Saturday, June 02, 2012

Scottish Fold Cats and Feline Origami, maybe....

OK, I know that I don't know everything, even though I often suggest to my children and my husband that I at least know more then they do....ahem. Anyway I was surfing around on my trusty MAC this morning looking for something of interest, since I had just finished a photography challenge and it looked like rain outside anyway and I didn't really want to do any know how it goes - using a time waster to find something to waste time on....anything.

Well I came across this neat site  - - the object of the site is to have you create pages or "lenses," as they call them about anything you please.  I guess it's a lot like blogging, but on a larger site and it maybe has more esoteric material than others or something.  Anyway, I liked the idea of having a source of random - there's that word again - topics at my fingertips.

I had just started the introduction to the site which included some suggestions on topics, when I read this sentence - "Go ahead and write extensively on Scottish Fold Cats, if you like."  Well I had never heard of Scottish Fold Cats and my interest was piqued.

I did a quick google search and found out that all Scottish Fold cats are descended from a white barn cat named "Susie," who was discovered on a farm in Perthshire Scotland in 1961.  She was distinctive because her ears folded forward giving her an "owlish" looking face.

A neighbour decided to breed her and follow the genetic patterns.  That story is covered in Wikipedia. Briefly, the fold is due to a dominant gene and through selective breeding, breeders have been able to increase the single fold to two or three folds - a cat called "Origami" - maybe.

Scottish Fold Cats also like to lie on their backs - I have one like that - and to sit up with their front paws across their stomachs - something known as the Buddha position.

In this position they could perhaps be taught to knit.  Gotta get me a Scottish Fold Cat and I thought that I would never have another cat - but the possibility of teaching a cat to knit - well it's so random as my daughter would say!!!

Have a dominant day!!!

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