7 of the Most Affectionate Cat Breeds

What would the world be like without our beloved pets? I’m an animal lover and can’t imagine my life without my 4 rescue cats. They add companionship, joy, and lots of unconditional love. Three of my cats are Siamese and I was surprised at how some of my friends and family reacted to them. They were afraid of them, and wouldn’t touch, pet or hold them. I didn’t know anything about Siamese cats before I adopted them, but I can assure you they are very affectionate.

Cats are like people. They’ll have different personalities just like us. Some are standoffish, some are shy, some are aloof, some are hyper, some just want to be alone in their own space. But most kitties crave affection from other cats and their human companions. Here’s a list of purr-fect cats that welcome hugs, kisses, and snuggles. Here kitty, kitty!

Snowshoe Siamese

I’ve heard many say that Siamese cats are very vocal and love to share the events of their day over and over. Of the 3 Siamese I have, none of them chatter very much. Siamese cats are incredibly intelligent and sensitive; they’re also perceptive. My husband is Type 1 and one of my Siamese woke him up while he was having a reaction. We believe she saved his life.

Abyssinian cat

Abyssinian cats are a domestic shorthair cat. Their features are similar to the ancient Egyptian cats which have an elegant frame, lovely arched neck, large ears, and almond-shaped eyes. They’re very active, intelligent, and jump at any chance to play with adults, kids, or other animals. They’re also friendly and love interacting with people of all ages, be they family, friends, and strangers.

Persian cats

Persians are a dignified and docile cat breed that enjoys life at a slow pace. They’re known for their sweet and quiet nature and they adore being brushed and lavished with affection. Persians are an easy-going cat that do well in a serene home. They love to lounge and hang out with their beloved humans.

blue russian cat

Russian Blue cats are striking with their thick silvery blue coat and sparkling green eyes. They’re graceful, gentle, and intelligent. They have a playful disposition but are somewhat shy around strangers. They do best in a quiet and stable environment and don’t like too much change. They’re punctual cats, so they’ll wake you up as per schedule and expect their meals to arrive on time. They may appear aloof at first, but they’re just observing. Once they’re comfortable with you, they’ll be by your side. Show love to a Russian Blue cat, and you’ll develop a deep bond for life.

Burmese cats
Photo by Robert Couse-Baker

The Burmese cats are energetic and friendly. Their soft and sweet voice will compel you to engage in a long and endearing conversation. They’re quite curious and will explore your home thoroughly to get to know all the little nooks and crannies. Burmese love playing with interactive toys and can even learn tricks. If you want a BFC (best friend cat) forever, then the Burmese is a fabulous choice. They will get involved in everything you do; they’ll have you read the newspaper, work on your computer, fold the laundry, do yard work, and snuggle with you under the covers. They thrive on affection so much that it’s recommended you adopt two so they have each other for company.

Egyptian Mau
Photo by Mary Stevens

The Egyptian Mau is known for being the only naturally spotted domesticated cat. Incidentally, Mau is the Egyptian word for cat. They are the greyhounds of the cat world; they’ve been clocked at 30 mph. They’re athletic and have extraordinary leaping abilities. They are gentle and reserved. They love affection from their humans but are wary of others. They’re smart and observant, quickly learn to open doors and drawers to get toys or treats, and love to engage you in a conversation.

Devon Rex
Photo by Frank Jania

The Devon Rex cats are absolutely adorable and have whimsical and lovable personalities. They have short and soft curly hair and mesmerizing eyes. They’re quirky, curious, entertaining and very affectionate. They love to play especially with well-behaved children and compassionate adults. They love to be where you are; they’ll be your best friend for life.

If you’re looking for a furry companion that is easy to bond with, then I hope one of these breeds will touch your heart.

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