Know it may be difficult to tell from the photos, but is she a Norwegian Forest Cat or have some in her?
Her name is Cherub, she was found as a stray. She likes to sleep a lot in the sun, doesn't play much except for a lazer pen, is affectionate, likes her belly rubbed, and when she meows at me she usually just opens her mouth but no sound comes out!
If she does make a sound, it sounds like "ow". Could someone possibly get back to me and let me know?
This is my e-mail: Pixiecrow1@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Hi Lori.. Thanks for visiting and asking. As you probably know I get quite a few questions like yours about cats that look like different cat breeds.
And I can never give a answer that satisfies the person who asks! That is because it is not possible to give a good answer.
Appearance alone will never be good enough to decide. Although sometimes a cat has purebred written all over him or her. One example that comes to mind is a RagaMuffin rescue cat: The RagaMuffin Cat and the Princess.
As yet there are no DNA tests to assess if a cat is a purebred breed or not.
The only way is through documented pedigree. See also What breed is my cat?.
Cherub is an absolutely gorgeous looking cat and she does look like a Norwegian Forest Cat. There are many purebred mix cats about (one removed from purebred). You only have to go to Petfinder to see lots of them.
So there could be some NFC in Cherub but we will never know unless the former "owner" knocks on your door and tells you!
Sorry to be so vague. All cats are equal from the most glamorous and prized champion cat to the ugliest moggie. All are as important as each other. And Cherub is a special looking cat.