Tiny Tiger Tuesday

October 17, 2011 |

baby ocelot

OK, not a tiger, but an ocelot. Still tiny, still cute. Still SQWEEEEEEEElicious!

If you’re in the market for a cute spotted cat that looks like an ocelot but is tame, consider the Ocicat. Unlike other breeds that look like their wild brethren and have wildcat DNA, the Ocicat looks like an Ocelot but is bred from Siamese, Abyssinian and silver tabby American Shorthair lines:

ocicat

Ocicats are a social, outgoing breed. Many people say Ocicats are more like dogs than cats, but they mean it as a compliment. Many Ocicats can be trained to fetch, walk on a leash, speak, sit and lie on command. They are champs in feline agility competitions. Some even enjoy swimming.

The CFA Ocicat Breed Council has more info on the breed.

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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com. She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Rhonda says:

    Sqweelicious indeed!!!

    Ocicats are cool!

  2. Mischief Mouse and Tiger Mayhem says:

    If only our Human Dad would let us have one to play with he has said no more additions that are of feline nature.