Tabby Tuesday

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Sister Gracie loves watching television, but she always insists on controlling the remote thingy.  As you can see, she is kind of awake while she was watching on the the cat documentaries recently. 

Sister Gracie was surprised to learn that some of the myths about tabby cats are still hanging around, for example:

1.  Tabby Cats can see very good in the dark.  Y’all, that one is not   
     totally true.  While we can see okay in the dark, we really use our
     whiskers a lot to help us find our way around, especially in
     strange places.

2.  Tabby Cats always land on our feet.  Well, it is true that we are 
     very sure-footed and agile, however it is not uncommon for cats
     to break a paw during a jump we shouldn’t have made.  As a
     matter of fact, I’ve rolled off the couch before and almost broke
     my butt!

3.  Tabby Cats are Stupid.  Now do you believe someone actually
     mentioned that one!  The physiology of a cat’s brain bears a
     striking resemblance to that of humans more than any other
     animal, so there!  Psychologists have noted that our ability to
     escape confinement is superior to that of any other animal, and
     I know that one doesn’t surprise you.  We can open doors, lift
     latches, and jump many times our own length over walls.  Oh yea,
     I know you know this one, we have a built in clock, we know
     when it’s time for you to come home, and when it is time for
     bed.

4.  Age.  Finally, there is no truth to this one at all, you can’t tell the
     age of a tabby cat by counting the rings on our tail.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!   Purrrr! Zip! Later!

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34 thoughts on “Tabby Tuesday

  1. Alasandra

    Us diluted calicoes are good at telling time too. I always wake Daddy up at 4AM, so he won't be late to work. I wonder why they don't appreciate that on the weekend? ~Scylla

    Tabby's Rule ~ Socks

    Hi everyone. ~Artemisia & Fenris

  2. Furkidsmom

    Thanks for the good info. We know that there is no such thing as a stupid cat!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  3. Catherine

    So gald you are setting everyone straight with the facts! Sister Gracie looks so cute laying like that ~ belly up ~ squinch the belly!

  4. Cat of Nine Tales

    Tabby cats are AWESOME! But that is a well known fact.
    Our Owen often lands on his butt when jumping up for the feather wand. He's so in hunter mode that he doesn't think about what he's doing…kids.
    ~Lisa Co9T

  5. Sammy and Andy

    Sister Gracie is such a cutie…….and we thank both of you for the myth busting. Keep watching those cat documentaries and reporting. Have a happy, relaxing day…..xxxxxxxxxx

  6. CCL Wendy

    Thanks for setting up straight, Gracie! We're all better educated now.

    I just love all those orangey tones on your underbelly! You are one gorgeous tabby girl, for sure!

  7. Amy and The House of Cats

    Those are very interesting – who on earth would think any cat is stupid – I think that is a person who has never been around cats. All the cats I have known are very smart. I knew the dark thing though – that is why they always say to have a nighlight if the litter is in a dark area, because cats need a bit of light to see – but they do see better then humans in low light.

  8. The Kool~Kittie~Krew

    Thanx for the tabby info, Some interesting things there! And you look SOOOO cute w/the remote!

  9. Marg

    Must not be one of your favorite programs Sister Gracie since it looks like you are half asleep. Tabby cats are the best. We all like them a lot. Be careful and don't fall off that couch now and break a leg.

  10. Marlene

    Gracie, I love your belly! It's so snorgleable.

    My tabby, Q, was probably the smartest cat ever (he could open the door of his cage at the kennel, from the inside!)and before him was Kioki. Both were very very intelligent. Whoever said that Tabbies are not smart are full of it!

  11. loki

    OMG! This is too funny! We should declare today to be the TV remote day! What do you think Gracie?

    Loki

  12. Ozark Mountain Cats

    You sure live at a nice place. We never get to pick our own tv programs.

    Purrz,
    Ozark Mountain Cats

  13. Puddin

    Sister Gracie looks sweet just lying there. I can't wait to have kitties of my own. 🙂 I gave you an award on my blog!! Go check it out and congrats!! 😀

    XOXOXOXO Puddin

  14. The Island Cats

    You guys belong on Mythbusters!! Wally says that last one sure isn't true because he had lots of rings on his tail even when he was a baby!

    Ernie

  15. Cory

    Tabby cats stupid!!!!?? I can hardly wait until Ginger reads that one. Yes, I'm sure she can read…

    So what inquiring cats wanna know…did you watch Oprah?

  16. MoMo

    Stupid cat – what nonsense! All cats are smart.

    Sister Gracie looks so cute there playing with the remote. One more pic in our furriends' album.

  17. Sweet Praline

    I'll never let my mom know how smart I am. After all, I don't want her to know all of my secrets.

  18. Cheyenne -Millie

    We enjoyed reading the Myths! We thinks that those are furry interesting. Mom giggled about the rings on the tail!

  19. JEWELGIRLS KATZ

    Yes truly Cat Myth Busters! I never heard the one
    about age and tail rings… that is funny! 🙂
    They must of confused trees with cats, although
    cats do enjoy tree climbing but not coming out of
    the tree! I agree the Tabby cat is smart,savvy and most have a long life, both of my childhood tabbies lived to be 18 years +. 🙂

  20. The Crew

    (sigh) Why do these old myths survive? We cats cannot see in complete darkness, we don't always land on our feet and we're certainly not STUPID!!! And that holds true for all cats, not just tabbies.

    George

  21. Glogirly and Katie

    Hi Sister Gracie,
    Myths, schmyths!!!
    Thanks for setting the record straight!

    mew!
    Katie
    (Glogirly's cat)

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