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NOS AMIS LES CHATS

1947 Marcel Reney

AKA Abbot Chimonin from Switzerland

 

 The Sacred Cat of Burma

 

Since I saw the wonderful photo of Dieu d’Arakkan taken by a reporter at an exhibition in Paris I have been enchanted, Birman cats more than Persians and Siamese exert a peculiar fascination from which we can not escape. Their eyes are caressing and sweet, the strange beauty of their fur, their most endearing character making friends differently from all other cats.

Also after 15 years I have not discovered anything enlightening about the mystery of their origins.

In 1926 Ph Jumaud wrote in Les Chat “Originating in the far-east, like the Siamese, Birman cats bred in the temples are heavily guarded and their sale is prohibited but some years ago M. Vanderbilt was able to acquire a couple coming from subjects that currently exist. More............