Imagine yourself on a Viking ship, daring the violent seas and exploring new lands! Do you know who is right there beside you? Your loyal and faithful cat!! Yes-- believe it or not, the Norwegian Forest Cat likely traveled with these amazing seafarers and reached the North American shores more than 1000 years ago! And, from another equally frigid area of the world, Russia, comes one of the newest breeds to grace the cat world-- the Siberian. These forest cats are well known for their athletic ability and there family oriented nature.