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You mean that ginger-colored kitty who hangs out on my back steps is a BOY? And my Sam is pals with him? What is this world coming to? I thought surely from all the chirping and chatting that the visitor was a lady cat, just like the 4 who hang in my back yard yodeling for Sam to come out and “play”! Sam prefers to snuggle up with me and be coddled and told how handsome he is. Just like a human man would!
That poor little black-and-white kitty was just standing his ground! Bravely! And now he is made a mockery of. Poor kitty.
That was two toms. I’ve seen two of them square off for over an hour howling at each other.
Still, funny dialogue.
The only problem with this video is that orange tabbies are always male, so there is a sex reversal here. I suspect what we are seeing is two males, preparing for battle.
This video made my dog get up and run to the window.
BTW, John, orange tabbies are not always male, just almost always. I had a female orange tabby, and my vet said it was rare but not impossible. What are very, very, very rare are male calicos, and they are always sterile.
The sound brought out my tortoise-shell girl, and my grey tuxedo boy. What’s pretty funny at my house is that the boy is really dumb and really annoying, and the girl (who is half his size) will often give me an exasperated eye-roll and sigh before she beats up on him. And he is utterly intimidated. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched her walk up, whack him on the butt, and he sheepishly gets up and walks away while she grabs his spot that he had nicely warmed up. Now it’s gotten to the point where she just walks up and looks at him and he gets up all hang-dog.
Jan K, It’s because they’re chromosomal XXY’s that they’re sterile. The coat color genes are on the X chromosome, so only a male with extra X chromosomes could produce multiple colors.
Whatever that cat was actually saying, he had my daughter’s cat scrambling to get out of the room!
We have some friends with a female orange tabby. Of course, they’d already named her Gozer, but hey.
Yep, most orange tabbies are males, tuxedo cats can be either. This definitely looks (and sounds) like two toms, with the orange guy either dominant, on his own ground, or both.
All three of my cats came out to see what the commotion was about. The large and extremely intelligent Maine Coon male (coincidentally, an orange tabby), figured out that it wasn’t anything that needed to disturb his nap, so he wandered off and went back to sleep, but the other two, a Himalayan female and a domestic shorthair male, stayed upset for some time.
I turned this on and my blue eyed white kitteh came a-runnin’. She is not deaf – a lot of blue eyed whites cats are, but not my sweet Lilly. She was a rescue, so I don’t know her background.
This brought my corgi running. Um – I’m guessing all you cat people know… she’s not a cat. Now I’m beginning to wonder though…
Good video for a dreary day! It even interrupted my Lab’s nap to check out the noise.
I had no idea about cat colors/patterns and gender. gee…
I am a lifelong, devout Cat-holic (pun intended) but since I now live in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets, funny cat videos are the only way to feed my addiction (lol).
My daughter and I also love Nora the Piano Playing Cat. I think Nora has over 6 million You Tube views, of which DD is probably responsible for at least 1 million of them
The first time I played this video, a couple of my kitties ran towards me to find out where the “Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!” is going on.
“I suspect what we are seeing is two males, preparing for battle.”
And the dialogue sounds more like “You slept with MY GIRLFIEND, boy! I’m going to make you vomit your cat food with MY BIG physique! You wanna sleep with her after I castrate you, punk?”
“…She is not deaf – a lot of blue eyed white cats are, but not my sweet Lilly…”
Female blue-eyed white cats are generally not deaf, but males are. Another one of those odd sex-linked traits that shows up in the very complex world of feline genetics.
My gray Scottish Fold came gallumphing in to see what the ruckus was about, looked at the video for a minute or so and promptly yawned. I suspect she has had that argument before.
I thought cats only did that at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning.
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