Our family was always in love with cats, those fluffy fur balls who make you smile and feel cozy at home. Before Hosico we had a Siam cat Misha. He passed away, when he was 15 because of some kidney disease.We all felt so upset and lost after this, that we just couldn’t take another cat for a very long time. When finally felt we are ready to do that, we started discussing the breeds and couldn’t decide between Scottish and Abissin ones. Eventually we agreed on a Scottish cat. We bought a little golden kitten. He was very shy, fearful and full of fleas.

Small Hosico was so cute and funny that we decided to post some of his photos on Instagram. With the time we got more and more followers. Today Hosico has fans from all over the world and everybody just loves this golden fluffy. 

Hosico loves to play only with the new toys, in a week he would get bored of them. He prefers shoelaces, sheet of paper or tennis ball, none of those regular toys we’ve got for him from the pet shop. Hosico is scared of new people and places. Even if he finds some old stuff on another place, he would be surprised and frustrated. Everything that is displaced , might be dangerous! 

Hosico is often compared with Puss in Boots from the ‘Shrek’ cartoon, or with Garfield, or even with a squirrel and a big hamster. 

You can find out a lot of details in the articles A Handsome Heartthrob Named Hosico, I Can Haz Internet Fame? A Day in the Life of Hosico the Cat and SIMON’S CAT ASKS… HOSICO

Thank you all for you love Hosico!

 

Hosico is a representative of the breed Scottish Straight (Scottish Shorthair SFS 71). However, this breed is not recognized worldwide, such as in Russia. This cat breed is recognized as a separate breed by the Australian Cat Federation (ACF) as the Scottish Shorthair and The International Cat Associaton (TICA) as the Scottish Straight. Usually when we hear about a Scottish breed we imagine a lop-eared cat called a Scottish Fold. Therefore, for many countries the same breed will be a British Shorthair. The exact name of the Hosico's color  - Black Golden Ticked (Ny 25).

Hosico's Diet consists of baby food - chicken with rice or buckwheat, beef with pumpkin or zucchini. He also eats dry food for cats. And almost every day he gets a fillet of raw turkey or beef.

Normal Hosico's weight is about 5 kg, in the winter it decreases to 4.5 kg. By the end of the summer he can score up to 5.5 kg.