Stosh’s fighting days are over but the scars from his battles can still be clearly seen by his ears. A lot of un-neutered tom cats get cauliflower ear, similar to human boxers and wrestlers. The constant hits to the head have deformed Stosh’s ears. But, he doesn’t let that shake his confidence. He is well respectedContinue reading “Stosh”
While in the Yucatán Peninsula, I stayed on a hacienda that was home to many farm cats. This cat was pregnant with kittens, most likely not her first litter. She spent her days sleeping under the meticulously woven thatched roofs of the old hacienda buildings, resting and waiting for her litter to arrive.
From his name and appearance you’d think Misty was a female. Misty is a dilute tortoiseshell. As coat color is sex linked in cats, tortoiseshell cats are almost always female. The color combination in tortoiseshell (and calico coloring) requires two X chromosomes. As females are XX and males are XY the only way a maleContinue reading “Misty”
Crosseye is momma or grandmomma to many of the cats in the farm colony. Before being spayed she had multiple litters on the farm. She doesn’t hang out much with the other cats and prefers to stick around the house or in the fields near the farmer. Typically the presence of the younger cats seems toContinue reading “Crosseye”
Chin is a scrawny cat with a lot of personality. He makes up for his small stature by having very large paws. He is a polydactyl, i.e. he has extra toes!