Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Breed of Our Cat

I must have had too much time on my hands, or spent too much time at home with my cat.

I think that everyone has an innate curiosity about who they are, where they came from, etc. Even I sometimes don't know fully who I am, where I came from, as one can only get so much of the story from their parents, right?

Dogs are different -- people live and breathe by the breed of their dogs. If they're not distinguishable as a "Yorkshire Terrier" or "Shiba-Inu" (those are the breeds of my canine nephews), for example, they are labelled the slightly ugggh term "mutt."

I knew nothing of cats before this one shoved herself into our lives (quite literally). In fact, due to cats scratching me in my childhood and my yearning for the more affectionate pets, I decided I did not like cats. I've fallen victim to liking a few (mostly kittens) over time, but having one living with me???

I learned (now I sound like a second-grader telling her mom what she learned in school today) that cats are moreso distinguished by their coat pattern than breed, but they do roughly fall into breeds...

So our cat is...

... an (American) Domestic Shorthair (DSH), Bicolor Grade #8, White/Tabby !!!!! (yes, she has that spot on the other side)

Why did I post an entry about this? I'm not sure... just wanted to showcase my learning and awe that I found a pretty exact description of her (especially the "Grade #8" part)!!

Now if only we knew where she came from...


  1. I don't know about your other readers but I sure found this interesting. Wow, I didn't know there was so much to cat identification. How interesting that there was even a chart. Fascinating post!

  2. Amazing what can befound on the Internet these days. Wish I had your sister's curiosity though....


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