Bear with us - it is my strange way of introducing my boy Fred (or Frederic Mistral to be formal). At Murlyka all our kittens are named after roses that are then planted in our gardens - that way when the kittens have gone to their new homes we have a beautiful rose to remind us of their time with us. The old dude is here because Fred's rose is named after a French poet and this what he looks like. So our Fred is obviously much cuter than the dude and definitely more handsome than rose. He's a very sweet guy with the "wild" Siberian look that we love.
For more photos of Fred - check out https://picasaweb.google.com/dianegam/MurlykaFredericMistral