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Myanmar (Burma), Travel

(Not) Burmese cats – Myanmar

As the slave to two elderly Burmese cats I was curious before our trip to Myanmar as to whether if we’d see any.  Originally the breed was likely brought from Thailand in the 18th century and the cats were kept by royalty.  Over the 100 years or so, with turmoil in Myanmar, the breed became lost and the only known ones were those living in western countries.  Recently the cats have been reintroduced to Myanmar and are being breed at Inle Lake from imported cats from the UK and Australia.

So the “Burmese” cats in the photos below are just your average moggies we saw travelling around Myanmar.  Sweet none the less…

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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8 thoughts on “(Not) Burmese cats – Myanmar

  1. what cuteness!

    Posted by Quan | January 15, 2015, 6:01 pm
  2. Sweet wonderful animals, but I’ve never before heard the term “moogies”. Its derivation?

    Posted by a gray | January 15, 2015, 6:58 pm
  3. And I’ll add it to my increasingly extensive list of words that those in the US don’t use 🙂

    Posted by The Sock Mistress | January 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
  4. “As the slave to two elderly Burmese cats…” Ahahaha! I have cats too and I totally understand what you mean! =)

    Posted by jaanethough | February 18, 2015, 3:01 pm

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