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Thursday evening Flint...

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Ringypie, Jun 15, 2017.


  1. Ringypie

    Ringypie PetForums VIP

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    Flint haz been roosting on the scratching post enjoying the sunshine! Naturally he can't relax in the sun like a normal cat....

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    Later he went up to bed for a lie down ;)
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  2. LJC675

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    Brilliant
     
  3. Charity

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    He does make me laugh :Hilarious
     
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    You've just made my evening!
     
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    Love him - he is beyond unique :D:Cat
     
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  6. Ringypie

    Ringypie PetForums VIP

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    He really is - the others do normal (if Siamese) things. He has to put his own slant on everything though!
     
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    Oh I do love Flint, he's so comical & adorable :) x
     
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    He is an extraordinary chap, makes me chuckle every time.
     
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  9. LeArthur

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    I love Flint!
     
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  10. QOTN

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    When I see Flint, I look at him from a breeder's point of view. I wonder if he inherited his idiosyncrasies. Imagine what it would be like to have a line of Flints. In a way it is a shame he is unique because we would all love to have a Flint.
     
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    He certainly is a unique fellow :D
     
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    You can definitely add me to the list for a Flint!
     
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  13. Ringypie

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    As a breeder you'd have kittens over how he came about..... farm in the middle of nowhere, 2 unneutered siamese queens roaming free, dad may have been anyone - she didn't even know which kitten belonged to which queen as they both gave birth on the same day and shared looking after them! I was very very lucky that they were both healthy kittens.
    Pasha, Flint's brother was slightly cross eyed but he never did any of the odd things Flint does - he was the only one of the 2 litters to look like he does.
    (I acquired Flint nearly 11 years ago... I now know bettter than to buy cats from this situation - I am lucky it worked out ok!!).
     
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  14. Ringypie

    Ringypie PetForums VIP

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    Mind you imagine... the Devon Flint. A breed of cats who greet you in the morning like this
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    Anyone into genetic engineering? Fancy cloning him a few hundred times?!
     
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  15. bluecordelia

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    I wish we could clone him but then I look at your other 2 gorgeous cats and wouldn't mind a copy of either. X
     
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    Aww thank you that's a lovely thing to say!
     
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  17. Ringypie

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    For reference this is Flint and his brother:
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    I believe they probably were from the same mum as they are physically a very similar shape.
     
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    I so love Flint. Some of the positions he gets himself into are pretty impressive.

    Pasha is very close in colouring to my Sasha who died a few years ago. Apart from the weird white whiskers :) IMG_2765_1.JPG
     
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    Presumably the sire was a previous offspring since the Siamese restriction of colour to the points is recessive and not very common in the DSH population. You are lucky they were healthy because free roaming cats are prey to infections but inbreeding is not necessarily harmful. It depends on the genes being doubled up. The squint may be a result of inbreeding but so might the exceptional temperament which to me is the most important thing. It is tempting for a breeder to say Flint was pure chance but, let's face it, most of the time however carefully we plan litters, it is still a lottery.
     
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    Yes please!!
     
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