Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Disappears . . leaving behind only its smile.

Dear colleague and friend Naomi Haupt De Valdoleiros gave me two Lesley Anne Ivory fine bone china mugs to bring to Denmark supporting me for leaving my dear cat in South Africa.

These mugs were made in England and the art were part of a wonderful collection.
See http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lesley-anne-ivory&FORM=HDRSC2

My dear Burmese Blue cat, KoningKat, is true to its breed in that she is an exotic creature with a smooth, smoky-coloured coat and large gold eyes, her natural predilection is for the indoors, she is very healthy, active and a very vocal cat.

However, for the rest, she is not a typical Burmese cat: she possess a natural affinity for men (even though I am buying the Friskies!). She is not friendly with both children and dogs. Moreover, this cat's as a breed, it is not comfortable with car trips. To say that she hates any other animal and car trips is gross an understatement.

However, this breed has been closely scrutinized in the past due to its origins. These cats are an offshoot of Siamese cats in Thailand and were originally only bred to be a dark brown or sable colour. The blue Burmese cat did not appear until much later around 1955.

The term "blue" can be a bit misleading in its description. A blue Burmese is not exactly blue; in fact, it's not even close to blue. Instead, this colour is represented by a thick shorthair coat of a medium charcoal tone.

People who are great fans of blue-coloured cats may also want to explore the blue British Shorthair, which is a fine example of this rich "blue" coat colour.

And this brings us to Cheshire Cat, which was/is a British Shorthair, because the Shorthair seems to be smiling all the time. It also has the characteristic compact, muscular body of the Shorthair and also seems fitting as Lewis Carrol was British himself.

Graffiti is an ally just off Høegh-Guldbergs Gade in Aarhus.

Cheshire cat in the detail of the graffiti.
The Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland disappears, leaving behind only its smile.