|Date of birth
||April 1, 2000
||Friepie, Friepsel, Bat, Stresskip
|| completely besotted with Tiger and prefers to lay on top of him, is able to
meow and purr at the same time (sounds like "friepie"), will chew the end of her tail when she sits on your lap,is she wants to be petted and your hand is too faar away she will jump up and push her head into your hand, loves frogs.
came to us in the fall of 2000. She is a true blood Arabian street cat. Farah's
story is a special one:
A Dutch mechanic, stationed for several years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was fond
of cats and took care of the local ones. Then came the day his company informed
him he would be transferred to Thailand. He could take six cats with him; the
others -he was looking after some 60 cats!- would have to remain in Jeddah.
read about the predicaments of the Arabian cats in the newspaper and later on
in one of our cat-magazines. We read about this brave man who had given up all
his savings to save some mangy cats and how he tried to find a good home for
in October 2000, we drove up to Lauwerszijl and picked ourselves an Arabian
kitten. It was a beautiful feisty little thing with a sinewy body and big ears.
We thought it was a male and called it Ramses; only to discover after three
weeks that it was a female when she began caterwauling . We then renamed her:
is not like any of the other cats. She is highly intelligent and demanding.
She meows with everything she does and wants to sit on your lap constantly.
She is very affectionate to the point of being irritating. Farah is always there
and loves to be stroked. This cat is really attention-crazed.
She even surpasses Garbage Can and will eat anything...
and I mean ANYTHING. A frozen fry? No problem .A bit of sludge in the drain?
Lovely! Farah is game for all things that seem remotely edible. She is however
also a very scared and nervous cat: the slightest sound can set her off and
will have her shoot under a cupboard.
favorite place is on top of our stereo receiver; it is nice and warm and she
snuggly fits in there between the shelves.
the right you see Farah and her Big Friend Tiger.
cats are considered vermin in this country and are chased and exterminated the
way rats are in Europe, he was afraid his cats would not survive after he was
He therefore decided to take up all his savings and send the cats
to Europe, to the Netherlands. Arranging for all the necessary papers and getting
flight tickets gobbled up his money a lot sooner than he expected and in the
end he only managed to send some 15 cats abroad. He did not give up though and
asked a Dutch cat-society for help. They were able to raise enough funds to
get the remainder of the cats to Holland.
Some of the Arabian cats had proven to be pregnant and had given birth once they were in Holland.
The pound of the cat-society was now chock a block full of cats and they were desperately in need of people willing to take over an Arabian cat or kitten. We did not have to think long when we read this. We already had six cats; would one more matter that much? We did not think so.
Farah is playing with Tiger
Close-Up picture of Farah