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cat Breed: abyssinian

Abyssinian is the number 37 most popular cat breed on Cuteness.com.

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Sasha
Abyssinian
Male

Sasha is an adorable young male Abyssinian. His name comes from Alexandre the Great, in Russia, the short name for Alexandre is Sasha. I adopted him from his previous family as they could no longer take care of him and I offered to take him. He is very active, jumps incredibly high and incredibly well, he likes watching the cars, birds and people from my downtown window and practices his hunting skills every chance he gets. He likes licking my hair and face with his small, scratchy tongue and he LOVES playtime, especially when I play with him using the shimmering stick. He eats spiders that he catches and he likes showing them off to me. His favourite spot is the top of his cat tree and the window. He can spend hours there, just watching everything that moves.
Hi loves getting attention and being the centre of everything, he is very curious and LOVES pork tenderloin and steamed broccoli!!! He is the best cat I've ever had and I fell in love with him from the first day I met him <3

Aqua
Abyssinian
Female

I am the jewel of the light, I am beautiful and was born with special eyes.

Marcie
Abyssinian
Female

i am marcie, and i love hugs..

Kitten
Abyssinian
Female

Rescued last Summer from the Hope foundation adoption drive. She is feisty and loving and beautiful and rules the dogs in our house. We just love her!

Tala
Abyssinian
Female
Sasha
Abyssinian
Female

Sasha is a rare fawn marble abyssinian. She was able to get papers but I couldn't afford $550 for her, we payed $200 and are breeding her to our silver spotted bengal male Yuki. She's affectionate but doesn't like to be held. It seems to be an abyssinian trite. She's so beautiful, she gets all the love she asks for. ^_^

Merlin
Abyssinian
Male

I'm a high-falutin', gregarious, totally un-catlike cat. When I'm not playing with my toys, I'm crying for breakfast (which occurs at un-breakfastly times of the day), getting into trouble, or sleeping in boxes (I LOOOOOVE boxes).

I recently just lost my sister to lung cancer, which is a shame because she was only 7, like me. I was very sad to lose her and am trying to take solace in my people and my new puppy sister (who still likes to pounce a little too much for my comfort).

I am very outgoing. As you can see from my pictures, I particularly like going for walks with a harness and a leash (only when it is relatively dry and not raining or snowing). I do very well at places like Petsmart, where people are always surprised to see how well I behave. I like to go outside so much that I used to cry at the front door a lot, but I realize now that Mom and Dad can't take me out 24/7 and they love me too much to let me be an outside cat.

In conjunction with going for walks, I will also wear clothes. I look pretty snazzy in them, if you ask me. I think I'm a very, very attractive beast and any lady who doesn't agree must be a dog.

I love the laser toy, but boxes are where my heart lies. I like it especially when daddy throws my squeakie toys into the boxes and I have to hunt them out-- I'm a very, very good hunter and I always retrieve my prey!

When I was a baby, I had ringworm on my ears. My sister did, too-- we were barn cats. As barncat life goes, we were the first litter of kittens born as inbreds- don't laugh, it happens- but it explains a lot. I had surgery a year or so ago to remove five of my teeth because my enamel had not developed properly. As a result, I'm not fond of crunchy food. I also have bladder problems. My nice doctor thinks that my bladder is inflamed a lot which is why I would sometimes get bladder infections. I am lucky that Mom and Dad notice when I act funny-- I have no other way to let them know I feel icky-- and that they take me right into the doctor. Because of that, I've only had one minor Urinary Tract Infection and it went away pretty fast. They now have me on a special diet that is especially stinky (MMMM) but it's supposed to help my urinary tract be healthy. The food is made by Royal Canin and I am glad I eat it. If I hadn't been put on this food, I would not have met my nice doctors at the animal clinic I visit. They are nice there.

I am unique and not very cat-like sometimes. I love to cuddle, but I am so relaxed and laid back. I let Mom and Dad do whatever they want with me because I trust them implicitly. I often roll over on my back to let them rub my belly, but my favorite thing is when they scoop me up and hold me upside down in their arms. They love to do that, which is a bonus for me. I am also glad Mom refused to declaw me- I don't know what I'd do without those nice, long stretches and being able to claw my cat trees. Yah- that's plural- Mom and Dad had bought us a new tree (for my sister and me) but they were awesome enough to find a place in the apartment to keep our old one, too!

Shilo
Abyssinian
Male

hi....i'm shilo,
i'm a freaked out cat, if anyone comes close even my owners i run for it!!!! i annoy my oldest owner by clawing his legs when he works and sticking my bum in his face!!!! i'm a bred show cat, but my looks havent been seen on the catwalk yet!!!! i'm thin unlike the other cat in the house but i'm not gonna point any fingers. i'm also a born hunter, and my main prey like many other cats are birds and mice one time i caught a baby hare, but my owners the meanies that they are saved him from me, i mean seriously, i spent time catching that thing!!!

my owner is coming i have too goooo byez!!!

freckle
Abyssinian
Female

Freckle came to live with us when she was 9 months old. At first she was really shy. At the age of 2,5 she had 5 kittens. Hard work for mums. We kept one energetic daughter, who unfortunately passed away after 2,5 years. She had to share her family twice: with two ginger Tomcats. First Jethro who died in a freak accident and later his brother Frodo, who was sweet but not vey bright. She has been a single cat for 3 years now and is loving it! All this attention and definitely not shy anymore. Merijn is her favourite.
Fav. food: salmon, tuna and Dutch smoked sausage.
She has caught 3 mice and one bird in all her life....not much of a hunter! She has caught many flies, spiders, and other creepy crawlies which was much appreciated.
Unfortunately Freckle passed away December 22 2009. We are very greatful we had the chance to live with this very special cat.

puppy
Abyssinian
Female

she is cute kitten

Cinni
Abyssinian
Male

I was born in the wild. my mom once was able to catch me but I was too fast and got away from her. then my fur mom thought I should stay while she took my sibblings down the row to another house. So my mom fed me for a month before they borrowed a safe trap to catch me in. Then I stayed inside for a long time... I didn't know how to play or even purr. Well I would purr when my brother Tuxi snuggled with me, but not for mom and dad. I did finally purr for them almost a year and a half later. Now you can't stop me! I have always been a bit jumpy, I blame living in the wild. But mom and dad noticed I was getting scared too easily and bumbing into things. They took me to the vet and I found out that I have a rare degenerative eye disease and am going blind. Only Abyssinian cats can get this usually, and there is no cure. I get along alright, my mom and dad make sure my surroundings don't change a lot and they talk to me and always come when I call them. I have different meows for what I want and they are learning them. My little sister Piper was missing her fur mom when she came to live with us, so i let her pretend that I was mom. It gave us a special bond I think.

Saddly Cinni passed away in April of 2014. The last could years of his life had been hard on him, He was missing for 5 weeks, presumed dead, when showed up in the yard at a mere 5 pounds. He recovered from nearly starving to death and regained lost weight, but the ordeal did a number on his heart and he passed nearly 2 years later, where he joined my husband, his dog sister Quarky and his cat sister Piper.