- Black cat

A black cat is a feline with black fur. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a black cat. The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. In some cultures black cats are considered good luck, and in others they are considered bad luck. Historical associations Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. In Great Britain, black cats are a symbol of good luck. The Scottish believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. Black cats are also good luck in Japan. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors. However in Western history, black cats have often been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, and so most of western and southern Europe [read more...]

- Chartreux

Chartreux Origin France Breed standard FIFe standard CFA standard TICA standard AACE standard ACFA standard ACF standard CCA standard Cat (Felis catus) The Chartreux is a breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world. It is not recognised by the GCCF in the UK as it is too similar to the British Blue Shorthair. The Chartreux is large and muscular, with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes. They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double-coats which are often slightly nappy in texture (often showing "breaks" like a sheepskin) and orange- or copper-colored eyes. Chartreux cats are also known for their "smile"; due to the structure of their heads and their tapered muzzle, they often appear to be smiling. Chartreux are exceptional hunters and were highly prized by farmers. The first letter of the official name of a Chartreux cat encodes the year of its birth; all [read more...]

- Van Kedisi

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Van Cat naming controversy. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2009. Van Kedisi A typical odd-eyed Van Kedisi kitten. Alternative names Van Cat Origin Lake Van, Turkey Cat (Felis catus) The Van Kedisi (Turkish: Van Kedisi, Kurdish: Pishke Van, "Cat of Van") is a distinctive breed of domestic cat that is found mainly in the Lake Van region of eastern Turkey. It is large, all-white, and frequently odd eyed. History The Van Kedisi has been reported living in the vicinity of the city of Van for centuries, and medieval sources mention white cats as being one of the exports of the Van region. Characteristics The cats are notable for their lean, long-legged appearance. They are reported to like water more than most cats, and have been seen swimming in Lake Van. They are described as being "terrible house pets". They are reported to be friendly and intelligent, but also to howl more than meow, take [read more...]

- Socks (Blue Peter cat)

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- Sybil (cat)

Sybil Sybil, in her employment as the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office Species Cat Sex Female Born London, England Nation from British Occupation Mouser Employer Queen Elizabeth II Title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office Term 2007–2008 Predecessor Humphrey Successor Larry Owner Alistair Darling Named after Sybil Fawlty Sybil (2006 – 27 July 2009) was a cat living at 11 and 10 Downing Street. Named after Sybil Fawlty from the TV show Fawlty Towers, she was the pet of former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling. Confirmation of Sybil's tenure as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office was given on 11 September 2007 by Gordon Brown's official spokesman, who stated, "I understand the Darlings do have a cat, and the cat has recently been brought to Downing Street... The Prime Minister and Sarah do not have a problem with it. I am sure the cat will appear at some point". Sybil, who was black and white, was the first cat at Downing Street since [read more...]

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