Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
California, United States
Posted Oct 02, 2014
I adopted Chakotay as a 6-week old kitten and raised him since. First off, they're one of the most gorgeous cat breeds. He's a beautiful mix of browns and white. The most striking feature are his piercing blue eyes. He was immediately recruited to be the model for my vet's kitten plan advertisement. Chakotay was playful as a kitten though not very vocal. To this day, he's still not very vocal unless squawking in protest at being picked up. While he loves to come cuddle next to you on his own terms, Chakotay is not one to be held. You have about 30 seconds before he'll squirm to get down. However, he's also quite the Casanova with other cats. He got a brother kitten at two months old and was persistent in befriending him. Super patient, Chakotay would just lay down completely on the floor while the other kitten would go scaredy cat berserk. Eventually the other kitten calmed down and Chakotay became the ever doting protective big brother. He does love to be petted and will show his affection with love nibbles. I found this to be a great breed of cat if you want a beautiful quieter companion whose a bit more independent than most felines.