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I adopted a stray orange tabby recently. Just curious, are these cats typically this mild mannered? Nothing phases him...baths, nail clipping, kids, dogs, belly rubs, car rides...I could go on.
 

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It's just the cat you have. Some cats will have nothing to do with any of the things you listed and others, like your tabby, say hey who cares. You're just one of the lucky ones :). Then again, maybe your cat has some Ragdoll in him or another mild mannered breed.
 

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I also wondered this about the male orange tabby. Sure, there are certain environment situations & health reasons why there may be ones that aren't so nice, but these cats have been bred for ages & it only follows that people would select for "niceness", just as those who wanted guard dogs have unfortunately selected for "meaness".

I've had all kinds of cats, but have been amazed at how friendly the orange tabby is. After getting him, I've asked around, and many people have said "Oh, yeah- there's something about the orange tabbys. Especially the males (I've even heard this from major dog people).
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I know this will sound dumb because the color of a cat has nothing to do with its personality BUT, maybe Orange cats seem to be more tolerant? My sister has an almost 5 year old cat we found stray here about two and a half years ago and she took him in. She doesn't give him baths because he's a good groomer but nothing seems to phase him. Except their big (no offense) dumb dog tries to pummel him so then he hisses like crazy. Anyway, just thought I'd share you guys aren't the only ones who have know about this sort of thing. Have a great day!

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We have an orange tabby at work and he's pretty mild mannered too. Kittymitts doesn't like having things done to him like applying flea and tick meds, giving him shots and generally checking him over. On the other hand other cats and dogs don't bother him and he's slowly learning to tolerate being picked up.

He has this walk too, that's so funny. It's hard to describe but it looks like he struts and he holds his head high in the air. At work we all joke that he thinks he still isn't neutered and needs to walk like he still has a pair. :lol:
 

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I used to have an orange male tabby and he was just the sweetest thing ever! I've had tabbies, calicos, russian blues, and norwegian forest cats and out of all of them, tabbies were the sweetest, then russian blue, the the NFC, then Calico. For some reason, calicos just seem to be moody and only come around you when THEY want attention or food. @@@
 

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I think tabby's in general are usually sweet mild tempered cats, I've had just about every kind of cat there is, and tabbies are the sweetest, calicos are snobs, and tortishell's are absolutly unfriendly (at least any tortishell or calicos I've had) I love orange tabbies.. I miss mine *sigh* he was a good cat..
 

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I think tabby's in general are usually sweet mild tempered cats, I've had just about every kind of cat there is, and tabbies are the sweetest, calicos are snobs, and tortishell's are absolutly unfriendly (at least any tortishell or calicos I've had) I love orange tabbies.. I miss mine *sigh* he was a good cat..
You´re kidding!? My tortie is absolutely wonderful! Playful, intelligent, sweet, full of energy and she´s a wonderful mother.
 

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Maybe it just depends all on the cat. I've never had a tortie, but every calico I've had has been grumpy and didn't want to be petted or held. I've just had alot of good experiences with tabbies. Hey, I mean, my late orange tabby was the one who got me so into cats because I fell in love with his personality and ways...so I just stick with what I know. :D
 
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