Monday, September 21, 2009

Supercats



I thought a Super Cat was only the Jamaican reggae artist that collaborated on Sugar Ray's hit song "Fly,"  but I was wrong.  Apparently people think it's a great idea to crossbreed domestic cats with wild cats from Africa or South America to create so called supercats.

According to a London Telegraph article,  the most popular breed is called a savannah.  It is bred from a serval,  cheetah-like wildcat found in Africa that can grow three times larger than a domestic cat, jump 7 ft vertically and run at a top speed of 50 mph.



Clearly that sounds like the perfect pet to have in your house, but it gets better.  Without 24/7 care for the first couple of weeks they could turn feral, and it's not really safe to leave them alone with any child under five.

Only an idiot would own one of these cats.  If you're lucky the supercat will just mess up your place, instead of trying to attack you because you took away its favorite toy.

Just creating a supercat sounds like animal abuse.  I don't even want to know how you get a large wildcat and domestic cat to breed with each other.  Does the regular cat even survive that?

We shouldn't really be surprised that many savannahs were bred in the United States in the 80s.  Some coked out business guy was probably like "it would be so rad if you could combine a domestic cat with a wildcat to make a pet."

More importantly, we need to keep an eye on Michael Vick because as far as I know there isn't any law against supercat fighting or supercat vs. dog fighting.

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