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(Catster)   Kittens come and kittens go, but disabled den mother Virginia remains at the shelter, waiting patiently in her little pink walker for another litter to care for. Welcome to a very dusty edition of Caturday   (catster.com) divider line 971
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2013-06-22 10:09:47 AM  
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2013-06-22 10:15:30 AM  

AlienDandelion: Salem Witch: I went to get my hair cut this afternoon, I tried our a new guy this time. I was a little early and his shop is next to Salem Friends of Felines so I thought I'd pop in for a minute. I have been there before but I always enter from the south side, this time I came from the north. I knew this door was here but I didn't realize what was on the door.

I love it :-D

that is cool!
I want to go there now


Come on down! Suzy said she will share her bed.

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2013-06-22 10:17:29 AM  
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Heading off to work......see you all later! :D
 
2013-06-22 10:19:52 AM  

lilyspad: [img.fark.net image 425x640]


EXTREME CLOSEUP!
 
2013-06-22 10:30:46 AM  

lethological_lassie: catmandu: captain feedback: Sickapie: 
I'm in a funkee.  Just my depression kicking in.  Money issues.  Little Pie's problems.  Everything coming to a head.  But, as long as I continue taking my happee pills, I'll be ok I guess.

Me four. I've been trying to save up to refill my prescription but the last time I had enough cash I got a flat tire and had to buy a new tire instead. Trying again to save and hanging in there until I can take the meds again.

Catmandu: Here's a link to your state's prescription assistance program. They should be able to help you get free or really low-cost meds. Have you asked your doc for samples to tide you over? Mental meds have some unpleasant withdrawal effects, so docs are usually pretty good about making sure you don't have to suffer and have a recurrence of the original problem. HUGS! GO TEAM PROZAC!!

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/spec/freeprescr.htm


Just caught up in the thread and see that others made these same suggestions and that you answered.

Some manufacturers offer big discounts directly: google the company name with "prescription assistance" and see what you find. Also, it may be that some of the other Wisconsin programs haven't discontinued your drug? Our county has a specific person and office that does all of this groundwork and knows all the ins-and-outs. Maybe yours does too? Your county health department would be the place to call and ask to get started, but you might have to make a few calls within it to find the person who knows where to send you. Good luck!
 
2013-06-22 10:31:33 AM  

Target Builder: Cat For Adoption - Please Help - DC/Northern VA/MD- Can Travel


I hope you can find a good home quickly. She's beautiful.
 
2013-06-22 10:31:56 AM  
Adding to lilyspads' cute poster:  Make like a tree and leave.  Make like a library and book.  Have a lovely catday all !
 
2013-06-22 10:47:41 AM  
Der Moochen, doing what he does best.

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2013-06-22 10:51:08 AM  
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Slight different Good Meowning, credit gremlin1 9-17-12

No time right now to salsa (not gonna find, make or take, as don't have already).  Esp FangQ to maynerdkitty for vid It's my bed! with Icom amateur radio rig spot at head of.  Amateur Radio Field Day starts at 2PM EDT today; we aren't making our club';s for 8th yr in row due to Harmony Fest.  Speaking furrther of that, looks like Hoo-mon Varmints got the hanging mics case as well --  those were truly desired for concluding HF show at brand new Talawanda HS this eve (school didn't buy 'em). They needed to be Sent Away For in first place so not instantly replace-able even if Plumbicon does get anything from insurance (which I purrsonally sing-cerely doubt, as we left door open)
Also good to hear of Activity of mewbies at BBBB's.
Last voties for Juno today; wl go see if they'll let me in to do so once I sign here.  See/read all y'all tomorrow as we don't expect to get home until way late.  Type now at ft of pg 4 so will have much salsa to do --  last Caturday will be very hard to find time to do as it was 1420-odd.  Must also Edit, as I have at last finnished (sic) transcribing the issue that took furr-ever.  Local hamrag's due into circ by Tue, state one needs out before July 1 when we need to leave for O Canada for men's intl barbershop contest..
 
2013-06-22 10:53:47 AM  

lethological_lassie: catmandu: captain feedback: Sickapie:
I'm in a funkee.  Just my depression kicking in.  Money issues.  Little Pie's problems.  Everything coming to a head.  But, as long as I continue taking my happee pills, I'll be ok I guess.

Me four. I've been trying to save up to refill my prescription but the last time I had enough cash I got a flat tire and had to buy a new tire instead. Trying again to save and hanging in there until I can take the meds again.

Catmandu: Here's a link to your state's prescription assistance program. They should be able to help you get free or really low-cost meds. Have you asked your doc for samples to tide you over? Mental meds have some unpleasant withdrawal effects, so docs are usually pretty good about making sure you don't have to suffer and have a recurrence of the original problem. HUGS! GO TEAM PROZAC!!

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/spec/freeprescr.htm


Thanks for the links. I actually have checked them before and the best I can do is remain on the BadgerCare waitlist. I have been on the waitlist since 2009 and still have several thousand ahead of me. My doc doesn't have samples for me. Wellbutrin is generic now (generic doesn't help me, common occurance with wellbutrin) and she doesn't get enough samples of Aplenzin which is a new variation on wellbutrin and also works for me. The drug company that makes aplenzin seems very stingy. Not only do they not give out many samples but they don't have a PAP either.

Some kitties:

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2013-06-22 10:58:12 AM  
Someone will have told me either here or direct by now that voties are ended.  Thought today was final day, but appears not.  Did do so yesterday, so reckon I did what I could.
 
2013-06-22 11:04:54 AM  

catmandu: lethological_lassie: catmandu: captain feedback: Sickapie:
I'm in a funkee.  Just my depression kicking in.  Money issues.  Little Pie's problems.  Everything coming to a head.  But, as long as I continue taking my happee pills, I'll be ok I guess.

Me four. I've been trying to save up to refill my prescription but the last time I had enough cash I got a flat tire and had to buy a new tire instead. Trying again to save and hanging in there until I can take the meds again.

Catmandu: Here's a link to your state's prescription assistance program. They should be able to help you get free or really low-cost meds. Have you asked your doc for samples to tide you over? Mental meds have some unpleasant withdrawal effects, so docs are usually pretty good about making sure you don't have to suffer and have a recurrence of the original problem. HUGS! GO TEAM PROZAC!!

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/spec/freeprescr.htm

Thanks for the links. I actually have checked them before and the best I can do is remain on the BadgerCare waitlist. I have been on the waitlist since 2009 and still have several thousand ahead of me. My doc doesn't have samples for me. Wellbutrin is generic now (generic doesn't help me, common occurance with wellbutrin) and she doesn't get enough samples of Aplenzin which is a new variation on wellbutrin and also works for me. The drug company that makes aplenzin seems very stingy. Not only do they not give out many samples but they don't have a PAP either.


Maybe this is new?  http://www.rxresource.org/prescription-assistance/sanofi-aventis-pati e nt-assistance-program.html

A google of Catmandu got me this;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catmando

And here's the cover photo:i1053.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-22 11:09:21 AM  
I want to give Virginia so many scritches.
 
2013-06-22 11:09:48 AM  

laulaja: Someone will have told me either here or direct by now that voties are ended.  Thought today was final day, but appears not.  Did do so yesterday, so reckon I did what I could.


I was able to vote today.

Juno is still #4
 
2013-06-22 11:09:51 AM  
Hi everyone,

I have a feral mama cat that showed up in my backyard with 4 kittens that look to be about 6-8 weeks old. If I can catch them, I can take them to my local shelter to be retrained for homes.

Any suggestions on capture methods?
 
2013-06-22 11:12:34 AM  
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2013-06-22 11:14:42 AM  
Pic above isGizmo, my 10 year old cat.  Stupid cat is found in all kinds of places, I have to hide all plastic bags or he crawls in them and goes to sleep.
 
2013-06-22 11:15:34 AM  
Olderguy:Have a nice "hide-a-way-weekend".  From what I've read you've been so kind to so many, that this is entirely
deserving. (I still so appreciate the TF gift, thank you again!)
 
2013-06-22 11:18:24 AM  

lethological_lassie:

A google of Catmandu got me this;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catmando

And here's the cover photo:[i1053.photobucket.com image 220x256]


LOL I love this FTA: "Catmando (1995-2002; also spelt "Cat Mandu")[1] was a ginger tabby cat who served as the joint-leader of Britain's Official Monster Raving Loony Party"

There are times I think my cat, Mandu could take over that position:
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2013-06-22 11:22:08 AM  
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TC's glare. It was a Monday.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll240/dezilith/IMG-20130312-00163 -1 .jpg

Mildly not safe for work. Cleavage alert. Barbossa cuddling. We know now what he likes...
 
2013-06-22 11:35:18 AM  
weasel - Try and secure a safe place for her and her kittens first. A box up high away from predators. Give her some water and food. You can get a "have a heart" trap from local animal no kill shelters. If you don't/can't do that, call the no-kill shelter and tell them your predicament. Do you have a garage you can put them in until you get help?
 
2013-06-22 11:37:55 AM  
*typo  weasil. sorry.
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 11:39:21 AM  

laulaja:  It may have also been #2 of a sequence.


I did what now? Gotta lay off the juice, too many blackouts.....
 
2013-06-22 11:40:09 AM  
PS..(I have a dumb question...) Why are my posts green? ha ha ha ha. I'm so embarrassed.
 
2013-06-22 11:52:25 AM  

sharbear: weasel - Try and secure a safe place for her and her kittens first. A box up high away from predators. Give her some water and food. You can get a "have a heart" trap from local animal no kill shelters. If you don't/can't do that, call the no-kill shelter and tell them your predicament. Do you have a garage you can put them in until you get help?


I've been feeding them, and trying to build trust, but I can't get closer than about 10 feet so far. My concern with using a trap is that there are so many of them. They'll catch on after the first couple get trapped. I have no garage, and my own cat won't take well to bringing them inside.

So my predicament seems to be that I need to get them all in a really short time span, so they don't figure out what's happening. I honestly don't think I can get the mom. She's too wary and fast.

But I'd like to try to get the wee ones before the dogs or coyotes do, and before they grow up to fill my neighborhood with even more little kitties.
 
2013-06-22 11:53:57 AM  
Hallo all. I am not a regular really, but things have been so chaotic. Stormin' Norma Jean, the basset hound, turned 10 on the 7th, and the blind old gal enjoyed a piece of cake, a sip of rum, and some milk. She then farted her thanks and stunk up the living room the rest of the night.

Cats are doing great. Peridot will be a year old in a month; my little kitty isn't so little anymore...
 
2013-06-22 12:04:10 PM  

Anastacya: Hallo all. I am not a regular really, but things have been so chaotic. Stormin' Norma Jean, the basset hound, turned 10 on the 7th, and the blind old gal enjoyed a piece of cake, a sip of rum, and some milk. She then farted her thanks and stunk up the living room the rest of the night.

Cats are doing great. Peridot will be a year old in a month; my little kitty isn't so little anymore...


Glad you un-lurked to tell us about your beasties. These can make it a photoessay!

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2013-06-22 12:12:41 PM  
Ivan and Tola have never been bag kitties, but for some reason, this bag has been THE toy of the month. They like to sit on top of it, in it, hit their toys into it, hide in it and pounce on each other. I'm still amused at how much play we're getting out of a simple paper bag.

Ivan:
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Tola:
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I'm so glad to see Sugarbear is doing well! I hope he has a speedy recovery and is running around like a crazy cat soon!

Target Builder, I hope you can find Momma-Cat a good home. She looks so pretty and sweet!

Predle, I remember a few years back when there were fires on the border of AZ/NM. Albuquerque was just cloaked in smoke for a few days. I remember not being able to sleep because of it. A half broken swamp cooler that couldn't move the air, the hot 90 degree air just sitting there with the smoke. And the house was so poorly built that there were no cross breezes, so I couldn't even open windows and the fan did nothing. Ugh, I remember that being miserable. Not to mention the fires up north around Los Alamos that destroyed so much. I hope they're able to get it under control. The damage to the wildlife too - I remember reading an article about wild animals they tranquilized so they could treat the burns on their paws before setting them free.
 
2013-06-22 12:16:28 PM  
weasil  I see your point. I agree on getting the kittens since the momma is fast. Don't expose your cat to the feral cats as they can infect your cat. Is there a rescue agency near you?  Your idea of gaining trust from the momma cat is good, and hopefully you can get to the point to capture her or have someone else do it for you.  I am so glad you care, thank you, you deserve a halo. Wish I could help you, since I seem to be trying to catch a feral cat, too, and understand the frustrations.
Keep us posted, okay?  You are crowned "Best friend a cat can have" !!!
 
2013-06-22 12:26:24 PM  
Happy Caturday everybody!

Been a while since I've participated. Mainly life and stuff. We got a dog, also.

Anyways, here's Bronson, looking "pretty".

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And here's the newest addition to the family, Bernice or as she's commonly know as, "Bernie":

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She's an Aussie shepard mix. Only a puppy still (5 months) but pretty smart.

Bronson has already let her know he doesn't appreciate her wet kisses. But they are co-existing, which is good.
 
2013-06-22 12:42:10 PM  

lilyspad: [img.fark.net image 500x487]



Wow! A matching 8-pack set of 8 packs.  Lovely!
 
2013-06-22 12:45:36 PM  

sharbear: PS..(I have a dumb question...) Why are my posts green? ha ha ha ha. I'm so embarrassed.


Did you favorite yourself? (And no, that isn't a euphemism for something...though I suppose it could be)
 
2013-06-22 12:46:29 PM  

sharbear: weasil  I see your point. I agree on getting the kittens since the momma is fast. Don't expose your cat to the feral cats as they can infect your cat. Is there a rescue agency near you?  Your idea of gaining trust from the momma cat is good, and hopefully you can get to the point to capture her or have someone else do it for you.  I am so glad you care, thank you, you deserve a halo. Wish I could help you, since I seem to be trying to catch a feral cat, too, and understand the frustrations.
Keep us posted, okay?  You are crowned "Best friend a cat can have" !!!


Thanks for the advice. I will keep you posted.
 
2013-06-22 12:54:44 PM  

weasil: Hi everyone,

I have a feral mama cat that showed up in my backyard with 4 kittens that look to be about 6-8 weeks old. If I can catch them, I can take them to my local shelter to be retrained for homes.

Any suggestions on capture methods?



I went through this with a feral momma cat at my office some time ago.  Borrow a large Have-A-Heart trap from the local shelter.  The best bait is whatever they like.  Some seem to love KFC original chicken or Fancy Feast Liver & Chicken.  But I finally caught momma cat with a canned mackerel cat food.  It took me 2 1/2 years to catch her because she actually broke my trap escaping from it and wouldn't go back in for a very long time.  In that time I caught 19 babies and two of her paramours. Good Luck!  The most important thing is to keep trying!
 
2013-06-22 01:05:48 PM  

Crept to ft of pg 5.
Rt clickied lilyspad's Cat Stack.  Found when went to Petfinder that voting seems to have concluded; had impression it went on til 23:59:59 today.  Oh Well; 4th is Honourable Mention which only brings Bragging Rights.  Mayhap.
A Fetch from Other Event Of This Wkend:
Just encountered this on YouTube. A musical parody on all aspects of Field Day produced by one Russell Richter WP2AHG, in Houston, Texas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4g68Iv4gE&feature=youtu.be
Enjoy the music. de Bill Pasternak  WA6ITF  who runs Amateur Radio Newsline

Linkie copied doubled, does work!   q_j, captain feedback & ThePuceGuardian all know who Pasternak is. Mayhap more Caturdayers that I don't know they're also amateur ops.


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credit lajimi, Ago. SuperMoon  promised/threatened for today & tomorrow.
 
2013-06-22 01:05:59 PM  

weasil: sharbear: weasel - Try and secure a safe place for her and her kittens first. A box up high away from predators. Give her some water and food. You can get a "have a heart" trap from local animal no kill shelters. If you don't/can't do that, call the no-kill shelter and tell them your predicament. Do you have a garage you can put them in until you get help?

I've been feeding them, and trying to build trust, but I can't get closer than about 10 feet so far. My concern with using a trap is that there are so many of them. They'll catch on after the first couple get trapped. I have no garage, and my own cat won't take well to bringing them inside.

So my predicament seems to be that I need to get them all in a really short time span, so they don't figure out what's happening. I honestly don't think I can get the mom. She's too wary and fast.

But I'd like to try to get the wee ones before the dogs or coyotes do, and before they grow up to fill my neighborhood with even more little kitties.



The most important thing to do is set the trap regularly.  I also covered the trap with a vinyl tablecloth & just left the end open so it was more like a cave.  I also put a rock on top of the tablecloth to hold it down.  I was pretty shocked when I got to work one morning and one of momma cats boyfriends was in the trap, but the table cloth wasn't on top.  It was shredded into 2" squares and was inside the trap with him!  He was pretty scary and the only black cat I saw, but a good portion of the babies over that time were black or black with a little white on them.
 
2013-06-22 01:09:53 PM  
Oh darn!  I missed a page of Caturday and a lovely Alien came to visit again!  Hi Sweetie!  Gentle hugs!
 
2013-06-22 01:31:46 PM  
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Missing my little buddy Pumpkin Head today.
 
2013-06-22 01:32:58 PM  

predle: I took this from my front yard at 7:45 tonight.  There's around 13 fires burning in the mountains. I could see three distinct plumes, I have never seen anything that that in the 33 years I've lived here.  There's a really small town (pop. 377) in southern Colorado named South Fork (not to be confused with South Park which is further north) and they're afraid it's going to burn. They've surrounded the town with 32 fire engines in hopes that they'll be able to save it.

They only thing I need to be concerned about where I live is the really bad air quality.  It's so weird to walk outside and smell the pine smoke from the mountains.

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That's scary looking. I hope they can get it under control soon.
When we lived in Idaho there were a lot of forest fires and the air was thick and made it difficult to breathe. They told people with asthma and breathing difficulties to stay indoors with the AC on.
 
2013-06-22 01:37:14 PM  

AlienDandelion: ohhhh oh.
hmmm wonder what I can pull up when I do a search for everyones Fark handles...
hmmm....
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0_O
O_O
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oh mies...
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Oh I can imagine what you'd find!!!
 
2013-06-22 01:43:40 PM  
We took in a pregnant kitty from a friend back in March/April.  She lost that litter, but snuck out one day about a month later and got pregnant again.  She had this litter on June 1st, and this litter appears to be doing very well.  So here's some kitty pics.

/And yes, we are getting her spade since she's apparently a slut.

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2013-06-22 01:45:18 PM  

Target Builder: Cat For Adoption - Please Help - DC/Northern VA/MD- Can Travel

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Hi - I hate to post this in a Caturday thread but we have a cat that we need a new home for. The cat in question is one of the best cats in the world and we are sure whoever adopts her will be thrilled to have her. She's the sweetest and lowest maintenance cat I've ever seen. She's a fluffy marshmallow cat that loves cuddles and cheap cat food.

Question: Why is one of the best cats in the world up for adoption?
Answer: We have three cats - Momma-Cat, Beast-Cat and Douche-Cat. We adopted them as a package deal in Dubai when some asshole tried to drown some kittens outside our apartment; one morning we woke up to the sound of Momma-Cat screaming over the bucket her kittens were in. A quick fishing trip later we were the proud owners of two kittens and a momma cat. They all got on great until two years ago when we took the momma cat to get her teeth cleaned - from the moment she got home she has been in a fight with one of her kittens, Beast-Cat (now grown up into a 16 pound monster twice his momma's size). We have tried everything but with no luck and have come to the conclusion we need to find her a new home as the regular ass-kickings she's getting are taking their toll on her.

Question: Why is she up for adoption now and not a year ago?
Answer: We recently had a baby, and since then are no longer able to give the cats, who are separated in different parts of the house most of the time, the attention they need. Further - a couple of times they have gotten in fights near the baby and it's a risk we can't continue to take.

Question: Why isn't Beast-Cat up for adoption instead?
Answer: Beast-Cat and Douche-Cat are best buds. They are highly energetic and extremely destructive. They have a great time wrestling with each other and get on well. Beast-Cat doesn't do well on his own and any adoption with him would require a package deal with Douche-Cat. Douche-Cat is a douche a ...


If you're on Facebook, add me and I'll share her with everyone I know.
littlemews @yahoo.com
Perhaps a rescue in your area can help too.
 
2013-06-22 01:51:48 PM  
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Alice, caught in the act of knocking pennies to the floor from the catch-all shelves in the corner. (About 5 minutes ago)
 
2013-06-22 01:57:06 PM  
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2013-06-22 02:04:47 PM  
I'm not having a good Caturday because Pica, age 5, neutered male, black-and-white, rescue kitty five years ago, didn't come home last night and that's not like him. He's always waiting when I return from work because he's generally been outdoors for at least 12 hours and is therefore hungry (and wants some attention).

I've always thought he was pretty smart and able to avoid danger, but it's times like this (he's only done this twice before) that I worry he's run into something he couldn't handle.
 
2013-06-22 02:06:09 PM  

Zizzowop: [img.fark.net image 500x375]
Missing my little buddy Pumpkin Head today.


What a handsome kitty! How long were you best friends?
 
2013-06-22 02:07:28 PM  
Scott Person,
President and Co-founder of the Cattery,
& the United States.

And the volunteers who made Virginia's pretty pink walker should all be elected to the Senate.
 
2013-06-22 02:31:55 PM  
My feral cat story. My parents had a huge black cat in their yard that when the door was open would come into the kitchen for food, he eventually would be very friendly. One summer there was a kitten following him with a cyst on its' head. When I came home from school, she asked my to catch it so we could turn it over to the vet for treatment. About five minutes after that, I saw the kitten while I was up high on the deck and dove down and grabbed it. So here I was walking into the house with a very scared and panicked cat with all claws operating every chance and screaming loudly. As I started down the hallway dripping blood to get a blanket to wrap it in my mother looks at me very crossly and says "I didn't mean now!" The vet took care of the huge cyst and said that they would bring it to the humane society. I was really bandaged up.
 
2013-06-22 02:35:00 PM  
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My sweet Hermie, looking all spotty like.  Someone saw his picture last week and said 'Bengal'.  I would think he might have some in him.  But not 100%.  It would explain his athleticism.  And body build.
 
2013-06-22 02:36:16 PM  
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Hermie showing the world what a good looking cat he is.
 
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