What a character Beatrice is!
She arrived December 2006
|Beatrice was spayed
and now lives as a happy pampered pet with her new mom, Maria!
To its devoted followers the white
persian combines all the virtue of its type: glamor, a noble expression,
fur that is silky to the touch, and a sweet tranquil nature.
Apart from a few minutes of daily grooming, your
lovely white persian may require a routine regimen of bathing (monthly
or so) to keep her from any staining. Kittens that get bathed early
on, are typically very easy to groom.
breed standard describes the white persian as follows:
WHITE: pure glistening white.
Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: deep blue or brilliant
copper. Odd-eyed whites shall have one blue
and one copper eye with equal color depth.
Although pure white cats of the Angora type were
the first longhaired cats to be introduced into Europe as long ago
as the 16th century, the modern white persian is of the Victorian
era. It was developed by crossbreeding Angoras with persians. The
breed was shown in London in 1903 and has increased in popularity
White persians are fastidious cats who take pride
in their appearance, regualarly cleaning themselves. They are calm
and affectionate and make a superb pet for those confined indoors
- a classic salon cat.
Variety is defined by eye color which can be
blue eyed, copper eyed or odd-eyed. Deafness is associated with
the gene for white fur, and can occur in blue eyed cats most frequently,
but can also be found in odd-eyed AND even in copper eyed cats.
Deafness in no way makes this beautiful creature
less of a companion, although precautions must be taken to never
allow it to roam outside.
Quote from "The Rules for Cats," by Fancy
It is your job to hold in check a world
drunk on consumer goods. Therefore, the more expensive the
toy, the more it is to be disdained. This rule does not apply
to items that were never intended as toys in the first place
- such as expensive shoes, objets d'art, fine china and other
Never leave a person unattended in a room with running water.
This applies not only to those within in your family, but
to guests, repairmen, and others who enter your domain.
Children are generally to be avoided, except in picnic or
barbecue situations, where they seldom keep close watch on