Saturday, May 28, 2011
Show of hands, how many of you have ever had a white cat?
One of the big draws for these cats is their pristine beauty.
Of the many cats who have owned me, the one closest to my heart was white. I had him for twelve years before he succumbed to cancer.
Fifteen to forty percent of white cats may have blue eyes or a blue eye and a yellow eye or a blue eye and a green eye. White, blue-eyed cats are also frequently deaf.
Because of their light coloring, they are prone to skin cancer and are better off indoors.
The down side to these beautiful felines is that they shed heavily. And a little interesting piece of cat trivia. Black cats don't.
One of the most popular cat breeds is the white Persian. Beside the Persian you can also get Maine Coons, Oriental Longhairs, Siberians and American shorthaired white cats.
Have you had a white cat that didn't fall into the above mentioned breeds?