Betsy Whitlock, the owner of Belle Hollow Farms and Exotics , a breeder of Egyptian Maus for five years, was a wellspring of information about this cat breed, which she reveres.
With great excitement, she
exclaimed right away, "They are the original cat!
They represent the selective survival of the fittest over the course of 30,000-35,000 years!
re-emphasized the fact that every domestic cat on earth today can trace its genetic origins back to the Egyptian Mau-which makes them a very special breed indeed.
proceeded to rave about the personality of the breed, pointing out that Egyptian Maus are extremely stable in temperament-perhaps more so than any other breed.
Their temperament is genetically encoded to be dependably and reliably charming, friendly, and vivacious, and there is very little variation in the temperaments of individual cats within the breed.
So it is easy for Betsy
to place kittens with new owners, as all of her
kittens will grow up to be wonderful, good-natured pets, and she
does not have to select particular kittens for particular future owners, as breeders of other breeds of cats often do.
They make terrific pets for the elderly, for homes with small children maing an excellent children friendly pet, dogs or other pets, single people, families of all types - making great family pets . For some reason, men who have claimed that they don't particularly like cats feel very differently about Egyptian Maus once they get to know them, and Betsy
has placed quite a number of kittens with servicemen and war veterans very successfully.
They also make excellent therapy cats, and are very suitable for those who may be disabled, physically or mentally.
concluded by saying that the Egyptian Mau is one you "can count on to be a nice cat every day of their lives.