calico cat

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calico 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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Us" includes their two energetic little boys, Truett, eight, Bennett, five, and a persnickety calico cat, who live all over the two-level 3,000-square-foot residence.
At age forty-nine Professor Lydia Pinkowitz teaches women's studies and lives happily with her partner Allie and their calico cat Mishmosh.
Rogerson lives in Fountain Hills, AZ with his wife Ninette Hupp, and their three "kids"--two beagles (Shadow and Zeke) and a Calico cat (Zuzu).
MEET Amber, a pretty Calico cat who was found as a stray and has recently had kittens.
Curious as to why the male calico cat she had acquired by chance was so rare, Gould began looking at the underlying genetics, and discovered that modern scientists have a much more complex understanding of inheritance than Mendel's thinking, and than popular media would have people believe.
CHINTZ (above) is a spayed female calico cat aged around two or three.
We looked at ideas for the shop, Calico Cat and discussed ways in which we could attract attention to the advert.
He has used a courtroom scene from "My Cousin Vinnie" to teach a point about cross-examination and a children's poem about a gingham dog and a calico cat to illustrate the advantages of mediation over litigation.
The ordeal ended when a pair of passers-by spotted the calico cat while crossing a footbridge in Missoula, Montana, and called for help.
If a calico cat could talk, it would probably sound like Bill Murray.
The cat CC, the first cloned pet, has a different coat color than Rainbow, the calico cat she was cloned from.
In the case of a calico cat, the feline's parents passed on different versions of X chromosome genes related to coat color.