One day I picked up a newspaper and there on the Local & State page
was a picture of this exquisite creature in the arms of a young lady
traveling from the east coast to show her Norwegian Forest Cat in the
Wichita Cat Fancy Show. I fell in love. A Norwegian Forest Cat.
He was beautiful. I had to have that breed in my home. A search
on the internet resulted in an increased desire to own and show my very own
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a natural breed that lived in the forests of
Norway. For centuries they lived in the wild and on Norwegian farms
using their great hunting skills. It is often said that they
were mousers on the great longships of the Vikings.
These long haired cats have a double coat. A thick downy undercoat
provides warmth in the winter. The long silky guard hairs sheds water
and protects them from the elements. In the spring, they shed their
undercoat and they then have a shorter sleeker look. Their tail is
broader at the base and is long and bushy. It will easily reach the
base of the neck. Carried high, the Norwegian Forest Cat appears to be
waving a long and beautiful flag.
The Norwegian Forest Cat have an inherent love for their human families.
They share head bumps and often prance and "make biscuits" in your
lap to show their love for you. Soft, purring, pounds of pure
pleasure, the Norwegian Forest Cat is a people's cat.
Another reason to love Norwegian Forest Cats is that in showing them you
make great friends with their owners. NFC breeders are always willing
to take the new exhibitor under their wing and help them learn about their
cats and to take the time at the shows to educate the public about the
Norwegian Forest Cat