but that it is an orange, spotted cat, riding on a skateboard with red wheels on brown hardwood flooring
If that's their idea of the sort of real world situation that the software needs to cope with, then maybe it's time to introduce mandatory drug testing in the workplace
You mean you *don't* have a ginger, skateboard riding cat at home? Admittedly, none of my ginger-gene cats (one ginger, one ginger and white, one tortie, one calico and one black cat with self-tabby marking that I suspect is a closet tortie, based on her behaviour) have shown a propensity to ride said devices, but I don't get to see what they do when I'm not there.
For all I know, my garden could be the local skate park. I cartainly haz enough cat-drugs in it to qualify..
 The ginger gene is linked to gender - males are ginger, females are almost always torties or calico cats. It's also epigenetic so, if you were to clone a tortie, the clone almost certainly would have the same coat pattern as the source cat.
 We have several large patches of cat mint. We planted a number of them because the original one got eaten down to the stump and then died.
 There are some entirely ginger females. They are usually XXY (and so almost always infertile) or torties that only have the ginger epigenetically expressed. And usually, worth a small fortune to breeders.
 I'm not a fan of breeders generally - especially those that perform matings with very close sanguinuity in order to fix a particular feature. That's how you end up with cats and dogs that can't actually breathe properly or have offspring without requiring a caeserarian.