Sunnygirl is born in the same litter as Sunnyboy.
Sunnygirl is the first Norwegian Forest Cat that I fell
in love with when I was searching for new cat-friends. This quite and
unusually coloured cat I felt that I really wanted to get acquainted with.
When I contacted the breeder I learned that she was already booked but later
on I got lucky as she became available and I could buy her together with her
brother Sunnyboy. I was very happy when I was driving down to Helsingborg
during a weekend in September and was able to pick up my first NFO-friends.
Sunnygirl is the cat in our cattery that always looks
out for everybody else. She helps the others to trim their coat and she will
cover up after others in the cat-toilet. If any of the other cat get a bit
too much irritated on each other she will also go in between and make sure
everybody is OK. Especially if her brother Sunnyboy gives too much unwanted
attention to one of the cat-ladies Sunnygirl fixes it so that the other cat
get a chance to get out of reach from Sunnyboy.
likes to take care of kittens, she will help out as soon as their mother
lets her. The kittens or young cats also enjoys to spend time with her, they
search her company early in their lives. When their mother tries to push
them away they are welcome to Sunnygirl for nursing and caress. Sunnygirl
does not mind that the other cats are bigger than she is, she still takes
care of them.
Sunnygirl is a bit reserved to strangers. She will
also leave way to the other cats when they come and want attention. But if
there is some critical situation it is Sunnygirl who acts in order to
protect all. It is also normally Sunnygirl that creates the new games and
tricks. When I then comes along she plays a more withdrawn role.
Sunnygirl is our smartest cat. I can almost never fool
her into doing something that she doesn't want to do. She will quickly
understand what is going to happen and act accordingly. She will hide if we
are about to go in the car to go to the veterinary or go to our weekend
cottage. She will also hide if we are about to cut the claws, take her
p-pills or get weighted. She will always find new places to hide. When I
come looking for her she will change hiding place when I don't see her. In
this way she can end up someplace where I have already looked.
Sunnygirl does not like to be carried, she want to
stand on her own feet as she want to retain control. She enjoys to spend
time with me and like to be close by. She actually prefers if she can get my
attention and caress without having to share with the other cats. If some
other cat comes along while I am patting her she will soon give up her place
in favour to the other cat. When we are together alone she really doesn't
know how to show me how much she enjoys it, she almost looks as if she is
turning herself inside out. She loves having my fingers run through her
coat, she gets so excited that she at last she needs to take my fingers
between her teeth but very very carefully.
likes to participate in all kinds of games. She loves to chase the laser
pointer or play with a feather toy. She is also an excellent climber and as
she does not weigh very much she can stay climbing for a long time. If other
cats come and join in the play she will make sure they get enough room to be
able to participate in the play.
Like Sunnyboy Sunnygirl can produce a great variety of
sounds but the volume of her sounds is normally much lesser. She frequently
talks to me or some other cat telling us a lot. I think the other cats
understand what she is saying a lot better than I do. I have never heard her
do the normal meow that most cats do. She does not like to travel in a car,
she will soon start to make sounds that sounds like she was practising
scales to tell us that she thinks it is enough and this singing can be quite
loud. This scale singing is her way of saying that she does not feel to good
about travelling in the car.
Sunnygirl's colour is not one of the usual ones for
Norwegian Forest Cats. On many of the shows that she has participated in it
has taken a long time for the judges to discuss her colour. After we changed
her EMS-code and took away the s for silver it has become slightly better.
All now agree upon that she is in the right group (group 5) but that her
EMS-code needs further definition of her colour, the only question is what
it should be. Could it be one of the new amber colours or is she golden? So
far no judge have been able to define it.