Friday, April 25, 2008

Himalayans






I am sure that there are lots more Himalayan kitties out there, but the three that I know best are Prince Muddy Paws (top), Zoey (middle) and Maggy (bottom).  This post is for Zoey, who requested a limerick about Himalayans.  Himalayans came about through crossing Persians with Siamese to produce a cat which looks very much like a Persian with Siamese points.  They come in all the colors that Siamese do and are all born white or cream with the points developing later.  Most, if not all, Himalayans have blue eyes. Their fur is long and silky and needs daily brushing.  They mostly retain the body build and flat faces of their Persian background, though some appear more Siamese.  Their character is described in one of my cat books as "placid",
but I think Zoey may have something to say about that.

                                       Himalayans have long fur soft as silk.
                                       Some have tummies white as milk.
                                                  They have masks and boots
                                                  In their colorful suits.
                                       It's lovely to brush their fur, soft as silk.

24 comments:

Chairman Mao said...

Himalayans are furry speshul and beeyootiful kitties! Mom has a soft spot in her heart for 'em. And you wroted a great limmerick fur our Himalayan furriends!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Parker said...

Such a pretty breed of kitties! I think all three of those kitties are beautiful!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wonderful limmerick, Karen Jo! They do have masks and boots in their colorful suits!

Zoolatry said...

Wowie. Big thank you purrs from Maggy and Zoey, what a nice surprise to find ourselves here, and in all our furry glory... and we'll go visit Prince as we had not met him.

Spooky said...

What beautiful kitties! They look so soft and floofy.

Another great limerick, Karen Jo!

Zoey & Me said...

I love that Limerick Karen Jo. And yes my Dad bean calls me Miss Softy all the time . . . among other names when I'm bad. I'm putting your verse up on my blog this weekend. Thanks so much, I love it.!!!

goldenshade said...

That was a great limerick! The PM wants to pet one right now!

~Shade

Mickey said...

Wonderful limmerick!!! I also do not think Zoey is very placid,heeheehee
I must go meet Prince muddy Paws too. He looks furry handsome.
Purrs Mickey

TT said...

They are so floofy. Ut oh, yup, mommy bean wants to do some belly scritchins now.

Beethoven said...

Wow! They is very beautiful kitties!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

They all look so gorgeous there!

-d ma said...

never seen a Himalayan cat before. very beautiful.

Moki said...

Himalayan cats are definately beautiful! But then again aren't they all!!!
:)

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What a precious limerick for Himalayan kitties! They are beauties! *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Angus Mhor said...

They are beautiful cats! And your limerick is terrific!

The Devil Dog said...

That is a great limerick for very beautiful cats.

Roxy

meemsnyc said...

Himalayans are beautiful cats!

JB's Big World said...

Hi Karen Jo,
Thanks for coming by. My mom loves himalayan kitties, but we don't have one at my house. I think she loves me more though. I am super cute you know.
hee hee!
--JB

Tiger Lily said...

Himalayans are beautiful kitties and your limerick really captures them!

Lux said...

Lovely limerick for Himalayans!

Love those pictures!

Tesla said...

Dat iz da kind of kitteh mommeh waz lookin to get. Dat or Maine Coon. But den dat lady walk in saz, yoo know anyone want kitteh? Had 4 kittehs der for v-e-t pointment we jus 6 week old. And den mommeh held me in arms... den... history iz....

MoMo said...

Karen Jo, you excel at these breed limericks! What a wonderful introduction to the Himalayans! Maggy and Zoey are old friends from when I first started blogging but I have not met Prince Muddy Paws.

archi ann said...

those are beautiful cats
great limerick to honor them too

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan loves Himilayans but she doesn't have any. They are beautiful cats.