In 2019, YouTube users searched for ‘cat videos’ 55 million times. In 2020, a pretty silver tabby named Nala made the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving the most followers for a cat on Instagram (4,361,519). (4,361,519). It seems we can’t get enough of cute cats, both online and in our lives.
Did you know that Maine has an official state cat? That’s right, it’s the Maine Coon. This beautiful-looking cat has a thick ruff of hair, fluffy pants and a huge, tufted tail that he can wrap around himself for warmth.
In 1961, a Scottish shepherd found a cat with forward-folding ears. Susie was the original Scottish Fold cat (or Highland Fold for the long-haired variety). Their drop ears give them a quizzical, super-appealing quality. If you own a Scottish Fold, you’ll know they are almost impossible to resist!
Russian Blues are beautiful, elegant cats with unusual colouring. They have a double coat with inner hairs of dark grey and outer hairs tipped with silver, which really does give them a blue-gray appearance. They have intelligent, triangular faces and green eyes which make them very attractive.
You could say that Bengals are stunning rather than cute! Their coats have ‘leopard spots’ which can come in a variety of patterns and colours. They’re bright, intelligent and often love water – unsuspecting owners have often found themselves inadvertently sharing a bath!
Birman cats look similar to their Thai cousins the Siamese, but they’re stockier and have a bushier tail. Their eyes are a striking clear sapphire blue, and it’s easy to see why they were once worshipped as idols in temples! They’re friendly, sociable cats and love to curl up in any available lap.
Vocal, athletic and outgoing, Burmese cats are natural entertainers and will soon capture your heart. Their traditional coloring is a beautiful, rich, dark brown known as sable, but they can also have lighter coats. They love company and you’ll soon find yourself planning your activities around them.