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The best known tale about this cat is that today’s breed is a direct descendant of the sacred cats worshipped as the physical manifestations of the gods in the temples and palaces of the ancient Egyptians some 4 000 years ago. Abyssinians do look remarkably like the cats depicted in Egyptian murals and sculptures.

Courageous, curious and high-spirited, the Abyssinian cat does not like to be contained in too close a cuddle. However, this does not mean that it cannot be affectionate. It can be especially loving at mealtimes! Natural athletes, they love to entertain their human beings with their agile antics.