Monday, March 07, 2005
my little viking!!!
Originally uploaded by designgrrrl. well, thanks to modern day technology, i figured out what kind of cat sophie is!
she's a "norwegian forest cat." how freakin' cute is that?!
here's some background on them :
(and the personality and sweet fact describe her to a tee!)
"Bright emerald green eyes with a band of gold. Long flowing hair. Sweet-expressioned faces. Jaunty ear and toe trimmings. Each time you see a Norwegian Forest Cat is a feast for the eyes. Each time you touch their spun-silk soft coats is a delight to the fingertips.
These are the cats that explored the world with the Vikings, protecting the grain stores on land and sea, and which are believed to have left their progeny on the shores of North America as a legacy to the future.
These lovely cats are really two for the price of one, they can differ so greatly in looks from summer to winter. Some time in the spring they take off their Ã¢?Ãºwinter underwear,Ã¢?Ã¹ the downy undercoat that provides warmth, and the long non-tangling outer guardhairs that act as protection from rain and snow. The contrast can be quite extreme. The inner-ear hair that deflects the wind and snow (and can be three to four inches long, curving out and around the ear like flexible racing stripes) remains all year. The tail is always magnificent, being as much as twelve inches or more when fanned to its fullest. Perhaps the most impressive part of the coat is the mane. On a fully mature cat, i.e. one over five years of age and which is challenged by the most adverse cold weather, the mane is nothing less than spectacular. It is long, dense and very, very impressive! This, unfortunately, may disappear in the spring, but rest assured that it will begin to lengthen again as the days begin to shorten."
For more information on these great kitties, go to