Thursday, April 30, 2020

National Tabby Cat Day!!

To all of our Tabby furiends everywhere!
HAPPY NATIONAL TABBY CAT DAY!!!

I have been in love with tabbies since my first kitty, Bobo, who was an incredibly handsome tabby:


 (Bobo was found as a stray when he came to live with me, he was 6 months old at the time)


And of course our precious and crazy Cody


Tabby cats will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart!!

FROM WIKIPEDIA: "tabby is any domestic cat (Felis catus) with a distinctive 'M' shaped marking on their forehead, stripes by their eyes and across their cheeks, along their back, and around their legs and tail, and (differing by tabby type), characteristic striped, dotted, lined, flecked, banded or swirled patterns on the body—neck, shoulders, sides, flanks, chest and tummy. "Tabby" is not a breed of cat but a coat type seen in almost all genetic lines of domestic cats, regardless of status.[1] The tabby pattern is found in many official cat breeds and is a hallmark of the landrace extremely common among the general population of cats around the world. The tabby pattern occurs naturally and is connected both to the coat of the domestic cat's direct ancestor and to those of their close relatives: the African wildcat (Felis lybica lybica), the European wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris) and the Asiatic wildcat (Felis lybica ornata), all of which have similar coats, both by pattern and coloration. A genetic study of tabbies found five genetic clusters to be ancestral to cats of various parts of the world.[2]"



Since today is also National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day I also wanted to include a photo that was taken in 2007 a week or so after I adopted Cody after a Petco adoption drive. So hard to believe it was 13 years ago!!

"A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not." Ernest Hemingway

27 comments:

  1. Happy Tabby Cat Day!

    Too bad the shelters are all closed due to the quarantine regulations...

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  2. Happy National Tabby Cat Day, Cody! Did you know I'm also a tabby? I have what they call "ticked" tabby fur, and of course, the M on my forehead!

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    1. Oh my goodness I never knew that!! Happy National Tabby Cat Day dear furiend!!

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  3. Happy Tabby Cat Day, Cody! Being a Tabby is just the best.

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  4. Oh yes, we LURV tabby cats!
    That's cause we have The PO'M...that round mound of SQUEE!!!

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  5. It's your day, Cody. Okay every day is your day, but this day it's official.

    Have a purrfect National Tabby Cat day. My best to your brother and your mom. ♥

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  6. Happy Tabby Cat Day Cody, you always do rock those stripes pal!

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  7. Happy National Tabby Cat Day to Cody! Franklin and I think tabbies are marvelous!

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  8. Happy National Tabby Cat Day!!! Cody, we hope you have a pawsome time celebrating your day. Thanks for sharing. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
    World of Animals

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  9. Happy Tabby Cat Day to Cody and all the other tabbies out there!

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  10. We didn't know about National Tabby Cat Day! Happy National Cat Day, Cody!
    Is there also an INTERNATIONAL Tabby Cat Day?

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    1. Thank you! Not sure, I always google to double check because the past few years the blogging calendar has been completely wrong on many dates........best advice, just Google!

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  11. Happy belated Tabby Cat Day. Dad's first longtime partner, Isaac, who made it to 16, is still in his big ol' heart, he says. Right now he's partial to Torties, obviously, but he's got room in his ticker for all. He forced me to write that, just so y'know.

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  12. Aww I love seeing these throwback pics. Your tabby reminds me of my first cat Precious. Fond memories in our hearts forever!

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  13. We love tabby cats! Happy belated Tabby Cat Day to you, Caryn and Cody, and Angel Bobo, too. XO

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  14. Oh no, I missed National Tabby Cat Day! My tabbies can't believe it!

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  15. Such precious kitties. We have a couple of tabbies ourselves.

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  16. Your angel Bobo was a very sweet kitty, Caren, our angel Bobo was too😿 And you Cody, you sure look very beautiful too😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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  17. Happy Tabby Day Cody. You wear it well.

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  18. Happy belated National Tabby Cat Day Cody! I hope you and your family are staying safe.

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