Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jul 17, 2015
I came across my Nebelung purely be accident, as with other pets I've gotten in the past I was in a pet store for something else and my eye was immediately drawn to these two cages in the adoption section.
Two long hair grey cats with a small white patch on their chests and striking green eyes. Ash and Cinder where their names, and they were brothers. Long story short after a few weeks we brought the brothers home.
At first Cinder was not having anything to do with us, he did not like being touched or picked up in the slightest. For well over a year he kept mostly to himself.
Sadly after a year his brother Ash passed away from a freak case of bone necrosis in his face. Extremely rare case and it really upset my wife and I. But it was the passing of his brother that seemed to bring Cinder out and begin to come to us more. He started to hang out on the couch, snuggle with us in bed and be more vocal.
Its taken several years but Cinder is the most affectionate cat I have ever had in my life. He's not exactly clingy but when he wants to be petted he will sit in front of you and poke you in the face with a paw and look at you with a pleading gaze.
Medically he's done alright except for a lengthy bout of constipation, which nearly lead to megacolon - he's on special food to help him with his bowel movements.
And not to be to graphic but this cat poops like a dog 5 times his size.
My nebelungs where great with dogs, and around other cats. Absolutely beautiful creatures that made me really appreciate long hair cats.