March 2002 Newsletter


The contents of this newsletter are inspired by the visitors of PERSIAN-CATS.COM. The following tips and information come primarily from bulletin board postings and particularly useful discussions in the chat room.

This Month's Features: Celebrity Persian Owners and Cameos Explained, and Peek-a-Boo Boxes

Celebrity Persian Owners

Of course, we all know that Persians are wonderful. But did you know that some famous people have Persians? Check it out!

Name: Kelly Van Halen - ex-wife of drummer Alex Van Halen
Persian: Solid red named Clack

Name: Regis Philbin
Persian: Flame-point Himalayan named Ashely
Read more at: April 2002 Issue of Cat Fancy Magazine

Name: Loni Anderson
Persian: Seal-point Himalayan

Name: Robert Goulet
Persian: Solid black with copper eyes named T.T.

Name: Pamela Hensley
Persian: Two Persians name Hot Tin and Roof
Read more at:,+Pamela

Cameos Explained

When most of us think of cameos, an image of beautifully carved jewelry comes to mind. But in the Persian world, it means something quite different. Cameos are part of the Shaded & Smoke group, but many people are a little hazy on what makes a cameo. In a recent bulletin board discussion, Alon Bigler explained:

"A cameo is either a cream or a red cat that has a white undercoat. This is a very lovely colour and it is created by a special gene called the inhibitor gene. This gene operates in a way that makes the lower part of the hair white while the tipping will be red or cream."

Peek-a-Boo Boxes

The Peek-a-Boo Play Box is still available to all kitties who love to play. If you order a Peek-a-Boo Play Box,
you will receive the box personalized with your cat's or cattery's name (not to exceed 3 names) for no additional charge.