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Monday, 10 November 2008

The Diaspora of the NFC

As a breed, the Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) is very old but it was not regarded as anything other than a standard house-cat until the late 1930s, when a small number of 'Skaukatts' were shown in Germany and received very favourably by the judges. The cats are now being bred and shown in several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. They are rumoured to be related to the Maine Coon and the long-haired Manx.

Norwegian Forest Cats have a thick fluffy double-layered coat, tufted ears and a long bushy tail to protect us against the cold. Our coat is essentially waterproof due to its coarse outer layer and dense underlay. Like the Maine Coon, the adult males are very large cats, weighing 6 to 10 kg (13 to 22 lbs), while females are approximately half that size. Our hind legs are longer than our front legs. We are very intelligent (of course) and playful kitties that enjoy human company. The nickname of "Wegie" began in the United States and is a shortened version of the word Norwegian. For the purists, Norsk skogkatt is the Norwegian term for us.

In the CB, we have representatives from Germany (Siena), the US (Miss Kitty and Fin) and Australia (moi!!!).......

Please biggify to have a good look!

On Miss Kitty's suggestion, I organized a trip for all of us to pay a visit to the land of our ancestors, since none of us have ever been there before.

First, I have to get transport. What better than a Magic Flying Carpet that would get us there in style and comfort. Furthermore, there is no quarantine or custom clearance and it requires no gas, therefore we don't have to worry about pollution and carbon offset.

After much pondering, SS and I decided on this.....


Looks pretty good, huh???? So I set off to Las Vegas to pick up Fin and onwards to California where Miss Kitty lives.

Please feel free to accompany us on our adventures......

To be continued......

18 comments:

Alasandra said...

The flying carpet looks like the perfect mode of transportation. ~S,S & C

Eric and Flynn said...

The flying carpet looks fun ,but hold on tight.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ahh Maybee it is a main coon that likes to swim..
I wish I could remember which kitty it woz that liked to fish and had the waterproof furrs...
Either way.. COOL!! A magic flying carpet would have to be the BEST way for you all...
Watch out for low flying birdies... not to avoid them either.. mwwahahah

V-V

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a neat way to travel. Just don't fall off, please. We want you all to be safe.

One of these days we're going to figure out what Rusty is. He's huge and has a thick undercoat. Whatever he is, we love him. But it must be nice for you all to know about your breed.

Have a terrific trip!

Miss Kitty, NFC said...

Whoo hoo, I'm so excited I can't sleep a wink. I'll be waiting for you and Fin to swoosh down into my garden sometime tomorrow! (It's still only Sunday here in California!)

Miss Kitty

Sassy Kat said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip, count me in. I think it is nice that you are going on a magic carpet as you are saving the planet by not putting gas fumes in the air. Hang on tight so you don't fall off of the carpet.

Black Cat said...

Oh, I'm so looking forward to this adventure! How do you do in the heat with your cold-adapted furs?

I’ve given you an award:) xxx

Fin said...

Hi MoMo I'm looking to the skies for you!! Is it a bird, is it a plane? It's MoMo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Now that looks like a great way to travel.

Leslie said...

Woo hoo! Road trip! :)

The Cat Realm said...

What a wonderful adventure!!!! And so educational - it is great to learn about you NFCs.... we are on the edge of the seat to find out even more! And we love the map with all of you!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin and Karl
And who would have thought of traveling with a magic carpet.........
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Cat with a garden said...

I can't wait neither. I was up in a tree already, looking for you but mom said it will take awhile. When, oh when, will you be here?
Pathetic pose, Siena

Everycat said...

This is very interesting information about Norsk Skogkatts. My vet thinks I may have some skogkatt genes but I'm not tellin'

Have a wonderful trip floofy gals!

Oliver

goldenshade said...

Very cool MoMo!!!!

How a very floofy good time!!!!!!

Purrs Goldie and Shade

ML said...

O, how interesting. i's be following yours adventures an learning more about you NFCs.
Purrs, KC

The Island Cats said...

We'd love to go on a flying carpet! That looks like fun! You all are gonna have such a good trip!

-d ma said...

what's the gas mileage on that carpet?

Sweet Praline said...

Hold on tight while you fly on that carpet. Thanks for sharing info about the "wegie". You are beautiful cats.