MISTYBLUE CATTERY (TICA).
The eyes of the korat are like those of no other cat...as sparkling as the 'dewdrops on a lotus leaf'. As newborn kittens the eyes are blue, changing to amber with a green tinge around the pupil during adolescence, and then, when the cat reaches two to four years, the eyes are luminous green.
The roots of the hair are a light bluish color, darkening before the ends become silver-tipped. Korats are silver blue from their first day to their last; a cat of any other color is not a Korat. Their coats consist of one layer, without an undercoat and is soft and close-lying.
Korats form an exceptionally strong bond of affection with their owners and respond warmly to cuddling. Korats are gentle pets, moving softly and cautiously, disliking sudden, loud or harsh noises.
Korats are considered a symbol of good luck by the Thais because according to the Thai tradition they are the color of silver, signifying wealth; they are the color of rain clouds and with eyes the color of young rice, meaning good crops. The gift of a pair of Si-Sawat cats to the bride ensures a fortunate marriage.
Our Christmas photo this year is the new kitten Kimberly adopted while at the Pet Expo in Pittsburgh, PA. His birthdate has been given as 15 July 2017. This photo was snapped at the Greater Baltimore Cat Club CFA Show, Santa Paws Winter Festival, at Parkville, MD on 3 December 2017. Kimberly named him Dante and he fit right into his new forever home.
|Another photo of the little guy. He enjoyed his very first show, was not fearful at all. At the end of the show in household pet class the three highest scoring cats received a specail award for Mr. Santa Paws, Mrs. Santa Paws and Baby Santa Paws. We are pride to announce Dante is Baby Santa Paws.|
|Casey relaxing on the cat tree in the back yard within the Purr-fect cat fence. Pic taken on 9 July 2015. Casey will be five years old on 25 September. She is my talker, when I say her name she answers me, tells me all about everything. Casey's papa is CH Skarraghbrae J.A.T.O. of Maleza and her mama is CH Maleza Blue Sea Atea.|
|Artemis also relaxing on the outside cat tree, enjoying a nice warm day.|
© photo by Helmi
Celeste looking out the window, watching the birds at the feeder.
|A picture of Anakin from Johnson Photography. He was more curious of his surroundings than of having his photo taken, he tried his best to have a look around. The toys caught his attention long enough for the setting. He is our beautiful, curious boy.|
|Here is our handsome Korat companion boy. He is RW QGCA Mistyblue Balki, The International Cat Association's Best Korat Alter of The Year for 2012. RW QGCA Balki is also Eighteenth Best Alter of the Year 2012 in the Mid Atlantic Region. He is GP Best of Breed Premiership Korat in Great Lakes Region, CFA, for show year 2013-2014 and show year 2014-2015. Balki is a delight to have in our home, loves to play, loves his people, he is a wonderful companion. Niobe can certainly be a proud mama.|
© Creative Focus Photography
|A picture of CH Mysticblue Artemis(cfa) SGC Mistyblue Artemis(tica) taken during the Parma Ohio show by photographer St. Arnaud. She didn't care much for being photographed, she is a bit shy, but very sweet. She kept trying to escape but failed to stop this beautiful photo of her being snapped on 17 January 2010. Artemis is Second Best of Breed Korat and Best of Breed Kitten Korat for the CFA show season 2009-2010.|
© photo by St. Armaud Photography