Rusty is an Exotic, as is Patches. Exotics are actually short-haired Persians, but now, they are recognized as a separate breed. They have all the wonderful features of the Persians, but are easier to groom since they lack the very long, thick coats of the Persians.
These cats are known for their sweet personalities, and usually calm demeanor. They also are known to show greater attachment to their humans than the usual cat breed. But, there are always exceptions, and I know of many cats who are not pure breeds who show exceptional closeness to their humans. So, the myth that cats are always “standoffish” is just that: a myth.
Rusty doesn’t always look so dignified. I caught him at just the right moment.
It’s not that easy to catch Rusty looking straight into the camera.
This is my favorite photo of him. Some may disagree. Whatever. He is still my sweet.
Romeo is a Ragdoll. Many people have never heard of that breed, and yet, it isn’t all that new. It’s been around since the latter part of the 1980s, I believe.
How did the Ragdolls get their breed name? Well, the story goes like this: It seems that a woman came across a cat that was very handsome, like Romeo, and when she picked it up, it hung limp – like a child’s ragdoll would. A very simple story. Since then, there’s been some cross-breeding (most popular with Siamese and Birmans) to define the breed.
My sister calls Romeo, “Mr. Handsome.” I can’t imagine why!
Romeo has a very intense look.
A thoughtful moment, contemplating what to do with this feather.