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Amyloidosis in wild and domestic cats to which the Siamese is susceptible with familial inheritance as is the caracal

Amyloidosis in caracals and domestic cats

Amyloidosis describes the build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body. It can affect people and cats; wild and domestic. There is a distinct overlap between domestic and...

Abyssinian Cat Quiz

11 facts about the Abyssinian cat

Here are 11 selected facts about the popular Abyssinian cat breed. If you want more please click on this link or flick through these pages. This cat should have a well-balanced overall appearance i.e....

Somali cat

16 facts about the Somali cat

Here are 16 facts about the one of the most attractive of all the purebred cats; the Somali. Intro: one of the great strengths, for me, in terms of their attractiveness is that they...

Fawn Abyssinian cat

What is fawn colour in cats?

Introduction I have to make an initial point about colour reproduction. When it comes to fine and precise colour reproduction photography can be unreliable. There are numerous reasons for this including the lighting, the...

What do Abyssinian cats look like?

The Abyssinian cat is an athletic looking companion animal. People who breed Abyssinian cats i.e. those in the cat fancy, might describe the cat’s body as “foreign” which means slightly slender. This is descriptive...

Sorrel Abyssinian cat

Sorrel Abyssinian Cat

I will quote the words of Gloria Stephens in her book Legacy of the Cat. “Sorrel – the indicative color is cinnamon. The cinnamon color combined with burnt sienna ground color and ticking, makes...

The long-haired Abyssinian cat

The long-haired Abyssinian cat

The Somali cat makes a fabulous subject for a great cat photographer as can be seen on this page. This is a long-haired Abyssinian cat with the same character as the Abyssinian but with a strikingly beautiful, silky, fox-like coat and plumed tail.

Dog with Cat

The History of the Abyssinian Cat

I’m going to take as my sole source of information for this article the excellent book written by Dr Desmond Morris and published in 1996 called Cat World A Feline Encyclopaedia. The truth is,...

Where does the Abyssinian cat come from?

Where Is The Abyssinian Cat From?

The truth is we don’t know where the Abyssinian cat is from but I have presented a theory and the starting point for it is Charles Darwin. We can trace this cat breed to India under the British Raj.

Abyssinian cat

Are Abyssinian Cats Friendly?

Visitors to the Internet do ask whether Abyssinian cats are friendly. The question implies that all the cats of one breed can be friendly as if it is automatically inherited into all Abyssinian cats...

Cat in painting

Boucher La Toilette

This painting, La Toilette by François Boucher (1703–1770), has a cat in it – of course! The appearance of the cat is interesting to me. But first a bit about the painting. Boucher La...

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