Rumored to be from Abyssinia or current-day Ethiopia, the Abyssinian cat breed most likely originated from Southeast Asia. The Abyssinian, also known as the Abys is also depicted on Egyptian artifacts and art – leading many to believe that they lived amongst the pharaohs of Egypt.
The Abyssinian cat was introduced o the U.S. in the 1930s but has been around for a very long time. They became quite popular and are now the 5th most popular cat in the United States. [Read more…]