The Himalayan cat is one of the most beautiful cats with its blue eyes and long, silky fur. The book entitled "Longhair Cats", written by Grace Pond and published by Barron's in 1984, describes the physical characteristics of the Himalayan breed of cat. Their bodies are light in color with darker areas called points. These areas are the ears, tail, feet, legs, and the masked section of the face.
Color: The blue point Himalayan has deep blue eyes, and the pads of the feet and the nose are gray. Its body is a shade of white that has a touch of blue which fades to white on the abdomen and breast. The points of this cat are a shade of blue.
Temperament: Himalayans have a very gentle, laid-back personality, and they are not usually rambunctious. This well-liked breed of cat requires regular grooming to prevent hairballs and matting, but otherwise they are easy to care for and make wonderful pets. These cats are sweet-tempered, intelligent and generally very social and good companions. Because of their heritage from the Siamese cats they tend to be more active than Persians. Himmies, as fanciers call them, are perfect indoor cat companions. They are gentle, calm, and sweet-tempered, but they possess a playful side as well. Like the Siamese, Himalayans love to play fetch, and a scrap of crumpled paper or a kitty toy will entertain them for hours.