Thimble, the model that she is, wanted to show off her tabby stripes. On both sides of her cute little face, of course.
Did you know that the term classic tabby refers to those with very bold, swirled markings that are more like large blotches than stripes? Tabbies like Thimble, with the distinctive stripes up and down the body, are actually called mackerel tabbies. Spotted tabbies have markings that are, indeed, more so in the shape of spots rather than stripes. There are also ticked tabbies, who do not have distinctive stripes or spots except for on the face and legs. (For those who might remember seeing full-body shots of Eddy, she is almost a ticked tabby, but perhaps has just enough vague stripes on her body to barely be considered a mackerel tabby.) And we can't forget the patched tabbies, most easily described as tortoiseshell or calico cats with tabby patches.
So, in case you were hoping for a lesson on tabbies today, there you go!
Happy Tuesday to all!
Our Doodle of the Day:
(Librarian Thimble has a bit of a book hoarding problem. Much like her momma.)
Our Tip of the Day: