THREE CHEERS FOR TABBIES!
Of course we are worth celebrating - all cats are but of course WE know that Tabbies ROCK and RULE right?
So what IS a Tabby after all? We know what we are but how/why/what?
Tabby cats are often mistakenly thought of as being a particular breed of cat, but it is the coat pattern that is known as “tabby.”
The gene for the tabby pattern can be found in all domestic cats. Look at a “solid” black cat in the sun some day and see if you can find the hidden tabby markings. And have you ever seen a solid red or orange or cream cat without the familiar tabby markings? You won’t, because the gene that makes a cat red or cream also makes the tabby markings visible. The tabby pattern is so popular that it can be found in many pedigreed cats today, and is accepted in a number of breeds by the most popular registries.
There are many variations of the tabby pattern and tabby cats can be found with stripes, spots, ticks and swirls, and in various colors – brown tabbies, silver tabbies, ginger or orange tabbies, gray or blue tabbies and red tabbies Although there are many variations of each, the tabby pattern falls into four basic classes. A fifth includes tabby as part of another basic color pattern, e.g. the “patched” tabby, which may be a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches (the latter is called a “torbie”). Those patterns are: classic, mackerel, spotted, ticked, and patched. Check out this chart I found - how cool is this? We are ALL just gorgeous aren't we?????
Well, enough about what we look like - how about how we act? Some say Tabbies are the closest thing to a dog there is in the kitty world. Now is that a compliment? I think so. We are super trainable, we ADORE our "masters", we are mostly very social and you have to admit, woofies are pretty darn good at all that stuff.
All I know for sure is I like being a Tabby............and I know that you do too - why join the Tabby Cat Club unless we are proud to be a Tabby and want to have fun with OTHER Tabbies right?
Yeah we DO know how to have fun!
So, HAPPY TABBY CAT DAY everyone.........spoil yourself today - you deserve it!
BEFORE YOU GO...........Don't forget to take a copy of the PAWTICIPATION badge from the TCC for attending today's celebration!!