Why I Adopted an Oriental Kitten

by Jackie Davidson
(Carataunas, Granada, Spain)

My gorgeous black and white Oriental cat

My gorgeous black and white Oriental cat

As my first love was an original Siamese, who died at the age of 3, I felt I could not have another Siamese as I was too distraught by the loss of him. So I went for a totally different breed: The Maine Coon, which became very soon my very much loved companion.

Unfortunately, she died at the age of 7 from an inherited illness. Again, my dilemma was not to go for another Maine Coon, again, (as I was too upset) but something very different, yet, similar to the Siamese. And so I got 2 Burmese boys.

An absolute delight and most wonderful human-orientated cats. However, I felt I needed to have with my Burmese boys something even more like a Siamese and found by coincidence a litter of Orientals.

On my first visit I fell in love (and he with me) with a gorgeous black and white little boy. I had to wait 10 weeks before he could come home with me, but visited him every 2 weeks. As soon as I would come into the house, he would sit on my foot and he was making sure that he was the chosen one.

I have had him called on his pedigree: 'I found my match' and 'Slick' for short as he is very slick, suave.

He is now almost 1 year old and the most wonderful cat as well as being so very close to me that we have a telepathic relationship. I now have the best of all worlds: 2 great companions, who want to be with me all the time as well as this most beautiful and elegant creature that gives me butterflies when he looks at me. And all 3 of them remind me so much of that very special breed: the Siamese.


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Mar 12, 2010
He is very beautiful.
by: Bebe

I have been lucky enough to meet Slick and his wonderful owner Jackie. He is indeed a very special cat and has a wonderful character. The name Jackie has chosen is perfect and suits him down to the end of his endless tail.

Feb 25, 2010
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by: Jackie

Thanks Michael for that. And yes, Slick's tail is very long. He is chunky and muscular, but if you want to see his father..... He made me say: I found my match, hence the pedigree-name for Slick. His father's name is: A ticket from Paris du Soleil Noir. And I just love his whole family.If you google it, it's at the top of the page with an album of piccies in the right top corner of the breeder's page.
Slick is and has been from day one, the boss over my 2 Burmese, even though they don't give up their territory easily.
And Finn: thanks for your comment. Tattered tuxedo, haha! By the way: the name Slick was also chosen as I am Dutch and Sli(c)k in dutch stands for to swallow, which I have to do hard every time I see him, as he was rather expensive!!!
But other than that: I wished I could have 6 Orientals and I would be in heaven!

Feb 23, 2010
He is so Slick
by: Finn Frode, Denmark

Hi Jackie. I always get a little surprised when I see Orientals. They have the shape of a Siamese, but no mask - and your Slick is no exception with that fantastic black and white fur. I wonder what we should call that pattern - tattered tuxedo, maybe? 😉
I think he looks great. Wery athletic and allert.

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Feb 22, 2010
Oriental cats
by: Michael

Hi, I am not that keen on Oriental Shorthairs but he looks very handsome indeed. And he looks pretty strong and "chunky". When I saw Oriental Shorthairs at cat shows they look fragile to me and very delicate.

His coat is striking and his tail goes on for ever it seems.

The Siamese is a smart cat, known for it, so it is no surprise that the Oriental is too. I think cat intelligence is important as it improves our relationship, you can get some dialogue going and interaction.

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