Cajza has an extremely thick and long fur
coat. At a show a judge said that even if we took away 2/3 of her coat she
would have more than most Norwegian Forest Cats. She likes help to attend to
the coat both with a comb or with your fingers petting her. As soon as any
cat gets petted or combed she comes rushing to get attended to, she will
place herself closest to the comb or the patting hand. In the process of
placing herself in a good position she does not seem to notice that she bars
the way for other cats to get attended to. She also likes to cuddle
with the other cats, this is the cat-girl that just loves everybody.
The thick fur coat comes very handy for Cajza in the
winter. She loves to sleep outside in the cold weather. I have frequently
found her outdoors in the morning all covered in snow. She will not feel the
cold or wetness through her warm coat.
does not like to be carried or rest on your knee but she loves to rest close
to you. As I sit at my desk and work frequently when I am home she often
lies next to the computer or in the middle of all papers. She also likes to
jump into the bookshelf behind my back and rest while she has a good view of
what I am doing.
All new things that I bring home need a thorough
investigation by Cajza before she releases them as safe to be stored away.
Especially if it is possible to get inside them she will try them out and
investigate the inside as well. Most things you can actually squeeze into if
you try hard.
to take a rest in all kinds of bowls that is not normally intended as a cat
bed. The fruit bowl in the kitchen is nice and small for her. If there is
fruit in it she will either take it our or rest on top of it.
Cajza likes to help me in my shores. To water the plants
is one example. She follows me and inspects every watered plant, if I move
forward too fast she will protest with her typical sound.
Cajza and I have our very special time in the morning
when I take my bath. She will then rest on the bathroom carpet next to the
bathtub. She demands some patting now and then and also inspects that I am
washing myself properly. When I want to get out of the bathtub she will not
move so I have to climb over her and she gets all wet but does not care.
A cat toy with feathers is her favourite toy and she want
to play with it before we get to sleep at night. SHe will dive wildly after
it in the bed to chase the feathers. Frequently she will get company by
Sunnygirl but Sunnygirl need to look out as sometimes Cajza is so engaged in
the play that she will not notice that she by mistake jumps right on to
When I go into the kitchen Cajza will come rushing. She
likes food especially if it is one of the favourite kinds. If that kind is
not available she will try to make me bring the right kind out for her.
Cajza especially liked our male Sunnyboy almost
since the day she moved in with us. This love was mutual. The first mating
we had in the cattery was then of course between Cajza and Sunnyboy. On
December 9th 2005 Cajza gave birth to our first litter of four kittens (A-litter).
Cajza and Sunnyboy cared for this litter together almost to the point that
Sunnyboy spent more time in the nest than Cajza. Their second litter (our
C-litter) was born on February 6 - 7, 2007, also
this time 4 kittens..
Since Sunnyboy started to see other cat-ladies Cajza's
love for him has decreased a bit but she still enjoys his company if he is
not too persistent.