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Sir Isaac Newton by 914four Sir Isaac Newton by 914four
Sir Isaac Newton, or just Newton to his friends (i.e. everyone he's ever met), is a Chartreux, although without pedigree. The all grey cats have powerful jaws and little to say. Legend says that they were bred by monks as companions and mousers, and discretion was a must so that they wouldn't disturb prayers. Newton does not meow like a normal cat, at best he produces a brief squeak that sounds like a cork being twisted out of a wine bottle. He can purr quite loudly however, and behaves more like a dog than a cat. He comes when called and plays fetch. He also enjoys posing for photographs.

Canon 20D with EFS 60mm 1.2:8 Macro, flash
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
:salute: Sir Newton
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :-)
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks like my baby boy - a lot. Except mine is a Russian Blue mix. Earl Grey has a voice more like a Siamese, and is chunkier than this pictures shows (almost 20 lbs). He used to play fetch (he grew up, I guess), likes to chew on plastic straws, is very sweet and is amazingly agile for such a large cat.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Russian Blues and Chartreux are remarkably alike, but a purebred Russian Blue doesn't shed. If he has a voice like a Siamese, he may be part Korat; Korats tend to be much denser, Nikolai is always heavier than you would think when you pick him up, despite the facts he's smaller than Newton, who's on the left in this picture: [link]
I love the name "Earl Grey" btw, I wish I had thought of that :-)
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't name him. I prefer to name my cats (they're not boats, so no bad luck) but I kept his. Autumn (the tortietabby next to him) I renamed. They were adopted together.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We adopted Newton from the vet, and though he was a year old they never told us his name. Come to think of it, none of our cats came with a name.
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2katz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knowing the nature of a cat, he may have had a name but of course refused to answer to it. Autumn actually told me her name, true story. Everybody I know thinks her name is about perfect.
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914four Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Cats' hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other" - Stephen Baker
Newton knows when we are talking about him, his ears prick up even if he's pretending to be asleep. And he's gotten my cousin (who hates all cats but Newton and Niko) to actually talk to him over the phone, long distance too! :-)
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Archristol Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Handsome cat. :D
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914four Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'll tell him you said so, it will make his day :-)
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