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Meet Our New Kitten Abbey Rose

We have a new kitten Abbey Rose. She is a tabby and I wanted to know more about tabby cats so I read and researched and found out because of her distinctive stripping on her coat, as well as the dark "M" markings on her forehead that she is a domestic tabby. She looks to be Mackerel tabby because she has those telling dark lines across her cheeks to the corners of her eyes.

Interesting fact mackerels are also called "fishbone tabbies", thought to be because they were named after the mackerel fish. Mackerel is the most common tabby pattern.

There are four other tabby patterned cats; the classic, spotted, ticked, and patched tabby.

The "patched" tabby is a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches making these tabbies known as "caliby" and "torbie" tabby cats.

Abbey is 5 months old and she left her only home with her real mommy and daddy. She was the last of the litter. Her previous owner said she was really going to miss her because she was really getting used to Abbey being around. Her owner also stated she couldn't keep 3 cats since she has Abbey's parents.

Abbey Rose kept us up till one or two a.m. the first night. Hubby and I decided to leave our bedroom door open for her. She kept coming in for about 2 hours meowing and then going back out to the main living room where all her things were and then coming back in our room meowing. We think she was missing her parents. Needless to say leaving the bedroom door open for Abbey did not last long. We decided she would do just fine with the door closed. And the next morning she was fine.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:04 AM

She is a pretty kitty cat. We don't have any pets at the moment, but lately, I have been thinking, it would be nice to adopt a cat.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:04 AM

I think a cat really knows when it is loved and is safe. They have good cat instincts I believe.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:07 AM

What a cutie patootie! I wish I could have cats, but am allergic. If not, I'd have a half dozen!

Paulie wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:21 AM

When I lived on a farm as a boy, we had a lot of mackerels.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:23 AM

Well we are sure enjoying here we are retired so she is a joy for us. We spoil her rotten and she just laps it up!

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:27 AM

I agree. We really spoil Abbey and she just loves it. Hubby and I are retired so we have time to enjoy taking care of her.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:29 AM

She is a toot. Hubby and I spoil her rotten and she knows it. We are retired so we can really enjoy her. On her collar she has her first jingle bell.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:31 AM

Cats are good mousers especially on a farm. I was raised on a farm too and I miss it although we are retired and in a rural area. Just not much acreage who can afford these days.

Paulie wrote on December 18, 2015, 1:17 AM

My parents had a 117 acre farm in Wisconsin. After both passed away, I inherited land which i sold to my sister who is a farmer and vet in Wisconsin. I have no intentions of living in the States or Wisconsin again. Yes, I remember our cats being very good mousers.

crowntower wrote on December 18, 2015, 2:29 AM

Wow that is so cute of her... it is like training a new member of the family. I miss my cat when I am seeing one... my two cats both died already and it is not cool... I don't have a cat whom I can carry and hug without worrying that they will bite me.

FreebieJunkie wrote on December 18, 2015, 7:41 AM

Oh what a sweet face, she's a real cutie!

JohnRoberts wrote on December 18, 2015, 8:00 AM

What an adorable little kitten. Great coloring and striping. She will be your purring buddy in no time at all.

RuthCox wrote on December 18, 2015, 8:29 AM

Hello Abbey Rose! What a pretty tabby cat! Yes, our furry friends adapt easily to a new home where love lives.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:41 AM

She is very pretty, glad she is settling in

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 18, 2015, 6:30 PM

We have a beautiful tabby that came to live on our front porch. We think he must have been dropped off in the woods next door by someone who was moving and couldn't take him. We also have an orange tabby, my son's cat Tiger, who has always been an indoor cat.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:19 PM

Yes it is hard when one gets bitten by cats especially older ones and stray older ones. I'm always careful to put my hand to pat them on the head. for some reason cats are sensitive anywhere else on them. Abbey has claws that are little and cling to everything but even that is getting better.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:22 PM

She already is a purring buddy. She is a lap cat we think. Not as much in the last few days though guess she is getting a little bit older and too we are more active this week too. But she still jumps up in our laps and makes it hard to type.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:25 PM

She is a lap cat too and loves the Christmas tree. yep she climbs the branches. Haven't decorated it yet giving her time to be broken from it. Hubby squirts her with water bottle and hes almost got her broke but not quite. So she goes and sleeps under it. lol.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:29 PM

we can tell she was played with a lot. She jumps up in our lap and she has a lit up mouse on the end of a stick we found at Wally world . She just loves it we hang it so she can bat at it and it lights up when she hits it. She sleeps now on the top of her tower and loves the scratchy thing on it.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:34 PM

We are too. She is really a lot of fun. She cracks me up she is just like a little child with some of the things she does. She likes to sit on the back of the couch and look out the big picture window cause people come by walking their dogs or golf carts come by and she just watches them. Then she will start cleaning her hands and arms and she almost fell off the couch but caught herself.

Brenda wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:38 PM

Our street has a big orange tabby male cat that is so beautiful one of the people down the street moved and left him so we all feed him. His name is Bob. I really like him but he is not having any contact so we just leave him be and set food out for him. Sometimes I think the other animals like the raccoon's and foxes and skunks that come around might get fed too because we are in a rural area.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 18, 2015, 10:14 PM

We have a momma possum in our woods who comes to finish off the leftovers in the cat bowl several nights a week. I may have posted a picture of her sometime this fall. I'm wondering if she will come to the porch with her babies on board. That would be quite something to see.

cheri wrote on December 19, 2015, 11:57 PM

Hello cutie Abbey! Nice to meet you here.

MegL wrote on December 24, 2015, 2:25 AM

Beautiful looking kitten. We have a tabby too but I didn't know all those things about tabbies. Ours must be mackerel tabby too.

Rufuszen wrote on December 24, 2015, 5:28 AM

I have just realised that I already knew how old Abbey was! I remember reading this a few days ago. D'Oh!