Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Berkeley, California, United States
Posted Oct 02, 2016
I am Tony's step-mom. When his dad and I got together, we became the Brady Bunch--my husband brought Tony into the marriage, and I brought my cat Miles. While Miles has always been skeptical about the arrangement, Tony is the easy-going one--everything rolls off his (unsubstantial) shoulders.
Himalayans are known for being the dogs of the cats--meaning they just want to get along, no sense in playing hard-to-get. And Tony is no exception. He's so affectionate (even though Himalayans are usually one-person cats, he has taken to me, and I feel honored) and always seems happy--you even begin to approach him and he starts purring immediately!
He looks high-maintenance, and yes, he goes to the salon every year for a $100 wash and trim and blow-out, but otherwise he's really not a diva. In this photo, he looks like a model, but if you see him running around with his squeaky mouse, tripping over things, trying to jump onto a table and falling off (so undignified), you realize at heart, he's a loving, goofy ball of fur!