The Chartreux cat is a French breed, said to have been brought to the country by returning 13th-century Crusaders who later became Carthusian monks. These medium-sized cats with blue coats, copper eyes and a sweet expression, were brought to the United States in the 1970s, but have held onto some of their French roots.
Here are seven ways in which the Chartreux embraces their French heritage.
1. They know how to accessorize, like Coco Chanel.
2. They adore wild French orchids.
3. They love to tickle the ivories with some Frederic Chopin.
4. They believe croissants is the only proper breakfast.
5. They only watch TV with French subtitles.
6. They adore perfume, and wouldn’t be caught dead wearing an eau de toilette.
7. They only enjoy champagne from France, anywhere else and it’s just sparkling wine.