From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) uncut dogs Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:05:20 -0700 For what it's worth... I've read somewhere that the primary sexual characteristic of the tom housecat is, uh, sort of barbed and tends to get stuck coming out. The evolutionary excuse for this is that it makes the queen unwilling to mate again for a while, so the first male's sperm have more time to find & fertilize the ova before any competitors come along. I can't verify that this is true, but if Wolfe read the same thing I did [and he seems to read just about everything 8*)], then this could explain the quote in question ... after all, she's a cat ... --Blattid --