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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone! Well, like the title says: I am one new member, and I have two new kitties to share with you. I am recently a new cat owner (I was too young to remember raising my parent's last cat), and I like having a "support group" to share stories and ask for advice about my new little ones. I have already perused some of the posts/threads and photo albums on this site, and I believe I will really enjoy the time I spend here! Now, let me tell you a little about my two fluffballs:

I adopted "Pumpkin" on Good Friday of this year from a shelter. My sister and I spent almost 2 hours playing with a 6-week old litter of kittens before deciding on Pumpkin, a little calico tabby- or Caliby as I like to call her... She was the spunkiest of the females in her litter (Pumpkin & her brother spent most of their time climbing up the sides of the cage to ninja attack each other). Pumpkin adjusted quickly to her new home, and I soon learned that she is completely fearless... well, automobiles don't count!! She started developing some behavioral issues like biting & severe scratching; one vet told me this was just her personality, and another that she just wasn't socialized. Thankfully, after my flatmate & I cat-sat a friends adult male, Pumpkin's behaviors improved drastically. So, we started the search for a new brother or sister for Pumpkin...

After testing a female adult cat and a female 10 month kitten, we realized that Pumpkin just prefers the boys & an easygoing but playful personality. Enter Simone. I found 8 week old Simone at the same shelter a couple of weeks ago. He was white with very light cream point markings, eyes so blue they almost look violet, and medium/long fur. In the past two weeks that I've had him, his points have darkened to an orangey tan color, and his fur is getting more cream colored. My flatmate & I are thinking that he is a ragamuffin mix (if you have any opinions on the subject, please let me know). Anyways, they are getting along very well- they play, eat and sleep together- it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 03:32 AM
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Wow I really love your cat with the dots! I think that is awesome and it looks like a Cheetah! I would like to adopt a cat like that when I get my 2 cats!
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They are beautiful and seem very happy together!
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 03:50 AM
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Hey what type of cat is that with the spots?
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:18 AM
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You have two beautiful kitties....just stunning!
Pumpkin's color is Brown Patched Tabby & White, or often called Brown Torbie & White. Definitely not Calico, as they're mainly white with black and orange patches.

Simone looks like a Red Colorpoint Shorthair.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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thank you!
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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They are beautiful and seem very happy together!
thanks- I got lucky when I found them- they make me laugh everyday
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hey what type of cat is that with the spots?
Catloverami corrected me- Pumpkin is a brown torbie with white, in other words, tortoiseshell coloring but with a tabby pattern. She's not a calico because she does not have white spots intermingled with her colored spots.
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You have two beautiful kitties....just stunning!
Pumpkin's color is Brown Patched Tabby & White, or often called Brown Torbie & White. Definitely not Calico, as they're mainly white with brown and orange patches.

Simone looks like a Red Colorpoint Shorthair.
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Thank you for the information- the shelter & internet mislead me on Pumpkin's coloring pattern!

As for Simone, I have wondered if he had a bit of Siamese in him, but can Siamese have longer fur? The pictures might be misleading, but he definitely has medium to long length fur. He also has tufts coming out of his ears (furnishings I believe they are called) and his feet. I cannot tell if his tail will get bushy until he is older though (he is only 10 weeks old currently). Also, I don't know if this means anything, but I noticed that his fur has been darkening to a creamy color over the past couple days? Thanks for your help!
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 08:32 PM
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Well, if he's longhair, and looking at the pics, his tail does look bushier than a shorthair's, then he's Balinese or Javanese. According to CFA (Cat Fanciers' Assoc.) in May 1, 2008 they made Javanese which previously had "separate breed status", and included red points, to being a division of Balinese. Take your pick! It does seem a little confusing.
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