Although we don't know her breed, Callie has many characteristics of a Norwegian Forest Cat. She has the beautiful mane and ruff seen here, but loses them along with the big, fluffy body in the summer time.
Our other three cats, including her kitten (now grown), are very mean to her. For that reason we often hear Callie saying "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
© Sally Knowles
Callie's photo was also featured in the 2008 Longhair Cats Gallery. I was struck by her stunning beauty, her captivating eyes, as well as Sally's devotion to her.