I've been with my meowmy two years now, and I could not be happier. She's always wondered what I am, because I am a very striking kitty and very very different from Tenny, our torbie and white mix -- she has everything!!
Meowmy has always loved my smokey coat -- black with white underneath. I also have some spots and stripeys. Today, she decided what breeds have smoke coats. 'Egyptian mau' came up, so she googled that and 'black smoke' -- if you do that, you see a couple of kitties that look like ME!
Big ears, the coat, the eyes, the silly looks some of them have...and Meowmy thinks there was a backyard breeder near where she lived when she found me. I do fit most of the temperament characteristics.
I have a small white crest on my chest, though -- it breaks up the completely smokey look. So I guess my questions are: 1) am I mau? 2) if so, is a white crest is considered enough of a genetic boo boo to get dumped?
Meowmy is just curious, as am I -- I get lots of love no matter what I am!