This week, the cat was a hat, Karl Lagerfeld
ate got a kitten, Hello Kitty inspired a dental clinic, and Kellie Pickler designed a cat sweater. Elsewhere, we examined a feline fence post, the world of cat whisker collections, a tiny kitten agility course, a climbing kitten iPhone case, and a miracle for some of the very special kitties at Tabby's Place!
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This week's featured feline is a flat faced fellow who looks just as handsome in a bow-tie and bowler hat, as he does just chillin' au naturel!
"Here are some photos of our Exotic Shorthair, Chester. He's a retired breeder and the cattery was selling him for $75 (plus his airfare from Nashville). It's the best $75 my husband and I ever spent!
Check out mah sweet view, ladies!
You wouldn’t know it from the photos but he’s small. He has the cobby body of an Exotic and now is a little more than 8lbs. He loves people, watching the cars on the West Side Highway, and mushing fleecy blankets (which he does on average of 3 times a day).
I’ve shared dozens of photos and a few videos I made for my husband (who worked insane hours the past few months) with my Facebook friends - he’s quite photogenic (and so cute!)
Sir Chester at your service, Madame
I never heard of the breed until a couple of years ago when a vendor told me about the smoosh-faced kitten he was getting. I had been sharing news of this vendor’s audio purchases with my husband, as both are audiophiles, so it was natural for me to also tell him about other news, such as the kitten. I shared a link to the Wikipedia Exotic page with my husband and he fell hard. He loves all animals but my parents cats always ran and hid when we visited, and as a couple, we had a rabbit for 12 years.
I was very surprised when he began looking on line for an adult cat to adopt – especially because he has bad allergies and asthma. But after a year of searching for an adult Exotic (who wasn’t already reserved after making inquiries), we adopted Chester in June. Best of all, my husband isn’t allergic to Chester (we don’t know why).
I like to call Chester my miracle boy because I never imagined having a cat of my own as an adult. On top of that, he has such a loving and devoted disposition that it was worth the wait for him to come into our home."
Special thanks to Janna for sharing her handsome Chester with us this week! It may have taken awhile for him to come into her life, but just like Vanessa Williams once sang, he went and ~*saved the best for last*~ !
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