Impact on cat fancy of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Cats and Ukrainian soldiers comfort each other

Conclusion: One cat association made a stand on this. Otherwise there has been no change to the international cat fancy because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It is quite useful to check out what has happened in the cat fancy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a little more than a year ago. My research …

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Extreme flat-faced Persian cats are like humans suffering from coronal craniosynostosis

The more extreme flat-faced cat has an abnormally dome-shaped skull compared to both the Domestic Shorthair plus other severe problems of size and shape causing a severe health issues

Extreme flat-face Persian cats are, according to a research paper carried out in 2017 by German scientists, equivalent to children suffering from a condition called coronal craniosynostosis. This is a rare condition where a baby’s skull does not grow properly causing an irregular head shape. I would suggest in fact that the abnormality of …

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Picture of Nichelle Nichols with three Siamese cats

Nichelle Nichols and three Siamese cats

Nichelle Nichols has recently died at the age of 89. She was a very well-known actress from her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek and its film sequels. It was a groundbreaking role for an African-American actress on American television. She used her celebrity to help promote NASA’s programs and recruit a more …

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American Burmese cat – evolution and comparison with European Burmese

American Burmese cat

Pointed cat with hard-to-see points The Burmese cat is a pointed cat meaning that it has darker extremities than the areas in the middle of the body. However, the pointing may be difficult to see except in full sunlight. And, for example, the stable Burmese has dark brown points and a dark brown body …

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16 facts about the Somali cat

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 are a very normal looking cat but with a very refined and elegant appearance. In other words, this is a …

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America: tame wild cats exhibited at cat shows 1895-1903

Miss Frances Simpson

Miss Frances Simpson was one of three major personalities in the early years of the cat fancy in England. She wrote a book called The Book of the Cat which was published in 1903. In that book she refers to the first American cat show held in the Madison Square Garden, New York, on …

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