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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by Glockgirl26, Jun 23, 2005.
Here's some pics of my kitty! Her name is Moe.
Isn't she pretty? This is Moe rubbing on my body armor...
She is gorgeous, love that light brown patch on her nose.LOL
It looks like she loves the camera too. Good Luck and congrats.
It does look like she has a brown patch on her nose in those pics, I didn't notice it when I took them. Actually she is pure white. When she was a baby, she had some dark hairs on top of her head in between her ears, but as she got bigger they disappeared.
Doesn't look like she's missed too many meals, either!
Nope, she's my big girl. She was a pretty scrawny baby when I adopted her from the shelter a few years ago. I have been watching how much I feed her, the vet says she's not quite, but borderline overweight.
What a cutie!
I'm sure you enjoy getting her fur off your vest ;f
You're not a TRUE cat owner if you don't have cat hair on you...somewhere.
Pure white cat, black polyester uniform...I have those lint roller things everywhere, and never get it all.
As I'm sure the Judge has mentioned, right? ;f
I'll bet she's a little sweetheart.
Speaking of sweehearts...
She's not deaf is she?? I had read where white cats are sometimes deaf......but if I recall the blue eyed ones usually are the deaf ones......
No, she's not deaf, she comes running when I call her. I had never heard anything like that before. Do you remember where you read that, I'd be interested to learn more about it.
Blasto, I looked down when I read that, and lo and behold--gray fur!
This page explains the white cat/blue eyes/deafness connection: http://www.messybeast.com/whitecat.htm
It's pretty biology heavy, but in a nutshell, there are multiple genes that can cause a white fur/blue eyed cat. One of those genes is linked with deafness.
Growing up, we had an all-white deaf cat named Sweet Pea. Kinda funny because the other cats would run on hearing the can opener. She would run on seeing the other cats run.
S2nd, thanks for the link, that was interesting reading. I guess Moe falls into the orange (yellow) eyed "cat"egory that rarely has congential deafness.
I bet you all did not know that 99.9% of all calico cats are in fact female did ya?? Yep.......
A few years ago a MALE calico kitten was born in Salt Lake City Utah and he was in a shelter there........well, vets who knew of the rarity told the workers and he was auctioned off in a silent auction with scads of money raised for the shelter operation.........he was sold neutered of course.........interesting story huh???
The newspaper covered it and it said that calico's have a gene or something that makes them almost exclusively female........with a male appearing VERY VERY rarely........
I have NEVER seen a male calico....they have all been female.
Not a problem . Hehe, "cat"egory.
Male calicos are definitely a rarity. This is because the cat's color is linked to a gene in the X chromosome. Calico cats have one X chromosome for black, and the other X chromosome for orange. Since animals usually have just two chromosomes, the only time you get a male Calico is when there is an anomaly with three or more chromosomes such as XXY.
Ah... Being the son of a cat loving biologist...
Definitely an interesting story there Peach. I'm glad to hear that amount of money was raised for the shelter.
I don't know all that much about cats but piebald dachshunds (a double recessive trait) who are "walleyed" tend to have blindness/deafness issues as well.
It's pretty rare to see what a friend of mine calls a "perfect piebald". That is, a piebald with 2 brown eyes instead of a brown and a blue.
Nice kitty there GG26. Everyone I know who has white cats all have the ones with long hair not shorthair.
This is a very true statement. As I look down on my dress shirt at work here, I notice two seperate cat hairs. A nice orange one from Red Wing and a dark one from Mr. Jinx.
They stay with me in thought and by hair all day.