Exotic Cats You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Exotic Cats You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Every cat lady's dream.
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Being a huge cat lover, I know way too much about cats and I can distinguish between different types and breeds. There are way more cats out there than you may think! These are just a few of the cats that would be rare to see at a friend's house or a shelter. Usually to be an owner of one of these unique cats, you have to be willing to pay a hefty price and go through a long, extensive search to find the perfect one, you can pretty much only buy these cats straight from a breeder. If you are spending this much money on a cat you want it to be perfect! Which means finding the right, experienced breeder and making sure the cat looks and acts how it's meant to before bringing it home. What's the point of even having these cats and paying so much money when you can just rescue one? Well, there really isn't a point except to be seen as a legitimate, crazy, cat owner. If you're like me and you love cats, you'll love these cat breeds!



Bengal

These adorable cats are like little pocket leopards. Their beautiful coats make them look like a small big cat. These cats can be expensive if you by one full pure bred, but they've been around long enough to find them in shelters or to be less expensive if they are further removed from their purebred line.


Toyger

The Toyger cat is a newer cat. For the past 10 years breeders have been trying to perfect the Toyger's look, It is bred to be a cross between a normal house cat and a lion, very cool! Not until the past few years have the breeders made them available to buy. These cats really do look like mini tigers, but they also look like their relatives,the tabbies. Unlike the normal cat, Toyers have rounder ears.


Savannah Cat

Savannah cats are super unique, not many people know about them. Savannah cats are larger than the traditional house cat, they are the size of a small to medium dog. These cats love water and literally look like wild cats that are living in your home.



Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau looks like a glorified tabby cat, however, they're bigger than normal cats and have more spotted fur rather than striped fur. These cats live longer than most.



Abyssinian


Abyssinian cats have beautiful, ticked fur. These athletic cats love to climb and love heights. They're also very playful and look like short-hair Somali Cats.


Somali Cat

The Somali Cat looks like a mix between a cat and a fox. Though their color is similar to that of the Abyssinian, their fluffy foxy tails set them apart. These cats have thicker coats than a normal domestic cat does, they are relatives of the Abyssinian cats just with longer hair. I mean just look at that fluffy tail!


As you can see, all these cats are unique and adorable! You'll probably never see them in person in your life so if you do, at least now you'll know what to expect. These exotic cats are true, cat lady's dream come true. But, we love all cats no matter what their backgrounds are, where they come from, or how much money they may cost.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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The Old Oak Tree

A short poem about returning to one's childhood home.

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Looming over the burned-out house is an oak tree,

Hundreds of years old at least.

The smell of smoke is gone, but skeleton of the house remains,

A mere speck when compared to the tree.

Whose branches reach out to me like hands,

Begging for me to come closer.

I do.

I sit under the tree like I did when I was young.

The ground is damp from the rain,

I feel the sogginess soaking through my jeans.

I remain.

It is cooler under the branches,

A limitless amount of leaves shades me from the daylight.

I stay there. All day.

Staring at the charred remains of my childhood home.

I stay there until fog begins to form in the crisp night air,

Cold and sharp against my cheeks.

No longer able to withstand the cold, I take my leave looking back once more.

It's nice to know that even when I'm gone,

The old oak tree remains.

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