Saturday, April 16, 2016

A-Z: Norwegian Forest Cat



The Norwegian Forest Cat is the official cat of Norway.  It has a dense double coat that is weatherproofed and long tufts of fur between its toes to prevent frostbite.  Except for its head, which is an equilateral triangle, it resembles the Maine Coon. It has a tendency for kidney issues but otherwise is considered hearty. With its calm temperament this is another good cat for the first time cat owner. The Wegie sheds heavily in the spring and requires extra brushing. If you are looking to adopt a Wegie, please try your local rescue or shelter, or Petfinder.com or Overstock.com.



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    1. Hi Shortybear,
      As CJ mentioned about the Maine Coon's: a good foot warmer in the winter:)

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  2. Another feline beauty! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  3. OMG they're so cute as babies

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    1. They sure are, Dez. Just makes me want to pick them up and cuddle them:)

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  4. It's a nice looking cat but I can an awful lot of grooming to be done, frequently.

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  5. So cute! But I have enough shed hair around my house with my relatively short-haired cat. Not sure I could cope with anything that needs grooming. Do they like it, or do they scratch and claw away?

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    1. Are your cats light haired? An oddity is that white cats shed worse than black. Why....I have no idea.

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    2. Yes, mostly white. I never knew that. Black next time, definitely 😊

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    3. Grin.
      I had a white one too. That white hair sure stands out on black slacks:) My son refused to wear black when he lived with us;)

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  6. Another beauty.
    Mind you as others have said, even with our short-hairs there is enough discarded fur to knit another cat. If only I could knit.

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    1. Indeed, we could start an online cat hair knitting club. Unfortunately, I don't know how either. But we do have several crafty bloggers that could probably point us in the right direction. grin.

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  7. It's a beautiful animal, that's for sure. http://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/

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    1. It is, isn't it. Thanks for stopping by, Susanne.

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  8. It's nickname is funny. Poor thing would roast here in our area, wouldn't he?

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  9. Lovely cat and of course the kittens are sweet as all are.
    Lots of grooming though.

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  10. Hi, dear Sandra!

    Thanks for introducing The Wegie, a beautiful kitty with an exciting history, an abundance of insulating fur and a calm, friendly disposition. I would love to own one but wouldn't look forward to brushing them three times a week in the molting season.

    Have a great weekend, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. All true, plus, that kitty probably wouldn't do that well in FL unless you really cranked up the AC.
      Happy Sunday, Shady.

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  11. Oh, they are so incredibly beautiful! I'd love to have one of these cats.

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  12. Sure could shed the hair with that much to spare. Would surely share lol

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  13. This one is gorgeous! Oh, my! A stunner!

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    1. Hi Jeannie,
      I love the tufts in their ears.

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  14. I'm delighted you chose this beauty for the letter N. This is another of my all time favourite cats. I would love to own one!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Hi Susan, If this breed joined the viking on their journeys, it would probably be intrepid enough to accompany you on yours:)

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  15. Now this is a cat! They know how to be cuddly, cute and resilient. They were loved by the Vikings..that says something!

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    1. Indeed it is! Those Viking boys were tough.

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  16. Awww, the kittens are so adorable :) I haven't heard of Wegies before, they are beautiful! I was laughing at the cat hair knitting comments. When it's time to groom my cats or vacuum, it looks like there's another cat in the trash, lol.

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  17. The cat looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Another cat I knew nothing about, but I have a friend who had a cat with feet and toes like that. Not sure if it's a Wegie hybrid, but she certainly shed a LOT, even though she was an indoor cat that was subjected to a rather constant indoor temperature.

    So glad you pointed this cat out and the bit of humor of it all, too.

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    1. Those kitties have ready made winter boots on don't they. Glad the Wegie held your interest:)

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  19. Oh I do love this cat especially because the Vikings liked them and I'm Norwegian but too much brushing for me and they wouldn't like my hot climate.

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      You're no doubt right. They don't seem like a warm climate kitty.
      Their origins are pretty cool:) No pun intended.

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  20. I love Norwegian cats, I had one once, the video brought back all the good memories, thank you for sharing.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Aww. I'm sure he/she was a wonderful kitty.

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    1. Glad you like it, Kati.
      Happy Sunday.

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  22. Seems so many cats and dogs have health problems that are inherent to their breeds.

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  23. So cute!!!! I am loving all of these kitties!!! Thanks Sandra! Hugs!

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  24. My pleasure, Magic. Glad you're enjoying.

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