by Karen Rose Smith
The holiday season is filled with myths and legends explaining many of the symbols and customs that surround us at this time of the year. Since I am a feline lover, one of my favorite myths is how tabby cats got the "M" that is often so prominent on their foreheads above the eyes. It has been circulating on social media, so I thought I would share it with you, along with pictures of some very special furry babies who would do exactly what the cat in the story did to earn him his unique "M" mark.
How Did Tabby Cats Receive Their "M"?
All tabbies have an "M" marking on their forehead, and on some this mark is very distinct. The "M" is often referred to as the mark of the true tabby.
In her gratitude to the tabby, Mary made the mark of her own initial
|We lost London this week. She was 16.|
|Halo loves the warmth of the bed and would have been the|
first to jump in the crib to snuggle with the baby. Her gentle
spirit and wonderful maternal skills would have earned her
Mary's special mark.
|Mason, Halo's second-born kitten also sports|
the "M" amid his beautiful facial markings.
My wish for you this holiday season is that you will be touched by the warmth and kindness of those closest to you and that their love will leave an indelible mark on your heart that will last a lifetime.