World’s Hairiest Feline (longest fur)

Ann Marie Avey owns the world’s hairiest cat, Colonel Meow. He lives in Los Angeles, USA. Apparently, “hairiest cat” in this case means the individual cat with the longest fur. Colonel Meow is a Himalayan cat. Himalayans are pointed Persians … please continue reading

Cat Breed Standards Have Changed

In 1903, the cat fancy in England – probably the only cat fancy of the time – considered that the purebred, pedigree cat had a standard set of anatomical features that applied across the board. It made no difference if … please continue reading

Persian Cat is Entirely American and European

With the name “Persian” you would have thought that this long established cat breed came from Persia, now Iran, or at least somewhere east of Europe. However, on the basis of “DNA microsatellite evidence” the Persian cat belongs to the … please continue reading

Exotic Shorthair Cat Facts For Kids

This is a page on the Exotic Shorthair written in plain English with a large picture. People are free to use the words but not the pictures. The Exotic Shorthair is a Persian cat with a short haired coat. It … please continue reading

Philippines Traditional Persian Tortoiseshell Cat

It is nice and unusual to be contacted by cat lovers and caretakers from countries other than those living in the West (essentially Europe and North America). On this occasion Marilen Alcebar from the Philippines contacted me about her cat. … please continue reading