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Soggipussicus

Postby phil » Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:46 am

Two nights ago I found a drenched cat sheltering beside my garage. I've decided to call him soggipussicus. This has the advantage that if I find out that he is a she, I can call her soggipussica!<br /> ;D<br />Phil
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mingshey » Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:22 am

What's the color of the cat? If it has three colors(e.g. white, brown, and black) it's definitely she. Otherwise you'll have to check.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby benissimus » Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:31 am

You should probably check anyways.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:40 pm

I didn't know color could tell you if it was a he or a she. <br /><br />That's a neat name, Phil! I like it! <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mariek » Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:25 pm

[quote author=mingshey link=board=6;threadid=655;start=0#6186 date=1063776175]<br />What's the color of the cat? If it has three colors(e.g. white, brown, and black) it's definitely she. Otherwise you'll have to check.<br />[/quote]<br />Surely you're pulling our leg here... :o
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Emma_85 » Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:54 pm

No it's ture. Because all female creatures have cells in their body, which used different cromosoms. So one spot of skin may use the fathers another will use the mothers. And it just so happens that with cats you can then see which bits of skin are which type of cell, as it influences their hair colour. In humans it doesn't, though there are some women that only sweat in spots, while others remain dry, as they have no sweat glands.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mingshey » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:20 am

Yes. It happens because cat's coloring gene is placed on the X-chromosome, which female has a pair of, from each of their parents. During the early stage of the development of the body one of the pair is activated, and the selection is made by chance. That's why females are phenotype mosaics, except when all the genes on the pair of X-chromosomes make the same phenotypes.<br />
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Bert » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:47 am

Someone told me that all red cats are toms.<br />In that case, our tom-cat had kittens.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mingshey » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:59 am

You can't tell if a single-color or tabby cat is tom or she. Only tortoiseshell being she is sure. Red(or any) color on X-chromosome can be inherited to male, too.<br />But if you see a green cat, it would be a Cheshire. (this IS a joke. ;D)
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mariek » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:04 am

My coworker just told me that all white cats with two different eye colors are deaf.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mingshey » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:30 am

A good mouthful of the cat genetics here:<br /><br />http://www.tenset.co.uk/catgen/catsofadifferentcolor.html<br /><br />a quote from this site:<br />
Since a male has only one orange-making gene, there cannot be a male tortie. An exception to this rule is the hermaphrodite, which has an XXY genetic structure. Such a cat can be tortie, since it has two X chromosomes, but is almost invariably sterile. In fact, despite the presence of male genitalia, a hermaphrodite is also an underdeveloped female, and may have both ovaries and testes, with neither fully functional
<br />You can find the account of the eye colors here, too.<br />
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Postby mingshey » Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:14 am

Original article reproduced on the site above can be found at Breton Creek Cat Articles for filailou/raij, with other interesting articles about cats.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:21 pm

I suppose my own experience with cats bears that out...we have a sweet little tortiseshell, a Tennessee Coon, and she's a female. We've also had (at different times) two pale orange and white striped male cats and a black/brown female. And a gray male...and...that's getting a little far back in my memory. I think it was a white and brown female. <br /><br />I've never come across a male tortiseshell, but I'd never thought that there might be any particular reason.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby phil » Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:05 pm

Well, he's been to the vet for a checkup, and he's a soggipussica! On Wednesday she's going back to become a soggipusicum, in order that not she might become a soggipussicae!<br /><br />And for the record, she's just black, with a white nose and socks.<br /><br />Cheers<br />
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:25 pm

Oh why must society castrate everything!
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:38 pm

Because it's spay a cat or drown a kitten. <br /><br />Personally, I prefer the former.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:39 pm

What does the cat prefer? o_O
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby phil » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:58 pm

You mean if i don't get her spayed I get to drown kittens? Hmm I might just have to think about that..... ;)
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby MDS » Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:36 am

Phil Posted on: Today at 07:58:01pm <br />You mean if i don't get her spayed I get to drown kittens? Hmm I might just have to think about that..... <br /><br /><br />'I get to drown kittens'....I am slightly concerned here.... :(
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mingshey » Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:35 am

[quote author=MDS link=board=6;threadid=655;start=15#6413 date=1064190977]<br /><br />'I get to drown kittens'....I am slightly concerned here.... :(<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Miew!!!
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Puella Parva » Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:59 pm

[quote author=Phil link=board=6;threadid=655;start=15#6412 date=1064188681]<br /> I get to drown kittens? <br />[/quote]<br />Meanie!
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:04 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=655;start=15#6409 date=1064187571]<br />What does the cat prefer? o_O<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I think any mother would prefer never to be a mother than to have their babies taken away.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby benissimus » Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:11 pm

Actually, I'm more concerned for the male cats.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:23 pm

I have no opinions on the males.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby klewlis » Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:50 am

obviously a male cat would prefer to keep all his parts and spread his seed willy-nilly throughout the neighbourhood. <br /><br />but he doesn't get to choose. that's one of the benefits (for us) of being at the top of the food chain and the top of the evolutionary chain. ;)
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:55 am

Well, a vasectomy is a simpler procedure than whatever they call the procedure for sterilizing females. I don't see why they have to amputate cats and permanent cripple their natural physical development just because it's easier than a little internal surgery.<br /><br />This is one of my pet peeves, but I really do think I'm right. >:(
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby klewlis » Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:40 am

I think it's because males *spray* even when they are not procreating... perhaps a vastectomy wouldn't solve that? I know it's the spraying that always prompts my mother to fix the males.... since they tend to do it in the house too.<br /><br />anyhoo, congrats on your new kitty, phil! I expect pictures.
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby phil » Tue Sep 23, 2003 2:49 am

Don't have the ability to post pictures, sorry - just imagine a cat, and you won't be far wrong. And I'm sorry if I've upset anyone with my comment about drowning kittens - that's the last thing I would do. I love cats (but I couldn't eat a whole one) :-X
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:20 am

:P<br /><br />I don't think you've upset anyone (not me, anyway) since your comment was too obviously teasing to be taken seriously. ;)
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Puella Parva » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:29 am

Oh, yes, I think we all knew you were just teasing...but I couldn't help a small outburst-I love cats, and some people are mean to them-NOT, that I'm saying that you are. Anyway, I forgive you for your cruel remarks against our feline companions ;)
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:12 am

Oh yes Phil, definately knew you were joking on that one. Enjoy your new cat!
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby mariek » Sat Sep 27, 2003 5:46 am

<br />I was just thinking ... how would you say "soggy cat" in Latin? I couldn't find the Latin word for "soggy" so I used the Latin word for "wet" instead ... and came up with feles uvida<br /><br />
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Re:Soggipussicus

Postby Keesa » Sat Sep 27, 2003 11:37 am

Hmmm...I think I like Soggipussica better! ;D <br /><br />So how is she doing, Phil? Has she settled in well?
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