“The tails of two kitties” … The British Shorthair and Scottish Fold story

Newborn British Shorthair Kitten, 3 weeks old (Michel Botman Photography, Toronto February 27, 2012)

A few words on our gentle cat, Misty, her partner Johnny, and their lovely five new kittens. (See photo gallery following article by clicking on link below.)

Misty is two years old.  She is a“British Shorthair” female.  She is lilac-grey with large round golden eyes and a smooth thick fur coat.  Like most British Shorthair cats, she sheds very little and is definitely on the hypoallergenic side.

British Shorthairs are truly wonderful cats with some very unique and attractive features.  Blue and silver are the typical colour, but they also come in a variety of coats.  They are calm, laid-back and friendly cats.  They love people, but are not “clingy”. They do very well as indoor cats.  They will follow you around the house, but won’t jump on you unless you call them.  They are intelligent, not demanding and extremely quiet.  See this British Shorthair article for details.

Scottish Folds is a sub-variety of the British Shorthair breed.  Scottish Folds have the same round and “smiley” faces as British Shorthairs, but a genetic mutation has given them forward-folded ears.

Misty’s partner, Johnny, is a charming Scottish Fold male.  He is silver-blue and strongly built.  Johnny was born in Europe and immigrated to Canada a few years ago.  See this Scottish Fold article for details.

Misty’s parents, Zeus and Prada, are both British Shorthairs.  Both with silver-blue coats and golden eyes.  Misty looks a lot like her mother, Prada.  Zeus is a large and athletic male with a strong and muscular body.

Zeus, Prada, Johnny and Misty bring a strong set of healthy genes to their descendants.

Of the five kittens, one male and one female have rare lilac-grey chinchilla coats.  The other three, two females and one male, have slightly darker silver-blue coats and folded ears like their father.

They are all friendly, active, smart and lively.  Our son Noah, who is passionate about puns, politics and social justice, has jokingly suggested names for the two males: “Fidel Catstro” and the other “Chairman Maow”.

Update: All kittens have been adopted long ago. Misty has since been spayed. She, unfortunately, will not have more kittens.

Noah with “Fidel”, 5-week old British Shorthair (Michel Botman Photography, March 05, 2012)

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About Michel Botman

Michel Botman was born in Belgium, where visual arts have always flirted with the limits of reality. In the eighties, Michel Botman started exploring the first tools to manipulate images though computers. For about 15 years, Michel Botman worked throughout Europe in the emerging field of Computer Applications for the Graphic Arts. Extensive experience in Digital Imaging allowed Michel to move into the field of computerized systems for Diagnostic Imaging. As VP Sales & Marketing for eSys Medical and later with Eclipsys, Michel Botman always remained dedicated to the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of his career. At the present time, Michel Botman is refocusing his life towards graphic arts. “I studied photography in Europe, but never had time to practice it enough. Life took me on other paths towards computer technologies and running a business. I enjoyed it very much, but I also love art. I always keep my eyes open for exciting opportunities and people that touch my heart.” Michel Botman lives in Toronto with his wife Lindy and son Noah. Above Gravatar pictures are of Michel Botman, his wife Lindy Amato and his son Noah Botman.
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2 Responses to “The tails of two kitties” … The British Shorthair and Scottish Fold story

  1. Kate and Dan says:

    Lovely. 🙂
    Any chance of a 2013 update please?

  2. Bravo ! ça doit faire 3 heures aujourd’hui sur le web.

    Et je dois reconnaître que l’article en question est
    complet.

    A mon avis le le chst british shorthair. Est l’un des plus magnifique chat.
    Tellement généreux

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