The countless reasons of attraction to this breed do not stop with its obviously stunning physical appearance, nor does it end with the mysterious smile that it seems to perpetually sport. The Russian Blue cat, with its playful disposition and remarkable intelligence, has been a consistently, well sought after pet favorite, reportedly said to be a perfect furry companion and household addition for many families.
Families with older children and existing feline-friendly pets have been said to welcome the Russian Blue with hardly any hiccups because of its even-temperedness. Families with older children of 10-years and up enjoy daily family routines which involve and include the growing feline. The blue-streak fur ball will certainly be an additional source of happiness and inspiration when brought into a family.
This is because the silver-blue, roundish feline gets along famously well with people. Just give it time. And space. And it’ll soon enough warm up to you.
It is a gentle cat who can seem somewhat shy when surrounded by strangers. But shy is hardly what this fellow is. True to its blue-blooded nature, the Russian Blue prefers to reserve making conclusions of anyone or anything until it has observed, studied, surveyed and gotten to know everything and everyone. Once it makes up its mind, it has no qualms expressing how valuable you are. They are openly affectionate and deeply devoted to their loved ones and guardians.
Their keen sensitivity toward their caregiver’s mood has been noted time and again and its sensitivity to its humans is known to be one of the many positive traits of the Russian Blue Cat. It will feel the shift in its guardian’s emotions, almost mirroring the inner workings of its caregiver. It will get nearer to you and offer you comfort in times of distress or worry.
The Russian Blue is a sweet home companion who will be glad to greet you upon your arrival at the door. It will be happy to find a spot next to you and just be in the general area where you are and where it can share space with and be close to you.
Observation of these felines, since humans started taking them in, has revealed that they favor and enjoy a game of “fetch”. Identify a favorite toy of it which it can carry between its small jaws, show it to your RBC, toss it at a decent distance and watch your RBC eagerly fetch the object. In fact, if you aren’t the sort to toss around a ball, you may soon be taught by our patient little friend on how to throw one. Russian Blues have been noted to sometimes dominate caregivers who indulge them. So, if you are the alpha-type, you would want to set rules and boundaries at the onset of the relationship.
Being of a relatively calm and tranquil sort, your RB will find a quieter and safer space when there is a lot of commotion and activity in the home. The RB will retreat away from chaotic noise such as when you pull out the vacuum cleaner or when you use any kitchen machinery which emits grinding, chopping or whirring sounds.
It is reserved and would rather keep to itself in social situations which it may find too overwhelming to partake in. It doesn’t warm up to strangers easily, which works well for Russian Blue guardians because this trait of seeming aloofness and suspiciousness keeps would-be cat-nappers away.
Once socialized into a family, given time to allow it to settle down and survey its new surroundings, the elegant Russian Blue will be open and welcoming to get to know you and the rest of the family. It will shadow your movements around the house and try to help you out in your daily doings and may even chime in its two-cents worth should it find your labor to be a little lackluster. When spoken to, it will talk back but it is generally a quiet cat, happy to just be around you.
Russian Blues are rambunctious playmates and can get pretty excited during playtime. There is nothing more heartwarming and amusing to the eyes than seeing a bunch of happy, smiling Russian Blue fur-balls, rolling and frolicking around your living room to complete your day. It is no wonder that many cat aficionados and guardians can’t help talking about their furry wards when they are away from them. When something good happens to someone, people tend to share it to anyone they know because they’re unable to hold back the joy seeping from them and needing to infect others with it. This is how a cat-owner would describe the close bond they developed and share with their four-legged, blue-grey streak of a fur ball.
Once it integrates into your home and family, the Russian Blue will be glad to spend time with anyone in the family who pays it careful and gentle mind. This level of trust is reserved only toward people it holds dear and is in often contact with. Hesitation t will openly show and display its trust, affection and devotion with no hesitation or reservations.
Many felines, whose other motto could be “Stranger danger”, must be one of the mottos of the Russian Blue as well who would most likely keep a good space between itself and a stranger. It will be comfortable to study a stranger from a safe, distance but will not risk a stressful situation and get closer. Friends of the family will later be introduced to your Russian Blue so they will eventually get used to unhurried social activities as time goes by.
Except perhaps for mealtimes, when it can be quite vocal and excited, the Russian Blue cat is relatively soft-spoken and quiet-voiced. However, chat it up and it will talk to you as well. It has a penchant for using its voice and its vocabulary when you converse with it and it will be happy to lounge and catch up with you about the day’s events.
The Russian Blue loves when it is shown attention and affection by its guardians; it appreciates gentle pats and tender, loving strokes on its head. It loves to perch on a window and enjoy the sights and sounds of the world outside. Of course, it is most content in the comfort and security you give it inside your home.
They are rare and highly sought after, so it is strongly recommended that you keep your Russian Blue as an indoor pet with limited, supervised forays outside of the home attended by you or another caregiver.