Dr. Douglas Schar
Haley is a cat that likes it the way she likes it. You do not go over and grab her. She insists on coming to you, and then demands that she be petted the way she like it. She is Princess kitten supreme and very opinionated in everything she does. But she loves being rubbed and does this really funny jazz hands things when she is getting her loving. I tried to capture it and did not do a good job. But, she is a fun cat!
Gwen is a really funny not so little cat. She is a purr machine and really likes to get her attention. What makes me laugh about her is that she really really yells at me when I stop petting her. There is a photo where she is yelling at me because I stopped giving her attention! See if you can spot that photo.
Karma is a really beautiful girl with sparkling blue eyes and a personality to match. She is ultra loving and pushy for attention as she should be. Her light coat sets off her blue eyes and gives her an other worldly cat look. Though I am all about the personality, this cat is so stunning to see I can't help but to mention her looks!
One of the colors that can be found in Thailand is black, known as a Konja, this cat is most unlike other cats. It is the deepest black you have ever seen, and, the hair so super short and shiny its like looking at black glass. Ban-Jee is an action cat, running and jumping, and pulling all kinds of ballerina like moves whenever she has an audience. But, once she finishes performing, she likes to hug and kiss and fall asleep in your arms. Though solid black, she is capable of having all color of kittens.
Lilac is a wiggle worm so do not expect any great photos of her. She is on the move all the time. Lilac is one of the cats from Thailand that has blown up the cat genetic world. She tests out as a black cat, but, as you can see, she is not black. It is likely that her color is coded by a gene as of yet discovered. This peculiarity first popped up in cats I imported from Thailand and I have been studying the gene ever since. Lilac is smart and fun and active. She acts a little desperate at times, as if she has not had a good pet in decades, but, pushiness is a plus in a pet.
Spot got her name because she has a big white spot on her chest. This is a big flaw in the Burmese cat show world, but, I don't show so it doesn't matter to me. The main thing is her sweet disposition. She loves to be carried around like a baby doll and will do so for hours at a time. She is just a kind little soul and you know it as soon as you meet her. She is exceptionally gentle and loving and just melts in your arms, if given the chance. She is half Thai and half American Burmese.
Bastain is one of the nicest cats I have met. He is totally mellow, loves to be rubbed, and is very vocal about his requirements. He has this kind of ridiculous voice and if you stop petting him, he screams at you with this really low pitched whinny voice. Its very funny and highly effective. Ten out of ten in the personality department.
Golda is one pushy cat. She had to be trained not to jump up on peoples' legs! She just loves people and cannot get enough of them and it took a little work for her to learn they were not there for her pleasure. She follows me where ever I go and has no problem ramming a door if it is between me and her. Whenever a new person comes over, she jumps on their lap and introduces herself. She is half Thai and half American Burmese.
Lucretia is an interesting cat. She is really, really smart and figures things out at lightening speed. She is also Thai black which is this saturated black color that looks like glass. The totally odd part is that her eye color is a total mystery. I am not a gold eye cat person and tend to prefer the greens and the blues. Her mom and dad were both green eyed and out of now where came these gold gold eyes! She is very sweet and loves to be carried like a baby.
Estelle is a purr machine literally. She doesn't even wait to be picked up. When she sees you, she starts purring and continues until you pick her up. Its probably manipulation on her part. I keep telling her that she should wait to purr until contact has been made with the person, but, she has not taken this advice. She sees, she purrs, she conquers. She is quietly the boss of the pride, letting the others know she is in charge with the occasional light smack on their face. She is half Thai and half American Burmese. She is also the mother of the year. She loves having babies and being pregnant. So much so, I had to put her on vacation as she has no off button when it comes to having babies.
Violet is a very beautiful blue blue eyed cat. She and her friend lilac are quite the team. She is the relaxed one with the olympic purring skill and her room mate is the athlete. She walks over to Lilac and licks her ears and is the portrait of a mother cat. Everything in her mind is a baby and needs to be cleaned and watched over. Great cat.
Wild Thing is one active crazy cat. He runs and runs and can't get enough of the toys. His mother was a Thai street cat and his dad was an American Burmese. My contact in Thailand, Noland Betterly, was eating at a restaurant when a little brown girl kitten came running up to say hello. Nolan sent her to me and she would go on to mother Wild Thing.