Is my cat a Snowshoe?
(Huntington Beach, California)
Hello... I'm not sure what breed my kitty is, but thought he may be a Snowshoe. Hopefully, I'll get some insight.
I've had my kitty since he was only 5 weeks old. I bought him from a woman who wasn't a breeder, but just had her cat give birth to a litter and wanted to get them to a good home.
He was basically all white with a bit of a haze in areas. I noticed as my cat got older, he started to get odd markings that I'd never seen before on any cat. He also acted a bit odd, but I figured most cats are that way.
I looked into his type of pattern on the Internet and I came across the Snowshoe
. The pics I've seen on the Internet look just like my cat, and his disposition fits the breed as well. Not every characteristic fit, but for the most part.
So I'm hoping someone can tell me if 'Itty Bitty Kitty' is a Snowshoe or not. Or, if maybe he is just a normal, unknown type that just happens to have his own style and look. By the looks of the ones on the Internet I've seen, he resembles some very closely.
He is 6 years old, weighs about 14 pounds and has a beautiful glossy short hair coat. All four paws are white and he is clearly a Siamese mix. His hind legs have white ankle socks, and his front paws have white sleeves.
His body is lengthy and he is very much a lover towards me. He climbs on me and pushes his face into mine for up to 10 minutes, and then climbs on my shoulder, nuzzling my hair and purring very loudly. Then he lies there, purring for hours and hours at a time... sometimes overnight.
If I get ready to leave, he will try to trip my feet up and starts to play by hiding and ambushing me as I walk around the room to get ready to go. As I walk towards the door, he will run in front of me and roll on his back to expose his belly. He'll lie there with a cute look on his face and basically begs me to rub his belly.
Anyhow, I hope this story gets to someone that knows these cats and can tell me what he may be. I'm not a cat guy and never was, until I got him and he turned my life around. I love this kitty more than anything and he really shows his love for me.
Anyone willing to throw out their two cents will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a wonderful new year!