With my softly dignified manner and white-gloved paws, I might be mistaken for refined lady from the 1950s. Loving, affectionate, and smart, I’ll let you know with a quiet chirp when it’s time to eat. I’m very mellow but do enjoy exploring to satisfy my inquisitive nature. Patient and tolerant, I’m good with children—if not the most rambunctious playmate.

My blue eyes instill a sense of quiet reverence in people, hearkening back to my ancestral days as a Burmese temple cat. My lush, silky coat may be blue, seal, lilac, chocolate, red, cream, or tortie, in either solid or lynx pattern. The single coat resists matting and needs only a weekly combing.

I weigh 7 to 12 pounds and am generally healthy, with occasional risks for corneal problems and a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. With responsible care I’ll be sitting by your side at teatime for 12 to 16 years.