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Caturday: Dilute Tortie?

Mini has the most beautiful dilute colors. She is what is known as a dilute tortie (at least that is what the rescue said when she was a kitten).

A Dilute Tortie cat is a cat with traditional tortoiseshell coat coloring that is more pastel and less vibrant.  The coat pattern appears diluted with blue and yellow colors and less orange and black. Dilute Tortoiseshell cats are not a breed of their own and are a variation of a tortoiseshell cat. 

Dilute torties have a specific genetic makeup that creates their unique diluted, double-color pattern. It is important to note that similar to calicos, Tortie cats, including the diluted ones, are almost always females.

This plays into creating their coat because the X chromosome carries the “instructions” for how their fur is going to look. So if a cat is a female and has two X chromosomes, it means they have received two instructions for their coat pattern, and this is where we see multiple colors being blended. –

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Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on July 16, 2022 in Cats


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Monday Mischief: Mini Cooper Turns 8 On Memorial Day

Miss Mini Cooper, “The Baby,” turns 8 years young today. It is hard to believe because she is still such a kitten in many ways. Playful and verbose, she is a pal to all and just wants attention and a good cuddle.

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl. We all adore you! (Even Charles)

And we can never forget the animals and humans that have served and continue to serve in the armed services so that we can live freely in this country.

This is the Washington DC area’s first monument honoring women in the military which was unveiled at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery in October 2020. It is called ‘The Pledge.’

Commissioned by the nonprofit US War Dogs Association and sculpted by acclaimed artist Susan Bahary, The Pledge is a bronze statue that depicts a kneeling servicewoman locking eyes with her working military dog.

In addition to being the DC area’s first statue to honor all servicewomen, the statue is also the first monument in the nation to honor female military working dog handlers.

Learn more here: LINK

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Posted by on May 30, 2022 in Cats, Dogs


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