A little God in a beautiful graceful cat’s body! For
many centuries these amazing cats have been admired, respected and even
worshipped by their royal patrons. And today their spectacular exotic
appearance, bright character and unusually high intelligence conquer the
hearts! Once settled in your soul, the Mekong Bobtail will stay there
The Mekong Bobtail looks at people with Buddha’s eyes… straight
into your soul, never looking away. It is impossible to forget those big
eyes of all the shades of sapphire and turquoise. Though it is a rare
breed, Mekong Bobtail’s popularity is growing steadily. It is assumed
that the breed name Mekong Bobtail is symbolical and has occurred from
the name of the river Mekong, dividing Thailand with other states of
South East Asia. This native breed was first recognised in Russia.
The Mekong Bobtail is a surprising, original breed with a charming
short tail. She is a colour-pointed cat, medium-sized, with developed
musculature, but slender and elegant. Paws are fine and oval, tail is
short with different combinations of kinks or curves. The coat is short
and glossy, almost without undercoat, close-lying. Her ears are of
medium size, broad at the base while eyes are blue, almond-shaped,
Main feature of Mekong Bobtail is her famous character! She is a cat
with a dog’s soul - the most loyal and devoted friend with a big, hot
and brave heart. ‘The cat who walks by itself’ - this statement is
absolutely not about her! Mekong Bobtail happy only with you, shoulder
to shoulder, in trouble and in joy, friends forever!
They are alive, inventive and naturally intelligent. Their gaiety,
perfect intuition and passion for children and any other little ones is
commendable. The intelligent, mentally stable cat gets along well with
children, dogs, other cats, as well as more exotic animals like guinea
pigs, parrots and even rats! They are really talkative cats but neither
annoying nor clamorous.
Living with her…
Your cat will follow you wherever you go. The cat will joyfully greet
you at the door; she may even get your slippers. An irrepressible
curiosity and attachment to humans make the Mekong Bobtail a participant
in all family functions. She is a very neat, diplomatic, obedient and
well-behaved cat. No matter where you are – at home, at a party, in the
country, in a forest – she will give you no trouble at all! Travelling
with her is pure pleasure! The Mekong Bobtail gets accustomed, not to
premises, but to humans.
Besides, they have a pronounced
hunting instinct: there will be no bug, worm, fly or mouse in your
house. When you are not well, she will come efficiently and lay on the
sore spot. Often Mekong Bobtails take upon themselves dogs’
responsibility reacting on a door bell by a funny yelp. But the fun may
end right here: the Bobtail will not let just anybody in the house!
Walk and play…
She likes playing with sticks and different toys. She will love to sit
on your shoulder while going out as well as walking on a leash.
Grooming and care…
These cats do not require any special care. It’s enough to brush the
coat once or twice a week to remove dead hair, wipe the inside of the
ears with a cotton ball moistened with feline ear treatment and trim
claws if necessary. There is no hair in the house even during shedding.
Mekong Bobtails have excellent health and a strong immune system.
- They have an incredible jumping ability (she can leap from the floor up to one meter and a half or even more).
- They have the ability to reproduce even in extreme old age.
- Extraordinary offspring care (females as well as males are excellent
parents. Both of them care for kittens of theirs’ and sometimes others
- The Mekong Bobtail’s family is a matriarchal one. If there is a cat
couple, the wife will be the family’s head and the cat will become a
- Males do not have the habit of territory marking.
(The author runs the Mekong Bobtail cattery "Cofein Pride” in Moscow, Russia.)