Nicknamed the 'fox cat' due to its luxurious bushy tail, the Somali is a lively and extremely agile cat who is well suited to active households | Somali Cat Breed Profile
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if I am ever to get a cat with longer hair, it will be a somali. Wich is really just the abyssinian with med. length hair
CyBeRGaTa - Cats, Memes, New Mexico — via Kiachero Somali @ kiachero #GreenEyes
Somali - Though its name would indicate an origin in Somalia, this breed first appeared in the United States. However, it was named Somali because it derived from an Abyssinian. Despite its medium-length coat, it does not tolerate the cold.
[CAT SNIP: Somali cats have bright, bubbly, energetic and loving personalities. They are very intelligent and active cats, who demonstrate a real devotion to their staff. They are intensely affectionate to their people, and are usually extroverted and enjoy visitors also.
The Somali is a cat breed created from long-haired Abyssinian cats. The breed appeared in the 1950s from Abyssinian breeding programs when a number of Abyssinian kittens were born with bottle-brush tails and long fluffy coats. Abyssinians and Somalis share similar personalities — intelligent, playful, curious — however Somalis are more relaxed and easygoing than the more active Abyssinians