Andy is a smoke Persian. Sometimes, that characteristic doesn’t show well, especially when he’s short haired after a grooming.
Lately, I’ve noticed his ruff shows classic smoke Persian light shading. Hints of that “smoke” show elsewhere – all over – my little guy. He’s quite pretty for it!
He is a pretty boy.
Andy says “thanks!”, though in Catinese!
He looks like a famous statue de Rodin ” le penseur ” ( the thinking man ). Deep thought,of course, Doug. 🙂
Andy is flattered to be compared with that famous piece of art!
A strange note: a copy of that piece in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art was vandalized with explosives several years ago. The damaged art was left in place, damage unrepaired. Given this is America, with a strange puritanical bent, I bet the objection to a statue of a nude man in a public place was the reason for the attempt to destroy it, but the authorities never caught the vandal as far as I know.
it is sad when we see some people destrooy art work or the copy!
All the more tragic because it was one Rodin authorized. 😪
I thought Mr Andy took up a bad habit of smoking!
He is gorgeous!
Lol! Until I got Andy and Dougy 11 years ago, I’d never heard of the term “smoke” to describe their particular fur coloration.
Oh well, the Russian blue is actually grey, so there! The Adorables have always been adorable, no matter what the official color is called.
Andy’s coat is a beautiful color!
I almost am tempted to cancel his grooming appointment to preserve that look, but his groomer is so busy, I’d never get another appointment. The other groomer doesn’t take cats. I don’t know about the ones in nearby towns.
Yes indeed, he is beautiful and that’s a great shot of the “smoke”
I love the look, and it seems to be getting more pronounced the older Andy gets!
Such a handsome boy!
Yes, but he isn’t vain about it. Well, he does have a “thing” about his fabulous tail, which I have mentioned in other posts!
Yeah, his tail is amazing! I wanna run that fur through my fingers! 😂
That smoke fur is indeed beautiful!
It is especially pretty in his current hair length.
I didn’t know he was a smoke! Awww!
It’s become more noticeable the older he gets and the longer his hair grows. His late brother, Dougy, showed the smoke characteristic a bit more that Andy used to, but his ruff was fuller.
My hair began to go white like that. Perhaps I was a smoke person
he is absolutely fabulous… and we love the smoke effects… ;O)
Me, too! Until I got Andy and the late Dougy, hadn’t heard or seen a cat with the characteristic. Google “smoke Persian” and you can see just how distinctive it can be. Andy’s “smoke” is more grey than some smoke Persians. Many come in more white.