March 29, 2011

Toes Tuesday with Allie

Did you know that Birmans wear gloves?

From Wikipedia: "The Birman's coat is unusual due to the white 'gloves' on each paw. They are one of the few cat breeds in the colourpoint coat that has fingers and toes in pure white colour. The genetics of this feature may not be not fully clear, though a gene conferring the white 'gloves' has been identified."

Allie thinks her gloves are nice for snoozing on!


26 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

How fascinating! That makes me wonder how you get your points then too...

Kjelle Bus said...

I already new that , because I have white socks too :)
Have a nice tuesday !

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

We have never been able to figure out if Boodie is a Birman or Ragdoll mix because she has the gloves, but she is very badly marked for a Birman.

We are sending lots and lots of purrs to Auntie El. I feel so badly that she has to go through this.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Allie looks so peaceful having a snooze - she has beautiful white socks.
We are sending lots of purrs to Auntie El - we are so sorry she is feeling bad again. We hope she will feel much better soon.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mr Puddy said...

I got white socks too : )
Do you think your mom think I'm cute like you ?

The Island Cats said...

You're quite the lady with your gloves, Allie!!

And we are purring for Auntie El and hope she feels better soon.

Kea said...

We saw the news on the CB about Auntie El and came to rev up our purr motors for her. Sending her universal healing Light and love!

BTW, Allie's "gloves" are good to smooch too, by moms!

-Fuzzy Tales

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We thinks everything about Allie is purrfect including her gloves.

We are sending healing purrs to Auntie El, please let her know she is in our thoughts.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We learned something new about our kitty friends today:) Mom says Allie must be a very nice lady because many years ago all the real ladies wore white gloves.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Well we think yoo are PURRfect!

The Paw Relations said...

What regal gloves they are too!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We think Allie is just plain nice.....all over her gorgeous bod!!!!!!

Love to all of you from all of us.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khyttens with myttens ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Brian said...

Those are totally beautiful gloves!!!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Allie, we know all about the Birman gloves! To tell you a Birman story you might enjoy ... before we came to live with our beans, Momma told Daddy she wanted a Birman. He thought she said Burmese and couldn't find any in St. Louis. He did find a Siamese (which sounded like Burmese), me Sabrina, and then proceded to find me Sam and then me Simon, so that is how us Meezers all came to live with them. Hope you enjoyed our story!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We didn't know that! That article shoulda also mentioned that Birmans are one of the most purrrrtiest of kitty breeds too.

zoolatry said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo ~

Purrs & prayers for Elinor.

Marg said...

WE came by to send Auntie El, some purrs and prayers. That chemo is tough stuff. We hope she feels better soon. It does knock your socks right off. We will be thinking about her.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending healing purrrrsss to Aunt El. We just found out she is feeling poorly.

Meowers from Missouri said...

ahhhh, so floofy an' sleek an' most purrrty!!

an' speakin' of "purrr", we sends many many of them to auntie el!!!

Natalie said...

That is really interesting! The genetics of cat coloration are so interesting.

BeadedTail said...

Very interesting and Allie is very, very pretty! We think she needs a smooch on her cute little nose!

We're purring for Auntie El!

Sweet Praline said...

I just love their little white gloves!

Sweet Praline said...

Pee ess - sending purrs for Auntie El!

Parker said...

Very interesting, please let Auntie El know that we are purring very hard for her!
Smoochies!

Melody said...

Your kitty looks a lot like my Marley. Shes beautiful.

So sorry for your loss..Sniffie. Hes in heaven now chasing mice with my beloved babies that have passed.
God Bless You