St. CATrick's DayPublished March 17, 2008
If humans are to wear green on this most festive day, why not our cats? In fact, in 1995 a green cat was born in Denmark and named “Miss Greeny.” The kitten’s fur and claws were green and the color couldn’t be washed out. Initially thought to be a spontaneous mutation, later it was blamed on the local water supply that had a very high copper content and prompted the patina over the hair coat. Miss Greeny’s color faded as her new coat grew in, once she was removed from the source of the copper. For fun, take a look at the “green genes” article to see how St. Paddy-festive kitties are possible. Is there a green cat in your future?
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