Handsome Lobo

6 03 2012

Lobo (Spanish for “wolf”) is almost nine months old now and is incredibly handsome. His fur shimmers and I’m wondering if he is a Russian Blue mix. I read on Wikipedia that these cats are known to be highly intelligent and playful, but tend to be timid around strangers. That certainly fits the bill with this little guy.

When I photograph him, his fur shimmers and he looks almost metallic and a bit ghostly! I also learned there is a longer-haired breed called a Nebelung. I’m leaning toward that identification now that I’ve seen so many photos of this breed. Lobo has medium-long hair and a full tail, unlike most of the cats I’ve seen that are labeled Russian Blue. Trademark traits of a Nebelung cat are a long, graceful body (check), sweet, quiet and gentle disposition (check, check, check), and they are curious and tranquil (check, check).

Since he isn’t really answering to his name (yet), I could rename him “Pewter.” Any input?

He and our tabby Pixel (whom we call his brother, even though they’re not from the same litter) have finally (after four long months) been fully integrated into the household, much to our older cat’s chagrin. ZenaB has finally accepted that they aren’t going away but she shows them who is still Queen of the Ottoman from time to time. I’ve got a cute shot of Pixel covered with toys (shades of “Stuff on my cat”) that I’ll share next.

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7 responses

6 03 2012
Static Instants

I like pewter, what about steel or just blue! Either way, gorgeous shot and subject!

6 03 2012
Mahesh Patil

Beautiful Photo! Handsome Cat 🙂

6 03 2012
Mary Ellen Ryall

I have to meet Lobo, matter if he likes strangers or not. He is gorgeous. I am in L O V E

6 03 2012

Oh, finally Lobo makes his photographic debut and what a beauty he is! Keep the name. A few months a relationship does not make. Give it time and he will respond to his name. It was months before Rudee responded and now he comes when I call him. Relationships take time and patience on both parts.

7 03 2012

very cute kitty!

7 03 2012

This is a royally handsome feline. Had he lived in the time of the pharaohs, he would have undoubtedly accompanied his master to the next world, as was the wont of pharaohs. If the pharaoh died young, so did his cats—bummer!

I like the name Lobo. Pewter is an accurate description, but you may be assured that some people would address him as Pooter—also a bummer!

All seriousness aside, Lobo is one handsome dude, one that would have sired many sons and daughters in his likeness had not the fiendish vets altered his physical profile. Of course he can still go out and prowl and plunder, but as for loving he can only act as a consultant—another bummer!

16 03 2012

What a handsome fella! I vote for keeping the name Lobo because I’m used to it 😉 and it just fits. Great photo.

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