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.