Writing, Characters in Stories: Havana Brown Cat

Have you ever heard of a Havana Brown cat?  Most people haven’t unless they own a cat.  My first introduction to this breed was when I was writing my first book, Adventures with Easton. I needed a rather shy and curious cat with a brown nose and green eyes for one of my characters. That’s when I discovered the Havana Brown.

If you haven’t read my first book in a trilogy, Adventures with Easton, The Magical Journey, it’s available under the heading Bookstore . In Book 2 of this series (to be published next year), I find it interesting that somehow this wonderful brown cat has weaved herself into the center of attention to help Easton solve the mystery puzzle.

Are you wondering about the origin of the Havana Brown cat?

Here’s a short overview from the International Cat Association’s website:

General Description -The Havana has a rich mahogany coat and green eyes with a short, smooth rich red-brown coat. History – The brown cats were known to have existed in England as early as the 1800s. But a group of British cat fanciers in the early 1950s developed the rich brown cat we call the Havana. It originated from a chocolate point and seal point Siamese bred to solid black domestic short hairs and a dash of Russian Blue to create the self-chocolate cats. Personality – The Havana is curious, affectionate and intelligent. Traits – Kittens are born brown or lilac but may have ghost tabby markings that will disappear when the cat reaches adulthood.


Written by Mary Gilmartin, August 8, 2012


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