Loretta Itri is a respected pharmaceutical industry executive who focuses on the development of therapeutic agents. When not working, Loretta Itri enjoys spending time with her two Himalayan cats, a blue lynx point female and a flame point male. Himalayan cats feature distinctive blue eyes and luxurious long coats.
A hybrid cat, the Himalayan comes from the Siamese and Persian breeds. It has the Siamese markings and eye color, while retaining the Persian coat. Big boned and muscular, Himalayans also have the latter breed’s body type and are technically classed as a Persian variety.
While far from aloof, the Himalayan is known for interacting closely only with humans it really trusts and shows a strong preference for quiet surroundings. With a thick coat, Himalayans should be brushed regularly as a way of preventing the hair from becoming matted or tangled. Himalayans’ flat faces make them susceptible to breathing problems, and their faces should also be wiped each day.