Rusty belongs to the “Exotic Shorthair” breed – “Exotic,” for short. In “layman’s” terms, he’s also called a “short haired Persian”; however, the two breeds are recognized separately by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
The breed is very laid-back; in other words, they are not usually active in general. When thinking of the breed standard behavior, one could imagine a cat that just lays around, catching “40 winks” most of the day (and perhaps also night), and is very content. The occasional petting session is a bonus.
Rusty, I believe, is an exception. He runs around a lot, and is always coming over to me wherever I am in the house, and asks for my attention. I follow him and he usually takes me to where I can understand what he wants, looking back and talking to me, making sure I’m still following. What a guy!
Toys are a mystery – to me – because it is difficult to find a toy that will create an interest so that he will actually attack and play with it. I found a new one just recently that got him excited. See video below: