The Chinese Mountain Cat is called the Chinese Desert Cat, the Pale Cat, the Grass Cat or the Pale Desert Cat. This cat is larger than a domestic cat. Its coat is pale yellowish gray and peppered with black guard hairs. In winter its coat is lighter. Like the Sand Cat the Chinese Desert Cat has fur on the bottom of its feet. This protects the paws from hot sand in summer, although it is not really a desert animal, and snow and ice in winter.