Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
McFarland, Wisconsin, United States
Posted Mar 15, 2016
I can't speak for all of them when I say this, of course, but the Himalayan I've had the pleasure of knowing is lazy and selfish. I'm not sure how she was as a kitten, because I didn't meet her until she was an adult, but I do know that as an adult she's anti-social. She doesn't like to play, unless coaxed into it by some catnip, and she loves nothing more than to laze around all day and be pampered.
She's very quiet and gentle, but selfish in the sense that she doesn't like a lot of social interaction. She's fine being left alone for hours, doesn't like to travel, doesn't crave attention or cuddling, and will only come to you if she wants to.
She hardly ever makes noise, sometimes making you forget she's even there, but she always sleeps nearby. She's wary of new people, doesn't like other cats, has to be brushed daily because she gets knots in her coat, and has to eat a diet for sensitive stomachs or otherwise she throws up her food.
She's not my ideal cat because I prefer one who is a bit more active and likes human interaction, but for the person who lives a busy lifestyle I think she would be perfect.