Monday, July 15, 2019

Party time!

Today we're having ourselves a bit of a party. Why? Because it's the birthday of the fubabies' grandma (aka, this here human's mom)!

The kitties and pup Astrid love their grandma, and she loves them. The furbabies' grandma helps spoil them rotten, and we're all perfectly fine with that.

Happy birthday to the grandma! (From this here human, happy birthday, Mom!)

In case you're curious, my mother is indeed a crafter, and so that there is a birthday card I doodled up for her.

Did you know?
Did you know that it is possible for a calico cat to be a male? That being said, a male calico cat is incredibly rare. The reason why calicoes are almost always females is because the tricolor coat requires particular genes on two X chromosomes, and females are the ones with the XX chromosomal makeup. In rare cases of chromosomal abnormalities, though, it is actually possible for a male cat to have two X chromosomes, making them XXY instead of just XY in terms of chromosomes. In such cases, the cat will be a male thanks to the Y chromosome, but will also be a calico if the proper genes are on both of the X chromosomes. A male calico is typically sterile.


The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma!

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Grandma! May your day be filled with so much love!

Eastside Cats said...

wishing your G-ma a very Happy Birthday! Such wonderful grandcats she has! Our old vets office had a male calico, named RuPaul.

pilch92 said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Grandma! Very cute drawing. And I did not know a calico can be male.

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh I hope your Grandma has a super wonderful birthday. I bet your Mom got her artsy ability from her right?

Hugs, Teddy

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Grandma!!! We hope you all have a fantastic day of celebrating with her. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun rest of your day.
World of Animals

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful grandma!!! Mudpie is kinda crazy about hers too so she completely understands :)

messymimi said...

Wishing many happy returns of the day to your Mother!

We bottle raised a male calico once. They are as rare as hen’s teeth.