A Tabby Cat is not a breed of cat. A Tabby is a cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns. To celebrate these unique patterns, April 30th has been designated as the First Annual National Tabby Day.
First National Tabby Day
The event will be held at New Yor City’s most reputable shelter, Bideawee Animal Shelter. The festivities include cat adoption from 10 am – 6 pm. At 12 pm – 2 pm, there will be a special, Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat, book launch celebration with author Sandy Robins. Anyone adopting a cat on April 30th will be given a starter kit from the event sponsors plus an exclusive photo op with book photographer and Buffy the Cat’s owner Paul Smulson.
4 Distinct Way to Recognize A Tabby Cat
1. Classic often called a Blotched Tabby – has wide, dark stripes curving over the flanks and the shoulders and three large stripes running from the shoulder blades to the base of the tail.
2. Mackerel – has either continuous or broken stripes running perpendicular to the spine.
3. Spotted – has distinct dark round spots against a background of lighter fur.
4. Tickled or Agouti sometimes called an Abyssinian Tabby – cat’s body has almost no stripe, except for very thin stripes on the legs, tail, and face
Buffy the Cat is a Tabby Cat
Buffy, born into the body of an orange tabby, has experienced life in a way most humans never do. It’s all documented in his book, Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat.
Buffy the Cat lives in our old neighborhood, North Shore of Chicago. Buffy’s cat dad, Dr. Paul Smulson, has practiced oral surgery for 35 years and a photojournalist. Paul Smulson photographed zoo animals for years before focusing on Buffy.
Paul’s photographs of Buffy doing human things are hilarious. I’ve photographed Sugar’s bff cats, Maynard, and Winston, and it was tough. A cat, unlike a dog, will not respond to commands like ‘stay’ or ‘sit’ which makes hard to photograph. Well, Tabby Cat Buffy is different.
Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat
Sandy Robins speaks ‘catish’ and the human translator of Buffy the Cat. Through Paul’s photographs, Sandy put Buffy thoughts into words. Looking at Buffy’s photos, I am sure Sandy had an enjoyable time translating Buffy’s cat human behavior.
Buffy the Cat is such a great cat model. Making the Most of All Nine Lives is a CATabulous book and will put a smile on all cat lovers (and dog lovers too). A must have book for any cat lovers! Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat is available triumphbooks.com and amazon.com.
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Sugar and I wish many cats and kittens of all stripes and colors find their forever homes on National Tabby Day, Saturday, April 30, at Bideawee.
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