Monday, November 22, 2021

Monday Lori

TBT:  Megan commented about Lori "She looks like she's going to be quite "chunky" - like Iza".  Indeed she probably will be.  Tonkinese seem to be a hybrid of Siamese and Burmese, and except for the light fur color (usually), tend to favor Burmese traits.  Burmese are larger, more physically "solid", and muscular compared to Siamese.

Ayla is small, lightweight @ 6.4 lbs, and an agile jumper.  I got a good deal on her BECAUSE she was the smallest of the litter and considered too small for breeding.  When I was young, my family had 2 Siamese females in succession and they were easily 9 pounds.  And I had a friend with a male Siamese and he was probably 12 pounds.  So Ayla is a bit at the small end of the Bell Curve for even "famously-slender" female Siamese.

I adore her small size and light weight!

But yeah, Lori isn't going to be like that.  She might be lighter and more agile than Iza; it will be a couple of years before I can be certain.  I suspect she will be better at jumping than Iza.  At about a foot from nose to tailtip and 3.4 lbs, she is preparing to jump to the top of the shoerack 4' above the frame (and from the solidity of the frame) of the waterbed

I watch her little rump twitching and her back legs alternating in practice sometimes.  But she knows she is not ready yet.  It is like watching a baby bird testing out its not-quite-ready wings.

I have some good newer pics now.  But I still have more pics of Lori's First Week to show today and tomorrow, so you will have to wait (bwa-ha-ha).  But here is the next-to-last batch of Lori First Week...


  1. Poor Ayla - always gonna be out muscled by any new cats that enter the household!

    Sydney, Australia

  2. Awww, I love that last picture...all curled up, and oblivious to the world around her...sleeping like a sweet!

  3. Can't speak to breed characteristics (even tho I've had Siamese, and Himalayans) ... but Lori looks to me as though she'll grow into one lean and mean (not really) running machine! Seriously, I envision her as slim, streaking by, jumping high! Sleek and elegant in her movements. No idea why this is how I see her grown up ... time will tell ...

  4. I think she will be very adventurous. Love the stretched out sleeping photo.

  5. She is sure enjoying every minute of her new life.

  6. She looks so happy and she has that mischievous smile! I love her coloring. It is the same as Nellie Bellie's


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