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26 November 2008 @ 11:10 am
okay, so i've finally found out what breed of cat i own. Leeloo is a Chartreux - Parisian cat descended from Syrian mountain cats - quite rare. Well, I wanted to get a companion for her, the same breed as she is - but i ran into a big problem.

you can't buy them in australia.

how, you may ask, do i have one then???

kwayera and i found leeloo abandoned out the front of my place, starving to death on the hay bails.

does anyone know how i can get another Chartreux cat??? there must be a cat enthusiast somewhere on my flist!
Picture 1: Female Chartreux Show Cat

Picture 2: My Cat, Leeloo

Sapphsapphs on November 25th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
I did a search for "Chartreux - Parisian cats in Australia" and your LJ came up as the second link lol.

Ok, there aren't any breeders in Australia, but apparently your cat is of a similar breed to a British Blue. Here are some sites (not sure how often they're updated):

Bosco - Hunter Valley

Shikobee - Sydney

... Actually just go HERE and browse.

Edited at 2008-11-26 12:45 am (UTC)
ellymelly: tellymelly on November 25th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
lol, the second link???? that's helpful lol!

i know about british blue's but the Chartreux have such a unique temperament, they're just gorgeous cats.

thank you for the links though! it looks like i may have to have a chat to immigration and try and get permission to import one.

this makes me think that someone's running an illegal cat smuggling program up here because we've found 3 other breeds that are not currently in australia. leeloo nearly died because she'd just been left. she was friendly though, even starving and frightened, it's the only reason we were able to save her :D
Sapphsapphs on November 25th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
lol, the second link???? that's helpful lol!

I don't understand how someone can just leave animals to die. It makes me so angry. I'm glad you found her! And good luck with immigration as well.
ellymelly: aliean lab ratellymelly on November 25th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
i meant that my journal comes up when i'm trying to search for information lol!

i know, i don't get how people can just leave animals. i've been looking into her breed, and i am allowed to import them but it looks like it's going to cost my entire life savings!!! it's sooo expensive important animals. it makes me wonder even more how someone could abandon a cat like leeloo when someone has clearly gone to a lot of trouble to get her in the first place!
Emma: 30 Rock; Conanemosweet on November 25th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
In the first pic she looks just like the Cheezburger kitteh!
ellymelly: beady eyes on youellymelly on November 25th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
the cheezburger kitten??? lol *did i miss something*
hypercazhypercaz on November 28th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure just how many cheezburger kittehs there are, but here's one off a site with MANY kittehs: http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/i-can-has-cheezburger-3/
sidhe1sidhe1 on November 25th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't help with finding another of the same kind of kitteh. I hope you can, though, and that it won't cost you your immortal soul to purchase!

Can I just say that I love that your cat is named Leeloo? Is that after The Fifth Element?? :D
ellymelly: Squeeellymelly on November 25th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Leeloo - yep, 5th element. :D kwayera and i were watching that right after we found her (at the time, 'leeloo' was hiding under the stove lol) and we decided to call her leeloo because she seemed to come from nowhere - like a gift :D my brother has never forgiven us for choosing this name!
hypercazhypercaz on November 28th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
tell your nephew to add me back on LJ or I'm defriending him =P