was just a little kitten when Scott found her on June 8, 2005. Scott
happened to be looking for one of our cats, Planet,
at the time in a neighboring field out near the town of Garfield's
compost site. He started hearing lots of loud meowing and saw the
tall grass moving. Something was coming towards him. Suddenly, out
popped a little orange head through the grass! He picked her up and
carried her home. Right away we went back to the same area where she
was found to look for any more kittens, but there weren't any.
Blossom attacks the grass.
was not a feral kitten. She was not frightened of us. She seemed
to love people. So we think that maybe somebody just dumped her
out there. We are so glad to have found her! She has a special bond
with Scott. She loves to lay on his chest and wash his stubbley
face! She is quite pampered and has many pink toys. She is Scott's
still has a very loud voice. She can fly through the fields at the
speed of light! She is a gorgeous ginger tabby cat. I once thought
that all orange cats were males. This is a common misconception.
Blossom is the second orange female cat I have seen. Female orange
cats are not common. The following information explains why:
ginger gene changes black pigment into a reddish pigment. The ginger
gene is carried on the X chromosome. A normal male cat has XY genetic
makeup so he only needs to inherit one ginger gene for him to be
a ginger cat. A normal female is XX genetic makeup so she must inherit
two ginger genes to be a ginger cat. If she inherits only one ginger
gene, she will be tortoiseshell with some ginger areas and some
ginger gene is called a sex-linked gene because it is carried on
a sex chromosome.
if you look closely, ginger cats have tabby markings though these
may be faint or only visible on the face, tail and lower legs. They
are also visible in the ginger areas of tortie cats. This is because
the gene that turns off tabby to give solid colour cats does not
work on the ginger colour."
and her pink boa.