Russian Blues first captured my heart when I was a teenager. In those days we bred Persians, Himalayans and Burmese -- but there were so many breeds I wanted to know more about and so I often agented cats for friends and fellow club members. One day a friend asked me to agent her new cat -- a green-eyed blue cat tipped with silver and glistening in the sun. Little did I know when I agreed that these cats were to become such a major part of my life -- nor was I aware of their reputation in the show ring! I fell in love with the little cat -- and she graciously allowed me to handle her. Today I know how honored I was that she chose to accept me -- and I'd like to share with all of you just how special the Russian Blue is.
People fall in love with the elegant look of the aristocratic Russian
Blue and feel lucky when a Russian Blue accepts them and becomes part of
their lives. But that's just the first reaction. Once they
get to their new homes Russian Blues quickly take over to get the household
running to their satisfaction. Their great intelligence quickly endears
them to their new owners and the new family's life is changed forever.
These gentle cats like a routine and expect it to be kept -- for example,
my Russian Blue alter, Talisker Desperado, doesn't like his dinner late
(not even 5 minutes late) and comes to get me if I'm running a bit behind.
He taught himself to open a door to do so -- he stands on the top of the
stairs reaches up, turns the handle and pulls the door toward him so he
can come and get me.
Together, the fascination with these enigmatic aristocrats and the thirst to know more about them and their origins captures the hearts and imaginations of mostHistory
Today's Russian Blue
Essence of the Russian Blue
Handling the Russian Blue
Russian Blue Standard