The Savannah Cat Combines The Loyalty Of A Dog With The Cuddliness Of A Big Jungle Cat

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Unless you’re a circus performer or a member of a Vegas act, chances are your interaction with big cats is limited to visits to the zoo. But let’s be honest: Who among us hasn’t dreamed about how awesome it would be to take your jaguar or cheetah for a walk around the neighborhood? Alas, we’re all too aware that even normal house cats can do some serious damage when they really put their mind to it.

A big jungle cat could (and would) just straight up claw-slap your face to next Thursday as soon as look at you.

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Take the wild Serval cat, an African wild cat that is ridiculously inappropriate for snuggling:

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Here you can see a Serval cat hungrily eyeing your liver …

But what if science somehow combined that dangerous animal with, say, a regular house cat? And then registered it as an official cat breed and you could buy one and name it Mr. Blitz and make it wear a wacky scarf and have strange adventures with it forever?

Because that is totally what they did …

The Savannah Cat, was first introduced to the world in 1986 by Bengal breeder Judee Frank.

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In 2001, the International Cat Association accepted it as a newly registered breed.

The fact that they are huge and ridiculously sweet-looking is just the tip of the awesome iceberg for the Savannah cat.

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It’s a lot more loyal than your average I-don’t-give-a-shit-kitty, to the point that it’s comparable to a dog.

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Their tail even fluffs out and waggles excitedly in greeting.

What’s more, the Savannah Cat doesn’t have the aversion to water that most cats do.

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So you can totally take a shower with them and not risk turning it in a hilarious emergency room story.

And yes, you can absolutely fulfill the shit out of that “take the wild beast out for a walk” fantasy with them.

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Oh, and they’re also instinctively friendly toward children.

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But most importantly, who doesn’t want a pet that can do this?

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