|European Shorthair Cat - PORTUGAL|
Monday, June 17, 2013
A lovely cat from PORTUGAL
And after almost 100 cards, I finally got a card from my wife! Like the old saying... "If you can't beat them, join them!" - thank you very much Eva, for this card and specially for giving a true meaning to my life - I love you! Ok now, back to the card - we both share a special affection with cats and we have a "wild beast", very much alike the one in the picture, a beautiful and cute thing that looks calm and nice, but only when she wants... try to cuddle her when she's not in the mood - she really owns our hearts (and house) since 2006. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
The European shorthair (or Celtic shorthair) is a breed of short-haired cat originating in Sweden. It is a recently recognised breed, established to preserve the naturally occurring cats that have lived in European villages and cities for ages. Because the breed has been developed from ordinary domestic cats, which have very different temperaments, the character of the European Shorthair is impossible to summarise. Members of this breed may be very affectionate but there are others that prefer to be out mousing.