Abyssinian cat


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Abyssinian cat:

see catcat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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Caption: Comparison of DNA from Cinnamon, a female Abyssinian cat that lived at the University of Missouri, with DNA from other domestic and wild cats has revealed how domestication shaped cats' genes.
I came here because the possibilities are greater - the English adore their pets," says Kurt, who has two young sons, Thomas, five, and Lewis, 2 1/2, plus an 11-year-old Abyssinian cat called Guss.
At 53, the flame-haired, black-pleather-wearing Streb--three parts muscle and sinew, one part hair mousse (to keep her fauxhawk haircut energized)--lives in a downtown New York loft with an Abyssinian cat (on permanent rat patrol) and the feminist journalist Laura Flanders.