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Cat Breed of the Month – Abyssinian

The Abyssinian is a regal, elegant cat of medium size. It has a ticked coat which is dense and soft to the touch. Its body is lithe and muscular, with long, slender legs and small, oval paws. It has a long tapering tail.

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The Abyssinian cat has glorious large, almond-shaped eyes which are usually golden or green, and large, pointed ears. The ears are normally set far apart, whilst the head is round and wedge-shaped.

One of the oldest breeds, this cat bears a striking resemblance to the cats of ancient Egypt. The coat pattern itself is reminiscent of the large African wild cat. The name is believed to have originated from the first Abyssinian cat which was reported to have been imported from Abyssinia (Ethiopia) back in the 19th century by British officers returning from the Abyssinian War. The first Abyssinian cat was exhibited in London in 1871 at Crystal Palace.


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Lively and intelligent, the Aby, as it is also known, is a cat that enjoys human company and can be extremely affectionate and loyal. It interacts with humans rather well, and is inquisitive, very active and fun.

Can be found in a variety of colours, such as fawn, cinnamon, ruddy, lilac and blue.

For adoptable Abyssinian cats check out Petfinder

Wordless Wednesday

My baby

Happy Birthday to my fur baby!

My Athena is two years old today, according to the rescue shelter that I adopted her from. I can’t believe how quickly time flies. In July it will be two years since I adopted her. I rescued her and she rescued me.

I love her so much. She’s really changed my life for the better and helped me in so many ways. She’s my muse too, inspiring two books (see below) and of course inspiring me to start up this blog and her own: Athena, Cat Goddess She is such a loving and affectionate cat, and very intelligent.

Happy Birthday my sweet beautiful girl xxxx

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