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Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

01 September is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.

While I have a ‘thing’ for black cats (more so when I learned some creeps use their colour as a reason to abuse them), ginger cats can have some of the best markings in their orange strips, referred to as ginger tabby, and sometimes with a mix of white too.

A 1973 book published by Pedigree Foods described ginger tabbies as “quiet, docile and affectionate”, and a study at the University of California, where cat owners were asked to attribute personality traits to their cats, found that orange cats were most often characterized as friendly.

Another stereotype comes from the media, with the famous ginger Garfield being portrayed as irascible. Also, the gene for ginger is linked to gender, with around three out of four ginger cats being males. Any intact male will exhibit certain behaviours, including roaming and less interest in hunting. However, if your ginger tabby is loved and socialised, you can be pretty sure he’ll be loving and affectionate.

Shhhhh…

Sleeping Ginger

Sleeping Ginger

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September 1, 2018 - Posted by | Civilian |

5 Comments »

  1. We have 2 black cats but Alex is set on a ginger tabby at some point. They are gorgeous.

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    Comment by FlikeNoir | September 1, 2018

  2. Somebody’s lucky 🙂

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    Comment by Apollo | September 2, 2018

  3. Somebody knows it 😉😊

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    Comment by FlikeNoir | September 2, 2018

  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AWWWW—I MISSED IT!!!!

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    Comment by Jonathan Caswell | September 12, 2018

  5. Just wrote a poem that qualifies…,!

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    Comment by Jonathan Caswell | September 12, 2018


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