Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Virginia, United States
Posted Jun 20, 2012
After Purr, my beloved American Bobtail Cat died I began looking for another like him. In the process I came across another bobtail breed called the Highland Lynx and was immediately intrigued. I talked to several breeders and then went to visit a cattery in NC.
There were several breeds of kittens and cats there and I enjoyed them while the breeders son went to get the older available Highland Lynx from another part of the house. When they brought 9 month old Electra in the room, it was instant magic and I fell head over heels in love with this little elvish silver Princess!
These cats bond to people much more than domestic cats and with Electra the connection was rapid and strong. Within 24 hrs. it was like she had been our furr baby forever! She was affectionate, playful, smart, entertaining.....she even came running to the door when she would hear my vehicle come home from work!
Both my husband and I were captivated by the breed, as were all my friends and family. Today we have 6 Highland Lynx living with us in our home and even raise a litter or two of kittens each year. We have both had many cats in our 50 some years and we agree that these are the most amazing and unique of all.
Highland Lynx cats make wonderful companions, almost like the best of the dog and cat in one animal. They have become known for their curled back ears, exotic beauty and wild markings. The breed is full of fantastic variety. The kittens can have normal or polydactyl paws, exotic long tails or bobtails, as well as loads of personality and intelligence. We can't imagine our lives without them!