Originally Posted by jenniferd
They are gorgeous cats, so white and fluffy. I would say they look a little like Turkish Angora. Are cats like this common on the streets in China?
Look at that: there are odd eyed Turkish Angoras, that's even accepted into the standard.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Angora
Bullseye! If you follow that link you get a charming picture of a cat that could be brother or sister to ours.
Futher reading at the bottom in the sources section turned up another page with the following descriptions of Turkish Angora's:Elegant, finely-boned creatures, Turkish Angoras are graceful, energetic and usually the first to welcome visitors into your home.Check!The Angora is often confused with the Persian, but not because they look anything like one another. The Persian is a stocky, placid cat, while the Angora is small, usually ranging from 5 to 9 pounds. Their bodies are long, their ears large and pointed, and their eyes large and almond-shaped. Head shape is completely different as well; instead of the Persian's large head and flattened face, the Angora has a small, medium-long wedge-shaped head set on a long, slim, graceful neck. The legs are long, the paws round and dainty, and the tail long and tapering. When in motion, Angoras move with the grace of small, furry dancers.
A semi-longhaired breed, the Angora has fine, silky fur that is longer on the tail and around the neck.Check!They will tolerate being held only for a few moments before jumping down to bat at sunbeams and zoom around the house at top speed.Check!Highly intelligent, Angoras can be very strong-willed and determined once they make up their minds. If you put your Angora's favorite toy away in the cupboard before she's finished playing with it, she won't rest until she figures out how to open the door and retrieve her property. Failing that, she'll drive you crazy asking for it until you give in and get it down for her. In a battle of wills, the Angora usually wins.Double-check!
And of course there are more. I was chagrined to read that they are considered a relatively rare and expensive breed in the United States, seeing as how we literally picked ours up off the street over here in China.
Developing country... cats are cats!
So how are they doing? Well, the ringworm is in full force. Both kitties have sizable crusty patches in various places on their bodies. We continue to medicate. Thankfully this hasn't seemed to have had any effect on their constitutions otherwise. They're still running 900mph around the house and wrestling from dawn to dusk, and all through the night.
We had an exciting moment yesterday evening when Slooty made a tremendously large BM in the litter box and then somehow managed to sit in it?
Horrified at her accident & uncleanliness, she then began zooming in circles around the house with half of her deposit
in the box and the other half smushed against her hindquarters and tail.
Daddy was sprinting around the apartment desperately trying to catch Poo Katt
before too much of her fudge
found it's way off her bum and onto the carpet/chairs/counters/behind tables/etc.!
I eventually managed to snag her and toss her in the bathtub. I held her there while Mommy cleaned up the exterior damage, and then Slooty got a much-needed bottom rinsing!
We're expecting snow all day tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it! I've never been a fan of cold weather, but if it has to be cold, at least make it pretty!
Goodnight everyone! Much love!
PS - Daddy still doesn't have ringworm!