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85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 08:09
I contacted a veterinary specialist whom I have known for many years in order to see what can be done about your cats' behaviour problem, especially because neither of you is interested in getting a second cat. Here is the response I got:

Dear ***

Thank you for bringing your friends' cat problems to my attention. I actually wrote a paper regarding this particular problem with British Shorthairs many years ago, and your question brought back fond memories!

Your friends have male British Shorthairs with C-29 chromosome mutations. This is very common in Russia; the cause is not known. What happens to C-29 mutant British Shorthairs is that they develop very aggressive, destructive behavioral traits, in addition to reaching a size that is perhaps one hundred times that of most domesticated cats! They can look forward to a lifetime of very high expenses for their pets; far more than what you pay to feed and care for your six cats. An average C-29 reaches a weight of close to 1/2 ton (454 kilos or so according to the metric system); some are even larger. I understand from your E-mail that their cats attack garbage bins. This is very common behavior for C-29's; many of them are let into the wild by owners who cannot care for them due to their immense size and these semi-wild C-29's are often found overturning garbage bins in public parks and other facilities where tourists often visit to observe them. Here is a picture of a C-29 mutant British Shorthair kitten; note the large, round head and thick gray fur:

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 08:12
and below, please find a picture of a full grown C-29 mutant British Shorthair. This specimen is representative of the breed, which despite its large size can be trained to behave properly, especially during the winter months when it is far less active. Expect the cat to reach its full size in 18 - 20 months.

Sincerely,

Mario Jaskalevitch, DVM
Creedmoor University, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Queens, NY, USA

Sadie
19-11-2004, 08:49
Ned, is it yours or mine in the upper pic?
Pretty much looks like my bastard ;),
doesn't he look like as if thinking of his next act of vandalism even in this pic?

Ned Kelly
19-11-2004, 09:43
he looks perfect for the penalty spot and the booting he so richly deserves...

polly
19-11-2004, 10:17
my little runty half-siberian mutt-cat also goes 'dumster diving' for tissues and rips them up into tiny pieces, spreading them throughout the apartment - like sadie's, i understand.
i don't think she's a mutant though.
it's hard to keep all the bins covered when you've got a cold and use lots of tissues!

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 10:42
Originally posted by Ned Kelly
he looks perfect for the penalty spot and the booting he so richly deserves...

Which one? The kitten or the full grown mutant?

polly
19-11-2004, 11:09
the kitten does have a bit of an evil-eye thing going on

Ned Kelly
19-11-2004, 13:09
it's a nasty piece of work. its meow sounds like something out of the exorcist, too.

Sadie
19-11-2004, 13:14
Ned..

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 13:20
Just got another E-mail from my vet:

***:
Are you telling me that these so-called friends are trying to get you to take their c-29 mutant British Shorthair? Do not agree to that on any condition unless you have a separate fenced-in yard where he can play when he gets bigger. Also, he will eat your other cats, so it is best that you do not take him in.

Mario.

Outlaw
19-11-2004, 13:23
When I studied in Saratov, I had a cat that looked just like that kitten. It was a female and quite tiny, even when fully grown, but it was the most savage beast I've ever known. It would attack the meat when we were cooking and I swear i would have to rip its head off to get a piece of meat out of it's mouth.

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 13:27
I actually have a female non-mutant British Shorthair, seen below - same colour as the c-29 but with pink markings as well - she is also very tiny but she is usually very well behaved.

koba65
19-11-2004, 16:05
Originally posted by 85StonePolarBear
I actually have a female non-mutant British Shorthair, seen below - same colour as the c-29 but with pink markings as well - she is also very tiny but she is usually very well behaved.


Nice Picture PB, but what kind of weird cocktails are you mixing at your house? Bottle of wine, some sort of cleaning fluid, and a mixer... Hmmm...

Outlaw
19-11-2004, 16:08
Nice observation, Koba. That explains alot about the bear!

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 16:12
Originally posted by koba65
Nice Picture PB, but what kind of weird cocktails are you mixing at your house? Bottle of wine, some sort of cleaning fluid, and a mixer... Hmmm...

LOL - I never thought about it that way! The glass bottle is actually Pernod absinthe - note the 68 degrees label! When I took it out, Mathilde kept rubbing against it, so as a joke and for the sake of a wacko photo I put the Domestos bottle on the counter as well, knowing she'd be attracted to the bright colour and would prefer it to the absinthe bottle. The mixer in the background sure does make a great scene!

85StonePolarBear
19-11-2004, 16:13
Originally posted by Outlaw
Nice observation, Koba. That explains alot about the bear!

Some of the cocktails you've seen me consume make absinthe-Domestos seem pretty tame by comparison ;)!

M-C
20-11-2004, 12:41
Cat's are attracted to chlorine, (stg to do with catnip in it... not sure though). It might be a reason why they like ripping tissues apart as they are bleached with chlorine... my cats had the same behaviour, years of experience helped me keep the bins closed, years of experience taught them how to open the bins, one is, after all, living in ones cat's home...

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 03:49
This is how C29 all began. This was the first step on the road to genetic abnormalities.

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 03:51
Then after a hard life on the run

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 03:54
and hanging around with the wrong crowd

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 04:06
and living on the edge

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 04:08
your pussy just gives out oneday

WillsRN
19-12-2004, 04:09
and all you have left in life is your family carrying you