Lives Of The Monster Dogcats

4 comments May 12th, 2005at 06:03pm Posted by Eli

No idea how watertiger missed this one, but who wouldn’t want a 35lb. giant dogcat?

They are outlawed in New York City, members of a new designer breed growing in popularity called the Savannah, an offspring of a wildcat – the African serval – and the domestic house cat.

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The cats – which can cost from $4,000 to $10,000 – are visually striking with their long necks and oversized ears, and they can be intimidating. They look like little leopards and grow to more than twice the size of normal cats. They love to leap and splash in water, and they don’t mind taking long walks on a leash. Some people describe them as dogs in cats’ bodies.

So, yeah, pretty cool, although there are some downsides aside from the price tag. Just how legal they are to own kinda depends on where you are, plus there’s the whole ethical and commonsense aspect of an artificially contrived semi-wild vanity animal living in an inappropriately urban environment…

But hey, if they were totally tame and domesticated and legal, everybody would want the giant dogcat.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

4 Comments

  • 1. watertiger  |  May 12th, 2005 at 9:02 pm

    I had to work! Can you believe it?!?

    KITTY! [/crow t. robot]

  • 2. oldwhitelady  |  May 13th, 2005 at 1:22 am

    I want one! I don’t have room for it, though.

  • 3. Interrobang  |  July 10th, 2005 at 6:30 pm

    I want one! I don’t have the money, though. I could probably keep a serval-cross in this house quite nicely, and it’d love to go on walks with me in this lovely residential neighbourhood…get me out of the house once in a while, too. :)

  • 4. charley  |  July 10th, 2005 at 7:24 pm

    they have these in miami. then again there are a lot of strange animals in miami. some of them are even bipedal


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