Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Posted Oct 24, 2015
My cat's name is Minkey. He was rescued from a cornfield in Kentucky and he is the most beautiful Chantilly cat you'd ever want to see. This breed of cat is a one-person type of kitty, typically bonding with one person in the family, and that bond can be incredibly strong. Minkey and I are inseparable and we always have been. He is definitely my cat. If I have to be out of town, he won't eat and refuses to play but as soon as I walk through the door, he's back to himself again. These cats are incredibly intelligent and affectionate, but really do prefer the company of one person.
Chantilly cats have tons of fur that must constantly be cared for, otherwise painful knots of fur develop which then have to be trimmed away. As Minkey gets older, he is getting more knots just due to his lack of grooming and general grumpiness if I try to do it.
I would recommend a Chantilly cat to anyone who needs a sweet, smart and cuddly companion that has a relatively low energy level. Would not recommend to a family with small children as these kitties don't have a high tolerance for little ones.