Posted by: blogone | April 23, 2006

Question

Here’s an excerpt from a conversation I had with Andrea this morning:

Andrea: What is something that is magnetized to steel?

Me: emmm, a magnet?

Andrea: okay that’ll do!

Me: (blank expression)!

I thought my role in the relationship was to ask odd questions, for example, 'are there any male cats?'

 

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  1. Well its like this – yes there are male cats – otherwise there wouldn’t be baby cats. However it is not unknown to have hermaphrodite cats – documents sex changes at six months have also been recorded.

    For the record though – tortoiseshell cats can only be male (or female, I can’t quite remember) but I do know for certain that the sex gene is in tortoiseshells is linked to the colour gene – so when you see a tortoiseshell you know with certainty that it is a male (or female – whichever!)

  2. Thanks for that. Your knowledge of cats is fantastic. I think you should consider writing a book or short story about them.

    I do understand that there are male cats. It was something I blurted out one evening on the way home. I have no idea why I asked that question and felt like an idiot straight away. Every time I see a cat I always assume that it is a female.

    I don’t know why that is.

  3. i know you’re all joking about hermaphrodite cats but i own a hermaphrodite cat who is having urinary tract problems as she/he ages. if anyone has any pertinent information to this condition i would appreciate it, since our overworked vets here have no time to research such a peculiar condition.

  4. […] A recent comment about a previous post concerning hermaphrodite cats:  ”i know you’re all joking about hermaphrodite cats but i own a hermaphrodite cat who is having urinary tract problems as she/he ages. if anyone has any pertinent information to this condition i would appreciate it, since our overworked vets here have no time to research such a peculiar condition.” […]


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