"T" on forehead)
How I happened upon Miss Tennessee was an ad that was placed on the
board of the vet's office where I had Woody neutered (straight haired
brother). I had been looking for an orange and white cat to breed a
Tennessee Rex too. When I went to pick up Woody the advertisement on the
vet adoption board read "free to a good home, Tennessee and her little
Vols". I smiled and thought to myself God has something unique planned
here and I have got to pursue this. The ad was two months old so I still
thought that it was a long shot that they still even had the cat. This is
an actual copy of the ad!
When I visited the lady who had the cat, I knew I had to adopt her. Miss
Tennessee was a very petite cat, but she had an beautiful white "T" on the
top of her head and she had three older kittens that were all orange and
white. I asked a geneticist what gene caused that white "T". She said the
gene was called "dumb luck". The woman who had Miss Tennessee was
surprised that no one had really ever inquired about the cat in the last
two months considering it's uniqueness. I like to believe that maybe God
was saving the cat for me. I have since bred her to one of the Tennessee
Rex cats and once again she produced only orange and white kittens!
Coincidently, Miss Tennessee, like the T-Rexes was also found not far from
the banks of the Tennessee River.