The latest addition to my family...his name is GSP loves him in a strange interspecies way, however my other two cats seem offended/insulted about his existence. He seems relaxed takes it all in stride which set him as the mellowest cat I've ever had

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Six Replies to Grommet

Scott Hardie | October 29, 2007
Looks like they don't allow hotlinking. :-(

Tony Peters | October 29, 2007
so does it work now?

Jackie Mason | October 30, 2007
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Tony Peters | October 30, 2007
yeah I had to search the net a bit to find the proper description of him...Best we could come up with is "a white Tabby with Agouti ticking" Agouti ticking being the tendency of the ears tail and feet to be darker than the body much like an Abyssinian (probably the desert cat you were thinking of Jackie). We're not certain that he's gonna keep the blue eyes but for now that's another really cool thing about him. Zipper, our black cat, has decided that while she's not ready to snuggle down with him, evening crazies can definitely be spent with an energetic kitten not Grommet but sorta like this. Alas Sketch our stump-tailed tabby still looks upon him as an alien creature

Jackie Mason | October 31, 2007
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Tony Peters | October 31, 2007
mine is a Japanese Temple cat they are traditionally born with, shall we say deformed tails...bent, stumps, kinked corkscrew etc. Sketch's tail isn't bobbed it has all the musculature of a full length tail wrapped around 5 inches of bones....very strong little stump.


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