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Anyone watching The Secret Life of Cats?

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YoureBeingASillyBilly Mon 02-Jun-14 21:50:16

I am and i have a question.

They have just said that at 12 weeks kittens are ready to go outside. Well i have a 12/13 (halfway between) week old kitten and there is no way in hell i would let him outside yet. He is my 5th kitten so not a PFK but i dont think i let any of them out that early. What age did you all let them out at?

Just to give background. I live centrally in a busy town, right beside a school on a crazy road. Neighbour's dog hates cats and got hold of my other neighbours adult cat a few weeks ago (no damage done thankfully) and lots of other adults cats around here. So maybe my kitten has more risks than others.

MandarinCheesecake Wed 04-Jun-14 11:28:24

Ha Ha I deliberately didn't open cosies link as my brain becomes a pile of mush trying to figure it all out.

I knew tabby cats were a little bit more complicated so couldn't even begin to explain the ins and outs of it all.
Solid colours are so much easier to work with!!! grin

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 05-Jun-14 22:51:41

I have one of Cailleach's ivy kittens & we never knew who their mum was, let alone their dad/s

But that litter was

One plain grey with white bits (female)
One black with a few faint gingery smudges (female)
Three grey tabby (2 male, the 3rd died very young & I don't think we ever knew if that one was male or female but poss male, given the other 2?)
One brown tabby (female)

I have the brown tabby, whose markings are actually spotty & she seems distinctly Bengal-ish. I think at least one of the grey tabby boys was spotty too.

My other 2 cats are litter sisters, both quite small:

one black, not long-haired but very furry, & chunky build
one tuxedo, short haired, skinny & slinky

they have a ginger brother who is short-haired, big, & chunky!

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 05-Jun-14 22:52:32

oh, the mother of my 2 black cats was calico (?) - black, white & ginger mixed

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Thu 05-Jun-14 22:54:23

& my 2 black cats were positively dark grey as kittens, but got darker & darker as their kitten fur grew out & ended up completely black (although there are still residual tabby markings in the right light)

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