As far as I am concerned, this is a Bhutanese Abyssinian cat. What I mean is that she is a naturally occurring, random bred, community cat that has a very close resemblance to the well-known Abyssinian cat, which is a purebred, pedigree cat.
I don’t know whether this has any significance in any way whatsoever but when I saw this photograph by Rudolph Furtado (who lives in Mumbai, India and who likes to travel a lot and write about it), it struck me that there is a close resemblance to this random bred, community cat and the purebred equivalent.
Here is a photo of a purebred Abyssinian cat. The tabby banding on the legs has been bred out.
I’m sure there are similar ticked tabby cats everywhere in the world but I have not seen one on my travels on the Internet which caught my eye like this one in her resemblance to the Abyssinian cat.
This is Rudolph’s comment:
Spotted this pregnant tabby inside the “Paro Dzong” in Bhutan. A cute and friendly stray that must have been looked after by the Buddhist monks residing inside the Dzong. The film “Little Buddha” was filmed in this Dzong.
Here is the location:
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