Balinese – Cat Breed of the Week

The Balinese cat is beautiful. People often choose this breed when they want a cat that is full of personality and active. If you’ve had one of these, you know exactly what I’m talking about right now.

Balinese CatBalinese are intelligent and affectionate. They love to be around their owners and their owners love to around them.

They enjoy communicating with their meows. They know you understand them, so don’t try to tell them you don’t understand what they want.

This is the perfect cat if you are looking for one who understands you inside and out. The Balinese have a powerful way of feeling what their owner is dealing with inside. For example, if you are sad, don’t be surprised that your Balinese will come up and rub against you. If you’re happy, your cat will be right there with you meowing up a storm over all of the joy. It’s the perfect pet for those who are sensitive and need a little coaching in life.


What makes Balinese unique is that they love riding on their owners’ shoulders. Since they are agile leapers, they aren’t afraid to go leaping through the air on and off your shoulders and other structures. Yes, it will seem as though they are flying through the air. And as cats do, they land on four feet.

Balinese cats don’t do well alone. They want to be cuddled up next to their owner as much as possible. This means that if you love to spend time with your pets on the couch or in bed, this cat is perfect for you. It also means that these cats are better for people who don’t work a lot. An eight hour day can be very lonely and depressing for the Balinese.

The following attributes are typical of the Balinese:

  • Active
  • Playful
  • Needs attention
  • Affectionate
  • Vocalizes often
  • Smart
  • Healthy and hardy
  • Needs grooming
  • Great with children
  • Does well with other pets

The Appearance of BalineseBalinese-cat-1

Many people confuse the Balinese with a Siamese or Himalayan. While they do share similar characteristics, they have some striking differences that make them unique. The Balinese is a descendant of the Siamese, thought. They have the four traditional colors: seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac.

Dealing with the Loss of the Balinese

Since Balinese cats are so affectionate and in tune with their owners’ feelings, it can feel as though you’ve lost a part of you when your cat crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Who will comfort you now? Who will keep you company?

It can be devastating when your beloved cat dies. We want to make this difficult time easier for you with our pet urns. While we don’t have a Balinese figurine cat urn, we do have a Siamese one that many of our customers have chosen sSiamese pet urnince they do resemble their cat so much.

With our pet urns, you can keep your cat near you forever. Just because he can’t cuddle up to you, speak to you, and give you the condolence you need right now, his or her presence can be felt with this urn.

Learn more about our cat figurine urns here.

german shepherd figurine pet urn

Breed of the Week – German Shepherd

german shepherdThe German Shepherd is a strong dog. If you’ve had one, you know how muscular, sturdy, and solid these dogs are.

Their head is proportionate to their body with the forehead rounded. The nose is usually black, and it’s the only color it can be if it’s shown in a dog show. Some German Shepherds have a blue or liver colored nose, and this is against regulations.

The German Shepherd teeth are strong. They bite down in a scissor bite.

Their eyes are a deep black color. They are shaped like almonds.

Their eyes are wide at the base and then form a point. Puppies under six months old often have droopy ears that end up standing erect as they become adults.

The coat of the German Shepherd is plush, and it’s a double coat. The colors are usually black and tan, sable, or all black. There are some German Shepherd who are white, blue, or liver, but these are not considered show colors.

german shepherdThe Temperament of the German Shepherd

German Shepherds are:

  • Courageous
  • Keen
  • Alert
  • Fearless

They are very obedient and cheerful. Whenever you want to train this dog, he or she will be ready. They seek to please.

They want to be with families all of the time. They do not like strangers. This is what makes them great as guard dogs.

German Shepherds should be socialized as puppies. They shouldn’t be kept in isolation for long periods of times. They are social dogs, and need that closeness to remain mentally healthy.

Exercise is important for German Shepherds because they have a lot of energy. Walks, runs, or a dog park are perfect activities for them.

It’s important that owners understand they need to keep the authority in the relationship. If they feel they are the leader, they will not listen or obey commands. Training needs to be done early on in puppyhood and consistent throughout the breed’s life. Never trained aggressively because this breed does not response well to it. They need to feel as though they are following you, not the other way around.

German Shepherds Work

German Shepherds are hard workers. They have been used as guard dogs, police dogs, and guide dogs. Their noses are highly sensitive, so they can sniff our prey, drugs, and even intruders. Some German Shepherds can even sniff our mines, bombs, and gas leaks buried 15 feet underground!

Remembering Your German Shepherd

As you read this, you probably remember how brave, strong, and smart your German Shepherd was all those years. To preserve those memories for a lifetime, consider our German Shepherd figurine pet urns.

The come with a detailed figurine on the top of the wooden pet urn. The German Shepherd figurine properly has markings much like yours did. This is why many of our customers choose it for their urn – it brings back all of those fond memories for their dog.

Please visit our German Shepherd figurine pet urn page for more information.

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