Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Going on holiday

As you might know, my SIFs were in Disneyland today and they are now making their way to Germany to pick me up. I am expecting them for tomorrow. Don't miss out on their whereabouts and go to Momo's, Miss Kitty's and Fin's bloggies to read everything about our Wegie-Adventure (and about the term Wegie) if you haven't done so already.
Yesterday I called for other Norwegian Forest Cats to step out of the vast Cat Blogosphere and contact the SIFs. So far, lamentably, nocat has contacted me. That got me thinking that many, maybe the overwhelming majority of catbloggers, probably isn’t too sure about their ancestors. So, here’s an easy-to follow-quick-check-guide to NFCdom.

You might be a Norwegian Forest Cat if...
...you have a doble-layered coat with thick underfur and a coarse top-layer, that might be a bit greasy (that’s not a flaw but weatherprotection. However, on a Turkish Angora it would be a flaw.).
... your hind legs are longer than your front legs.
... your tail is so long it reaches up to your neck.
... you have tufted ears and snowshoes to protect your toesies.
... you love humans and their company but you are at the same time an essentially independent, active cat.
... you are sociable and you get along with other cats.
... you can climb down a tree with your head first, decending in a spiral*.
... you lose most of your semi-long hair in summertime which gives you an squirrel-like appearance.

video
* Please note, that this video does NOT show the proper spiral-technique mentioned above! After all I'm still a NFC in training.
I am going through the theoretical steps of the spiral-technique with my eyes closed. Doing so, I can concentrate better. My mom often mistakes that for lazy napping, she doesn't know just how wrong she is!

10 comments:

Daisy said...

Your tree climbing and descending skills are amazing!

Sen, Tama and Tom said...

Can I come over for a spiral head-down tree descent course? Please?

I just love the photo of you concentrating on your technique. You look so immensely floofy and cute!

Your Pal,
Sen-Chan

MoMo said...

That just about sums up the characteristics of us NFCs. I have all of those, including the tree descent technique. How uncanny! SS didn't know that before.

SS's mom said that I used to have longer tail when I was younger. SS thinks that was because my body wasn't fully grown.Or maybe somecat bit the end bit of it in a fight (just kidding).

Look out for us - we are arriving soon!!!!!

PB 'n J said...

Wow - your tree descending skills are amazing! I'd like to think of myself as a NFC, but alas, I think I'm just a plain old Maine Coon.
Jake

Parker said...

That climb down the tree made my Mommy giggle! You are beautiful!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow. I bet that would be fun to descend like that. I do not think I am a Norwegian Forest Cat but I have ear tufts!

Dana said...

Siena, my hind legs are longer than my front legs.....but that is the only characteristic I share with the NFC. You are a highly skilled tree descender!
~Maggie May~

Sweet Praline said...

Nice job climbing down the tree. Did I see a little bunny hop when you first landed on the ground?

T'Abby Normal said...

Dear Siena,
We enjoyed your guidelines and it makes us almost regret that we are not also NFCs. However, as a tabby I have a special quality, in which I can puff up my tail to such extremes that my mom calls me "Squirrel." You can see it in this post:

http://tabbynormal.blogspot.com/2008/07/playing-hard-to-catch.html

Purrs,
Abby Normal

Fin said...

You are the cutest. Can't wait to see you in person. Good thing there are three of us to look after you, so much kitten energy!

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