June 4, 2010

Tabbies are Terrific!

Does your heart belong to a terrific tabby or two? Here are some quick factoids:

"Tabby" does not refer to a breed of cats, but to the particular pattern of markings on any given cat with stripes or spots. In fact, quite a few recognized breeds include the tabby markings, inc
luding Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Siberian, Scottish Fold, Rex, Ragdoll, Manx and Persian.

There are quite a few variations of the "tabby" pattern with exotic names like "agouti (ticked)", rosetted", "mackerel", "marbled", "spotted", "patched" and "classic".

Tabbies also come in many color variations: brown, blue, red (also known as orange or ginger), cream or silver. For more information, here is a great information page with photos and pictures of the many variations of the beloved tabby cat: STRIPED, SPOTTED, AND TICKED CATS

Introducing my newest design, "tabby cat mom" now available online at my Cafepress shop! It features Tina Tabby and her kitten Tiny Tim. You'll find it on tees, totes, note cards, magnets, mugs, journals, keepsake boxes, pins, pillows, and more!

While you are there, check out my other brand new designs, also now available on Cafepress:

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