Somalis, like their Abyssinian ancestors, are smart, playful, and very explorative. They make for great companions, being highly invested in where their people are at any given moment, and wanting to be by their side constantly. By no means a lap cat, this breed is constantly bouncing around the room, although they have been known to cool off with a good ol’ fashioned lap-sit. While they may be sociable creatures, they are not fond of large groups of cats, as the idea of having to share the spotlight makes these cats cringe.
The coloring of the Somali is a ticked pattern, coming in ruddy, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn, or silver.