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Hosico was even nominated for The Animal Star of 2020. "We were very pleased to receive an invitation to this nomination and participate in the voting. Although we did not win, it was great," Roman says. The golden Scottish Straight also has a Zazzle store that sells exclusive merchandise, such as Hosico Croissant T-Shirts and Saint Basil’s Cathedral Throw Pillows.
Though he is an indoor cat, Hosico occasionally ventures outside on a leash and harness. He often goes to the nearest pet store or park. "Therefore, for him, every walk is an event. Everything seems amazing to him: birds, different sounds, and smells," Roman says. "He has a lot of different carriers, backpacks, and strollers. He liked his last stroller so much he almost fell asleep in it."
Behind the scenes, Hosico is very timid toward all strangers. When he hears the doorbell, he runs away and hides. "Going to the vet is stressful for him, but he tries to behave well, does not break out or scream, and endures all procedures with firmness," Roman says. The reigning king of adorableness is also a consummate gentleman. When female cats visit to breed and are not in the mood,Hosico respects their wishes, and no feline frolicking happens.
ABOUT THE SCOTTISH STRAIGHT
If you are interested in learning more about the Scottish Straight, here is our detailed Scottish Straight breed infographic.