Once upon a time...
Stephanie lost one of her kitties. After many years with many cats, she knew that for her, male tabbies were the best--the sweetest and most loving. So she asked SARG for help in finding a male tabby kitten.
Unfortunately, SARG and the Shelter made a mistake...Stephanie got her tabby, but it was a GIRL. And she didn't act like a "real" tabby. She was NOT sweet tempered and loving. She was a "faux" tabby who had no interest in being sweet and loving. Stephanie loved her. But she still wanted a real tabby...
When two more of her kitties crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Stephanie once again trusted SARG to find her perfect kitty. Only now the order was 2 tabby male kittens--litter mates only.
One would think that would be an easy job. After all, tabbies are reasonably common. Except they aren't. Not when one wants two tabby boys from the same litter, no more than 8 weeks old. It took almost a year to find the perfect boys. And these tabby boys were also bobtails! A plus!
And...now that Brody and Bailey have joined the family, Pippin (their tabby sister) has become friendlier. She actually likes the boys and is much friendlier to mom Stephanie too.
Maybe there is something to that old wives tale about tabbies--even when they are girls. Maybe they just need to be in groups!
Written by: Jan Baker