Abyssinian cats are very popular cats in the United States of America. Abyssinian cats are one of the oldest breeds of cats. Their origin is not known but scientists think they may come from Southeast Asia on the coast of the Indian Ocean. They are very friendly, energetic, and intelligent. Abyssinian's have a tabby, ticked coat. This means that the closer to the cats body the lighter its hair and as you go along the hair it gets darker. They have large expressive almond eyes that are usually come in gold or green. Abyssinian's have pointed ears that makes them look alert. They often don't like being held and are very playful. Abyssinian's are really pretty cats and I think they seem like a super nice cat to own. I wish I could have a whole bunch of cats of all different breeds!