Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - # 1

Thirteen Things about Tuxedo and Black & White Cats!
1. A Tuxedo cat is a bicolor cat with a solid black or grey coat with white fur limited to the paws, belly, chest throat, chin and face.
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.


Daisy said...

Thanks for teaching us all about wonderful tuxedo cats! I love Felix the cat. The wonderful wonderful cat. Whenever he gets in a fix he reaches into his bag of tricks.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Neat! I didn't know these things. You have done a great job on the Tuxedo Gang page. *kitty applause* You should be proud

kristin said...

Great list! I didn't know some of those.

Happy TT!