Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A-Z: Egyptian Mau




Mau's are descendants of wild African cats. The term Mau means cat. These felines are built like cheetahs. An extra skin flap makes them one of the fastest breeds and allows them to run up to thirty miles an hour. Their coats are naturally spotted but the spots are only on the edge of the fur. Their coat colors are silver, bronze and smoke. A black rim around the edge of their eyes accentuate their beauty and gives them the look of wearing mascara. Their moon-shaped eyes change as they mature.
These wonderful felines are very loyal and possessive of their owners (and toys).
They do shed. To help keep this down, stroke them with the foot of an old pair of pantyhose on your hand.
They have few health issues and can live past fifteen.
Want one? Check out petfinder.com and your local rescues and shelters.

50 comments:

  1. What a beauty! I am in love with this cat! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Well, now we know what kitty you need as a companion, Val:)

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  2. And this exotic beauty has the M on its forehead which the domestic moggies do.
    A beautiful thing.

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    1. Domestic TABBY shorthairs. Sorry, fingers and brain not connected.

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    2. Moggies worked for me:) When you know to look for it, that M just pops doesn't it.

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  3. Wow, those cats have taken some serious tabs of speed. A little more seriously, I remember the natives fighting for independence in Kenya being called the Mau Mau.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew, I didn't realize the fight for independence in Kenya was called the Mau Mau. Good info.

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  4. Fast little suckers. Think I would leave the wiping with the panty hose to my wife though.

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  5. Another beauty Sandra, I must say I love your theme.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! I appreciate hearing that.

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  6. They're so playful! I love a playful kitty.

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    1. Sounds like they'd fit in at your house then, Diane:)

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  7. Hi, dear Sandra!

    I am learning a great deal about cats through this series of yours. I think many people boast about a dog's intelligence while underestimating the intelligence of a cat. These Egyptian Maus are works of art - beautiful, sleek, built for speed, and endowed with hypnotic eyes. They even look like they have applied eye make-up to enhance their allure.

    Thank you very much, dear Sandra!

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    1. Hi Shady,
      Yeah, I love the eye-liner look on cats:)

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  8. Ink zooms around the dollhouse like a maniac. Can't imagine a kitty zooming around at 30 mph.

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  9. Wow, not sure Orlin can run that fast. Never knew they were so speedy.

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    1. Amazing isn't it. I'm sure Orlin's fast though.

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  10. Very cool. I love unique cats, but some of them are a touch too fierce to make good pets if you ask me.

    Crystal Collier

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    1. That's a good point. I think it's the Savannah's that are listed numerically by the amount of wild cat versus domestic and vice versa, if I'm not getting confused:)

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  11. whatz de name oh de egyptian mau we noe again ??? ♥♥♥

    ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

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  12. Loving your blog <3
    Would you like to follow each other on gfc & fb? If you follow,let me know, i will follow back =))

    http://beautorgeousworld.blogspot.com/

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  13. I like that they can live past 15. It's so heartbreaking losing a pet. We've had many cats over the years. They just show up at our door. It's freaky. But soon they're family.

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    1. Hi Joylene,
      Losing a pet is truly the pits. We spend more time with them than most of our relatives.

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  14. Lovely, and amazingly fast. Wow. Interesting tip on using panty hose to help with shedding. Does that work with other shedders?

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  15. I haven't tried it it yet, but I'd think it would.....

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  16. Beautiful cats! I saw a mummified cat once at Ripley's. I've never heard of that pantyhose trick, I should try that on my cat, Sawyer, he sheds a lot!

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    1. I haven't tried it either. Let me know if it works:)

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  17. I'm not sure if I've seen that type of cat before. I know nothing about the different types of cats!

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    1. There's a lot of breeds that just aren't that well known.

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  18. They look a lovely cat, they sure can run then..

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    1. Faster than I can, that's for sure:)

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  19. This is an incredible cat, but I already have ONE shedder, so don't need another. However, I think it's a real beauty and one I would never be able to catch if it got out!

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    1. Ha! That's the truth about catching it if it got out, Elizabeth:)

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  20. Beautiful cat and very tempting, but it would probably never get along with my other seven foundlings. Love the tip about panty hose. Right now I use my dampened hand to wipe cushions and clothing. Works very well, but is after the fact.

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    1. Hi Rhobin! I either use a damp hand or a damp paper towel. I loved the Pledge roller, but haven't been able to find another one. I'm thinking they must have quit making it.
      Still got high numbers hey? You are a saint among women and cats, Rhobin.

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  21. Not a breed I've heard of before Sandra, so you're doing quite the job of introducing the rare as well as the better known. Interesting about the way the breed has evolved with so much speed. :)

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  22. Thanks, Tom. The 'speed' runs in tandem with your blog doesn't it.

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  23. I'm in love! I want one!! Thanks for showing all these different breeds Sandra!

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    1. You want one of each don't ya, Magic?:)

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  24. My two furry rascals who rule the roost here...and rule me...are very spoiled. They love their brush...and I brush them every day. :)

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    1. Sounds like you're a good cat mom, Lee:)

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  25. These guys are fast! They look so beautiful and sleek

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  26. Past 15.... I wish cats could live much longer.

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    1. Agreed. They're fascinating cats. Thanks for stopping by, Shortybear:)

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