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Animalogy: Cats and Other Felines

coat is ticked. This cat can be trained to walk on leash.
Abyssinians weigh 6 to 10 lbs.
The American Bobtail (Bobtail) was recently (2006) accepted
for championship status by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA).
The Bobtail is medium-large to large, highly intelligent,
devoted and loving towards the whole family including dogs and
other pets, has a wild cat and athletic appearance, a hunting
gaze, muscular and is naturally bobtailed (naturally occurring
short-tailed, 1 to 4 inches long). Also, it can be trained to
play fetch and to be walked on leash. This cat is adaptable.
The Bobtail is devoted to its owner, has a dog like
personality (the friendly and devoted part), and is recommended
for persons who are in anguish or depressed. Don’t worry you
need not be in this category of mental state to have a Bobtail
in your family.
Bobtails are easy going, well-behaved, and are sensitive to
the mood of their owner. In addition, the American Bobtail is
just as its name describes; a true American cat breed
originating during the 1970s in the American Midwest.
The Bobtail may take up to 3 years to reach full maturity,
comes in the short coated and long coated variety. Its coat is
made to withstand severe temperatures. Short coated individuals
need to be combed every 3 or 4 days, while the long coated need
to be combed every other day. This cat breed is a product of
nature. Bobtails weigh 7 to 16 lbs. sexual dimorphism is
apparent in this cat breed.
The American Curl (Curl) is just that, an American breed of
cat. This cat is known for its unusual looking ears that curve
back and outwards, but should always be handled gently otherwise
cartilage damage is possible. The curved ears are caused by a
dominant mutation.
The curl is medium sized, very healthy, has a happy
expression as a result of the shape of its ears, graceful, easy
going, relatively quiet, loving and affectionate, good with
children and other pets, and often follow their owner around the
house. It may take up to 3 years for this cat to mature.
The original Curl was a long-haired stray female named
Shulamith. This cat had unusual-looking ears. Shulamith was
adopted by Joe and Grace Luga of Lakewood, California in 1981.
Later, 2 of the 4 kittens were to later mature into curly eared
cats. They were shown in Palm Springs in 1983. This look became
popular immediately.
Curls are born with straight ears. The curling begins
between 3 and 5 days after birth. It takes between 3 and 4
months for the ears to take their permanent form. Curls weigh 5
to 10 lbs.