Saturday, April 9, 2016

A-Z: Himalayan





This is one of my favorite breeds. They are gentle and social. Himmies are a cross between Siamese and Persians.  From the Persians they receive their sweet temperament and long hair. From the Siamese their blue eyes and points. Himmies are the only Persians with points. These points are the darker colors on the tips of their fur and come in flame, lilac, chocolate and seal colors.
They do need some upkeep. Unless you plan on lion cuts, Himmies need constant grooming and their eyes washed daily.
Himalayans have short heads and flat faces, and prone to hairballs. On the plus side, they are  wonderful with children and good with other cats. If you don't mind the maintenance, they're a great pet.
Interested? Check out petfinder.com or your local rescue or shelter.
Jo Bu, who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge

51 comments:

  1. They are certainly beautiful. I like the faces. I've heard of this breed before, but never saw one or even a photo of one until now. I take it Jo Bu belonged to you. That's always a sad remembrance.

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    1. We have good memories. He was always a happy boy.

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  2. They are truly lovely. The rainbow bridge has its anchor points in so many of our hearts doesn't it?

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  3. They are gorgeous. Thanks for introducing so many lovely kitties to us. Hugs, Valerie

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  4. can't they wash their eyes themselves? :)

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  5. This one like all the rest you have shown is wonderful,
    Each one has their own individual beauty.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Well said, Yvonne. They do each have their own beauty.

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  6. Hi, dear Sandra!

    Christmas is coming and I want you to buy me a Himmie. Himmies make ideal stocking stuffers! :) I love their tiny size, attractive markings and designer colors. It must be a joy to own Himmies!

    Have a great weekend, dear friend!

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    1. I'll be happy to find one for you to adopt.....Smile.

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    1. Depends. Jo Bu was a doll face himmie. They don't have the smashed face and eye issues. And he got a lion cut every summer so he was low maintenance:)

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  8. Pretty, but too high maintenance

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    1. This is a repeat of Margaret's but the doll faces don't have the eye issues and the fur requires little maintenance when you get them a lion cut. I'd love to have another or a Silver Chinchilla Persian. They are just the sweetest cats.

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  9. I've heard of them but I don't think I've seen one in person

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  10. There are like 4 or 5 of them at the other sea. The cat isn't a fan as he swats them lol

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  11. I think mine would sport a haircut as I'm not very good with brushing our short hair cat.

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    1. I hear ya. Faux and Jo always got their 'summer cuts' but Faux now sports the natural look since at her age I don't like her getting anesthesia. And she wanted no part of the clippers while she was awake:)

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  12. Oh but they are darlings. I like them but they would demand too much of my time because of the upkeep.
    Good post.
    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  13. I don't know much about their personalities but I think they are very lovely. Very interesting!

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    1. Hi Jeanie! They are pretty aren't they?

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  14. So cute. Love it! High maintenance isn't a bad thing is it? LOL

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    1. Not at all:) And they really aren't that bad, especially the doll faces.

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  15. Blessings.....
    Though I am not a cat person per say I have to admit this one is damn cute.

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  16. It's a beautiful cat Sandra!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  17. I didn't know they were a cross between Siamese and Persian. But now I do. Thanks!

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    1. Yup. For the most part they've got the markings and blue eyes of the Siamese and temperament of the Persian. Great cats.

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    1. Agreed. And they are as sweet as they are beautiful.

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  19. They're lovely cats...but then I love all cats. :)

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    1. You're a woman of impeccable taste:)

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  20. Himalayans are so sweet! I had one named Amanda when I was a kid. She once fell asleep in an empty fishbowl and looked like a big fluffy ball :)

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    1. Awww, that's adorable. I love himmies.

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  21. Pretty cat! The daily eye-washing would be a bit laborious, though! My dog hates having her face washed, so I can only imagine it wouldn't be easy to do every day.

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    1. Hi Steph,
      Do you have to wash it every day?

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  22. A beautiful breed! Thanks for sharing info about them.

    Yvonne V

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  23. Truly adorable!!!! Sorry about your loss! Big Hugs!

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  24. Thanks, Magic:) Much appreciated.

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  25. They are cute and so sweet looking...I would take the blue colour which is more grey but oh well. The coat....have to comb that sucker constantly.

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  26. Himalayans are real Beauties. they shed a lot of hair & their blue eyes don't do well in sunshine. I almost wanted to buy sunglasses for mine, poor dear. She's gone now but I sure do miss her

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