Has anyone on here had a Somali? Are they affectionate and cuddly? I heard that they're affectionate, but only like to be NEAR rather than CUDDLING...also, exactly how active and playful are they? I have a full-time job, but when I am at home I enjoy sitting for long periods of time doing creative things like drawing, writing, and reading or using my computer. My kitty, who recently passed away, would always lie in my arms cuddling me while I did these things, and it was the perfect companionship.
Right now, my family has a dog (Australian Shepherd), who loves cats and would be a good playmate for my kitty while I am away.
I am also interested in Turkish Angoras, and would like to know how they compare to Somalis. (From what I've read, it seems like Turkish Angoras are more relaxed, but I've read different things!) Please keep in mind, I'm not asking for a breed description but rather, I want to hear from owners of these breeds to know firsthand what they are like.
Feel free to share your experiences with your kitties!
I am also open to suggestions of other cat breeds. My kitty was a domestic shorthair, and he was the best cat ever, so I really would love to get any kind of kitty! I'm kind of debating whether or not I should even pursue a purebred cat, since I just love all cats, mixed, pure or not. (In fact, I'm not sure if I've ever really met too many purebreds!)
Thanks for reading!