Like Persians but wish they has a bit more pep? I have my cousin’s gentle nature but am more likely to enjoy a zippy game—before grabbing a nap. I’ll follow you around just to be close, and I do enjoy a good cuddle. Males are more affectionate, while females are somewhat aloof.

I can generally adapt to any family situation, although I’m bothered by hot climates. I let you know my thoughts in a sweet, soft voice.

Weighing 7 to 12 pounds, my appearance is similar to a Persian’s, except that my coat is short. Thorough combing once or twice a week is all I need, with more attention and perhaps a bath during shedding seasons. The coat and eyes can be a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Aside from potential kidney and urinary tract issues and eye problems, my health is good. With proper care I’ll be a family favorite for 8 to 15 years.