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    Smile Gibson Model Designations' (Very) Loose Connection to Cat Genes..

    Just a silly bit of trivia:

    Your cat's FGF5, or "long hair" gene determines cat fur length. The dominant form codes for long fur, and the recessive form codes for short fur.

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    This tracks. I read once that the 'F' in F5 actually stands for 'feline' (the scroll being meant to evoke the curl of a cat's tail). Whereas the '5' in F5 is the number of seconds in a cat's life that it even notices that you exist.

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    Whereas the '5' in F5 is the number of seconds in a cat's life that it even notices that you exist.
    This is true if you overfeed your cat. Cut back the rations to the vet-recommended diet and it'll give you all kinds of attention ... starting about an hour before dinnertime.

    I think the 5 may refer to the number of inches left for you on the bed once the cat gets comfortable ... regardless of how big the bed is.
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    Actually, the 5 refers to the minimum number of cats one should have at any given time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Clark View Post
    Actually, the 5 refers to the minimum number of cats one should have at any given time.
    ...in a guitar case. That is correct.
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    I’ve heard charangos have armadillo genes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    I’ve heard charangos have armadillo genes.
    I thought it was shells....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Statman View Post
    ...in a guitar case. That is correct.
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    Feline 5am Greeting: “I’m up, so you are too. Feed me and find my laser toy.”

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    Cats and mandolins both sleep happily in form fitting cases. Restringing your mandolin and trimming your cat's claws both often end with you bloody.

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