Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Feb 07, 2016
I got my beautiful Freddie from the streets when he was about 2 months old. Why would anybody throw such a beauty out, right? He has been the sweetest tomcat in the whole world. Breed wise, I can definitely say that Ojos Azules in general demand a lot of attention. In my experience, stress takes its toll on their fur, so I would advise not to raise more than two at a time. I have four cats altogether, and Freddie is the shyest when it comes to attention seeking, but once you've started playing with him, he'll never want to stop. They are extremely affectionate cats - well, in my opinion, any cat can be so, if cared for properly. Since I also have a dog, there is an ongoing competition for my attention, but violence is out of the question. Ojos Azules apparently not only tolerate, but simply adore dogs. Being used to the presence of a small dog, when he first got to go out ( we do that sometimes, and he loves to climb in a tree and just sit there and watch people passing by), he went straight to the eating neighborhood dog, and kissed him on the nose. I thought I'd die if the big guy attacked him, but he just stood there, and in the end, it was the funniest thing to watch. Also, they love having their hair brushed, and they are most definitely unpretentious when it comes to food, but to best preserve their beautiful hair, their diet should be watched carefully. I would definitely advise anyone looking for a pet to get a cat like this.