Take a sleek, agile cat, roll him in the shimmering gold of a summer sunbeam, and you'll approximate the look of the Abyssinian cat. Fondly called the Aby, the Abyssinian is a lively and active cat.
Many Abysssinians love water. Be prepared to provide plenty of interactive play for an Aby cat, and you will be rewarded with lifetime loyalty. If you have energy, humor, and zest for life, an Aby might become your best friend. If you're looking for a lap cat, the Abyssinian may not be for you. But if you'd enjoy a pet who is lively and inquisitive; who wants to participate in your activities; and who is loyal, intelligent, and affectionate, you can't go wrong with an Aby. Watch the About.com Abyssinian Video to see this remarkable cat in action. Caesar, pictured here, is an extreme cuddlebug, according to his housemate, Kimberly.
Photo © Kimberly