Categories: Oriental Shorthair

Picture of wise Oriental Shorthair

Wise Oriental Shorthair. Photo:? – On Pinterest.

He has the distinct appearance of a wise man in his late fifties or sixties. I am stereotyping and I apoloogise. He has probably taken early retirement having been the managing director or chairman of a medium-sized company. He was educated at Oxford University and studied Classics. You can see that I think he is male. I could be wrong but he has that sort of appearance but I might be projecting my prejudices or emotions on this cat. It is something humans are very inclined to do.

Interestingly, people are attracted to domestic cats who look like old men. It is always old men, not old women. What is going on? Is this a hidden version of sexism? I don’t believe it is. I think this is about cat breeding and the fact that it is easier to make a cat look like an old man because the appearance is very distinct. There is a classic old man look but not a classic old woman look. That’s my impression but that assessment might be sexist too.

SOME MORE ON THE ORIENTAL SHORTHAIR:

Why do Oriental Shorthairs have big ears?

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Why do Oriental Shorthairs honk?

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Lithe, svelte and impressive red coated Oriental Shorthair

This is an excellent cat picture because it shows off the Oriental Shorthair's lithe and svelte body conformation which the ...
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Oriental cat satisfies CFA breed standard for leg length

Cats of the Oriental breed (shorthair and longhair) are good photographic subjects because they have interesting bodies. That's not a ...
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Picture of a tiny, dark chocolate Oriental Shorthair kitten with huge ears and sharp claws sitting in a hand

The Oriental SH is known for slenderness and long legs and, yes, large ears but this strange looking individual has ...
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Young Oriental Shorthair with huge bat ears

Well, what can you say? The ears are weird. I know that the breed standard for the Oriental Shorthair insists ...
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Outstanding Looking Oriental Shorthair Cat

If you like looking at interesting domestic cats this fella might interest you. He has to be an Oriental Shorthair ...
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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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