FUR NAMES
Cat Talk|February 2021
Names. Oh, what an important choice in the life of cat! It is how a cat will be known in the show rings and in daily life. A name can alternate between words of delight or new forms of cursing (especially in this case!). Each name tells a story and this is the story of Toxicate Holy $#&@*
Nancy Kerr

Full name: GC, RW Toxicate Holy $#!%

Nicknames: Holy

Likes: Loves to call on the girls

Dislikes: Baths

Special Talents: Inspiring people to use unprintable words

Born on February 9, 2012, “Holy” is a red tabby and white male Exotic Shorthair owned and breed by Tracey Dalton. Tracey shows for fun and hopes and prays that her babies will do well; at the same time, she is careful not to place expectations on her cats or kittens. So, when Holy was a kitten, she never anticipated the success he would have in the show ring.

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