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Ella

Abyssinian

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

5/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

5/5

Playfulness

5/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Need for attention

5/5

17 years of Absolute Joy

By

Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Posted May 24, 2014

There's not a day goes by when I don't think of Ella and smile.
Born in an old Amsterdam house in the early 90's to my neighbour's Abyssinian cat Letitia upstairs (I used to play with and feed Ella's Mother Letitia when my neighbour was away on holiday)
I made my neighbour promise that if Letitia ever had kittens that she would let me purchase one as I already smitten with this exquisite breed of cat. They are so beautiful and there is something very special about an Abyssinian, Naughty? yes I know, but you can’t help but forgive them anything they do. Ella was very adaptable and in 1998 when I had to return to Brighton in the UK Ella took the whole process of six months quarantine in her stride and was not affected negatively at all. Fortunately I found a top notch cattery in East Sussex and was able to visit and sit with Ella at least 3 times a week.
She was happy there and spent hours watching the birds in the trees. The six months separation was harder for me than her but the time soon passed.
Due to my work commitments Ella became a travelling cat and soon after in the footsteps of Dick Whittington and his marvellous cat we packed our bags and moved to London..then Paris....then Amsterdam again...then Berlin....then Alsace...then Brittany...Ella loved the adventure and the companionship. We were inseparable.
Always there at my side with the loudest purr ever. As attentive and loyal as a dog. Mischievous and cunning. Intelligent and Fearless, Affectionate and Loving, Gentle but Alert, Graceful and Sophisticated, Energetic and sometimes infuriating, Active and fast.
What more could you ask of a friend and companion. Unfortunately Ella's age took its toll and after a short illness Ella sadly passed away in 2009.
I will finish as I began......There's not a day goes by when I don't think of Ella and smile.

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