Doll faced Queen cat Matahari at kitten age 8 months old

by Rudolph.A.Furtado

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

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Doll faced Queen cat Matahari at kitten age 8 months old

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Oct 28, 2010 Persian cats
by: Rudolph.a.Furtado

Hi Sonal,
You can purchase "Traditional Persian Cats" from the crawford market cat breeder Mr Imran.Khan( Shop Nos 1 :-PH nos 9821595052 or 9820854818) from whom i purchased "Matahari" as a kitten in 2007. There are manny pet shops in crawford market selling "Persian cats" but beware, most of them are 'mixed Breeds' and poorly bred due to excessive "in-Breeding".
You could also purchase from a pet shop in Dadar near Portugueese church called "I love Pets" owned by Shibil.Kaloor(Ph 9820915815). He sells his Persian cats for Rs 25,000 each, real expensive, but a well maintained pet shop. I might breed "matahari" next year since i am a "hobbyist" and not a professional cat breeder.

Oct 27, 2010 I love to iive
by: sonal

hi ...

Any kittens of Persian cats for sale?..i want it for my self so if u know sum 1 who wants to give it or is selling please let me know email id is n your cat looks shes cared and raised with love from our heart.... anyways take care ... waiting for your reply
plzzzzz reply me

May 25, 2010 Im hunting for a kitten in India! This is hard..
by: Naveena

I have been going crazy trying to find a kitten in India..I am moving to India, and am looking to adopt a Birman, but am finding it very hard to get any kind of details about adopting a cat..

If you can help, I would be very grateful.


Dec 30, 2009 "Doll Faced Persian cat Matahari"
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

Thanks for the comments on my cat "Matahari". Well, in hindsight i feel it was a good investment, although slightly expensive as Queen cat "Matahari" has turned out to be an excellent specimen of her breed. She produced 6 kittens in March 2009 and one of her kittens "Matata" has been "INBRED" to her and i am hoping to breed an indigenious "Doll-Faced Persian Cat" suitable for Indian Climatic conditions.This is basically my hobby and these cats live comfortably in my residence, hence have developed into well bred cats, unlike the "caged Cats" that one comes across in most pet shops.Photographs of "Matahari" and "Matata" can be assessed on this site as i have written numerous articles on them.

Dec 30, 2009 Expensive indeed
by: Anonymous

Persian cats are cheaper in price in Navi Mumbai. I also feel u have paid a ransom for Matahari.

Jul 07, 2009 "Cat Matahari"
by: Anonymous

Sorry, all her kittens have been given away and i have just kept one of her kittens, the first born odd coloured brown which i have named "Matata".
Thanks for the interest.

Jul 07, 2009 Matahari is a hell of a Looker
by: Soman

As u said that your beautiful cat has 6 kittens which will be of 3 months, will u be by any chance be planning to sell them? I would be interested to buy one for my daughter, who adores cats, and gift it to her on her birthday which falls this month. I hope......


Jun 16, 2009 hii...
by: Anonymous

Any kittens of Persian cats for sale?..i want it for ma mom so if u know sum 1 who wants to give it or is selling please let me know email id is n your cat looks shes cared and raised with love from heart.... anyways take care ... waitin for your reply

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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  • Saturday(22/8/2020) DEMISE OF ICONIC CAT MATAHARI, A CATALYST IN FORMATION OF CAT CLUBS IN INDIA :- Its with deep sadness that i Rudolph Andrew Furtado announce the death of my 13 years old non-human companion "Queen Cat Matahari" .She expired today morning at approx 0800 hrs after suddenly taking ill yesterday morning with the most probable cause being cancer combined with "Old age".In human terms she was 68 + years old.She died peacefully surrounded by her human family and with her 11 year old kitten now "Tomcat Matata" keeping a vigil over her. 13 years + is a long lifespan and she filled my life with "Cat humour" and entertainment besides being the inspiration role model for creating "Cat Clubs" as well as a catalyst in formation of India's first "Cat Show".Now there is one less member in my household but the memories will live on.The image of her sitting on the window gallery ledge for the last 12 years will be missed by one and all.To quote Lord Alfred Tennyson , quote, "Its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all".She was buried at iconic "PRABHADEVI BEACH" which is the sea facing graveyard of my previous two dog's "Blondie" and "Lucky" as well as cat "Trixie".Thanks to fisherman Shri Mahadeo for digging the grave at a time when the "Coronavirus Pandemic" is creating havoc and a scare among us all humans.Yes, the SEA always beckons the living as well as the dead . R.I.P "Matahari"

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