Pet of the Week: Tabby Cat

Chances are, if you’ve seen a domestic cat, it was probably a tabby cat. However, this common kitty is very often mistaken as a cat breed, which it’s not. Rather, the tabby cat’s name simply comes from its coat, which is a naturally occurring traits in many cats—most likely related to its ancestor, the African Wildcat. The tabby pattern is usually that of distinctive swirls, stripes, dots or line on the body and a marking which slightly resembles the letter “m” on its face.