• Question: What's your cat called?

    Asked by katiefletch164 to Raquel on 22 Sep 2017.
    • Photo: Raquel Pinacho

      Raquel Pinacho answered on 22 Sep 2017:

      Hi Katie, thanks for your question! My cat is called Txuri which is a Basque word that means “of white colour”. I called her like that because her coat was all white as a kitten but now she has some brown patches. Did you know that differently coloured patches of fur in cats and other animals are due to the activation of temperature-dependent genes? My cat has brown patches on the top of her head, her back and her tail, so I guess these are the parts of her body with the higher temperatures! =)