Himalayan Cat and Interlacing

KOTROTSOS By: Serafeim Kotrotsos,

Greek Article: Rizopoulospost

Did a Himalayan cat actually roam around the urban district of the American embassy in Athens? Is it an actually beautiful pet or simply a fictional creation of the major shareholder of Lambrakis Press Mr. Stavros Psycharis to make the revelations of the day even more vivid? No matter how things turned out, the presence of this cat species in the political-media thriller which will undoubtedly turn leads to an interesting conclusion, especially if you know its little history. I utilize the welcoming place provided to me through this website to share it (source: Wikipedia) before I arrive to ….. the conclusion:

The first Himalayan cat was created in 1930 by Professor Clyde Keller medical faculty of Harvard University and Virginia Cobb, breeder and producer of Newtoncattery. Their original purpose was not to create a new type of cat but simply to study the theory of genetics and heredity. Their idea was to crossbreed Persian cats with Siamese cats in order to create a long-haired cat, quite similar to the Persian but with the peculiar coloring of the Siamese cat (blue eyes, dark limbs and face). After several experiments and crossbreeding, they created the first Himalayan cat who got the strange name of Newton’s debutante. This cat is considered to be the first recognized representative of its kind, although it looked more like a Siamese cat rather than a Persian. Later, in 1945, the Englishman Brian Sterling-Webb began to crossbreed Persian and Siamese cats and ten years later he managed to create a long-haired cat, similar to the Persian but with the coloring of the Siamese. In 1955 Webb made a request to the GCCF (Governing Council of Cat Fancy) to classify the new type. The GCCF accepted the request and so the Himalayan cat was officially recognized in England as a new species. In 1957 the Himalayan cat ws recognized by the CFA as a new species, while in the 1980s it was seen as a color variation of the Persian cat, so the separation of species stopped and both species were combined. This integration has caused many reactions because both the breeders of Persian cats do not like the intrusion of a new species in the ancient Persian breed, and the breeders (mostly British) of Himalayan cats did not want a merger of the two breeds since they considered the new species as completely different from the other. Finally, there a mutual agreement was reached: The Himalayan cat typically belongs to the Persian family, but generally has an “independence” since it keeps its name (for example, lists of cats in different shows report both breeds as “Persian” and “Himalayan” so they appear as a separate breed). Of course, in some countries these cats have the double name Persian-Himalayan while others are referred to as Pointed Persians.

My conclusion: Domestic interweaving as a concept and as a political phenomenon is (and this one, like the Himalayan cat) an intersection of a shady background of political life and the experiences of media business growths. Since the two components above were missing the “category” of the relationship could not embellish urban lounges, editorial or political offices. Like Keller and Cobb created that specific cat to study the theory of genetics and heredity, so the domestic interweaving as well is glaring proof that heredity is transferred from political generation to political generation and from media office to media office. Will Alexis Tsipras be able to stop this “blood line”? Everyone is entitled to doubt as long as the umbilical cord remains intact. These are few disappointing thoughts, always hoping, toward the best that will surprise us …


PS:  This article’s apparent aim is the “zoological” education of readers at a time when other than cats, … Rottweilers also exist, that sometimes extort by pricing their services.


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