About Egyptian Maus

Wintermuse SteppinRazor, Egyptian Mau kitten

Wintermuse SteppinRazor, Egyptian Mau kitten

As of March 2011, Wintermuse is 4 months old. She was born on October 31st – Halloween – in 2010.

She is a silver Egyptian Mau purchased from Arietta Cattery in southern New Jersey. Her mother, a smoke, was a 2010 TICA champion in the kitten and adult categories.

Wintermuse is 3 lbs right now and will grow to be 6-8 lbs. She’s a petite girl, as you can see. Her eyes are currently green-grey like mine, rather than the bright gooseberry green associated with Egyptian Maus. That may change as she gets older.

She loves to eat, play, sleep, and yell. Egyptian Maus are a vocal breed, and Win never shuts up. Never. NEVER.

Sometimes we call her Squeaky.

On bad days, we call her Claxon.

Her actual name, Wintermuse SteppinRazor, is from the amazing book Neuromancer. Lou and I are both computer geeks that love books. WintermuTe is an Artificial Intelligence that plays a key role in the book, and Molly, ne SteppinRazor, is another character that is more badass than Lisbeth Salander can even dream of. We changed it from Mute to Muse because our kitten is CLEARLY not mute, and, for various reasons to be explained later on this blog, we have reason to believe she.. inspires.. winter weather.

Her other hobbies include sitting on my laptop, opening tons of Firefox tabs, rebooting my computer, fetching me her toys with meaningful looks, knocking all my stuff over, and kicking litter all over the place.

11 Responses

  1. Katherine says:

    Cute site! I live in Perth, Western Australia and have a 10 month old Mau boy – Harlequin. Best cats ever! 🙂

    • Laura says:

      Wow, Maus in Australia! I’m surprised. I was talking to a woman in England who said when she got her Mau a few years ago, it was one of just 20 in Great Britain! I wonder how many are in Australia. Send pics sometime!

    • Rebecca says:

      Hi Katherine,
      Where did you get your Mau from? I am dying to get one but I cant find breeders anywhere in Perth 🙁

  2. Patti says:


    I had to put my Mau down this week because of heart disease. I am dying inside and her siblings are a wreck! I am looking for a silver female, please let me know if you can help us.


    Patti Aiken

  3. Diana says:

    I love your beautiful kitty! We just adopted a mau, Arrow (named after Cleopatra’s pet snow leopard) and he is a cutie!!!

  4. kathryn says:

    Hi I notice there was a comment from a lady in Perth with a male Egyptian Mau, I was wondering if you had her email or was able to contact her as we have a female egyptian mau and we were wanting to know if she would like to breed with him

  5. Piapoopie says:

    I love pressing keys on computers too! And watching water go down the drain especially in bathtubs! mrew mew mew mew 🙂

  6. suzie says:

    Hey this is such a coincidence.. our Mau is nearly 3 and basicly from the same cattery as Wintermuse 🙂 We live in Austria and one lady, who lives close to Vienna has decided to start breeding Maus and had the luck to get her beauties from the US. We got our boy when he was 7 months and he does just the same tricks as yours and he is a claxon as well. Which isnt as bothering since we have an abyssianian too :). The greatest thing is he always comes when u call on him and he is dead loyal as well as teribly smart and sensitive….simply the greatest cutie
    Wish u all the best.

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