tortoiseshell cat

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tortoiseshell 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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* Lexell and Komet are two 12-year-old calico cats that have lived their whole lives together.
Pleasant, warmly comic illustrations depict a grandpa, grandma, 10 coal black calves, nine charming chickens, eight greedy goats, seven handsome horses, six pudgy pigs, five gray geese, four dependable dogs, three trusty tractors, and two soft calico cats on one big, beautiful ranch.
Male calico cats, for example, are usually sterile, and are more susceptible to certain diseases.
Luby's sister, a family photo and two of the woman's calico cats -- Kit Kat and Reese's.
Illustrated with vivid color photography from cover to cover, The Cat Selector: How to Choose the Right Cat for You is an in-depth guide to the traits of various cat breeds (from rare hairless cats and other exotic pedigrees to common tabby and calico cats), as well as recommendations as to what will suit one's needs when looking for a feline pet.
And if gingham dogs and calico cats, movie scenes and rap songs can help students better learn the law and serve their future clients, Garvey is ready to bring those and whatever other teaching methods be has learned to the Webster Scholar program.
And then there's Attorney General John Ashcroft, who burqaed the semi-nude statue of the Spirit of Justice because he felt upstaged by her perky breast at press conferences, and who thinks calico cats are emissaries of the devil, when everyone knows it's black cats.
Students select the color that best resembles their cat's coloring: for example, they might choose orange, yellow and brown paint for calico cats. White areas can be left unpainted, and spots can be produced by just letting the tip of the paintbrush touch the wet paper and spread out.
WORCESTER -- Tenants of a three-decker, their two calico cats and the container of a woman's ashes were all safe after a two-alarm fire Wednesday morning on Wachusett Street.
Currier, calico cats like Zsa Zsa are usually short haired; the mother and siblings are orange and white longhairs.
In the case of a calico cat, the feline's parents passed on different versions of X chromosome genes related to coat color.