Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest Cat has a name that gives the game away in terms of where they came from. Yes, you’ve guessed they originated in Norway! To be more precise their ancestors were thought to be the domestic pets of non-other than… the Vikings.
Picture Leif Erikssone, famous Viking leader, stroking his beloved pussy after a difficult day dealing with hostile natives. Norwegian Forest cats are known for having long bodies and profuse tails. They also love the water (seemingly unusual for cats), are apt fishermen and have a dense waterproof coat.