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This cat’s face completely intrigues me. Look at the intensity with which this cat looks at the camera. Her name is Xspotica. At the time of the photograph she was a year old weighing 15.4 lbs.The breeder is Marechal Safari Cats. She is an F1 Safari Cat – a rare cat (see rare cat breeds). Being a hybrid of the wild Geoffrey Cat and a domestic cat, she has inherited some of the skills of the wild cat, one of which is a heightened alertness as shown in this photograph.
Xspotica also shows shyness and perhaps a little distrust is being shown as well. However, she couldn’t have been in more friendly hands than those of Helmi and Ken Flick. Helmi says, “she is a shy one”. She is one generation removed from the wild cat. I think that you can see that in her demeanor and penetrating gaze. Safari cats are active. The same can be said for the wild/domestic hybrids (Savannah, Bengal, Chausie).
- Photo copyright Helmi Flick