2. In England, Tuxedo cats are sometimes called Jellicle Cats, because of a fictional tribe of black and white cats in the T.S. Elliott book Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats, published in 1939.
3. There is a Black and White Bicolor cat called the "cow cat" or "moo cat". It has big black patches over a mostly white body. It loves water and has a playful nature.
4. There is a Cap-and-saddle cat, with black on the ears, back and tail and the rest is white.
5. A mask-and-mantle cat, with black mask covering its eyes and head with a white nose and chin and black to the tail with white sides and legs.
6. Van coloring refers to black on the crown of the head and the tail only.
7. A Tuxedo cat named Socks, lived in the White House from 1993 to 2001.
8. In the musical "Cats" , Mr. Mistoffelees, is a tuxedo cat.
9. Felix the cat, was the first image to be broadcast over the airways.
10. Looney Tunes Star, Sylvester is most known for his famous phrase "thufferin thuccotash."
11. According to Cat Fancy magazine pied, piebald, particolor or magpie were what Tuxedo cats were once called.
12. Did you know all cats are genetically tabbies? The Tuxedo coloring comes about when a cat has a white-spotting gene called "S" and a gene called "B" which creates the color black.
13. And least we forget, the most famous of all, is The Cat In the Hat, by Dr. Seuss.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Thursday Thirteen - # 1
Posted by Samantha & Mom at 7:00 AM Labels: Thirteen Things about Tuxedo and Black and White cats, Thursday 13