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Leslie's Cats are official!

Signal boost for Leslie's announcement on Facebook (where probably more people saw it anyway, but what the heck).  And I quote:

I've got another shameless ad for you, friends and fellow-fen. My bloodline of peculiar cats has finally gotten official recognition -- and a new name. Now I'm going to need help expanding the breed. Here's an ad which I put in the local paper, hoping for local fans to come help. I'd really prefer to have people from nearby, since cats don't travel well, but good homes and willing participants are more important than proximity. We can always figure out something.

To Help Develop a New Breed:
The Silverdust
Leslie Fish

Thanks to the luck of mutation, I’ve come up with a new breed, which I call Silverdust, just recently awarded Experimental Breed status by The International Cat Association. At present, we have only two generations of them, and a total of three cats and seven kittens. That makes just ten of them in the whole world. That’s not enough for the breed to survive. We need to breed a third generation, and at least 10 more Silverdust cats, to guarantee that the breed survives -- and I can’t do it alone.

The Silverdust is derived from the Oriental Shorthair, which in turn descends from the Siamese, and these little creatures do indeed have the slender body-build, big ears and eyes, personality and voice of the Siamese. There the resemblance ends, for the Silverdust has a roaned-grey silver coat, gold-green eyes, workable thumbs on each forepaw, a larger-than-normal skull with a larger-than-normal brain inside, and a remarkably high intelligence. Silverdusts are also very friendly and people-oriented, and are shameless petting-sluts.

I need two or three dedicated cat-lovers, right now, to take breeding pairs of the kittens:
to raise them, get them their shots, breed them when they’re old enough, and then select the next generation of breeders from among their kittens. Please stay in contact with me so we can track the breed’s progress. Also, I have developed a reliable way to find good homes for non-breeder kittens.

Please contact me for more information at 602-373-0320 or lesliefish@cox.net.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 18th, 2015 11:34 am (UTC)
Breeding cats with opposable thumbs AND higher intelligence???? Is this "Leslie Fish" a madman bent on the destruction of all civilization???
Nov. 18th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, well, then that makes sense.

(time to dig out that control for my orbital laser satellite...)
Nov. 19th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
I think it's actually a plot to make sure something intelligent survives humanity's idiocy, but you'll have to ask her that yourself. For more on the subject, see http://www.kayshapero.net/FishTale.htm :)
Nov. 19th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
ObFilk: osewalrus's "Cats With Thumbs" ttto "Cows With Guns". See Xeno #82.
Nov. 19th, 2015 02:55 am (UTC)
May. 11th, 2018 10:41 pm (UTC)
Not sure what "roaned-grey" means.
Mattie Lace
Nov. 9th, 2018 08:32 pm (UTC)
Roaned grey
True roans have an even mixture of white hairs with another color throughout the body, except the extremities which are usually darker with few, if any, white hairs.
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