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* NoFathersAllowed: Implied as a FurryReminder. Carlotta has kittens, and the other cats want to be their step-father, but no one ever brings up the kittens '''biological'' father. This suggest that sires aren't in their kittens lives.

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* NoFathersAllowed: Implied as a FurryReminder. Carlotta has kittens, and the other cats want to be their step-father, but no one ever brings up the kittens '''biological'' ''biological'' father. This suggest that sires aren't in their kittens lives.

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* NoFathersAllowed: Implied as a FurryReminder. Carlotta has kittens, and the other cats want to be their step-father, but no one ever brings up the kittens '''biological'' father. This suggest that sires aren't in their kittens lives.


* ElephantInTheRoom: The third book completely ignores the biological father of Carlotta's kittens. Carlotta didn't have a sire due to her owners not knowing of the pregnancy, but no one also ever mentions who Carlotta bred with.

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* ElephantInTheRoom: ElephantInTheLivingRoom: The third book completely ignores the biological father of Carlotta's kittens. Carlotta didn't have a sire due to her owners not knowing of the pregnancy, but no one also ever mentions who Carlotta bred with.

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* DrowningUnwantedPets: Texas Jake is the SoleSurvivor of an attempt at this. After his mother abandoned her litter, he and his siblings were soon placed in a bag by an unknown person and thrown into a river, Texas Jake was the only one who made it out alive.
* ElephantInTheRoom: The third book completely ignores the biological father of Carlotta's kittens. Carlotta didn't have a sire due to her owners not knowing of the pregnancy, but no one also ever mentions who Carlotta bred with.

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* OneNightStandPregnancy:
** It's implied that, much like real cats, fathers aren't in their kitten's lives. Carlotta has kittens but no one ever mentions the biological father.
** Texas Jake was an unplanned pregnancy. His mother didn't want kittens and abandoned her children as soon as they could take care of themselves.


* SoleSurvivor: Texas is assumed to be the only survivor of his litter. After his mother abandoned him two of his siblings were hit by cars, another was killed by a dog, and his two remaining siblings were presumably drowned in a river.

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* SoleSurvivor: Texas is assumed to be the only survivor of his litter. After his mother abandoned him him, two of his siblings were hit by cars, another was killed by a dog, and his two remaining siblings were presumably drowned in a river.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as HaveAGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".


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* ParentalBonus: In ''Carlotta's Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as HaveAGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".

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* MarriedAnimals: A mouse character, Timothy, has a wife and kids.


* DisappearedDad: ''Carlotta's Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' revolves around Carlotta having kittens. The males all wish they could catch Carlotta's eye and be her kitten's step-father, however no one ever mentions their ''biological'' father. None of the he-cats even know where kittens come from!

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* DisappearedDad: ''Carlotta's Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' revolves around Carlotta having kittens. The males all wish they could catch Carlotta's eye and be her kitten's step-father, however no one ever mentions their the kitten's ''biological'' father. None of the he-cats even know where kittens come from!



* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Pounds have a bad reputation amongst cats. The cats realize that pets ''do'' get adopted from them (and most of the cast have been in pounds before), however they believe that there's a very bad adoption/euthanasia rate. Due to this they fear pounds.

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* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Pounds have a bad reputation amongst cats. The cats realize that pets ''do'' get adopted from them (and most of the cast have been in pounds before), however they believe that there's a very bad adoption/euthanasia rate. Due to this this, they fear pounds.



* {{Xenofiction}}: The catsare very cat-like with minimal anthropomorphism. They don't completely understand how humans think or work either.

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* {{Xenofiction}}: The catsare cats are very cat-like with minimal anthropomorphism. They don't completely understand how humans think or work either.

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** The plot of ''Carlotta's Kittens'' centers around trying to make sure the titular kittens last their first three months. The cats have to avoid predators, humans, and disasters.
** At the end of ''Carlotta's Kittens'', the runt of her litter ends up kidnapped by rats and almost killed by a cat who wants to collect his tail.

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** The plot of ''Carlotta's Kittens'' Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' centers around trying to make sure the titular kittens last their first three months. The cats have to avoid predators, humans, and disasters.
** At the end of ''Carlotta's Kittens'', Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'', the runt of her litter ends up kidnapped by rats and almost killed by a cat who wants to collect his tail.



* DisappearedDad: ''Carlotta's Kittens'' revolves around Carlotta having kittens. The males all wish they could catch Carlotta's eye and be her kitten's step-father, however no one ever mentions their ''biological'' father. None of the he-cats even know where kittens come from!

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* DisappearedDad: ''Carlotta's Kittens'' Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' revolves around Carlotta having kittens. The males all wish they could catch Carlotta's eye and be her kitten's step-father, however no one ever mentions their ''biological'' father. None of the he-cats even know where kittens come from!



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as HaveAGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' Kittens and the Club of Mysteries'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as HaveAGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".


The four books tell the story of a group of cats: Marco, Polo, Texas Jake, Elvis, and Carlotta. The group of cats often meet together in their "Club of Mysteries".

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The four books tell the story of a group of cats: Marco, Polo, Texas Jake, Elvis, and Carlotta. The group of cats often meet together in their "Club of Mysteries".
Mysteries". Marco and Polo are two tabby brothers, Texas Jake is the definite leader of the club, Elvis is a talkative singer, and Carlotta is a pretty calico who the others are smitten with.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as AGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks. Could count as AGayOldTime HaveAGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".



* HumansAreCthulu: The cats dislike how humans have so much control over their lives, including when and how they die. When discussing cat euthanasia Marco comments how he could put humans to sleep for little things like they do with cats.

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* HumansAreCthulu: HumansAreCthulhu: The cats dislike how humans have so much control over their lives, including when and how they die. When discussing cat euthanasia Marco comments how he could put humans to sleep for little things like they do with cats.



* PoundsAreAnimalPrison: Pounds have a bad reputation amongst cats. The cats realize that pets ''do'' get adopted from them (and most of the cast have been in pounds before), however they believe that there's a very bad adoption/euthanasia rate. Due to this they fear pounds.

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* PoundsAreAnimalPrison: PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: Pounds have a bad reputation amongst cats. The cats realize that pets ''do'' get adopted from them (and most of the cast have been in pounds before), however they believe that there's a very bad adoption/euthanasia rate. Due to this they fear pounds.


* AbusiveParents: Implied with Texas Jake. He was an unwanted pregnancy and his mother abandoned him and his siblings after a few weeks.



* AngryGuardDog: "Bertram the Bad", a mean neighborhood mastiff with a spiky collar that likes to attack cats.



* CatsAreSuperior: Cats seem to believe this. It's mentioned that they would live without humans if they could

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* CatsAreSuperior: Cats seem to believe this. It's mentioned that they would live without humans if they couldcould open their own cans.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Texas Jake's mother abandoned him as a kitten. Most of his litter were killed soon afterwards. Texas and two of his siblings were later put in a bag by a man and thrown into a river. Texas survived but presumably the other two didn't.


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* FromStrayToPet:
** Elvis was born a barn cat but was taken away by humans. He later ended up adopted.
** Carlotta's kittens end up taken in at a nursing home.


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* MamaBear: Carlotta instinctively has this feeling towards her kittens. She mentions it when she attacks Bertram for trying to harm them:
-->'''"You should have let us protect you," Boots told her. "Leave the fighting to us."\\
Carlotta slowly got to her feet. "You don't understand," she said "When my kittens are in danger, I ''have'' to fight. It's as much a part of me as breathing."''


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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: The leader of the Over the Hill Gang is named "Steak Knife".


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* ParentalAbandonment: Texas' MissingMom didn't want kittens so she abandoned her litter after they were weaned.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrison: Pounds have a bad reputation amongst cats. The cats realize that pets ''do'' get adopted from them (and most of the cast have been in pounds before), however they believe that there's a very bad adoption/euthanasia rate. Due to this they fear pounds.


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* SoleSurvivor: Texas is assumed to be the only survivor of his litter. After his mother abandoned him two of his siblings were hit by cars, another was killed by a dog, and his two remaining siblings were presumably drowned in a river.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed in the third book. The cats talk about how humans can throw away cats lives so easily.
* WouldHurtAChild: Steak Knife wants to chew a kitten's tail and keep it in his tail collection.


* CatsAreSuperior: Cats seem to believe this.

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* CatsAreSuperior: Cats seem to believe this. It's mentioned that they would live without humans if they could



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks.
* HumansAreChutulu: The cats dislike how humans have so much control over their lives, including when and how they die. When discussing cat euthanasia Marco comments how he could put humans to sleep for little things like they do with cats.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''Carlotta's Kittens'' the cats sing "most lustily" about how pretty Carlotta looks.
looks. Could count as AGayOldTime as a less popular definition for "lust" is just "an intense longing".
* HumansAreChutulu: GreenAesop: Humans overpopulating, cutting the rain forest, and polluting the planet are discussed in one conversation.
* HumansAreCthulu:
The cats dislike how humans have so much control over their lives, including when and how they die. When discussing cat euthanasia Marco comments how he could put humans to sleep for little things like they do with cats.cats.
* HumansByAnyOtherName: Cat slang for humans is "two-leggeds".
* LocalHangout: The "Fishmonger" is a local seafood restaurant that the cats steal garbage from.

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