Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Guiness

This is Guinness. He has all the colors of a fresh drawn pint of Guinness. He is also (believe it or not) a MALE calico. He can be found any hour attached to me like velcro. -Terry

32 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Guinness: A handsome, fluffy, picture purrfect calico! And a little...well, not so little pink nose and mouth to boot! Terry, he looks like a pretty hefty kitty. How big is he? I love his little orange blush! I know...I know!!, it's a boy! Sorry Guinness!

Claire said...

What a wonderful boy. Such beautiful coloring (and unusual for a male) and he has a very "knowing" look, as though he knows his worth and is comfortable with it.

danielle said...

He is so cute!!!! What a fluff ball. Yep another big one. I was under the impression only girls were calico.? I Love the green eyes.

Rose M. said...

Ah, I love me pint o'Guinness in th' mornin'...(accent sounded more Irish in me head...) Terry, Jealous is ot the word to describe how I feel about not being Guinness' mum! I've come to know that Calico's are my favourite fuzzballs - aside from black on white/tuxedo, black, white, ya get the picture! Claire's right he does have that "I'm too sexy for this pic" confidence! AND A VELCO KITTY!! Couldn't custom order better! Thanks for sharing him with us, Terry!
To All my Fuzz Family - Greetings and have a Blessed day!

Rose

donna said...

Good morning! Guiness is gorgeous. I also thought calicos ("tri-colors?") were only female. I guess that makes Guiness doubly special. Oh he looks so soft. Love the name too.

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! I forgot to say that before! Danielle, yes, most calico's are female. But, there are the exceptions. Like pretty boy Guinness here! Just like most solid orange kitties are male. With my Benji's clan, there were 2 orange girls...2 orange boys, a buff girl and 3 black and grey tabbies...That we could catch. There was a calico we couldn't catch. I would've liked to see if the calico was a boy or girl. Okay! Anyway...lol. I'm ramblin...deal w/it! Lol

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous kitty! I've never seen a male calico before-they're very rare. I would love to hug and kiss that Guinness!

Riquel said...

He is beautiful! I have only seen one other male calico, and he was born without eyes. He had whiskers a mile long though, and he got around just fine. He was a big beautiful boy too. Your a beauty Guinness!

danielle said...

So Kat, when you say there was a buff girl, was she NAKED?

Good Morning Fuzz Pack, and all.

danielle said...

I think today is a calico da because..... you have to check out www.catoftheday.com to find out.

Emma's Kat said...

Ha ha ha! Buff...naked!

Wow!! Guinness and Cleo look very similar w/all the fluff and of course calico markings! Cleo is beautiful!

danielle said...

Sorry, I had to. I just had to laugh!;)

Amanda said...

Guinness is beautiful! Wow, a male Calico! How unusual! Is he sterile? I think I rememeber reading that male calico's are born sterile.

Gheeri's Servant said...

Hey everyone! We're back! And everyone is doing good (well, Gheeri's having a fit, and Steele is super-nervous and shy, but we made it home in one piece!) OK, Kat knows the deal already, but DON'T ask for pics! LOL He's too shy for them right now, I'll get 'em up when he's settled. For now, all I can tell you is he's a beautiful silver mackeral tabby who used to be a show cat, then a stud, and he was rescued cause the breeder had too many cats. (Over 40 rescued). He had been placed, then returned because he's so docile, the other cat was beating him up (He's a BIG boy, too). So we're settling in. See you all later!

Gheeri's Servant said...

sorry, Guiness is VERY handsome. Yes, caico males are rare ( I think I read somewhere that only 1% of calicos are male, and are born sterile) but can happen.

Hee hee, I had to gush about Steele first.... BTW, Fuzz Pack?!?!?! I need help!!!! I hate his name, but I cannot for the life of me come up with a good name! He's so calm and docile, nothing I come up with fits! He's very regal looking, like a white tiger (he has a lot of white on him, I forgot to mention that), but I can't come up with anything fitting. Any Ideas?????

Emma's Kat said...

Aslan (Narnia)? I love that name. Ummm, I've always liked Bodee(sp?) too. Remember the movie, oh what the heck was it called??!! With Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze as surfers. Somebody please help! That's going to drive me nuts till I remember or somebody else remembers!

donna said...

Point something? for the movie.

It's good to hear you're back and everyone is safe. I imagine there will be some adjustments all around! :-)

We'll help you think of a name. We just helped Kat name her newest foster kitty. Have you read through the comments under the Flickr box text?

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

POINT BREAK! I'll take Patrick Swayze, please.

I think I'll go listen to "CATS" again, that should get my cat-naming gland going!

GS--glad you're back, complete with Baby Boy.

Emma's Kat said...

POINT BREAK! Thank you Jan & Donna! 'Nother question: Is the Spanish word for mouth spelled, Boca or Bocca?? I think it's Boca. Correct me if I'm wrong. I'll post a new pic of Boca(sp?) soon. There is such a difference in his eyes. He' so much better!

donna said...

According to learnspanish-online.com:
"The Spanish word for mouth is boca"

Boca's eyes are better in part because of his medical treatment; and in larger part because of your "love treatment".

Anonymous said...

A male calico, that is very rare. I have been told that most male calicos die at birth and that a living one is worth a lot of money. Have you had him neutered? It would be worth checking into regarding how rare this is.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat, Boca is Spanish, Bocca is Italian (I am 3/4 Italian, how I knew).

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi, Guinness. The first thing I thought of when I saw your face was STATELY. Then I noticed the same thought hit everyone else here, too. What a beautiful, serene look on his face. Wow. And a Velcro cat at that. Lucky Terry.

Karen C. said...

Guinness is beautiful - so fluffy and cuddly with lovely colors.

Gheeri's Servant said...

I'm a little late, but yeah, its Point Break (Bry likes that movie-I've been forced to watch... and Jan, you can have 'em. I'll take Keanu, thank you very much...lol) And yes, it's boca. We have a city called Boca Raton here in South Fl (Rat's Mouth). Don't ask me why they would name such a beautiful area that-I dunno.

And I tried Aslan but Bryan doesn't like it :( Pickles didn't suit him, he's so regal and dignified looking. I tried Rajah (once again, Bry didn't like, but I do-I have a thing for Disney names) and Roo (can anyone catch where that name is from? no it's not roo from Pooh...), and Bryan hasn't gotten back to me whether he likes it or not. I tried an anagram, like DC (Darn Cat), but he's not a DC, and nothing I come up with is clever enough.....

:sigh: hey, wheres rosie been?

Emma's Kat said...

Rita - She's been MIA...from Kat's Cat at least. I just caught her at TDK...lol.

It'll take some time until you get to know Steele's purrsonality. Then you'll think of his name.

Claire said...

GS,
I think waiting a bit is a good idea too. We had a Tonkinese cat who we adopted from a rescue group and named him Simon Says because he was always "talking" to us and the name fit him. Even the name Grey is very sophisticated and somewhat aloof. Love Guinness' name too.

Karen C. said...

Claire, you said "Grey" and I immediately thought "Gandalf", which is also a cool name. For that matter, The Lord Of The Rings is full of good names.

Emma's Kat said...

Has everyone checked out Pet Du Jour? If you haven't...shame on u! It's under my links if you don't know.:)

casper's mom said...

What a pretty cat. Love his markings. Love white feet. Guinness looks like he is put out because you took his picture.

GS maybe when you are able to post Steele's picture, all of the above might be able to come up with a good name for him. So great of you to go all that way to pick him up.

SpEd said...

Guinness is beautiful! He looks proud...as he should be. He also looks like he's waiting for someone to snuggle with him.

Patriot World said...

Handsome fella!