Monday, February 15, 2010

Birman Cat

Ever heard of a Birman Cat, the sacred cat of Burma (not to be confused with a Burmese)? We hadn’t until we acquired the book by Vivienne Smith (Creasey) pictured. Not much is known about the cat’s origins, and from what we’ve read the reference to Burma may be speculative. Only one copy (at the time of writing) of the profiled book is available online (in the U.K.).

The Sacred Cat of Burma Fanciers website for the USA ( initially promises to divulge the mysterious origins of the Birman Cat;but a click on Birman History provides a timeline of the SCBF without any reference to the origins of the cats. We love a mystery.