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Offline wj73

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #1425: August 07, 2017, 01:19:43 PM »
Most 2 coloured cats are male I think.

Calico cats (orange, white, black patches) and tortoiseshell (black and orange) are almost 100% female. In 15 years of working at an animal shelter I never saw a male calico or tortie. Orange tabbies (orange stripes) are male about 80% of the time.  Other colors tend to skew more evenly between genders.

And those are your useless facts of the day.  :mg:

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« Reply #1426: August 07, 2017, 03:33:47 PM »
Didn't know that. Interesting.

Tabbies and special breeds are their own thing, but if you see a calico (black, white, and orange), it's female.  The male version of that cat is either black and white or orange and white.

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« Reply #1427: August 08, 2017, 09:22:55 AM »
There are male calico cats but they are extremely rare - it's a genetic condition where they have 2 X chromosomes and 1 Y. Because of this genetic abnormality they are usually sterile and have other health problems.

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« Reply #1428: August 08, 2017, 12:49:51 PM »
There are male calico cats but they are extremely rare - it's a genetic condition where they have 2 X chromosomes and 1 Y. Because of this genetic abnormality they are usually sterile and have other health problems.
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« Reply #1429: August 08, 2017, 10:01:57 PM »
Our white cat saga is over—the lady next door adopted it!

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« Reply #1430: August 08, 2017, 10:06:11 PM »
Our white cat saga is over—the lady next door adopted it!

At least it's in the neighborhood.    It'll be back for a visit.

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« Reply #1431: August 08, 2017, 10:53:02 PM »
Our white cat saga is over—the lady next door adopted it!

Love to see a happy ending, that is a lucky kitty! Good job to you and the missus looking out for her and finding her a family of her own :)

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« Reply #1432: August 09, 2017, 07:44:51 AM »
At least it's in the neighborhood.    It'll be back for a visit.

I don't know whether she will let it outside. But she said once it's settled in we will have to go over for a visit.

Edited to add: She says the vet said the cat is about a year old and is not chipped but must have had an owner because it's so friendly (just what we thought). Turns out it is a "he" but his male parts were not obvious and the vet could understand why we would think it was a female cat. She says "he's having his boy surgery on Aug. 21."

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« Reply #1433: August 09, 2017, 08:27:18 AM »
Our white cat saga is over—the lady next door adopted it!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Hooray for you for making sure the little guy got a happy ending.

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« Reply #1434: August 09, 2017, 10:06:21 PM »
:clap: :clap: :clap:  Hooray for you for making sure the little guy got a happy ending.

You know, I can't help but feeling some level of regret. It was only a few days, but we really liked that cat. We both know our house isn't the right place for a cat and we both know we aren't the right people, but we've sort of been trying to convince ourselves that it was right to let the cat go to our neighbor. Such a friendly little cat and we already miss seeing him arriving on our deck each night.  :icon_frown:

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« Reply #1435: August 09, 2017, 11:20:46 PM »
Busch Stadium had an unexpected guest just before Yadier Meowlina hit a grand slam.

https://mobile.twitter.com/fsmidwest/status/895475266146848768

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« Reply #1436: August 10, 2017, 06:56:17 AM »
Busch Stadium had an unexpected guest just before Yadier Meowlina hit a grand slam.

https://mobile.twitter.com/fsmidwest/status/895475266146848768

Molina still stole that called strike to end the game earlier this year.

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« Reply #1437: August 10, 2017, 07:40:56 AM »
Molina still stole that called strike to end the game earlier this year.

Well yeah. I still think he's a jerk. I just like cats.

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« Reply #1438: August 10, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
Busch Stadium had an unexpected guest just before Yadier Meowlina hit a grand slam.

https://mobile.twitter.com/fsmidwest/status/895475266146848768

That was painful to watch. You'd think someone on the grounds crew would know to tell the guy who retrieved the kitten to grab it by the scruff so it couldn't bite or scratch him.

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« Reply #1439: August 10, 2017, 07:52:55 PM »
That was painful to watch. You'd think someone on the grounds crew would know to tell the guy who retrieved the kitten to grab it by the scruff so it couldn't bite or scratch him.

I just saw the replay on CBS News.    The grounds crew guy messed that up.    :)

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« Reply #1440: August 10, 2017, 08:11:38 PM »
Busch Stadium had an unexpected guest just before Yadier Meowlina hit a grand slam.

https://mobile.twitter.com/fsmidwest/status/895475266146848768

Oh man, tore that groundskeeper to shreds.


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« Reply #1442: August 11, 2017, 01:46:55 PM »
Oh man, tore that groundskeeper to shreds.

I wonder if rabies is a problem out there.  I read that the kitten got away afterwards so there's no way to quarantine it for 10 days to see if it's rabid.  That groundskeeper may be in for rabies shots.  They're not as bad as they used to be (I've had them).  It used to be something horrible like 20 shots in the stomach, but now it's only 5 in the upper arm - but still no fun. 


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« Reply #1447: October 28, 2017, 03:27:21 PM »
So I started feeding a cat who hangs out in my neighborhood and now it is chilling in my back yard like it owns the place.

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« Reply #1448: October 29, 2017, 01:28:36 AM »
So I started feeding a cat who hangs out in my neighborhood and now it is chilling in my back yard like it owns the place.

It does!

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« Reply #1449: October 29, 2017, 12:00:36 PM »
It's getting fed for free. Why shouldn't it feel that way?

So I started feeding a cat who hangs out in my neighborhood and now it is chilling in my back yard like it owns the place.