Apr 302016
 

I'm a handsome orange tabby cat

Hey everybuddy!  I know we don’t normally post on Saturdays but this Saturday is a day I could not let pass by without acknowledging it.  It’s a day just for me and my fellow tabby cats…National Tabby Cat Day!  Us tabby cats have been waiting FOREVER for a day to celebrate us!  I mean, there’re lots of days that celebrate all cats…and black cats already have several days designated just for them.  I say it’s about time there’s a day for the most handsome and beautiful cats in the whole world…tabby cats!  And if you ask me, the best looking tabby cats are us orange ones!

In honor of National Tabby Cat Day, I wanna share some fun facts about tabby cats…and us orange ones in particular.

Fun Facts About Tabby Cats

  • Tabby is not a breed…but describes our appearance.
  • There are typically four patterns of tabbies:
    Mackerals have thin, vertical stripes, and rings around the tail.  I’m a mackeral tabby.
    Classics have broad bands, swirls and spirals.
    Ticked have alternating light and dark furs.
    Spotted have bands of spots rather than stripes.
  • If you notice, us tabbies have an M on our foreheads.  There’s an old tale about how tabby cats got that M.   The story goes that after baby Jesus was born, he was was crying very loud in the manger.  A small cat cuddled up next to him and began to purr.  Baby Jesus instantly stopped crying and fell asleep.  Mary was so grateful to the cat and kissed him on the forehead which branded the cat with an M for her name.  I dunno if this story is true or not, but it’s pretty cool, don’tcha think?
  • Orange tabby cats can have orange, red or yellow furs…and are sometimes referred to as marmalade or ginger cats.
  • Orange tabbies often have freckles.  I know I do.  Just look at my nose!  I also have freckles in my mouth on my gums, too.
  • There are more male orange tabbies than females.
  • Probably the most famous orange tabby…next to me of course…is Garfield the Cat.

You may think there’re a lot of tabby cats in the world…and you’d be right…but every one of us is special.  Happy National Tabby Cat Day!

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Apr 252016
 

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Hey Ernie…did you notice when the mom came home the other day…she smelled really strange.  She smelled like…dare I say it…STRANGE CAT!

Yeah, Wally…I smelled it right away.  I wonder what’s going on.

I’ll tell you what’s going on, boys.

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Oh, hi mom.  So why have you been smelling like strange cat lately?

I started volunteering once a week at the local shelter to help out in the cat room.  I’m feeding the cats and cleaning their cages.

Y’mean the cats are in cages?  Isn’t that sad?

Well, yes, Wally, I don’t like seeing them in cages…but with volunteers like me, the cats get lots of attention.  And being in the shelter is temporary until they find homes of their own.  The shelter people work very hard trying to find homes for all the cats.

I was in a shelter and it was kinda scary.  I wish they’d all find homes real soon.

Me too, Ernie…me too.  Until they do, I want to do what I can to help them be more comfortable in the shelter.

Mom, we’re okay with you helping out with the shelter cats…and we won’t complain when you come home smelling like them.

Thanks, boys…I’m glad I have your approval.  😉

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Apr 242016
 

I love Blig Blue

Big Blue…I’m sorry I kick the stuffin’ outta you all the time.  But you’re so much fun to play with. Here…lemme kiss you and make it all better.

How ’bout if I make it up to you by letting you take a selfie with me this week?  Would you like that?

Ernie and Big Blue selfie

Okay…so we needed a little help with this selfie.  But I think we look good together…don’t you, Big Blue?

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Happy Earth Day!

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Apr 222016
 

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I'm admiring the beautiful earth

Hi everybuddy!  Happy Earth Day!  It’s a special day to honor this planet we call home.  The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 as a day to bring awareness to environmental and conservation issues.  It’s now celebrated annually in more than 193 countries by more than 20 billion people.  And of course, us cats love the Earth and we want to celebrate it, too.

Given that I’m an inside cat and don’t get to go outside to experience the Earth paws-on, I’m celebrating Earth Day by watching Earth TV all the great programs it has to offer.  Like Bird and Squirrel TV…and the occasional Bunny and Deer Shows.  Not to mention all the trees and plants and flowers.  There’s always something fun to watch.

Are you celebrating Earth Day?  If so…how?

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Apr 202016
 

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I'm enjoying window whiffies!

*sniff sniff sniff*
It smells like nectar from the gods, I tell ya.

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