Somalis are incredibly intelligent and loveable cats.
They are active, yet like to be cuddled. A Somali wishes to become a
member of the family - NOT "just a pet". They are curious about everything
and need to help you with all you do, as well as to inspect each animal,
vegetable, mineral ... that passes through their door.
Somalis are agile creatures. It is common for them
to jump from the floor to the top of the refrigerator in one graceful
movement. They often use their paws like little hands to open drawers,
cabinets and sometimes even doors. If you decide you would like to share
your life with a Somali, you must be willing to add a step to everything
you do... REMOVE THE CAT, BEFORE you close the dishwasher, BEFORE you
start the dryer, BEFORE you close the cabinet door, BEFORE you take
that empty box to the trash, Etc., Etc., Etc. (Symbari Somalis really
love the lazy susan!)