It’s been almost a year since we adopted the adorable Graham from the SPCA, and I’ve been trying to figure out his breed since day one. All we actually know is that the SPCA put his age at one year and one month and he was found in small city a ferry ride and several hours away. Right from the beginning, he seemed younger, even though his size was about right.
The first second I saw him, you may recall, I was struck by his resemblance to the Russian blue colouring. Grey fur with silver tipping and gradation of colour around the nose. Then after a few months pass with Graham getting bigger and heavier, along comes a sad teenage wisp of mane and thickness of the upper lip.
Then, seemingly overnight he was nearly 18 pounds and the mane and tail are getting a lot fuller . His head is bigger too.
He’s now getting so big that my guesses as to breed go beyond just colouring to size , face shape and personality. As for size of cat and paws and shape of face we’ve been looking at the maine coon cat, but still thinking a Russian blue mix, until today when I found pictures of a maine coon cat and the nebelung ( which is the long haired russian blue ) that look almost exactly like Graham.
I feel like we need him to do a 23 and me test to really know what type of mix he is, however he’s an affectionate,gentle, loyal, funny, playful, absolutely beautiful guy to live with.
10 thoughts on “More than we bargained for”
He is so lovely!
He really is!
A cat I can relate to.
He’s beautiful! I have a nebelung girl and Russian blue boy (neither are purebred-both were rescues)
They’re both so striking. Tasha Lynne is the nebelung, I’m guessing. Thanks for sharing their pics.
You’re welcome 🙂
She is a lot fluffier now, and very much a talker
Graham is quite the talker as well.
They’re both so striking! Tasha Lynne is the nebelung, I’m guessing. Nimbus is such a perfect name for a grey cat Thank you for sharing their pics.
Such a beautiful cat! He looks a lot like our old Rocky. I especially like the mane and tufted ears! Rickythulhu would be jealous!
We really lucked out these last two times at the SPCA. Both Boo and Graham are quite the lookers