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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2020 at 15:30
Hi Neil,

Felinus Maximus normally goes by Max, sometimes Mus or Musy! The name is a reference to the Cartoon, Asterix and Obelix.   

Max is also adopted/recused. He was about 8 months old when we got him. So of course we have no idea if he is pure Siamese, though typically if they are not pure they may have other colors patches mixed with the brown. Max is actually darker brown than he looks in this photo. My brother has one. She has some white spots, a pink nose and paw pads, and a bit of striping.

Our Vet says Max is indeed a Siamese. My parents had several seal point Siamese and one of them, a male, became very dark brown like Hugo and Max. Siamese are typically very loyal and social with their humans. Typically max follows me around and stays where I am, like a dog.

There are Siamese that are bread for cat shows. They look very different. Very light coloring normally and very thin and "pointy" looking, whereas Max and Hugo look more like domestic cats, other than the coloring. I think those show cat breeders try to breed out that look. Those Siamese look more exotic.

Did you know that, at least here in the USA, they now have DNA tests for cats and dogs? Crazy isn't it? My neighbor had her dog tested. I would guess, like the DNA tests for humans, the ethnicity estimate for dogs and cats is likely not very accurate.

Thank you for sharing!

And thanks to all for sharing your cat photos!

Albert, you cat photos are beautiful! Very nice work!

Take care, Neil and stay safe. Covid 19 here in Utah is peaking! We had about 490 new case yesterday and as you may know, Utah is not very highly populated!

Kind regards,

Kelly
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2020 at 15:43
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

My sister's cat making it clear what he thinks about people joining him on the couch


That is funny!!!!!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2020 at 15:50
Hi Kelly,

Wow - that's a high number for such a sparsely populated State like that as you say. We are really glad we got our 'Utah Loop' tour done in 2018 and weren't looking towards that this year. Mind you, it's looking increasingly probable we are going to loose an organised Yellowstone trip in Feb, 2021 due to all the uncertainties around air travel etc. which is a bit of a blow if I;m honest.

As for the cats - well; we also have a lilac point (Pi) which you can see below; he is exactly as you describe Max - he's more dog than cat as far as behaviour is concerned but is 'attached' to my wife (who he 'picked' as a kitten!) and also follows her around everywhere he can. I guess Hugo will remain a mystery unless we go for a DNA test - but that takes the fun (and the discussions with people) out of the whole thing.

Anyway, by way of contrast:

Pi - Contented



Take care over there and stay safe and well (along with everyone else on here as well).

Best regards, neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2020 at 17:10
Hi Neil,

Pi, is a very handsome fellow! I don't think that Lilac point Siamese every get dark like Hugo and Max. But my understanding is that its not unusual of Seal Point Siamese to be dark in coloring.

Indeed this is a fun discussion! I would be surprised if Hugo was not a Seal Point Siamese.

As for travel, I think that might be a problem for some time to come. We normally fly to Germany at least once a year. We had been traveling to South Tyrol Northen Italy every Fall, but that is out the question for this coming Fall. This pandemic is a disaster for the travel and tourism industries (and many others too). The airlines are furloughing employees and offering early retirement for others. Its a really a tough time for those of us that like travel photography!

And horrors, no sports, especially no F1! Even though it would likely be more of Mercedes and Hamilton winning, I miss it a lot.

Kind regards,

Kelly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 July 2020 at 02:17
Yesterday I got my a7riii so obviously, I have to start taking photos. And what better subject than the live in model, Hine (Maori word for girl).


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A black cat in Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

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