By Yann Arthus-Bertrand
This tremendous choice of photographs by means of Yann Arthus-Bertrand indicates cats in all their different sizes and styles. Pictured along their adoring vendors, the person features of every breed are truly represented. the easiest representations of every breed were chosen and mixed with thorough textual content illuminating the historical past of the breed in addition to vibrant anecdotes approximately person features.
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51 &H& Gaston (above and right), Framboise du Pen Cuckoo and Hela d'Aba, Cornish Rex, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Laurent Maillet. They are covered in veryfine hair,but do not have the tufts which adorn the tips of the Devon's ears. *T»; I^TM^H 1»-''iflji ^p H V ^r I; 9 Ii European Shorthair And here it is, the cat that is loved just for itself, the gentle household pet, the everyday cat,the town cat and the countrycat,the ordinary cat in all its glory: the European. Yet it has made a significant contribution to folklore and literature, has been ofgreat service andhas paid a high price, especially to skinmerchants and witch-burners.
I'm very proud of my ancestors—I owe them my robust,gracefully rounded body—but I'm even prouder of my three kinds of curly hair,and of my eyebrows and whiskers! Rightandfollowing double paces: Happy-Jolly du Pare, Solid Red Selkirk Rex, belonging to Mr. Jacqucs Courdille. 34 BfT^i?! fe LJ '^W& Devon rex The Devon Rex is a slender cat with a firm,muscular body, long,slimlegs, and a tapering, pointed tail. Itslong, elegant neckcarries a wedge-shaped head with high cheekbones, a strong chin, a short, pinched muzzle and a short nose.
Fortunately, it already haddescendants, and the mutant gene was preserved bycrossing withBurmese andBritish Shorthair, which resulted in a diversification of colours, and helped establish a typeandavoid inbreeding. Carlozio's Raphael Gold, Devon Rex Chocolate Tonkinois, belonging to Mrs. Anna Maria Quintela. 48 Kali aSSSBM The new cat was called "Cornish" because it was born in Cornwall, and "Rex"... because of the rabbit. The Cornish Rex hasa short,dense,curly or wavy coat. Unlike the Devon Rex, it has no guard hairs at all.
Cats by Yann Arthus-Bertrand