Oct 12, 2011

Cute Giveaway: Crafting With Cat Hair Book!

If you have kitties, you surely have some extra cat hair lying around... Probably a lot of extra cat hair. Normally you'd vacuum or lint-brush it, right? Not anymore!

Cat hair is the latest crazy in arts and crafts, and Cute is giving you a chance to win a copy of the book "Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat!"

This fun book shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. Originally published in Japan in 2009 and featuring 9 distinct projects—from kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more—this charming book is perfect for any cat lover, crafter or crafter who loves cats!

Sounds kind of fun and silly, doesn't it? My favorite is the finger puppets -- I can't wait to make little puppets of Pimp and Moo!

HOW TO ENTER

To enter to win a copy of Crafting With Cat Hair, just leave a comment below and tell us what color fur your kitty (or kitties!) have. You can leave a comment for each cat!

We have 5 copies to give away, so there will be lots of winners! Comment entries must be posted by Tuesday, October 18. I'll randomly pick 5 winners using random.org and announce the winners after that.

Good luck and happy crafting, kitty lovers!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone for entering!

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117 comments:

  1. The Farm cats are orange, black and white, tortie and brown, black and white.
    That's a lot of fur!

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  2. LOL. My kitties are fur factories. What a great way to recycle!

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  3. Our family for CREATED specifically for this giveaway!!  My sister & I share a house, and between both of us, we have 8.....count'em 8....cats, and all indoors. We have 2 black - 1 short, 1 long hair. Also in our clan is one cow cat, and one white cat, with black & copper markings on her head and tail only.  In the orange category we have 1 of all kinds - pick your fur length, get your fur length:  short, medium, or long. And then, there's our extra-luvy-chubby "Clover Michael", who at almost 37 pounds can almost give us a stuffed gallon bag of fur every-other-day when we totally FURminate him.  I have already given my sister, who has cancer a few bags of his fur, which she knows how to process so it doesn't smell like "cat" anymore, but couldn't think of what she could create with this unending resource in our house.  But one of the things that she does to support herself during this battle are to hand make articles for craft fairs - and one of the things she already creates are FINGER PUPPETS, how how incredibly cool would it be to actually have her kitty puppets really made of kitty fur!!!  And then, with the instructions from this great book, she could greatly enlarge her furry section - and WOW - talk about 1 of a kind gifts!!! She'd have absolutely NO competition on this product line.  With the combo of her own originality, coupled with the incredible ideas from this book, and the never ending fur-supply from all of our furkids there's absolutely no way we could loose.....and the best part, FINALLY after 1 zillion years, my kids could start supporting themselves!!  Think of what that would do for their self-esteem!!

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  4. My sweetie is a tabby kitty, so he has a mixture of black and gray along with some white white as well. 

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  5. My little miss Moxie is grey tabby, with light grey, dark grey, and white (okay, really light grey!!!), but she has ginger stripes in there, as well. And a ginger (er, orange) and white ascot on her throat! It's almost as though she has a whole 'nother cat there -- Jekyll and Hyde, kitty cat style!!!

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  6. We have 2 black adopted cats. Brother(his name) is a short hair sleek cat and his sister(her name) is a pretty long hair bundle of cute.

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  7. I create with cat hair all the time, you should see my favorite chair!!!

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  8. My boys have almost the same brown and black coloring. Lenny is just a bit darker than Benny!

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  9. We are all black and white here, which could make for some very neat crafts. This book sounds great!

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  10. Absoluteserenity123October 12, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    My Sundance is Black with a white tux, 3 white feet, (one is ony two toes really.) But he also sports a back left long white boot! I comb him most days when I get the chance and the undercoat that comes out in the comb is a sort of browny colour - bet you good stuff cushions with it!
    Yea - Cat cushions better than down.

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  11. Oh my gosh - I can't believe it! For years I said I should make something (like a sweater) out of all of the beautiful clumps of multi-colored Tortoiseshell fur that my Cleo would lose. She was a total fur factory - her thick medium length hair would have made beautiful crafts. She is gone now (lost her in June of this year after 17 years of wonderful companionship).

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  12. Lana and Deenie are sisters I adopted from a rescue shelter last year.  Two beautiful black cats with just a sprinkle of white on their lower bellies. 
     

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  13. Perry has a beautiful, soft black coat with brown undertones, and stunning green eyes. She's the kitten love of my life!

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  14. Munch is an adorable, mostly white cat with a brown calico pattern on his head, one rear leg, and part of his tail. What's awesome is, he manages to have pure white paws -- but the pads on each foot are each different colors...brown, black, and pink...to match his precious, pink nose!

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  15. Yay! With four cats I stand a good chance here. Thanks!! My Gaijin, my first pet, is a gray tabby. 

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  16. The second cat I got was Phoenix - Gaijin was so lonely! She's a tuxedo. It looks like someone poured a can of black paint on her because her belly is all white. :-)

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  17. Then we got Crosby, who is a ginger tabby. He's a 13-pound kitty, very vocal and sweet. 

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  18. And then finally we adopted Graffiti. He's all a dark shade of gray, with white socks and a white triangle on his chest. It seems as if he's wearing a gray coat over his white fur. So cute. As you can see, we have lots of cat fur here to produce all sorts of cat-fur products. :-)

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  19. Abbi is a champagne Burmese.
    Shia is black, gray, and white.
    Aleah is black with a small tuft of white fur on her chest.
    Pumpkin is orange and white.
    Tigger is brown, black, white, and gray.
    Milo is all black.

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  20. mY NEWEST ADDITION IS A LONGHAIRED BLACK CAT, WHO WALKED INTO MY LIFE ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO.  SHE WAS ALL TORN UP, FUR MISSING FROM ONE SIDE, STARVING ETC.  SHE ATE, DRANK AND SLEPT FOR ABOUT 6 HRS.   NOW I CAN BRUSH HER EVERDAY AND SHE HAS TONS OF LONG BLACK HAIR.  FUR IS ALMOST ALL GROWN BACK, SHE COMES FOR HER DAILY HYGIENE HELP.  AND FUR WOW I COULD PROBABLY MAKE A SWEATER.

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  21. My Kya is a grey/black tiger. With a beautiful marbled swirl on her sides. I have been collecting her whiskers for the past two years and was hoping to use them in a project someday :)

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  22. I have 8...so definitely have LOTS of cat hair !

    Sissy is a muted long haired calico (main coon/rag doll mix)

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  23. Chessie is a tabby with light spots of orange

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  24. Pooka is a b&w tuxedo (son of Loki)

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  25. Cutie Pie is a calico (black/white/orange)

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  26. Cricket: black and orange tortoiseshell.  Not as much shedding as many, but still entirely plenty!

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  27. Luna: white with a cow-pattern, except the spots are actually tiger-striped.  (Also just a spot of orange making her a technical calico.)  No shortage of shedding here!

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  28. baby kitty has white,light tan,dk grey & a smudge or 2 of black :)

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  29. Saki is a brownish gray tabby

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  30. Souixsie is a gray & black tabby

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  31. One of my gorgeous boys, Christopher, is a rich sable, deep chocolate brown color and looks delicious enough to eat.

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  32. Sammi is a black & white tuxedo kitty

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  33. My other gorgeous boy, Timothy, is an ivory boy with chocolate points.  He looks like rich white chocolate that's been dipped in creamy milk chocolate.  YUMMY!

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  34. Surrey is gray, black & brown tabby - looks like a maine coon right down to her huge feet! 

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  35. Which one?  I'd love to felt Winston's flame point hair, or Chanel's or Oscar's or Josie's tuxedo hair, or Kirby's seal point hair, Reba's black/smoke hair (and boy is there lots of THAT).  Who am I forgetting?  The formerly feral boys who are brown tabby & white (Bigfoot) and shiny black (Sleek) - Stella (black), Brooke & Baby (brown tabby), Avery (brown tabby & white) and Tiki (tick tabby).  Whew...  five are mine; the rest are fosters.

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  36. I've been doing this form of art with my body hair for years and it never occured to me that I could also do it with the hair from my pussy.

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  37. Sadie is solid white.

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  38. L. V. (Little Voice) is solid black

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  39. Sparkle is a red tabby.

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  40. Gypsy is a brown tortie.

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  41. Belle is a gray and white tabby.

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  42. Pookie is a grey tiger

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  43. Pumpkin is a ginger tabby

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  44. Scooter is a white and ginger tabby

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  45. Tobias is a Ginger Tabby

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  46. Jake is a grey and white kitty

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  47. Oops... should read more completely first!  I get one comment for each cat!  The first comment will be Winston - this is #2, Chanel, a long-haired totally feminine tuxedo girl who would love to see her beautiful fur preserved in lovely things!

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  48. Annebelle is my little grey kitty.  She sleeps on my pillow each night and is an excellent purr-er! 

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  49. Teagan is a greyish calico with long fur.  She was shaved like a lion this summer and loved the coolness of it.  Her fur is starting to grow back now, just in time for Fall and Winter.

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  50. Big Bad Baby Twinkle has white fur with touches of grey swirls on her head, a grey tabby tail and two purrfectly matched black and grey spots on each side of her buttiuss.

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  51. Sweet Cee Cee is a Tortie-- a Halloween kitty every day of the year,  with black, gold, orange, buff and white touches of color all over her wiggly fuzzy self. 

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  52. Eli is white with black spots 

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  53. Mo is a brown tabby

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  54. Louie-Luv Bug is an orange tabby

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  55. Mr Tangles is Orange & White
    Almond is Almondy & Black
    Nugget is Browm & Black

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  56. Sparky_atomic_kittenOctober 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Cricket the crazy calico is a slightly diluted calico
    Jefferson is white with some grey markings and is the sweetest most lovey dovey cat I've ever met and loves to show belly a lot
    Humphrey is a blue point mitted Ragdoll and he's a laid back boy with a streak of mischief through him

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  57. Gary is grey and it is soooo silky smooth

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  58. Cinnibar has cinnamon stripes on taupe background with a little white for accent.

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  59. Greys, Browns, White, and Black, but its hard to gather since it tends to be evenly spread on all the furniture, though I'd wager I could make mounds of finger puppets (which look adorable) from the long soft Golden hair of my doggy :)

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  60. We have both light and dark haired cats.  My husband says that's so the white cats can shed on our dark clothes and the black cats can shed on our light clothes!

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  61. Oscar is a big Tuxedo boy with a rakish black spot on his nose.

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  62. Same here- love the remakr !

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  63. Smoky is the first cat I ever had, female, black all over with silver whiskers. Bobeli is my second cat, this one is male and beige/blond - like my hair - and he has dark brown rings around his tail. Make some artof their combined hairs would be very interesting.

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  64. Shadow is completely gray (looks like a Russian Blue).  He would love to help me make some crafts with his gorgeous hair.

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  65. My adorable lady Espresso has a shining black mink coat that any rich block would love to wear. She brushes it daily and makes sure every hair is accounted for or she goes into a hissy fit. her stride is one of grace and style. Her Meow is as she puts it, The sounds of music that should be sung in opera! She is considering teaching charm school for other felines. She is a true aristocrat!  

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  66. Congrats to the description of your precious Lady Espresso. Only a poet could have said it better.

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  67. For the first time in my life, I have only one cat, because my retirement complex allows only one pet per apartment. But over my years I have had a rainbow of cats, and if I had fur from each of them, I would weave it into a furry path to that Rainbow Bridge that many of them have crossed, and that, sooner or later, we all will use to find our friends again. AnnE

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  68. Well, this is rather simple...are tuxedo colored cat is obviously
    a silky Black and White !!!

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  69.  Fionna Grace is a beautiful diluted calico and Gunga Din is a handsome tuxedo (black and white), but through the years I have had the rainbow of kitty colors.

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  70. Radar O'Reilly is a gorgeous red swirl tabby cat, with a wonderfully sweet, crazy personalilty.  The pattern on his tail reminds me of giraffe spots.

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  71. Jenny Any Dots is Radar's sister and she is an orange 'strippy' tabby kitty.  She loves to nap on her back with feet in the air.

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  72. Lucy, is a white kitty with a calico tail and a few spots on her head and by her tail.  She turned up on our door step one day, slept in my arms most of the day.  We tried to find her owner, but they were not looking for her.  Our first clue was the missing flea collar.  She very seldom leaves the yard and has been very happy with us for the last 5 years.

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  73. Eclipse is a pure black cat that I rescued when someone dumped him and his sister in the Nature Center's woods. He is such a joy and has great manners. When he wants food put in his bowl, he "fetches" me, then goes and sits by his bowl while I pour the food in.

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  74. Hobo is a tuxedo I adopted during a winter blizzard last year. He is an energetic 2 yr old that loves getting into things.

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  75. Squiggles is also a tuxedo and is Hobo's brother. He is shy and avoids everyone except me. He loves watching tv movies with me.

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  76. Lady is a tiger stripe I adopted when a neighbor was moving and could not take her along. She is 20 yrs old and still loves to play.

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  77. Gem is a little tortie who was rescued while she tried to avoid cars in a parking lot.She is my little snuggle kitty.

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  78. Cinderella got her name cause I found her hiding inside a cinder block laying next to a friend's house. She is gray and white. Loves to play with her fishing pole.

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  79. Amy is a gorgeous gray and white puss.  Her face is white with a Phantom of the Opera mask over her right eye. She is, of course, a very special rescue baby.

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  80. Alexander -- or Admiral Alexander -- is a gray and black striped tiger puss with come-hither green eyes.  He loves his boat!

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  81. Burn is black and white and I swear I can make a new cat with the fur that comes out in combing.  Crash (a calico), on the other hand never seems to shed.

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  82. My kitty Stryder leaves black and white fur.

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  83. Scotchy leaves red and brown fur.

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  84. Bopper leaves brown and grey fur.

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  85. Oreo has black and white fur (go figure!)

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  86. Asha has black and orange fur - tortie!

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  87. Hannah has white, grey, and light orange fur - dilute calico!

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  88. Gavroche has black and white fur.

    (And yes, that's right - I live with 8 cats!)

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  89. Josie is a chubby, lazy black & white tuxedo cat who loves to lounge around

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  90. Klondike is a smokey gray, with a mixture of black strips and spots. And Slow Poke is a creamy white, with a mixture of dark gray stripes and spots.

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  91. Bucky is a chocolate Siamese, he has a beautiful beige coat, I would like my living room that color but have yet to garner the courage to walk into the paint store with a wad of Bucky hair. Remember the commercial on tv of the crazy cat lady taking her cats fur into the store to match the paint? It was supposed to be sarcastic but I thought 'what a great idea'! Heh heh...

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  92. I am lucky enough to volunteer at the friends of feline rescue center - so all colors of fur are available! This sounds like a great way to recycle for toys or possibly a fund raiser -(as funds are always needed) I personally have 5 cats - Black and Brown tiger fur here at home !

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  93. Kirby is a seal tabby - he has the colors of a seal point Siamese in a tabby pattern - with, believe it or not, a round American Shorthair face!

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  94. Oooh boy, do we have cat hair!  One of us leaves grays and whites, the other is a tortoiseshell, which leaves beautifu shades of blacks, browns and whites.  Think of the pretty things we could make with all those colors!

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  95. Our girl has gorgeous gray and white hair - and it's everywhere!!!!  We'd love to be able to make things from it!

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  96. I had no idea that there was crafting book for cat fur. My idea was to take fur from each of my 4 cats, make yarn out of it and then craft there name with their fur. WOW this book will give more ideas.

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  97. Oh I REALLY could use this book. I live with 5 furkins, Thiefette is a Blue/Cream bi-color Persian, Shakespeare is a Flame Point Himmy so his fur is cream color, Sasha is a Chocolate Siamese, Aimee is a Blue Mackerel Oriental and my lil one, Kit-Kat is a Brown/Orange Tabby. i hope we win!

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  98. Phoebe is black, Busker is a black and white cow cat, Stewie is big ginger boy and Jess is a fluffy little tuxedo wearer!  The carpet is meant to be red, but has a definite grey hue... :o)

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  99. Mitt is a black and white tuxedo, Piper is a coal black manx, and Sassy is also a tuxedo black and white

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  100. sammy is orange, bella is calico tabby and chandler bing is black with 2 white patches.

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  101. My cat has white, black and a little brown/orange

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  102. I have several cats, so I have a lot of different colors, but most of them are tuxie-types, so it's a lot of black and gray.

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  103. Britt (Puffy and Winky's mom)October 18, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Winky has black hair (mostly) and Puffy has white hair (mostly).  When they get brushed they always want their hair made into toupees for their dad, but oddly, he is not keen on that idea! 

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  104. Syd is a marble tabby and white

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  105. p.k.is silvery-grey

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  106. NInja has a half white half tabby face!!!

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