When I was young, a family friend was moving out-of-state and he had an exotic pet, an ocelot.
We kept that animal for close to a year until our friend could find the right place to keep an exotic animal, and it was a most interesting time to become acquainted with such a beautiful creature.
Like any other cat, he was playful. But, unlike most cats, this guy was quite a bit bigger.
But, it was a special kind of joy to spend time with this feline!