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.