck or belly scratch anytime you want to give him one. One day I brought home a tiny 3 week old kitten, Pip. Sterling immediately took him

under his wing. He bathed the kitten and carried him around in his mouth and always kept a close eye on little Pip. Over a year later they are still best of friends. They also have a little sister named Daisy. Daisy came to us at 4 weeks and Sterling did the exact same thing with her. They all have a monkey see monkey do attitude. Sterling spends many hours a day grooming his long thick blueish silver coat. He got his name Sterling Silver because of the amazing shine on his paws and head. They literally shimmer like silver. In the sun the rest of his coat shines just like his paws. I don't think he is a full blood Chartreux but he posseses all the qualities of one. The only thing that separates him is his long coat. Sterling is my number one man and my best friend. He has helped me through some tough times. He truly is a blessing and I look forward to the many years and memories to come.

§ Hi Danette I love your story. I am very impressed by Sterling Silver. He is a fine, intelligent cat. And a very handsome cat. You are both lucky to have each other. Or perhaps you deserve each other. I changed the title a bit to get the story found under Chartreux Cat. I hope you are OK with that....Michael PoC Admin. From My Chartreux Cat Sterling Silver to Chartreux Cat§ Chartreux cat§ § The Chartreux is a breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world. It is not recognised by the GCCF in the UK, ostensibly for being too similar to the British Shorthair, one of whose colours is a similar blue-grey. The Chartreux is large and muscular, with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes. They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double coats which are often slightly nappy in texture (often showing "breaks" like a sheepskin) and orange- or copper-colored eyes. Chartreux cats are also known for their "smile": due to the structure of their heads and their tapered muzzles, they often appear to

A concerted effort by European breeders kept the breed from extinction. Y. There are fewer than two dozen active Chartreux breeders in North America as of 2007. British Shorthair Cat Posted on June 1. located in the Chartreuse Mountains north of the city of Grenoble (Siegal 1997:27).be smiling. Historically famous Chartreux owners include the French novelist Colette. a Chartreux born in 2011 would have an official name starting with the letter G There is a legend that the Chartreux are descended from cats brought to France by Carthusian monks to live in the order's head monastery. Q. the Grande Chartreuse. The breed was greatly diminished during the first World War and wild populations (Helgren 1997:100-103) were not seen after World War II. The code letters rotate through the alphabet each year. the Prior of the Grande Chartreuse denied that the monastery's archives held any records of the monks' use of any breed of cat resembling the Chartreux (Simonnet 1990:36–37). in 1971 by Helen and John Gamon of La Jolla. In 1987. brought back to France by returning Crusaders in the 13th century. The first Chartreux were brought to the U. California. many of whom entered the Carthusian monastic order. Legend also has it that the Chartreux's ancestors were feral mountain cats from what is now Syria. all Chartreux born in the same year have official names beginning with the same letter. omitting the letters K. The first documented mention of the breed was by the French naturalist Buffon in the 18th century. The first letter of the official name of a Chartreux cat encodes the year of its birth. and Z. the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) advanced the Chartreux breed to championship status (Siegal 1997:27).S. 2012§§ by Michael§ Photographs of British Shorthair cat Earl Grey © Helmi Flick . Charles Baudelaire and French president Charles de Gaulle. X. Chartreux are exceptional hunters and are highly prized by farmers. But in 1972. For example. W.

Introduction . See also Grey cat breeds§ (new window). Violations of copyright are reported to Google. SH look. Earl Grey is a popular English tea.com (DMCA). § § § § photos in this group of Earl Grey copyright © Helmi Flick For visitors who live abroad and who are unsure. The blue coat is the classic Brit.§ § §All the photos and text on this page are protected by “copyright ©” except where indicated.

Throughout its early history this was “the working cat of Great Britain”2§. See also the British Longhair Cat§. Harrison Weir. A number of cat breeds are mutated “British Shorthair cats”. This is very definitely my kind of cat. the British Shorthair to be. SH. bred British Blues3§. which has an extremely long history. The Siamese was very rare and popular at the time and journalists reporting on cat shows would invariably end up enthusing about the rare and extraordinary Siamese cat§. The middle classes kept a Moggie. An example is the Selkirk Rex§. The American Shorthair§ is the USA equivalent and is founded upon the Brit. on farms and streets. Through selective breeding from the late 1800s the Moggie was transformed into a recognized breed. There would seem to be a slight difference. The outstanding features are a quiet voice and a plush dense coat to combat the typical English weather and a semi-cobby body type. Helmi Flick loves ‘em too (see Sky and Nox below). a stupendous cat that trumps the Persian§! Click here to see visitors’ submissions§ History/Origin At the time (early 1900s) that the British Shorthair cat started to gain some ground in the early days of the cat fancy the Persian§ was king. This is probably the most pleasurable of all purebred cats to stroke because of the feel of the coat! This breed has been described as the “teddy bear of the cat fancy”2§. The British Shorthair today looks very similar to the English cat of 110 years ago. the British Shorthair. the mutated gene making the fur curly and crinkly. an enhancement of the concept of roundness and . The rich and famous wanted to have a glamorous Persian cat or perhaps a Siamese cat§. The founder of the cat fancy.It could be said that the British Shorthair Cat is as natural a breed as is possible today in that all registered breeds are now subject to human intervention. although before the cat fancy started they were thought of as simply “cats”. The breed originates from the British Domestic Shorthair or British Moggie.

Texas USA) Timeline Date Roman times Hundreds of years before 1871 Event British moggie to be is introduced into Britain by the Romans British Shorthair (BS) existed as a “domestic cat”. he batted the telephone out of my hand and yowled into it. and I was the one laughing my head off. It sounded a bit like a telephone! Then. laughed his head off when I got the phone back and apologized.Camilla (Keller.1910 . My friend Steve. was lounging on the windowsill when suddenly. This can be seen by making a comparison in the photograph below of a champion Brit SH taken at the end of the 1800s and the cats photographed by Helmi Flick on this page. Known as European Shothairs1. This was thefirst official cat show§ (I presume world wide) Written up in one of the first cat books First and Second World War Years – severe decline in number of this breed. Bootsie is SSOOOO cute!…. Bootsie began making a strange sound. Dedicated breeders “who exported stock to Ireland and throughout the British Commonwealth”3 revived it. The GCCF no longer allows out crossing to Persians.cobbiness that is so admired in the Brit SH and the refinement of its coat. Shorthair breed to USA late 1800s 1871 1889 1918-1940s 1950s 1901 c. First BS exported and registered in “Americas” Exportation of Brit. who was on the phone. Bootsie soon made it into a habit. Breed had almost died out. Picture above: British SH late 1800s – see copyright§ Bootsie. what we now call a Moggie in the UK until the cat was turned into a formal cat breed through deliberate and selective breeding§. Almost immediately after and just as suddenly. People who didn’t know I had a cat were stunned. Breeders obliged to make outcrosses with other breeds including Persian cats causing a divergence from true BS type. Selective breeding began Blue tabby won Best in Show at the Crystal Palace Cat Show. my British Shorthair. the phone began ringing.

which makes this popular cat suited to people who rush around a lot. Blue British Shorthair – Sky.1980 1988 current CFA granted Brit. Read a narrative version of the history of the British Shorthair§ cat. Sky lives with Ken and Helmi Flick. Shorthair championship status First CFA national win for this breed (3rd Best Cat in Premiership) Recognized by all N. like all cats they are playful and alert when they want to be. It is a shame that mankind decided to create a breed called the British Shorthair and then through his activities (wars leading to outcross breeding) over the following decades consciously diverged from the standard that was previously set. . easy going and calm cat. Their stable and balanced character makes them suitable for indoor and apartment living§. Photograph copyright © Helmi Flick Appearance/Character The British Shorthair is a placid.American cat associations and the GCCF in the UK See some more on the history of this cat breed§ in comparison with both the American and European Shorthair cat breeds. Nonetheless.

This breed of cat takes about 5 years to grow to adulthood. SH is thought of as an intelligent breed of cat and has appeared in films. His face is rounded with sweet chubby checks and round copper colored eyes§. The coat “cracks” when the body is flexed. The coat can be in almost any color and pattern. ranked 7th out of 66 cat breeds in a long running PoC poll of over 3400 visitor votes. The British Shorthair cats that I have seem are beautiful but of average size and strength. on TV and on cat food packaging (Whiskas and Sheba). This is a very popular cat breed. Research (although to be honest it is not great research) indicates in fact that the British . The Brit.They are a sturdy looking cat. The British Shorthair Cat has a noticeably dense coat. At 11 1/2 years of age a BS received her Grand Premiership at a 1994 show. The head is “broad and round”. This means you can see into the fur as it parts. Click the link to see comparisons ondomestic cat weights§. I feel that there is a tendency to over do the shortness of the face in a desire to achieve the chubby cheeked “chipmunk-like appearance”2§. The British Shorthair is a sturdy. currently at September 2010. “It is shown in all colours and all divisions of the traditional category”2§. This means that it performs well at cat shows into what might be considered old age. solid looking cat. I am not entirely sure that this is accurate. You can see clearly that Earl Grey’s body is sturdy and cobby§ (stocky). The muzzle and nose is short but it should not be exaggerated as is the case for the Persian or Exotic Shorthair§. muscular and strong it is said2§. They are heavier than average I think it fair to say. § Ralph copyright © Helmi Flick They continue to “thicken up” until 4 years of age and are on the heavy side being 12-18 lbs for male cats apparently (15 lbs or so would be about the top end).

The difference in the characteristics of female and male British Shorthairs. a breed that was formally recognized as a separate breed late in the day. A search of the Internet produced nothing on the cat breed called the Britanica cat. which seems to be a little like my cat (a Moggie/Norwegian Forest Cat hybrid) in that they prefer to be near and with you rather than on you. I hope. The males are less serious than the females and less particular. a useful look at the differences between the British Shorthair cat. The EGCA have recognized the Britanica since 2002. I think. This breed is identical to the British Shorthair except for the length of fur and is known as the Lowlander in the USA. The British Shorthair is a very popular show cat being as it is relatively easy to maintain in preparation for the show and the easy going character help cope with the stresses of competition. which is a current cat breed. in line with the cat’s personality. . There is breed is that is called theBritanica which is recognized by a cat association called the European Group Cat Association (EGCA). mirrors human differences. This may be due to overheating when on you as their dense coats provide a high level of insulation. The article focuses on the European SH. The British Shorthair Cat is relatively quiet. There is a semi longhair British Shorthair cat. Comparison with European Shorthair and British Shorthair§ This page provides. Some more on the British Shorthair cat Some more pictures and the story behind one of the best cat photographs can be seen on this page plus some information on the genetics that go to make up this cat’s appearance. It is interesting that the word is spelled with one “n” normally the word is spelled “Britannica”.Shorthair is in the mid range of cat breed intelligence§. The Sphynx§ cat is meant to be the most intelligent under informal testing. the American SH and the European Shorthair cat. The differences are subtle. where the breed is experimental.

§ Ralph standing copyright © Helmi Flick The best way to deal with this is to ensure some exercise.Above: Photograph of Toes a tabby§ copyright © Helmi Flick Health The British Shorthair Cat is generally healthy.e. This may be exacerbated by modern cat diets a lot of it being high in carbohydrates and the fact that they can be lazy sometimes. Apparently. A low carbohydrate diet§should be considered. which means more input from the human keeper together with a low calorie diet (LD or RD Hills I give my cat – although she is still . They would seem to have a life span slightly above the average for a purebred cat (averaging 15 years of age). they may be more prone than normal to becoming overweight when there is a combination of being neutered or spayed and if they are encouraged to lead a sedentary life style (i. living in an apartment or exclusive and permanent indoor living§). It is important to keep a healthy cat weight§ obviously. Cat weights are increasing with human weights and is of concern to veterinarians. There is no such thing in my opinion as inactive cat food§.

The breeder also has his part to play in breeding carefully and selectively to minimize the condition. This is the destruction of red blood cells in newborn kittens due to a difference in blood type between mother and her offspring. . Their tendency to become overweight is due. Ragdoll§. I have a page on cat health issues§ on this site. Although the coat is fairly low maintenance. Update: Dr Clark1§ says that this breeds has a recognised medical problem: Hemophilia B. 2003). The CFA website does not mention HCM in relation to this breed as far as I can see. The British Shorthair cat may also suffer from more than average teeth/gum problems. Rex cats§ (this link goes to the Devon but see others on this site) and American Shorthairs§ (src: Tufts Oct 2-4. to being naturally inactive at 4-6 years (and beyond) of age. This is a hereditary deficiency in clotting factor IX.overweight). 40% of British Shorthair cats have type B blood. There is also apparently potential heart conditions associated with the British Shorthair cat (HCM Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy). namelyMaine Coon§. HCM is what I would consider a “problem disease” in that it pops up as an inherited disease in several purebred cats. For the human companion there are methods for dealing with this. These kinds of problems are not necessarily specific to this breed. Although it should be said that speaker at Tufts said the HCM is suspected to be inherited in the breeds mentioned other than the Maine Coon in which it is known to be inherited. Cats affected by this disease may “excessively after injury or surgery but the bleeding may be delayed”. To this list can I believe be added the Bengal cat. like all coats it ideally requires regular grooming by us. It is also known as Christmas Disease. namely gingivitis. a rare trait3§. Another disorder more often found in the British Shorthair cat is neonatal erthrolysis. I have made several posts aboutHCM§ and the Bengal cat§. in part.

They are 10 years old.” See a slide show§ the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Shorthairs:”Nox and Sky are my British Shorthairs that live with us. Both are altered.Nox who lives with Helmi and Ken Flick – copyright © Helmi Flick Helmi says this about her Brit. with large format Helmi photographs According to this websites long standing popularity poll the British Shorthair is one of the most popular ranking around 6th out of about 70 cat breeds. Sky is a Blue British Shorthair and Nox is a Black Brit. RW Earendil Sky (she is a Regional Winner) and CH Earendil Nox. What Other Visitors Have Said Japanese Bobtail . Their full names are SGCA.

all photographs are strictly copyright Helmi Flick. Please respect it. The images (where indicated) and words on this page and linked pages are protected by copyright. This is a linked photograph. Click on this photograph to see one of the best cat photographs on the internet in very large format. 1 History§ 2 Appearance/Character§ 3 Health§ 4 Breeders + Standard§ 5 Quick Guide§ 6 Click here to see visitors’ submissions§ Introduction .photograph © Helmi Flick.§ Japanese Bobtail – Ninja . Copyright violations are reported to Google (DMCA).

. The Japanese way to beckon is with the palm outwards and the fingers waving in. Sculptures and illustrations made centuries ago apparently depict the Japanese Bobtail. extremely common and commercialized depiction of this cat can be seen in the good luck charm. the Welcoming Cat. the Western way. A current. The Western way is the back of the hand outwards. beckoning a customer in. Japanese Bobtail cat with left arm raised photograph by Helmi Flick. The figurine is doing it the Eastern Way and Ninja. the overriding topic of interest in relation to this cat is the history of the breed and the myths and stories surrounding it as they are rooted in the history of the country. This is the Maneki Neko (“Beckoning Cat”) figurine.Maneki Neko figurine outside a shop reproduced under creative commons © heavylift Other than the Japanese Bobtail’s impressive and interesting appearance. The figurine is a very stylized and kitsch representation of the Japanese Bobtail. above.

{return to top§} “When i frist saw a Japanese Bobtail I fell in love. There are written accounts going . The priest wanted the cat to contribute to temple life. Tama welcomed him in. The legend was born. As a reward the dignitary helped the temple. USA) § thumbnail photo © Helmi Flick § thumbnail photo © Helmi Flick § thumbnail photo © Helmi Flick § thumbnail photo © Helmi Flick History They are one of the oldest pedigree cats in the world. A dignitary was visiting the temple during a rainstorm and sheltered under a tree. In another story from the same period a cat’s head (yes. It was the sweetest thing I have ever saw.The history behind the Beckoning Cat is worth telling. The raised left arm of the figurine/statue symbolizes the arm of the cat pulling at the robe. There are many stories. briefly. just the head) saved the life of a geisha called Usugumo by biting the head of a snake nearby. Moments before being beheaded the cat had pulled at the hem of the geisha’s robe to alert her to the snake but an admirer thought the cat a “goblin cat” and beheaded her. Shortly afterwards. lightning hit the tree. The favorite colors of the Maneki Neko are the same as the cat (see below). This story is an amalgam of the two I recite on this page: Maneki Neko Cats§. even though it does not have a tail…. One concerns a 17th century cat called Tama who lived with a priest.”Cheyanne (Lock Haven. There are apparently many other stories.

Other sources say that it originates in 5th century BC.back to about 2. It is said that cats in Japan with normal length tails might have been persecuted while cats with the bob tail were not. The term calico is used in the USA. the short tail of both breeds is due to the natural mutation§ of a recessive gene§. Russia is nearby. Bob. See Kiku below for a calico coated cat. The term is tortoiseshell-and-white in the UK. The calico§ (tricolor) is called mi-ke. The Kurilian Bobtail is thought to have evolved on the Kuril Islands. The restricted gene pool in Japan ensured that the recessive gene that produces the bobbed tail become more visible in the cat population. with a preference for the bicolor and tricolor coat. It is said that this cat was imported into Japan from China and/or Korea about one thousand years ago. In 1701 a writer (travel writer perhaps) said that the Japanese only keep one type of cat. On this page§. I speculate that the Japanese Bobtail of today does not come from Asia but from America. However. It could be visa-versa. Often the exact nature of a cat’s origins are a little hazy. Some believe that the Japanese Bobtail originates from the Kurilian Bobtail§. These islands are off the north coast of Japan’s Hokkaido island. Here’s a potted history in table form. the Japanese Bobtail. They had a privileged place in Japanese society. These breeds do. {return to top§} Date 600-700 AD Event Believed that the original domestic cats (the precursor to the Jap. This is confusing. Japan. This would have enhanced the natural development of the Japanese Bobtail2§.) came with Buddhist monks to Japan from Manchuria and Korea to keep the . black and orange). Let’s say it really is next to the Egyptian Mau§ in terms of the length of its domestication. though. There is a possibility that there is a link between this cat and the Kurilian Bobtail. white.000 years apparently1§. have different appearances. has good animal welfare laws§ which makes me surprised about their whaling exploits. meaning “three-fur” (meaning three colors of fur. incidentally.

Provisional Status granted by CFA. This led to this breed becoming street cats. Due to rodents damaging silk worms affecting the silk trade (silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm). Championship status granted to Longhaired Japanese Bobtail by CFA.e. This mirrors the Egyptian Mau§. Written record by travel writer of the presence of this breed being cared for in Japan. Championship (Full) status granted by the CFA. In Japan Japanese Bobtails still wander the streets (see 1602 above). cat owners ordered to release cats (i. came from Korea or China. a feral cat in Egypt.1945 1968 1971 1976 1993 Current . Read about the history of the Japanese Domestic cat§ (new window) 1702 c. not care for cats making them feral). Breed imported into USA by Elizabeth Freret1§. in general. American soldiers bring back Japanese Bobtails from Japan1§.rats from destroying the rice paper scrolls1§. 1000 1602 Allegedly documentary evidence that Japanese cats.

§ Japanese Bobtail – Kiku – © Helmi Flick – click on this linked image for a superb large format image. Perhaps it is useful to compare this cat with the other bobtailed cats. Cats with lots of white sometimes have heterochromia (odd eye color§). The gene prevents eye pigmentation reaching one eye as well as affecting coat pigment migration. This may be a consequence of the exceptionally long period of domestication (from the 5th century AD§). The pattern is a Van pattern. calico (Kiku above) and bicolor black and white (Ninja. tabbies and dilute colors (creams.). You can also find this breed in solid colors. Popular colors are those illustrated in Helmi’s photographs. This breed is also said to be very people orientated. blues etc... particularly the Manx and the Kurilian Bobtail. The Japanese Bobtail is lighter framed and it could be . One eye will be blue (silver) and the other yellow (gold). Update: Please see Japanese BobtailBreed Standard§. coming soon is a discussion on the breed standard in which I discuss appearance in relation to the standard. Also.” 1§ They are active and high energy cats. Toys§ are going to de rigeur then. A cat tree is also recommended as they are jumpers but not “couch potatoes”. the header photograph). As to the appearance it is so well illustrated in Helmi’s fine photographs I won’t use too many words to describe this cat. dogs and children in the household. Appearance/Character Japanese Bobtails are “happy active cats that involve themselves in all aspects of the home“…1§ The Japanese Bobtail is very playful and (subject to good socialization) get along with other cats.they go with the flow. This is due to the white spotting gene (Piebald gene§) that produces the bicolor and calico coat. “.

energetic and affectionate. They have stable characters making them good with children and other pets including dogs. The tails “don’t necessarily have the same number of vertebrae“1§. Photograph of Joudama © Helmi Flick (my words ) The tail bones are either fused together or there are one or two mobile joints. The Japanese Bobtail is active. You should schedule in some play time and ensure she has some companionship either human or cat or both. You can see that Kiku’s tail has typically fluffed up like a pom-pom on top of a hat. {return to top§} Health . The tail is rigid. The shortened tail occurs naturally and it should not be longer than 3 inches for a show cat (per breed standard). Each tail in unique and like a cat’s version of our finger print. For the longer haired cats the pom-pom is even more pronounced. Apparently it is thought by some people that the tail has the same number of vertebrae as a “normal” tail.said more elegant than the stocky Kurilian and Manx§.

as in Jap Bob. It is the undercoat that catches combs. I don’t think you should use the term “Jap”. This also precludes matting. that are linked to the mutated gene. If the breeder is in the first three pages of a Google search it indicates that they are established and organized – a fair test but only an indicator – please ask questions and visit the cattery. another bobtailed cat. There are no health issues. My daughter and I . The gene may cause the spine to become shortened. California. different and recessive. it seems with this breed. For me the jury is out on health issues. If I wrote about … Sweet Ivy helps us through our grief§ Ivy is now about 4 years old.2011. TICA breed standard§ Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page… Max the dog(cat)§ Our black and white Old English Sheepdog died Oct 30. This is because there is no undercoat. The long haired cats have semi-long hair. please allow me to humbly say. it seems. This is because the mutant gene is. The very next day this black and white cat showed up in our front yard. Japanese Bobtail breeders say that this cat does not have the same issues of potential ill-heath due to the tailless gene that are encountered with the Manx. Janipurr Japanese Bobtails [link§] Located in the San Francisco Bay area. {return to top§} Breeders 2008: I will stick to my simple test. Read about Manx cat health issues on the Manx cat page§.A short note about health. this may not be the complete picture. Virginia. However. Grooming requirements are low both for longhaired and shorthaired Japanese Bobtails. USA. These are the only two catteries with their own website in the first three pages as at 2008 – things change. It really is equivalent to “nigger”. USA. Cat-Chi Cats§ Located in the Washington DC area. He also had … Bobtails in Japan§ Firstly.

which can be seen in the form of little ceramic statues in … My Cat Stubs§ I have a male Japanese Bobtail named Stubs (though I call him Bubbles or Bub Bub).rescued her through a Siamese Group from an over crowded City Animal Shelter. There was only one kitten there that was eligible to be adopted. I don’t know what the price of one of these cats usually runs at.… Maneki Neko Cats§ I have not been to Japan but my girlfriend has so she is familiar with the Maneki Neko cats. but … . Ivy loves to ride on … My Japanese Bobtail Story!§ My wife and I went to the local animal shelter because my wife wanted to get a kitten.

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