Doll faced persian kitten "Matahari" (29-2-2008).
Photograph of doll-faced white Persian cat Matahari at 8 months old in February 2008.I had purchased her from Mumbai's famous "Crawford market" at a cost of Rs 14,000 (Us $350 approx) a queens ransom for cats in India.
She grew up beautifully and her photographs have been put onto "wikepedia commons" under "Persian cats", the same have been used by 'world photo media" for various captions.
Today, in 2009 cat "Matahari" is 2 years old, the mother of 6 kittens delivered after a record 67 days gestation and all kittens have survived and are over 2 months old as on Monday (1-6-2009).
Bizzarely, the entire physique and behaviour of cat matahari has changed after delivery and weaning of her kittens.
She has lost her entire undercoat fur and resembles a "short hair exotic persian cat", besides her eating habits too have become more diverse, previously being very fussy and had to be pampered like a child for food.
This photograph of "Kitten Matahari" was taken in our building garden in Mumbai in Febraury 2008.
Hi Rudolph: Thanks for showing us Matahari. She is a special lady. I lightening the picture a bit so we can see her gorgeous expression a bit better. I hope you are OK with that..Michael