July 9th 2012 10:56 am
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Hi my fine 'n pawsome furiends~ How R u all?? Catster has been a bit quite these days, but I wanted to share a Tabbie tale with you. Being a fine Tabbie, I was reading some various articles on why Tabbies have the Famous 'M' on our foreheads~!?? It's fabulous, I know~! Here is something really kewl~!!:
Since most of the world's cats are tabbies, the distinctive M is a genetic feature passed on from generation to generation. This feature is part of the fur pattern. An Italian legend tells the story of a young cat being in the stable in Bethlehem during the Christ Child's birth. As the Child lay crying in the manger, none of the animals present could soothe Him to sleep. When the tabby jumped into the manger, snuggled close, and began to purr, the Infant Child responded as if to a lullaby and soon drifted off to sleep. Mary gave the tabby a gentle pet on the forehead. Where her fingers had touched, the little tabby was marked with an M as a symbol of the Madonna's eternal gratitude.
Tabbies are so ubiquitous that many people think of them as a breed. Not so; the tabby is a color pattern - most often stripes, but sometimes stripes and whorls ('n Zig Zag's like me~!! ), or even spots and stripes. 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.
Cute, cuddly and intelligent are the three words which best describe a tabby cat. These cats are found in variety of sizes and colors. However, there is one common thing in them and that is the mark of the letter M on their forehead which gives them a fine look. The type of eyes and the color of the eyes in these types of cats also vary with the breed. They are the most sought after ones by cat lovers around the world.
So, we as TABBIES, are a well loved 'n most exiting cat~! The "M" defines us all~! The Dictionary may say we are 'common' but also shares the fact that Tabby derives its name from silk with a wavy pattern, from Arabic utabi, the name of the quarter in Baghdad where the silk was made. So, we are furtastic it seems~~
I just thought we all should celebrate Tabbies today 'n know we are loved 'n spawcial~!!
Enjoy your summer!!!!
Purrs 'n bonks,
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Very cool story. Mom says I'm certainly cute and cuddly, but isn't too sure about the intelligent part. Oh well, 2 out of 3 isn't bad!
I hasa M on my head! YAY FUR TABBIES!!!
Very cool info!
Mez like that too :)
Um...I have a 'M'ask on my face...but meowmy says that doesn't count, MOL!!
Pawppy's furst kitties were tabby kitties, too..a girl and a boy, named Minuette and Fluffy...
Purrs to you, Ziggy!
Mew mews Ziggy,
Oh, wut a dewlitefur storie dat is!
Yess'm dat iz da M for Mother Mary!
Da purr motor iz juss a most wunnafurr sound.
It dunt takes eny batturrees tew purr, juss wut
Dearest God gabe us cats.
Gotta lett yew inna litta sekrit,I gotted M fur Mommy all oba mee mol....
Tankee fur sharin dis most magical blessed storie frum far ago!
Luv ya Ziggy & fursibs & Momma,
Kally Kat ღ ღ
What a nice story, Ziggy! And one of my earliest memories was hearing someone say, not that I was a "common" tabby, but that I was a "classic" Tabby - yeah!!! Love your zig-zags, by the way!
Thank U efuryone~! I like uz Tabbies, we're so kewl 'n yesh dat M signifies one true 'n beautifur kit~! Can't belief I got Diary Pick fur dis one~! I iz enjoyin' my day! Luff U all~!! Purrz ' happy dayz~!!
You are a DDP!!
What fun this day will be!!
Congrats on being a DDP, Ziggy!
Have a great and pawsome day!
Pipo & Minko
Oh BOY~! Thank U so mush PIPO 'n MINKO~! I love da pix doodz~!! Thank U oh Thank U~! I am soooo happy wif dis honor today~!! Whoo hoo~! I enjoy bein' ina spotlight~! Ur guys r TOPZ~!!!
what a great story.....congrats on your DDP today......have a pawsome day Ziggy...
You are furry welcome, Ziggy!
And thanks...from us too...MOL!