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My mother’s three month old kitten. This is a new breed, called a Snowshoe. They are still relatively rare and very expensive. As you can probably guess, they were bred by crossing seal point siamese with another breed.

My mom got Mick by accident. She had bought a seal point kitten and went to the breeder’s house to pick him up. The breeder was out of town and her daughter told my mom to pick out her kitten. When Snowshoe kittens are young, they look just like seal points. The markings don’t come out until they are a few months old. Both litters were together in the same room, and my mother picked up the male that she thought she had bought. By the time the breeder got back and realized what happened, Mick was already a part of the family. My mom ended up with a cat that was worth several hundred dollars more than she had paid.

Photo taken by Shaun P. Emerson, with a Nikon CoolPix P80 camera.


  • Jarede Schmetterer
    Jarede Schmett...about 6 years ago

    oh my god….how adorable is Mick!! those eyes…..

  • I know. I fell in love with him and wanted to sneak him home in my luggage.

    – rocamiadesign

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleabout 6 years ago

    He’s an adorable little companion. :)

  • catnip addict manor
    catnip addict ...about 5 years ago

    why do cats always look cross eyed? that is too funny!

  • That’s one of the main traits that you’ll see in Siamese cats. It sure makes them look like clowns.

    – rocamiadesign

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    Hi Mick, happy to meet you,, please meet my fella,, HERSHEY,, these are the most awesome, dedicated, loving cats,, I have not every seen marking like Mick has before,, he is spectacular and beautiful,, kisses and hugs MICK,, linmarie

  • Thank-you! Your’s is beautiful too. Siamese are my absolute favorites. My parents bred and showed Sealpoints and Bluepoints. We even had a Lilacpoint when we lived in Australia. My husband won’t let me have one now, though. He can’t stand the loud yowls they make. Our Bombay toms make up for it with their loud mating calls to the stray females in our neighborhood. They don’t even seem to notice that they’ve been neutered either.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 5 years ago

    Oh Mick is such a cutie!!! Please give him a big pat for me!! One of those awwwwww moments! :))

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    I love the Siamese … they have a personality all of their own. Great shot.

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 4 years ago

    What a lovely photo of a little cutie.

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