Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from Raz


Merry Christmas to the Tabby Cat Club.  I hope Santa brought you everything on your wishlist!  I thought you might enjoy reading this Christmas story about how the Tabby Cat got their M!


How Did Tabby Cats Get Their 'M'?
All tabbies have an 'M' marking on their forehead, and on some this mark is very distinct. The 'M' is often referred to as 'the mark of the true tabby'.
There are several amusing legends about how tabby cats got their 'M'.
The most popular of these legends tells us that when the baby Jesus was lying in the manger he started to shiver with the cold.
Mary covered the baby with blankets but still he kept shivering. Mary then ask all the animals to move closer to the manger so that their body heat would warm Jesus.
The animals stood as close to the manger as they could but the baby Jesus remained cold and shivering. After a time a small cat with tabby markings jumped into the manger and snuggled next to Jesus. Before long the baby had stopped shivering and was sound asleep, contented and warm.
In her gratitude to the tabby Mary made the mark of her own initial, upon the cat's forehead so that tabby cats will forever remind the world of how they saved Jesus from the cold.

5 comments:

Cathy Keisha said...

Merry Christmas! Whoa! Great store re: tabby cats.

Bev Green said...

Beautiiful sweeties a lovely story ..Merry Christmas Raz loves Dinnermintz Pickles and family xxxxx

meowmeowmans said...

We love that story, Raz. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Love,

Angel Moosey's Family

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy belated Christmas, hope you had a good one XO I love that story.

onespoiledcat said...

I've ALWAYS loved that story about how we got our "M" - I told someone that once and they simply would NOT believe me! It's one of my favorite things about being a Tabby.

Love and Happy "After Christmas" !
Sammy