The Somali is often touted as the "longhaired Abyssinian" because the two breeds look very similar -- except for the length of the coat. Both breeds sport what looks like dark eyeliner and tufts of white fur under their chins.
The Somali is a breathtakingly beautiful cat, with a vibrantly colorful coat, full plume tail, and alert personality. The combination of ticked, dramatically colored fur, striking facial markings, large ears, dark hocks, and full bushy tail and britches gives the Somali a wild "little fox" look which immediately captivates. The Somali is a combination of beauty and personality; a very intelligent cat, its zest for life and love of play (many will fetch toys, open cupbaords, and play with water) blossom with human companionship. The Somali is the epitome of everything most people want in a companion animal -- lively, alert, and actively engaged in everything that piques their curiosity -- but when playtime is over, they will seek all the attention and affection their caretakers are willing to give. Once you've lived with a Somali, you've experienced the best
Differences Between Maine Coon & Siberian Cats. Maine coon and Siberian cats developed on opposite sides of the world but in very similar climates. On top of their physical resemblance -- especially their heavy, longhaired coats -- they share an entertaining, affectionate nature. However, they differ in some aspects of their personalities and appearance, health and history.
There are many myths and legends regarding Maine Coon cats. In fact, they are considered as the oldest natural breeds of cats in North America. They are reputed to be intelligent, gentle, and playful cats with dog-like characteristics. If you love cats, then here are several interesting facts about Maine Coon cats that you need to know.
The Maine Coon cat is among the most brilliant animals on Earth! The rumor is that that they sailed upon a ship from Europe and landed in Maine. Many people believe that they are mix-bred with a raccoon and/or a Canadian Lynx. The Canadian Lynx is the northern version of the bobcat but has a cooler tail! Also known as the "gentle giant," the Maine Coon is very dog-like in nature. Maine Coons chirp more than they meow. They're very vocal animals and will accompany you throughout your day. I've lived with many cats throughout my life but the Maine Coon is definitely the most unique. Sean Coonery my Maine Coon never ceases to amaze me! A Maine Coon does not live with you, *YOU* live with the Maine Coon! It's a great experience but be prepared to always feel inferior! I hope that you enjoy this video and please feel free to check out my other videos also!