January 22, 2009

Cat Lady No. 22...Calico Crazed

Cat Lady and Maryland Resident Veronica is crazy about Calicos, and tricolor beauty Babs knows it! Veronica was particularly pleased when the entire state came around to her way of thinking...

According to the Maryland Manual Online:

"Effective October 1, 2001, the calico cat became the official cat of Maryland (Chapter 194, Acts of 2
001; Code State Government Article, sec. 13-317). Its colors of orange, black, and white are shared with the Baltimore oriole (State bird) and the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly (State insect). "

It further states: "A calico cat must be a tri-color, with its three colors in distinct patches, not mixed as in a tortoiseshell cat. To be a true tri-color, a calico cat's colors must be: white; red or cream; and black, blue, chocolate, lilac, cinnamon, or fawn. "

Babs isn't concerned with all of that (although to her recollection, she's never met a lilac cat and seriously questions their exsistence...); she's just happy that she matches her Cat Lady's beautiful red hair!

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