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We have a new kitty! His name is Angus, he's a Tuxedo Cat, 4 years old,
and he is a bruiser at 18 pounds. We adopted him from the Peninsula
Humane Society. He seems quite confident and affectionate. We've let him
sniff noses through the door with our resident cat, Biscuit, but we're
keeping them separated for the next few days.

Before we adopted him, I snapped a photo of him in his digs at the
humane society:



Despite my having a lot of experience with cats, this is the first time I've tried introducing two unrelated cats. There's a fair amount of contradictory advice on the web. Any advice (to-dos and to-don'ts) from folks who've been there?

meow

Date: 13 May 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] innerdoggie.livejournal.com
This is off-topic, but did you see those articles on the serval-domestic cat cross called the savannah? I had no idea that wild cats (other than the African wildcat and the European wildcat) could breed with domestic cats! Seems like the female offspring are fertile, but males are not.

Googling for cats, crossbreeding or hybrids, I saw this peculiar picture of a domestic tomcat attempting to mount a bobcat! I wonder if they succeeded in producing kittens.

Re: meow

Date: 15 May 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kyubi.livejournal.com
I've seen pictures of Savannahs (http://www.junglecats.com/), and they look a lot like Isis did.

Messybeast (http://www.messybeast.com/hybrids.htm) goes into a fair amount of detail on wild/domestic cat hybrids and the genetic, physiological, and behavioral barriers to their creation.

And while you're there, you'll also want to check out the page on Tuxedo and Magpie Cats (http://www.messybeast.com/bicolours.htm) ;)

Glad to hear that Chairman Kaga Angus and Biscuit seem to be getting along.

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