Vaporlock From Canada, joined May 2001, 3645 posts, RR: 57 Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Mexicana757, wow...is it that obvious. Since day 1 of owning him, he has always been scared of his own shaddow and sometimes just cracks me right up. He is 12 years old and only now starting to mellow out!!!
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
That's the "tapetum lucidum" reflecting the camera's flash. Without that reflective layer (which includes small amounts of metallic compounds) cats wouldn't be able to see as well in the dark as they do.
We humans also have a reflective layer in the back of our eyes... But it is red, hence "red eye" from a camera's flash.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1651 times:
Hey Phyllis --
Trigger is pretty cute... As you can tell, I also have a brown tabby... At first glance I thought my link had posted a photo of Ernie, but then there's no white scarf around Trigger's neck.
My condolences. Is that a hamster? Almost thought it was a guinea pig, but it's got too pointy a nose...
To everyone -
A little cat trivia for you...
* A tortoiseshell cat (brown, red and black mixed) will be, 999/1000 times, a female. The same goes for calico cats, which are genetically identical to tortoiseshell except for the inclusion of a white spotting gene [see below.] Any tortie/calico male will be sterile. This is because coat color is an X-linked gene and so the tortie/calico color includes a Brown X and a Red X. Any male tortie/calico must therefore have an XXY genotype, rendering it sterile.
* An all white cat with a black spot is genetically... a black cat with lots and lots of white spots. Genetically, white creates spots, and when there is a strongly expressed white gene, the spots fuse and create what looks to be a white cat with a few (or no) colored spots. You cannot guess the coloring of an all-white cat's parents, but you can be sure that at least one parent had some white fur. Because of this genetic expression, two all-white cats may produce colored offspring.
Foxiboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 208 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
I have a German Shepard :- Sheba my princess
Then Rizzo a Border collie cross the handsome chap
and the there is the terrorist, Cfor (c for cat) the kitten mad as a hatter the poor dogs, and then there's the fish well they are his (my other half).
25 AvianceGirlUK: Leviticus.. i spat cranberry juice everywhere and just spent 5 mins in the bathroom cleaning myself up laughing at your post... That is so my sense of
26 Tanyaluvs2fly: This is my dachshund Obi, AKC name Sam's Obi Wan (ps. no idea if this works or not)