Egyptian cats are all about having a Persian accent.
That makes them look like they belong in an American suburb, but the breed can be found in the United States as well.
This is where a cat named D.L.A. was born.
The Persian-born cat was raised in New York City, and in 2010 he was purchased from the Humane Society of New York in New Jersey.
“We knew from a genetic standpoint that he was Persian,” said Lila Hitt, the director of research for the Center for Cat Genetics at Rutgers University.
“I thought it was amazing to see.”
D.A., who lives in the Bronx, is one of five Persian-Americans, including D.C. and Lila, who have lived in the U.S. for more than 25 years.
“They are very hardworking and they are very loyal,” said D.D., who asked that his full name not be used because he fears retribution from his new family.
D.J. is also a native of New Jersey, but moved to the Bronx when she was five years old.
“It’s kind of a dream come true,” she said.
“When I got here, it was just so surreal to be here.”
D., who works in the office, has an active social media presence and is always talking about cats and cats-and-dogs.
“If I’m not getting a reaction, I’m probably doing something wrong,” she told the Financial Post.
D., a one-year-old Persian-Israeli named Dalia, was raised by his owner and her two cats, Shana and Rika.
Dalia was born to his owner, a Persian woman named Tariq.
When Dalia came to the U and lived with the owners, he started spending more time with them and their cats.
“He loved them, but he didn’t like cats,” said Hitt.
“That’s when I knew he needed to be with a family.”
The Persian woman’s two cats have also been the source of some stress for D. Lila and D. J. Della is one such Persian-Indian cat.
Dalla is the owner of a dog named Rika and a cat, Dalia.
Dila, too, was born in New England, but was brought to the States by his owners.
He was taken to an animal shelter and adopted by the owners.
Dala’s life has changed drastically since Dalla was adopted.
“His personality has changed a lot,” said Tarih, who has lived in New Mexico since 2012.
“Now he just sleeps in his cage with his eyes closed.”
The cats’ owner, Tari Hitt of the Center For Cat Genetics in Rutgers, says the Persian- American cat breeds tend to be introverted.
“People often assume they are more introverted than they really are,” said the former executive director of the shelter.
“Most cats have a strong, independent personality and they tend to want to be around other cats, but they’re more outgoing.”
It’s important to note that there are also a few breeds that are not Persian-Jewish.
“There’s a lot of Persian-Japanese cats,” Hitt said.
But the best bet is to choose one that is pure Persian, Hitt added.
“Even though it’s Persian, it will still be Persian,” she added.
Dara was born on Sept. 19, 2016, and has lived with his new owners since then.
“At the beginning of the year, they had a litter,” Hett said.
DARA is now living with two other cats and a dog, both of which are Persian-Asian.
“Dara is the most outgoing and most energetic cat I’ve ever seen,” said Sadeem Khan, the owner and director of programs at the center.
“My only concern is to make sure he gets to know his new owner.”
Khan said he would love to have Dara as his cat and that the two were “really close.”
“He is really happy, and I don’t think I would have him,” Khan said.
Khan said Dara has had his fair share of troubles.
He has had problems getting into the house.
He had to leave the house in the middle of the night and then get back and sleep for a few hours, Khan said, because the house was so loud.
Khan also has a cat he’s been living with since 2017.
The owner has said she is allergic to cats and was worried that Dara’s cat could be a potential carrier of the cat allergy.
“You have to take precautions,” Khan explained.
“The only reason we didn’t have a cat at that point was that it was really dangerous to keep it there.”
After Khan and Dara were reunited, Dara is “so happy,” Khan told the New York Post.
“Not only is he happy, but I’m happy that he is.”
Dara loves to play, and he’s also