These two little boys are up and coming fathers. Wolf and Patel. Wolf is on the left and Patel on the right. You will be surprised to learn that they are almost genetically identical. They are both sable burmese cats. The difference is that Wolf carries the silver gene first associated with the Chinchilla Persian. This gene turns the first two thirds of his hairs white while leaving the tips sable brown. These two are inseparable and will probably become life long pals.
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.
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
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.
Fat Baby got his name because he was the most ridiculously fat kitten. His mother is Spot and his father is Mister. Fat Baby is one of the nicest cats I have ever had. He is very much like his father in that nothing bothers him, he is cool as a cucumber, and has past the three year old test. Namely that a three year can pick him up and carry him around like a baby doll and he just enjoys the ride.
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.
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.
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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.
Wolf and Patel
Crystal is a classic Thai import. What I mean by that is like many of the cats from Thailand, she is so genetically diverse, she just does not fit into the American cat classification. Her genetic tests reveals she is a champagne Tonkinese, she carries one Burmese and one Siamese gene. But, if you saw her in person, you would think she was a straight up Siamese. In any event, Crystal is a wall flower and lets her room mate Lucretia take center stage. She is a bit shy and though she likes me, she is not the biggest fan of strangers. For this reason, I would only breed her to a very outgoing cat.... the mix results in a sensible cat. Not too pushy but not too shy.