Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Simon says....

Why is everyone talking about Harley?

I've reassured Simon that he is very handsome, wearing his tuxedo every day, but Harley is more interesting. After all, she's a tortie! Chris asked if Harley was a boy, because she had never seen a male tortie before. No, Harley's a girl -- "Harley" is short for "Harlequin" because I thought it looked like she's wearing a mask.

A little quick-and-dirty research shows that Chris is right. Male tortoiseshell cats are rare, and it looks like chromosomally they are frequently XXY. So, I guess I'm happy that Harley's a girl!

And, yes, I'm still working on the baby jeans. Maybe by the weekend, I'll have something worth showing y'all!

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