Foxy is a ruddy Somali who has been with me since 1997. She is
the youngest cat in the house, and without a doubt, the cutest!
(Gigi is too regal and dignified to be cute!)
Foxy is a busy cat, who doesnt like to be cuddled, held or
confined. She prefers to wait for us to scratch the base of her
tail in just the right spot, flop over on her side and then her
back, for a tummy rub. She will play this game as long as a human
is willing to play it with her. She also likes to jump on my back
(she doesnt jump on anybody elses back) and lick our
She is the best of my cats at amusing herself. She likes to play
with cat teasers, and she has a funny way of carrying them around
by the stick end instead of the teaser end, or pushing them around
with her nose! She talks a lot, especially while playing with her
teaser toys. Foxy sleeps on the bed at night with Ab and me, and
enjoys helping me at the computer, especially walking across the
keyboard while I am in a chat room!
Foxy is named for the Genesis album, FOXTROT, which was released
way back in 1972. The music playing while you are reading this page
is Horizons from that album. I tried a few other names
before settling on that one, mostly because I really did not want
a Somali called Foxy. But of all the names I tried,
it fit her the best.
Update July 2007- Foxy is a Grand Premier! After a long vacation from CFA, I took Foxy to two shows this month. I didn't expect it, but after the Delaware show the first weekend, she was one point short of granding! I took her to another show where she got her last point, so she is now a GP and hopefully I can continue to show her.