My Feral And Rescued Cats

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maggiedemi maggiedemi I guess another typo will be a new term. Cato rude for Torties! :lol: I meant to type catitude! But..... Cat I rude applied sometimes. Of course, if we tell them that, we might get the stink eye.
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Maggie ! Lol That cat is part boxer! Perhaps some Tortie ancestors?

Mellow Tortie? Actually dilute could be a term used but dilute in a different way. Diluted attitude. I meant calm or relaxed personality compared to Torties like Muffin who is more high strung. She may be part boxer too!
 

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Their colors are so beautiful! I'm obsessed with Torties. Please share as many pics of them as you can. 😍



Ha! That sounds just like Maggie, but she's not a Tortie. She has punched all 3 humans, her brother Demi, a couple chickens, several neighbor cats....:devilish:



What is a Mellow Tortie? Is that similar to a Dilute Tortie? :headscratch:
maggiedemi maggiedemi , I've never heard of it until now! I assume it means more of a blonde/lighter tortie (so yes, like a Dilute Tortie, perhaps)?
hahaha Maggie sounds like my Bella! She used to beat up all of the neighborhood cats and never let any cats get away with being on her territory.
 

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maggiedemi maggiedemi , I've never heard of it until now! I assume it means more of a blonde/lighter tortie (so yes, like a Dilute Tortie, perhaps)?
hahaha Maggie sounds like my Bella! She used to beat up all of the neighborhood cats and never let any cats get away with being on her territory.
Torties, tabbies, dilute or calico, identification varies in some locations. I’ll post a link to one ID guide on cat colors and patterns but opinions are not always the same. By any other name, they are wonderful! ;) Maybe we should ask a cat! Lol
I am Calico.
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I am a long haired floof calico.
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And a Lady of leisure.
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Do not disturb. Stink eye in progress.
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Tortie and white!
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I only know that I am Mama.
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Am I a diluted calico or ...
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Diluted Tortie? Torby? Diluted calico?
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I don’t know. I think I am deluded.
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I don’t know about the others but...
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I am a Prints /Prince!
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I am a purr purr.
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Ahahahaha! Isn’t that a book by Mark Twain? The Prince and the purr purr?
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Well, maybe it was, “ The Prince and the Pauper?” But I like Lady’s idea.

It’s hard to tell the difference but here is one guide I found.
https://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/files/2011/11/identification-and-coat-colors-patterns.pdf
 

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Speaking of books....The next chapter about Banjo and Froggie.
We left Banjo last night as she waited for Froggie.
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Her Prince finally descended from the castle tower. Lol
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Beautiful Banjo watched with anticipation as he approached.
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She felt weak in the knees. ( Do cats have knees? :lol: )
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She placed her head as close as she could get it to Froggie.
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Then he began to serenade her.
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As always, she listened intently.
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The music came down from above.
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But Banjo wanted more than a song.
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She declared her love to him and asked him to come just a bit closer.
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The handsome Prince obliged.....
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And gave Banjo her kiss.
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Banjo and a singing frog. Lol Beautiful music together?
 

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My Muffin is very sweet but also has strong opinions.
She takes after me! That's my girl. :cloud9:

I guess another typo will be a new term. Cato rude for Torties! :lol: I meant to type catitude!
Ha! You make the best typos. They end up being new word creations. :thumbsup:

Maggie ! Lol That cat is part boxer! Perhaps some Tortie ancestors?
I was thinking that if Maggie & Demi are siblings, then their mama feral must have been a calico or tortie! She would need both orange and black in her. The only cat with those colors is Tortie or Calico. :think:

dilute in a different way. Diluted attitude.
My childhood Calico was pretty mellow. I don't remember any attitude from her ever, but she lived outside her entire life.
Thanks for all the pics of the Rainbow Children. 🌈
 

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Speaking of books....The next chapter about Banjo and Froggie.
We left Banjo last night as she waited for Froggie.
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Her Prince finally descended from the castle tower. Lol
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Beautiful Banjo watched with anticipation as he approached.
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She felt weak in the knees. ( Do cats have knees? :lol: )
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She placed her head as close as she could get it to Froggie.
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Then he began to serenade her.
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As always, she listened intently.
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The music came down from above.
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But Banjo wanted more than a song.
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She declared her love to him and asked him to come just a bit closer.
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The handsome Prince obliged.....
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And gave Banjo her kiss.
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Banjo and a singing frog. Lol Beautiful music together?
❤❤❤ The love story continues. Banjo looks so precious. You should have this featured on The DoDo. I love it!
 

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maggiedemi maggiedemi Muffin and the rainbow brite girls send purrs.

Typos. Lol At least they can make us laugh. ( hopefully!) Maybe you could start a typo dictionary of new terms! Cato rude = Tortie or other cat giving stink eye or swats.
Tonsposting = A tendency to post a Lot! Replies in book form.

There was another one that made you laugh but I can remember what it was....I made it several times. Hmmm. Oh well. I have a feeling that it will show up again. It may have been in the Bj /heart worms thread.

Cat color, pattern genetics are pretty interesting. The parent’s colors do influence the color of the kittens. It would be neat to know what Mom and Dad looked like!

I had two Calico kitties as a girl. Little One and Little Bit. Both were rescued as kittens and very, very sweet. Callie and her sisters Kelly and Phoenix are gentle too. As you know, Callie is the greeter in the girls room and helps all other to adjust and socialize. Kelly was Mom to the Gingerbread kittens. Two Calico marked and one Ginger tabby. Phoenix has a litter of babies. I’ll have to go back to check but as I recall, most were calico. The foster had Phoenix when the babies were born. All three of those sisters were born to Jazzy. Jazzy was tabby with some pale dilute markings. Much like Thrasher. Thrasher was also born to Jazzy. Lady produced a rainbow! Lol

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose I’m glad you are enjoying the love story. Me too! It’s been so precious to watch. I will always wonder if Banjo and Froggie met before I brought Banjo inside.
I have seen some cute stuff on Dodo. I don’t know anything about it though. I have only posted on TCS but Banjo and Froggie are a handsome couple! I think they are meant to be together. Banjo has a brother, Whistle, who loves the frogs too. Mom, Misty shows great respect for them as well. Dad, BJ, isn’t so sure he wants his daughter to marry a frog. He can’t picture her eating bugs so Froggie often joins the cats in a dish of cat food. Somewhere I have a photo of that too. Lol
 

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What do ferals do for fun on a rainy day?
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Banjo is great at orchestrating entertaining events here.
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She made some calls....
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Explained the whole concept...
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Gathered her friends...
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Got them excited about the fun....
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Positioned them properly....
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Surveyed the best placement...
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Established the understanding that this is just for fun but she is still the Frog Princess...
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Called all the cats. ...
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Had them form a line and....
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Arranged a pre Halloween Carnival and kissing booth!
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Everyone got a kiss but Banjo was first in line!
Definitely entertainment for all!
 

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What do ferals do for fun on a rainy day?
I don’t think I’ll call them Ferals anymore as they are already socialized and have a wonderful loving home.
As ex-ferals, they deserved to be called ‘Fur-rals’ ........does it make a point? 😸
 

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When I see all these descriptives of cat colors and patterns, those using them might as well be speaking Urdu, at least as far as I am concerned. For example, Digger is basically a gray/black tabby, but she also has the orange and white from her mother, as you can see
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So how to describe her? She surely isn't a calico, nor yet a tortie; ah, the heck with it. She's ours, and that's all that matters.
 

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When I see all these descriptives of cat colors and patterns, those using them might as well be speaking Urdu, at least as far as I am concerned. For example, Digger is basically a gray/black tabby, but she also has the orange and white from her mother, as you can seeView attachment 356849So how to describe her? She surely isn't a calico, nor yet a tortie; ah, the heck with it. She's ours, and that's all that matters.
Digger as well as all other cats with calico coloring and tabby patterns are referred as Tabby Calico (or vice versa) or Tabico for short. Digger is a pretty girl. I have had a few Tabicos in my colony as well. They are not that uncommon. I love the combination, it's interesting.
 

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If Hekitty is reading this Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 Please give my apologies! :worship: Forgive this humble human!
You iz FORGIBBEN! Lubs. Hekitty.

Took a few days off. Dropped my cast iron Dutch oven on my foot (EMPTY, thank goodness), and managed to acquire a few bone bruises. Hurts, but fine. GOOD pain meds, which is why I took time off! God knows what I might have said!
 

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Muffin and the rainbow brite girls send purrs.
I loved Rainbow Brite as a kid! :)

There was another one that made you laugh but I can remember what it was
I think it was one with a dirty double meaning. :lol:

Cat color, pattern genetics are pretty interesting.
Yes, cats get their color from their mother. I think gray is considered a form of black. So a mother with gray or black could pass on either of those colors.

Digger is basically a gray/black tabby, but she also has the orange and white
Oh, I don't think I ever saw a Tabico! Such an unusual pretty combo. 😍
 

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It has occurred to me these past couple days that I think I'm numb. I am having trouble keeping up with everything, not the least of which, yet another hurricane!?!
Jcatbird Jcatbird , I most sincerely hope that you and your furry (and otherwise) crew, including those with health issues, are okay 💞
 
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