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Riddle Time 1/07/06

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Posted by: phtessie at Sat Jan 7 19:06:58 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by phtessie ]  
   

Yeah, I know, its been awhile, you guys are just to good. Howeffur, here we go again...

Bright emerald green eyes with a band of gold. Long flowing hair. Sweet-expressioned faces. Jaunty ear and toe trimmings. Each time you see me it is a feast for the eyes. Each time you touch my spun-silk soft coats is a delight to the fingertips.

We are the cats that explored the world with the Vikings, protecting the grain stores on land and sea, and which are believed to have left their progeny on the shores of North America as a legacy to the future.

We are really two for the price of one, we can differ so greatly in looks from summer to winter. Some time in the spring we take off our “winter underwear,” the downy undercoat that provides warmth, and the long non-tangling outer guardhairs that act as protection from rain and snow. The contrast can be quite extreme. The inner-ear hair (which can be three to four inches long, curving out and around the ear like flexible racing stripes) remains all year. The tail is always magnificent, being as much as twelve inches or more at its fullest. Perhaps the most impressive part my the coat is the mane. On a fully mature cat, one over five years old, and which is challenged by the most adverse cold weather, the mane is nothing less than spectacular. It is long, dense very impressive! This may disappear in the spring, but you can be sure that it will begin to lengthen again as the days begin to shorten.


We are designed by Mother Nature. We appear in coats of most colors, from pure white to coal black, with every possible coat pattern and color combination in between, with the exception of the colorpoint colors as seen in the Siamese or Persian-Himalayan. Darker cats require less coat to keep warm since they absorb more heat from the sun. Lighter cats tend to have fuller coats with more undercoat. Some colors change from light to darker tones with the seasons. Because we are a natural breed, our mature size will differ from line to line.

Who am I?
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PHTessie


   

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