Bombay

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Named after the Indian city of Bombay (now Mumbai), these are Burmese type black cats with yellow eyes. They are not independent, crave attention and hate being left alone for a long period of time. The Bombay cats love attention from anyone and everyone and love to snuggle and usually have one person in mind when it comes to giving their attention. They generally get along with other cats. The American breed was created in Louisville, Kentucky in 1958 when Nikki Homer bred an American Shorthair with a Burmese in hopes of creating a cat that looked like a wild panther.

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