Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Jan 29, 2016
I partly own a cat cafe here in the Philippines. For those who are not familiar, a cat cafe is like your usual coffee place but there's a separate room huge enough to contain lots of cats where customers can freely mingle and play with several cat breeds.
One of those cats is Laganja. Laganja is a Selkirk Rex and she is famous for her beautiful curls. This feature is what sets her apart from the other breeds of cats we have in the cat cafe. Curly-haired cats are not common so many of our customers are very interested in her. As you can see in the picture, her resting face looks like as if she's pissed or worried but she's not, in fact, she is one of the sweetest cats we have. She likes it when people pet her and her purr is loud.
There are days though when Laganja prefers to be by herself. She would separate herself from other cats and other people and just perch on the high cat platforms near the ceiling or stay inside one of the cat boxes for hours and would meow in a low tone if picked up but she never scratched another cat or a customer. That's the only issue I have with Laganja, other than that, she's really friendly every time she wakes up on the right side of the cat bed.
I thought maintenance would be very difficult with a curly-haired cat but actually, it's not. You don't have to do anything special for them to maintain those beautiful curls except for detangling knots which rarely happens since her hair is short and they almost don't shed either! If you love curls, this is the perfect cat for you!