The Male Tortoiseshell Kitten Who Is Britain's Rarest Cat

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Eddie the cat has defied genetics and odds of 400,000 to one after he was born a MALE tortoiseshell.Vet Karen Horne was stunned to discover the black and ginger tom, who overturns the normal laws of biology.She said she named him after the cross-dressing comic Eddie Izzard because ‘he is essentially a boy dressed in girls’ clothing.

Male cats, like human beings, have only one X chromosome in their DNA meaning it is technically impossible for them to inherit different colours.Of eight million pet cats in Britain only a couple a year are born male tortoiseshells – making Eddie an extremely rare accident.

Karen, 38, said: ‘As a vet I can tell you that it is genetically impossible to get a male cat that is tortoiseshell coloured.

‘My colleagues and I have 30 years of experience between us and we have never seen anything like this.’
The eight-week-old kitten was brought into Karen’s veterinary surgery in Harpenden, Herts, with his three tortoiseshell sisters by local charity Cat and Kitten Rescue.But as Karen set about vaccinating the siblings she discovered to her amazement that one was a boy.
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The Male Tortoiseshell Kitten Who Is Britain's Rarest Cat

unique cat of uk

Eddie the cat has defied genetics and odds of 400,000 to one after he was born a MALE tortoiseshell.Vet Karen Horne was stunned to discover the black and ginger tom, who overturns the normal laws of biology.She said she named him after the cross-dressing comic Eddie Izzard because ‘he is essentially a boy dressed in girls’ clothing.

Male cats, like human beings, have only one X chromosome in their DNA meaning it is technically impossible for them to inherit different colours.Of eight million pet cats in Britain only a couple a year are born male tortoiseshells – making Eddie an extremely rare accident.

Karen, 38, said: ‘As a vet I can tell you that it is genetically impossible to get a male cat that is tortoiseshell coloured.

‘My colleagues and I have 30 years of experience between us and we have never seen anything like this.’
The eight-week-old kitten was brought into Karen’s veterinary surgery in Harpenden, Herts, with his three tortoiseshell sisters by local charity Cat and Kitten Rescue.But as Karen set about vaccinating the siblings she discovered to her amazement that one was a boy.
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Lucky Yeboah: Male Gorilla With 3 Female Playmates In London Zoo

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Lucky Yeboah: Male gorilla with THREE female playmates in London zoo We all like to be given a sneak preview before meeting a date for the first time.And judging by their reaction to his photograph, the beau lined up for these three gorillas must be quite a dish.
The three singletons at London Zoo will soon be joined by 12- year-old male Yeboah, who’s being flown over from France.
Mjukuu, 10, Effie, 16, and Zaire, 34, have lacked male attention since the death of silverback Bobby in December.

Staff offered them a glimpse of his 20-stone replacement to see if they would make an association between the picture and Yeboah’s face when he arrives.Staff at La Boissière du Doré zoo in western France have also shown Yeboah photos of the females for the same reason.
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Cat Gets A Wash In The Dog-O-Matic

Earlier i had posted about washing machine for dog …..now this
When we first heard about the Dog-o-Matic, we thought its inventor was insane (and maybe a little cruel). But when we read cats could also be put into, well, we just had to see it.

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Does Your Pet Need A Massage?

And you thought you’d heard everything when it comes to pet pampering. Now we’re signing up our furry friends for alternative therapies. “Many people don’t want their pets on medications for long periods of time,” says Carvel Tiekert of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Popular alternatives:

TTouch. This type of massage uses a combination of specific touches to calm hyper or nervous pets.

Acupuncture. The ancient therapy could ease arthritis pain.

Supplements. Chondroitin may relieve joint pain; calcium keeps bones and teeth strong.

Bach flower essences. The liquid formulas can help calm pets with behavior problems.

Skeptical? Results can vary, but the American Veterinary Medical Association agrees that these treatments are safe for most pets.

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Poodle Doodles………

They may resemble pandas, buffalos and camels – but these animals are actually poodles, all competing for the title of top dog at ‘creative grooming’ shows across the U.S. Something of a canine fancy dress contest, it takes just two hours for owners to transform their pets, which are sheared and coloured to achieve each look.
The incredible transformations were captured by photographer Ren Netherland, who travels thousands of miles each year to attend each competition.

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Meet The Bond, James Bond Of Pet Carriers

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Fido? Check. Laptop? Check. Portable doggie dome? Yep, they all fit inside this futuristic new product.

If James Bond had to fight super villains while carrying around a Pekingese, here’s the device he’d use—it’s an origami puzzle of a backpack called Pets @ Work, and it lets you tote around your small pup, a foldable doggie dome and your laptop without using your hands.

Pets @ Work, or P@W (get it?), is designed by the high-end Italian accessory company, PetEgo. It’s bulkier than the standard backpack, and actually looks more like a parachute. Inside, there’s a cushioned flap that drops down and turns into a dog seat, allowing your fella to snuggle securely while peeking through an opening (or a mesh screen if you prefer). The backpack is expandable to as deep as 16 inches and as wide as 15 inches, roomy enough for most dogs 10 lbs. and under.

But wait—there’s also a clever contraption that zips out and unfolds into a soft mini-crate; the idea is that once you’ve backpacked your pup to work, you’ve now got a comfy little Dome in your office for them to curl up in. And, as if that weren’t enough, there’s even a roomy compartment for your laptop.
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