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    We do not own a cat

    However, one has been trying very hard to convince us we do. We have been feeding him, and he has been coming inside for limited periods of time over the last month, and his* (gender unknown) name is Tiger. He has been around, greeting me at the mailbox, since we moved here a year and a half ago, and twice has worn a collar, once it had "Tiger' on it, so that's how we know his name.

    I have been trying to find him an actual home - the people upstairs also let him in, sometimes for the night, because they feel bad for him, but he cannot live here, or there! So now a friend of mine is probably going to adopt him, over the next day or so, we'll take him to a vet nearby, where they can do a gender check, see if he's been neutered, and scan him for a chip, which they said there would be no charge for given the circumstances. And if all goes well, Tiger may have a real home after Wednesday!

    So here's our wanna-be-kitty, I figured you guys would enjoy seeing him!
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    He is so lovely! Maybe the vet can find a chip or tattoo on him and see if his owners want him? Though it seems unlikely.

    I hope all goes well at the vet and that Tiger has a great furrever home!
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    Handsome orangie! Oooh so glad you are looking out for him. Someone cared about him once upon a time to get a personalized collar. But apparently, he did not take to them. Will you friend be able to keep him as indoor only? Will Tiger agree to be indoor only? Can you keep us advised of the process please? LOL
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    Obviously he has no problem being inside. He looks quite content. Hopefully he will have a new home soon - one where he will be loved and cared for furever. Thanks for being his surrogate Mom, Karen!
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    Chances are it's a male. 85% of all oranges are males.

    I'm glad you guys are caring for him. I hope you find a wonderful home for him.

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    apparently he wants a co-owner :P .

    genetically he's more likely to be a he.. and besides he once had a collar with a manly name .. if you can't tell if he's a he.. he's probably neutered..
    could it be someone neaby's cat?.. that they let outdoor too? might wanna post ads and see if he has owners
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    Awwww, he/she is a handsome/ pretty kitty. I have a thing for Orangies. Every one I even met has been such a sweetheart.
    This looks like one of my porch kitties that come every afternoon for dinner. He once had a blue collar, but outgrew it years ago.
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    Oh, best wishes to Tiger! And thank you so much, Karen and Paul, and your neighbors, for looking after him and checking him out. I hope your friend will adopt him.

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    It once was "carved in stone", that all orange cats had to be male (no exception), and all calico cats had to be female (no exception there either). This was even held as gospel in the scientific world, as I will attest to this from when I worked in the Microbiology Dept at the Univ of DE back in the 70's. The PhD's that I worked with did genetic research, and they swore that it was an extreme rarity and mutation for an orange cat to be female. Just goes to show you that even the brainiacs can be proven wrong!
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    He's likely a male, I told the neighbor upstairs this, as they were calling Tiger a she. That said, he's not really very orange at all, more a pale almost buff color, the photos are somewhat misleading, but it is hard to get a photo of him awake, as he's usually twining around my ankles or in my lap! He certainly was an owned kitty at some point, as he is VERY polite, meows at the door to be fed, but will sit and wait politely once I have acknowledged his request. And he'll wait for me to put a glove on to pet him, or even consents to being petted through paper towel, which freaks out some kitties! Right now he goes outside to eat, as we only feed him outdoors, and outside when we evict him for the night, or have to go somewhere, but his new Mom is planning on him being indoor only, no worries!
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    I know he could still be a she.. just that as said, it would be more rare.. not impossible.. males just need one orange gene to be orange.. girls need to have two..
    the buff color is mainly a red, diluted.. so still a red

    forgot your allergies :P .. but I'm sure he'll be well taken care of
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    Awwwww, what a sweety! Orange or buff, how comfy and content Tiger looks on the yellow blanket! Prayers that Tiger gets a new forever home very soon
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    He is adorable and obviously a very smart boy. He knows where to come for help finding a good home. Thanks for taking care of this sweetie - he deserves a good life.
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    Karen I would never turn away an Awesome Orange Cat , they are so full of fun energy and ove and we bet that Michael Two woud fill your heart with love.
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    Well, he certainly looks contented on that cushion! I hope his adoption works out well.
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