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Message 241 of 260 (727942)
05-21-2014 10:57 PM


Maybe not what you think you're seeing

I deliberately made the image a little smaller, to maybe let things be "seen" better. Or click on to get larger image.

Look at the nice kitty. Then step back from your computer and look again.

Source

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Message 242 of 260 (728120)
05-23-2014 11:44 PM


Half and half cat

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Just plain weird. Not that I don't like weird.

Moose


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Message 243 of 260 (728125)
05-24-2014 1:41 AM
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05-23-2014 11:44 PM


Re: Half and half cat
That looks fake to me. There are people who like to paint cats. Literally.

ABE: Here are some examples. Why would anyone do this?
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/1024727/

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 244 of 260 (728138)
05-24-2014 9:18 AM
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Re: Half and half cat
Actually this cat is real. Here is a link to a NatGeo article I found while googling "half black cat". So, strange but true.
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Message 245 of 260 (728145)
05-24-2014 11:17 AM
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05-24-2014 9:18 AM


Re: Half and half cat
Wow, weird. Thanks for the info.
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Message 246 of 260 (728159)
05-24-2014 12:24 PM
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05-24-2014 9:18 AM


Re: Half and half cat
kjsimons writes:

Actually this cat is real.


Thankfully, bonsai kittens are not.
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Message 247 of 260 (728177)
05-24-2014 2:59 PM
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05-24-2014 9:18 AM


Re: Half and half cat
Chimera

I have recently seen a number of photos of butterflies where one side is male and the other female. In sexually dimorphic species it can be dramatic.

Of course Photoshop makes anything possible. I once slipped two copies of myself into a large family portrait and my parents didn't notice for more than a year.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 248 of 260 (728181)
05-24-2014 5:47 PM
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05-24-2014 2:59 PM


Re: Half and half cat
Chimera

Yes, this was my guess.

You occasionally see that in people, mostly noticeable in the hair color. DNA testing for a chimera would be interesting for this cat.


Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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Message 249 of 260 (737195)
09-19-2014 4:48 AM


The Surprising Differences Between Dog Lovers and Cat Lovers
The essential item:

quote:
The study also found that cat lovers scored higher on intelligence than dog lovers.

But if you want the trivia, go to the source page.

(5 cats) Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 250 of 260 (753623)
03-21-2015 3:02 AM


Cats of mine that I have not previously posted photos of before
It's my avatar photo, so it's probably going to change to something else in the future, but for now...

Left to right, Munchkin (6), Teddy (10), and Marvin (16).

Teddy has chronic intestinal inflammation, and is on 100mg of Prednisolone and .5ml of kitty laxative per day. Marvin is hyperthyroid, and is on 2.5mg Methimazole twice a day.

All seem to be doing fine. Marvin was supposedly 8 when I adopted him. He's looking as good now as he did then.

Also have Munchkin's big twin sister, Punky, and Squeak (10), who is in a photo somewhere upthread.

Munchkin - Extra fluffy, cute but possibly with a touch of evil.
Punky - Chunky but spunky.
Squeak - Little grumpy.
Teddy - The weasel.
Marving - The big old generic cat.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 251 of 260 (753654)
03-21-2015 12:40 PM
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09-19-2014 4:48 AM


Re: The Surprising Differences Between Dog Lovers and Cat Lovers
quote:
The study also found that cat lovers scored higher on intelligence than dog lovers.

Real cat lovers couldn't be bothered to take the intelligence test.
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Message 252 of 260 (753684)
03-21-2015 5:09 PM
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05-24-2014 9:18 AM


Re: Half and half cat
Cats with different colored eyes aren't too unusual. And our calico cat Napoleone was split down the back like a Yin Yang sign. Several of my parents' cats have had similar splits on their faces, etc.

Never seen one that was a split between two solid colors, though.


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Message 253 of 260 (753762)
03-21-2015 10:09 PM


The reason why cat owners are anti-gun

  
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Message 254 of 260 (753765)
03-22-2015 12:10 AM



Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?--Robert A. Heinlein

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 255 of 260 (758170)
05-20-2015 11:12 PM
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03-21-2015 3:02 AM


Re: Cats of mine that I have not previously posted photos of before
Teddy has chronic intestinal inflammation, and is on 100mg of Prednisolone and .5ml of kitty laxative per day. Marvin is hyperthyroid, and is on 2.5mg Methimazole twice a day.

In all, not that hard to take care off. My thoughts have been, at least I don't have to deal with a diabetic cat.

Punky - Chunky but spunky.

And newly discovered, diabetic. My cat medication costs are about to go way up. The doctor estimate is that the insulin will run about $400/year.

I lost a cat to diabetes 10+ years ago, thus I've always tried to be aware of cat water consumption. Still, it managed to sneak up on me. I was suspecting water intake increase, but I didn't know which cat. Then a couple of days ago I watched Spunky hitting the water dish hard, a couple of times. Other than that, seemed to be fine.

Earlier today I cleaned the litter box, while Spunky was at the vet clinic. The wet kitty litter volume was only about 1/5th what it has been. D'oh. Like I said, still managed to sneak up on me. In hindsight, the increased water consumption has been going on for at least several months. I should have thought a lot more about that "make sure the cat's water dish is full" note I posted on the exit door a while back. A big bowl had gone dry a couple of times. D'oh.

Moral of the story - Even 5 cats don't drink that much water. Watch out if that changes.

Moose


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