The breeders of our brown Burmese cat encouraged us to breed from her - I am more resistant to such suggestions these days! She was a pretty little queen and gave us many years of pleasurable companionship and five litters of kittens - three planned by us and two of her own desiring! In her second litter there was a blue kitten which we kept and called Pansy Blue.
Pansy had the most amazingly luminous eyes which changed expression remarkably. When she gazed at humans her eyes were soft and loving with no hint of evil but sometimes when she looked at one of her feline house mates her expression would harden and she looked every inch the fighter though she never squabbled with the others - perhaps the look was enough!
She was blind for the last two years of her life and we so missed her loving looks though she continued to chat to us as she had done all her life.
As you can see from the photographs a 'blue' cat is really grey. Against a blue background the coat looks 'bluer'.The 'blue' is a dilution of black. Our children became so used to the descriptive colours of the cats that other animals were so categorised. One day Susannah described a squirrel as being 'blue' and that's when we had to explain that colours vary acccording to breed and species and custom. A white horse is a 'grey', red hunting jackets are 'pink', a brown-spotted Dalmatian is 'liver' while a brown Labrador is 'chocolate' ,and so on ad infinitum.
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