Friday, April 22, 2016

A-Z: Silver Chinchilla

The silver chinchilla is a division of the shaded Persian. One of the distinctive markings that make these cats such beauties is the black mascara outline around their eyes. They have doll faces instead of Peke faces. Doll faces have the head structure of the original Persians before the noses were shortened. The Chinchilla is lighter weight than most Persians. It can weigh as little as four pounds. The black tipping at the end of the hair shaft gives the Chinchilla's coat a shimmery quality. The ear tufts, tummy and chest are solid white. Their beautiful eyes are either green or blue-green. It is difficult to tell a chinchilla from a shaded. The shaded has deeper black tipping at the end of the hair shaft than the chinchilla. The chinchilla's tipping is an 1/8 of an inch and the shaded is a 1/3.  Personality? They've got it in spades. They're gentle but intelligent creatures and are considered to be one of the healthiest breeds of Persians.
Below is a pic of my sis modeling with one of the Fancy Feast Cats. Since the company she works for makes pet food, she gets to meet a lot of the celebs in the animal world. Isn't this ball of fluff gorgeous? I had to really study the picture. It looked so perfect, I thought it was a stuffed animal. The Fancy Feast Cats used in commercials that are made in the US, South Africa, Europe or Japan are silver chinchilla Persians. To adopt check your local shelter, rescue, or

 Shardai is a large, sleek cat with attitude. He has the courage of a tiger and the disdain of a king. The fearless feline has only one weakness...his guardian.  He would do anything, even come back from the afterlife, for her.

Today is the release of Chrys Fey's first novel!

An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California


  1. Most interesting! I only have seen and heard about Persian Cats. Your posts have updated me about cat species!

  2. Another gorgeous cat. Happy weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Hi, dear Sandra!

    The doll faced Silver Chinchilla fur ball does indeed look like a plush stuffed animal. With a pleasing personality, intelligence and few health problems, it makes a great pet. I wish I could get one.

    When I worked in television I had the chance to meet Morris the famous (and finicky) 9Lives spokeskitty when he came to our studio for a guest appearance.

    Thank you for providing a synopsis of your Shardai book and congratulations to Chrys on rolling out her exciting new book!

  4. How neat your sister gets to meet famous animals. That would be more fun than meeting people.

    Congrats to Chrys!

  5. I thought the kitty pic was a stuffie, too.

  6. The cat sure was groomed to perfection indeed

  7. Dropping by to say hello. That's a very pretty cat!
    (And so many cat posts!)

    ATSP @ Deeply Shallow

  8. It's hard to decide which is lovelier -- your sister or the Fancy Feast cat. But I'll go with your sister!

  9. I had two silver chinchillas back in the 90's. I still miss them, Sandra.

  10. this cat does look like a model...i wonder if it throws cell phones?? That is neat that your sister got up and personal with this cute cat. Congrats to the authors and their new books!

  11. Another beauty Sandra. I wish Chrys all the good luck with her first novel.

  12. I somehow missed this one. Too much partying on my part, I suspect. I was surprised to learn the chinchilla Persian is used in the TV commercials. I'm really getting an education by hanging out with you. Hope your weekend is going well.

  13. So elegant! I love watching these cats in the Fancy Feast commercials, they even eat with such delicacy.

  14. Such a beautiful cat! Great post! Love seeing the picture with your sister!