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Has anyone else got a Tonkinese?

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larahusky Mon 21-Jan-13 21:25:36

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takeonboard Sat 19-Jan-13 13:00:33

aaw they are so affectionate to each other and to humans. I miss them and their many funny habits. We have a lovely cat/kitten now - not a Tonk - she is great but not half as affectionate as either of my Tonks.

gazzalw Sat 19-Jan-13 11:06:11

Ours sleeps curled up next to our heads and snuggles in between us...And she does lick DW's face all the time...We often comment that she must think DW is a cat too....

When DW comes home from the school run with DD, our puss comes hurtling down the stairs and always accompanies one to the front door if someone knocks on it!

VenusRising Fri 18-Jan-13 23:03:30

Oh how lovely!
My little Tonkie grooms my eyebrows for ages and then curls up right next to my face to sleep on the pillows.
I think in her mind I am another cat. She rests her paws on my neck. I've never had such an affectionate cat.
It's quite a strange feeling to be licked on the face though, and not for the faint hearted.... Her tongue is very raspy!

What do you feed your lovelies larahusky? Mine will only eat RC wet pouches at the moment. Very £££!

Are all our girls little blues with green eyes? How coincidental!

larahusky Fri 18-Jan-13 21:39:40

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takeonboard Fri 18-Jan-13 21:24:41

I used to have a brother and a sister tonkinese. they are fab the perfect mix of breeds. My girl was very Burmese and the boy who was twice her size was very Siamese. They were very different in every way but absolutely inseperable, they slept curled around each other and even used to wash each other!

larahusky Fri 18-Jan-13 21:11:17

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larahusky Fri 18-Jan-13 21:09:21

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gazzalw Fri 18-Jan-13 12:50:52

Our Tonkinese goes out to do her business and spends the rest of the time lounging indoors...even in the summer it's a struggle to get her to stay outside unless one is gardening in which case she is quite happy to sit and watch!

cozietoesie Fri 18-Jan-13 12:15:15

In my experience, Siamese are quite happy to be house cats if they haven't been outside cats and can be with their people a lot. It depends on your home and work situation.


SparkyDudess Fri 18-Jan-13 12:07:39

Are they as doglike in nature as Siamese? Dh and I are at oddsv- I'd love another pair of kittens, but he wants them to be house cats like the last boys were. I felt cruel keeping them indoors as Siamese like to wander.

If tonkinese would be happy indoors they might well fit the bill. I miss my noisy boys.

gazzalw Fri 18-Jan-13 11:14:44

We have a lovely girl. SHe is so good natured and gentle and almost feels like a third child...DD absolutely adores her and the feeling is mutual. Such a lovely, silky, sleek coat she has too. Mind you, she costs a fortune to feed as she is very fussy!

VenusRising Fri 18-Jan-13 11:08:12

They're a natural progression from Siamese cozietoesie!
All the vocals and crazy of the Siamese, with the adoration of the Burmese.
Not such an extreme pinch in the face as new Siamese, so a very healthy breed.

SparkyDudess Fri 18-Jan-13 11:01:39

They're beautiful, very much like old style Siamese - I had several of the heavier, less angular Siamese years ago, but they're hard to find now.

VenusRising Fri 18-Jan-13 10:59:05

I have a single girl. She's just my baby! Follows me around and sleeps next to me. Not neurotic at all, just very sociable- I am her human.
I love that she jumps so high and will climb to the tops of the doors to survey her minions, will fetch, and talks and chirrups non stop.

What coat patterns do you have larahusky? Mine is Burmese variant solid blue with green eyes. So very silky too. <Preens!>

larahusky Thu 17-Jan-13 21:37:53

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cozietoesie Thu 17-Jan-13 21:11:55

Never had one - but from the pics, I could easily go for them!

tonk pics


larahusky Thu 17-Jan-13 20:33:39

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