No, not moldy sausages.
After seeing the pic in this post I was reminded of a little critter that likes to jump up on the hood of my truck at one of my worksites, and just sits there, sometimes rolling on its back, or just staring at me until I finally come over and say hi.
I call him/her/it Ole Gray Smokie, even though the petite thing doesn’t look more than, say, nine months. And, like all other gray smokies I’ve said hello to, they like to yak with that crazy Siamese “MAAAAAOOORRRRRRR” sorta meow, to which I might as well oblige with a corresponding response.
Also, their coats seem to be the most…silky sumptuous? (heh - is that going overboard?)
My internet skilzzzzz haven’t been doing me any favours - I was hoping to find some sort of data about why gray-coated cats (well, a least from my experience, anyway) seem to consistently be the friendliest of cats. The least skittish, most conversant, almost trying to be comedians sometimes. (What some folks refer to as “personality”)
Given that the case, I’d expect this thread to be more anecdote-driven than anything. Especially curious if there are accounts of ole gray smokies who do not fit the description I’ve given. (hey - gotta get my ignorance fought, here!)
Heh - also ran into my share of black cats with white markings that usually fit his bill too.