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Meet Gypsy Rose


Meet Gypsy Rose

Meet Gypsy Rose

Says hi Gypsy Rose, the feral that mom and dad have been working to help. She came to them when they called for her last night! Once mom and dad can gain her trust more, she’ll be vaccinated and treated. Keeps her in Your thoughts. Head bumps and love, Lilly Bug. #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #ferallifesmatter #2catsandablog

Says hi Gypsy Rose, the feral that mom and dad have been working to help. She came to them when they called for her last night! Once mom and dad can gain her trust more, she'll be vaccinated and treated. Keeps her in Your thoughts. Head bumps and love, Lilly Bug. #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #ferallifesmatter #2catsandablogSays hi Gypsy Rose, the feral that mom and dad have been working to help. She came to them when they called for her last night! Once mom and dad can gain her trust more, she'll be vaccinated and treated. Keeps her in Your thoughts. Head bumps and love, Lilly Bug. #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #ferallifesmatter #2catsandablogSays hi Gypsy Rose, the feral that mom and dad have been working to help. She came to them when they called for her last night! Once mom and dad can gain her trust more, she'll be vaccinated and treated. Keeps her in Your thoughts. Head bumps and love, Lilly Bug. #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #ferallifesmatter #2catsandablog

I think she might be my next sister one day. She’s a calico too!

Update 10/11/18:

She now is coming to our door in the morning and night. She even meows at the door too. She knows where to get some food and loving. She has been coming around for a few weeks or so now.

Gypose Rose (Calico Cat)
Photo Credit: Heather Patterson

Update: We haven’t seen her in a very long time. I think and hope someone took her and gave her a good home.

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Posted in Calico Cat Day, Calico Cats, Tortoiseshell Cat Day

Calico Cat Day


Calico Cat Day – My name is Lilly Bug and I made a holiday called Calico Cat Day and Tortoiseshell Cat Day. #CalicoCatDay #CalicoCats #TortoiseshellCatDay

Calico Cat Day

On March 26, was Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. So I came up with Calico Cat Day / Tortoiseshell Cat Day since I am a Calico and also considered a Tortoiseshell too.

My gotcha or adopted day was January 24, so I figured how fitting to make January 24th of each year as Calico Cat Day / Tortoiseshell Cat Day. I couldn’t find any such days and that is why I created this day. So the first occurrence of this day will be January 24, 2019.

Every JANUARY 24 will be CALICO CAT DAY / TORTOISESHELL CAT DAY!

So I created this blog post in enough time to be seen and get the word out!

I was adopted on January 24, 2015. So this first celebration will be on my fourth year in my furever home.

Make sure you let others know about this day. Share this blog post. Tell other people about this day with a link to this blog post! Share it on social media!

Calico Cat Day

Photos compliments of Heather my momma hooman. She blogs at SimplySpokn. While you are at it, check out my daddy hooman’s blog, Courageous Christian Father.

Learn more about Calico Cats.

This day can also be called Tortoiseshell Cat Day

First published May 20, 2018. Last updated or republished January 24, 2019.

Posted in Calico Cats, Lilly Bug

Calico Cats


Calico cats a cat with a bunch of different colors on their fur. But there is so much more to a calico cat.

Calico Cats

As you can tell, I am a Calico Cat. I wanted to share some information about what a calico cat is in the time I have to sneak on my hoomans laptop. I am very clever, I take the stuff off the top of it, open it up and put the stuff back on top, in the same spot my hooman had it. But, it is temping to eat some of the beef jerky that is on top.

I guess since my hooman is asleep, it is a bit easier, since we cats are nocturnal. That means we like to sleep during the day and be out at night. However, I just sleep when ever I want … day or night.

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According to WikiPediaCalico cats are domestic cats with a spotted or particolored coat that is predominantly white, with patches of two other colors.

But, look at me, I don’t have much white, nor does Squeaker, this stray can I see my hooman feed and talk to a lot outside. Yes, hooman, I hear you talking to that cat and giving it a name! Anyways, back to the white, I have it on my belly, neck, paws and even a spot on my nose. I think I mentioned this, but my vet says that is a good identify mark on me. Most cats and even dogs usually have unique markings in their coat of fur.

Both me and Squeaker have mostly black markings. I do have a little bit of white, but Squeaker doesn’t have much of any white, if at all.

However, Calico Cat is not a breed of cat. It actually just refers to our multiple color patterned fur. So all of these types of breeds can be a calico …

  • Manx
  • American Shorthair
  • British Shorthair
  • Persian
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Siberian
  • Turkish Van
  • Turkish Angora
  • Norwegian Forest

Did you know Calico Cats are most always female? That is because of the X chromosome.

Calico Cats are usually sweet, loving and loyal cats too. We can also be independent cats too.

Did you also know Maryland named the Calico Cat it’s official State Cat in October of 2001? That is because we share the colors of the Maryland State Bird … Baltimore Oriole. Plus, we share the colors of Marylands State Insect the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly too. I guess, Maryland wanted to keep the color scheme there. What do you think?

Calico Cats were even mentioned in an older Children’s Poem called “The Duel.” This poem featured a gingham pup and a calico cat. This poem was written by Eugene Fields. See the first part of that poem below.

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
‘T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t’ other had slept a wink!
      The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
      Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
            (I was n’t there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went “Bow-wow-wow!”
And the calico cat replied “Mee-ow!”

Continue reading the poem at poets.org/poetsorg/poem/duel

Even an artist liked painting us, 18th century French painter Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin.

I guess sitting behind my hooman has helped me learn how to blog. I best get off before I wake up my hooman.

I don’t watch movies, but an Australia movie theater has a calico cat, Marzipan, who would sit in peoples lap and greet movie goers. Marzipan must have liked movies, I don’t get into watching TV or movies, etc. Sadly Marzipan did pass away. I am sure that made movie goers sad. I am sure Marzipan cheered up a lot of people.

I will close on this note, some people will having a calico cat is almost like having three cats in one. I don’t know what that means if, that is a good thing or a bad thing.

 

 

 

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