Tiger


American Shorthair/Persian
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Home:Plainfield, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 17 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Tiger-iger,tiggy

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
March 17th 2000

Coloration:
Black and White

Likes:
his sister,Fluffy

Pet-Peeves:
attacking Fluffy,and begging for milk

Favorite Toy:
his toy mouse

Favorite Nap Spot:
on my mommies bed

Favorite Food:
Friskies and milk

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
We were at a shelter one day and we saw fluffy and tiger in a cage together.. we only wanted fluffy.. but they said we could only take both. I couldnt afford it so i told them, and the said they would give me both ... so I tried it and in a few days tiger was my best friend. he still is today.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Born, Born To Be Wild!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Harley Man and Jingle Bells Wedding

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I've Been On Catster Since:
February 24th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
486071


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Lily My new Love..

June 15th 2008 2:01 pm
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Lilys my New Girlfriend!! Shes The Best Kat Ive Ever Had..

Shes sooo Cute!

Hey there Lily
What's it like in Your house now?
I'm a thousand miles away
But Cat,Lily looks so pretty
Yes you do
other fireflys can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Miss Lily
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my Meow, it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's your purrfect Little eyes,
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's beautiful inside
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Lily
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, Kitty.
Someday I'll pay A everlasting love with this Girl..
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
MyMews are good

Hey there Lily
I've got so much left to say
If every simple meow I said to you
Would take your breath away
I'd meow alot
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got Onwers, Stuff and more,
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Lily I can promise you
by the time we might marrie,
the World will never ever be The same..
and will be happy.

Hey there Lily
You be good and listen to your onwers
More loveslife has just begun
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Lily here's to you
This one's for you

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's everything I Need
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's your Love Lily
Its your love Lilyy..

 

hey kits N' Cats!

October 7th 2007 9:02 am
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Hi Guys,
Mom Needed A Long Break From Catster, So Were Sorry If we Didn't Change Our BackGround For Months!

Tiger

 

Domestic Cats May Have Ancient Roots

July 1st 2007 8:18 am
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By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
Fri Jun 29, 3:53 PM

WASHINGTON - Garfield, Morris and the Aristocats get the fame, but look to the origins of today's furry felines and you find "lybica," a Middle Eastern wildcat. Domestic cats can be traced to wild progenitors that interbred well over 100,000 years ago, new research indicates.

"House cats _ which includes fancy breeds and feral cats _ those cats all form a genetic group that is virtually indistinguishable from ones in the Middle East," said Stephen J. O'Brien of the National Cancer Institute.

"So, domestication, for sure, took place in the Middle East where those cats live today," added O'Brien, co-author of a paper appearing in this week's online edition of the journal Science.

Carlos Driscoll, of Oxford University and NCI, and an international team of researchers studied the origins of those loving and aloof, graceful and finicky pets that entertain or supervise millions of homes.

It's serious research, because cats are a model for some human genetic diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease and retinal atrophy, Driscoll explained in a telephone interview. In addition, the work is expected to assist in conservation efforts for wild cats, he said.

Cats' ancestry was traced to five types of wild cats, but that doesn't mean they were domesticated five times, Driscoll said. Rather, these five types managed to interbreed at various times, with the result being Felis silvestris lybica, which appears to be the ancestor of modern house cats.

"This was an amazing experiment when animals came out of the wild," O'Brien said. "Cats are known for their ferocious, deadly nature," O'Brien said, so this is an extraordinary change for them.

Cats may have been domesticated once or many times, he said, adding that the most likely case is they were domesticated once and other wild cats bred with the domesticated ones.

"I wasn't there, but all the data supports that," he said.

The researchers found wild cats, with DNA identical to domestic cats, in Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

By studying the mitochondrial DNA of 979 domestic and wild cats from Europe, Asia and Africa the researchers concluded that the origins of the species _ what O'Brien calls a feline Adam and Eve _ developed between 130,000 and 160,000 years ago. Mitochondrial DNA is passed down from mother to child.

Domestication of cats began as long as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, O'Brien said, as the earliest farmers domesticated grains and cereal. As that occurred, local wild cats adapted to hunting rodents in the grain and developed a relationship with humans.

The earliest archaeological evidence of cats and humans in association dates to 9,500 years ago in Cyprus.

Joan Miller, chair of outreach for The Cat Fanciers' Association, based in San Diego, Calif., said the most interesting aspect of the research "is the finding that some wild cats and domestic cats from the Near East were distinct from the other Felis silvestris subspecies long associated with domestic cat origins."

"Since the DNA samples were taken from cats in remote desert areas there would be less likelihood of hybridization occurring," she said. "I would like to know more about these cats."

"We have evidence of cat domestication by the Egyptians because of their prolific artwork. It would be interesting to try to investigate early artwork from Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Saudi Arabia," added Miller, who was not part of the research group.

Other wild cats in the study included the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris; Central Asian wildcat, F. s. ornata; sub-Saharan African wildcat, F. s. cafra; and the Chinese desert cat, F. s. bieti.

The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

 
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