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.
Image Credit » photo taken by me