Shimmi is Pakistani for cat. Shimmi is a pretty, dainty, black short haired female kitten.
Black cats are seen as unlucky in some cultures, but in Scotland; a black cat appearing on your doorstep is a sign of prosperity. In England; in the Midlands, a black cat as a wedding present is thought to bring good luck to the bride.
In Northern Europe; it is believed that taking in and caring for a black cat can ensure fair weather and safe passage during voyages on the sea. In Asia; owning a black cat is considered lucky.
Shimmi’s coat is a beautiful shade of black with faint markings that ‘shimmy’ in the light. Shimmi seems to be one of the more shy kittens of the litter. Shimmi is the only black kitten from the litter.
Miz is Mayan for cat. Miz is a very pretty, tabby female kitten, who is confident, loving and friendly and seems to take the elder role among siblings.
Miz appears to have some slight bengal markings, and has identical markings on her back to her mum, who is a tabby cat.
Tabby cats are not a ‘specific breed’, tabby patterns can be found in all breeds. The prophet Muhammed was also very fond of cats.
According to legend, the `M’ design on the forehead of the tabby cat was made when the prophet blessed his favourite cat by placing his hand on it’s head.
(Miz is pictured on the right)
Gnari is cat in Papuan New Guinean. Gnari also has Russian blue colouring, but is lighter coloured than Neko. Gnari is a friendly cat.
According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), cat rumour has it that “the Russian blue breed descended from the cats kept by the Russian Czars.
Assuming the Russian blue did migrate from northern Russia, it was likely via ship to England and northern Europe in the mid-1860s.”
As early as the sixteenth century, recorded history shows that trade ships passed between this territory and the British Isles, and the Vikings were active in both regions centuries prior, but there is no mention of the Russian blue cat until the nineteenth century.
(Gnari is pictured on the left)
Neko is Japanese for cat. Neko is a male kitten and he appears to have amazing and striking russian blue colouring. Neko is a slightly darker shade of lilac/blue grey to his brother Gnari, who also has Russian blue colouring, but with some faint markings from his mum who is a tabby. Neko is a cautious and intelligent cat.
In Japan, cats are revered for giving good luck and other positive results. The popular Japanese cat figurine (maneki-neko-beckoning cat), is typically believed to bring such blessings.
The figurine is often of a cat with its paw in an upright position as if beckoning. According to legend, a landlord witnessed a cat waving a paw at him. Intrigued by this gesture, he came close to the cat when suddenly a lightning bolt struck the exact place he was previously standing in. The landlord believed that his good fortune was because of the cat’s actions.