The history of the Norwegian Forest Cat began in the Norwegian forests more than 4 000 years ago. Thanks to natural selection this cat gradually acquired dense, water-resistant coat, which made it impregnable to harsh Scandinavian climate. Its unsurpassed hunting prowess helped the breed to procure subsistence even in the densest forest. Nonetheless it oftentimes exchanged its service as a ratter for a shelter and companionship of local farmers. Norwegians treasured this independent and self-assured cat as a reliable vermin exterminator and a loyal four-legged friend……..