Rhumba, our F2 Savannah boy came into our lives about 3 weeks ago. We were fortunate to live about two hours from Petr and Natalia – Exotic Cattery. After a few e-mails we were able to meet with them and visit their fabulous cattery. When seeing Rhumba… it was love at first sight! Waiting about 9 weeks (an eternity) we brought him home.
He looks like a cat (with long ears and spots) but that is where the similarity with his feline ancestors ends. EXTREME is probably the only way to describe a Savannah cat. Playtime is a long burst of non-stop energy, moving from one toy to another! And naptime is being completely oblivious to the rest of the world.
Rhumba is by far the most affectionate animal we have ever experienced! The first day he came home, he would give us little head butts and kisses! He loves to sleep on our shoulders as close to your neck as he can press himself. Within the first week of taking control of our lives, he would come to us when his name was called or we would go to him when he called for us.
Rhumba has this sense of super awareness about him. He pays very close attention to every thing that is going on in our house, from the television to wall decorations. We could not possibly sneak anything by him. He quickly found his way around the area of the house, we thought, we would initially keep him in. The next day he was off to explore the unknown with one of our other cats, only to end up with full run of the house within the week.
Rhumba loves to sit on his tree house and look out the window, even though we have to set him on it and take him down until he grows a little larger! Rhumba is living up to all of our expectations and then some!
~Our thanks to Exotic cattery!