Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted Jan 15, 2009
Merryberi is a gorgeous cat and my only one show Grand. Her color is stunning and she meets the breed standard well. I have had no health problems with her. She loves me, tolerates my family and would just as soon ignore the fact that there are other people in the world. The reason I quit showing her was she was really offended when the judges thought they could just pick her up and touch her fur. She never did more than swear, but since she Granded in one, it seemed reasonable to retire her from the show hall. I have no idea how she would respond to a dog. Her house mate, Tenchi, a Japanese Bobtail, she loves - sometimes. She does not love the cat I inherited when my mom died. Her activity level in typically Aby - she is active. She doesn't often actually meow, but she purrs loudly and makes a soft churing noise, kind of a vocalized purr, when she wants my attention. Abys can be very distructive, especially if they are bored, but so far, she hasn't been distructive at all except for a few toys. She is a low maintenance cat, short slick coat, healthy, self-possessed. I didn't know what to put for cost to own, because I don't keep track. I bought her, showed her, feed her, take her to the vet, and buy her toys. Overall, she is my favorite, current Aby. I suppose I should confess, she is also my only, current Aby. As a former Abyssinian breeder, I have owned many Abys, or as noted, been owned by them, and I never had one I didn't love.