By John Morrissey SCP




Although I am a cat lover I don’t have a pedigree cat! All eight of mine are pure bred moggies, three of which are from Swansea Cats Protection. I would love to hear from you the reader, your experiences of owning a pedigree or moggie cat so please email me your stories at   

My first review is Balinese

These cats are not shy retiring types and are very smart and lively, and will want to poke their elegant noses into everything! But with such a charming personality, you will forgive them for anything, and a loving owner will have an affec-tionate, loyal friend for life in their Balinese.

These cats have a medium-long, fine and silky coat. Closely related to the Siamese, the breed has a lithe body and long, slender legs.

My second and most favourite cat is the Bengal

The Bengal cat breed was first developed in the United States in 1963 when leopard cats were crossed with domestic cats in an attempt to prevent wild cats from being exploited for the fur market, as well as dangerous wild cats being kept as pets.

It was hoped that by putting a leopard coat on a domestic cat, the pet trade would be satisfied and people would be dissuaded from wearing furs that looked like their pets. 

The markings are just awesome. Bengal cats don’t like to be left alone for long so if you’re going to be out at work all day it’s best to get two so they will keep them-selves amused. The challenge is keeping up with their energy levels and intelligence.

The Bengal cat is a ‘wild’ looking domestic cat. The standard calls for a large, sleek, very muscular cat with hindquarters that are slightly higher than the shoulders, and a thick tail that is carried low. The Bengal cat’s head is rounded and slightly longer than it is wide. The nose is broad and the muzzle full, with a light coloured, strong rounded chin and pronounced whisker pads created by wide-set canine teeth. The ears are medium to small with rounded tips pointing forward in profile.

My final selection for this month is the Birman

The winner for the Birman is the temperament, they are such characters and very social. With their gentle natures and devotion to their human companions, these bundles of fluff will add a little ray of sunshine to any home. Eager to love and play, but less inclined to hunt, Birmans make perfect family pets and are highly suitable for elderly people. They will also happily share their lives with other breeds of cats and dogs.

These large cats have a silky, semi-longhair coat with coloured points. The eyes are china blue and the tail full and bushy.

I have looked at three pedigree cats this month but they are not within every-one’s price range. Cats are extremely loving creatures pedigree or just street moggies, they all need a loving caring environment to live in. If you’re interested in becoming a cat owner please, please look at Swansea Cats Protection website where you will find loads of loving cats looking for a good home.

Please contact us to find out more or visit our Sunday homing days at Kenwood Kennels north Gower 11.00am to 3.00pm  Helpline: 0845 217 9648  Web:


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