|Purred: Fri Jun 18, '10 1:47pm PST |
|This is Delyte and his person. Our person hates the squashed nose kitties--she thinks it is cruel to breed cats with faces like that where they can hardly breathe, and it doesn't do anything to improve the looks of long-haired cats. She used to like the long hairs 40-50 years ago when she was a kid and they had normal noses.
On the other hand, they have bred some of the oriental breeds to have such big prominent noses. Their skulls are so small that they look all nose. She is not sure why they rebred those breeds to be so incredibly skinny and have big noses? She talked to a breeder at the local cat show who said that she had to keep her Devon Rexes on a strict diet when they were on the show circuit, so they would be thin enough to be considered good examples of the breed. After they leave the circuit, and when they are breeding kittens, they are allowed to eat as much as they want. She had two there who were not being shown, and they were almost fat. They were not pregnant or nursing, but they were sort of barrels on those tiny bones. But they looked happy, whereas the ones being showed were crying all the time.
Our person has never had a purebred cat. One of her first cats, Sarah, was small and fineboned and was considered to have some oriental cat in her, although she was all black. And now she has Fluff, who is so huge that he might have Maine Coon in him, although he didn't get the fluffy fur. Plus Stella whose father is at least half Angora, although he does not have the flat nose either.
She does like all of our noses, but she thinks my profile is the nicest! [See my picture.] I have kind of a snub nose for a male cat, but it's a cute shape and not at all malformed.
Purrs to all!
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