Photo: Marc Henrie
Living with Somalis is a two-way experience. For all the affection and care you give your
Somali, you are rewarded with love and fun.
A Somali needs a close relationship with its owner to be really happy - with a Somali you
are not only the carer and cleaner but a foremost friend.
Somalis are very loving cats needing affection as much as
food - indeed many of them will ask for a cuddle before eating, no matter how hungry they
are or how special the meal.
Somalis also give a lot of affection. A Somali won't sit in the corner and hope to
be noticed. He will be on your lap, rubbing your face and nuzzling your neck. With a
Somali you will feel loved. Somalis are quiet cats but they do like to have a
conversation. If you speak to a Somali you will usually get a chirrup in response. Somalis
probably chirrup more than they meow.
Somalis are intelligent cats capable of working things out and they like to be involved in
the goings-on of the household. If you're cleaning out a cupboard your Somali will be
there to help! They remain playful all their lives and mums have just as much fun as the
kittens with all the toys.