Last week, when I was working on my cat blog for Willamette Humane Society, I heard a potential adopter complaining about our kitty "selection." At the time, we had quite a few cats with tuxedo coat patterns. And according to this adopter, tuxedos just aren't all that interesting.
I was flabbergasted.
Apparently, I have quite a thing for tuxedos. After all, three of the animals in the menagerie have this coat pattern. I thought that I'd profile them all for this week's Sunday Selfie series, as hosted by The Cat On My Head.
Let's get started!
I set Maggie up for her photo shoot first. She's perched on the sill of an open window (her very favorite thing), but she is keeping an eye out for the pesky kitten who might join in to spoil her fun. Once I shut the door and she knew Fergus would stay out, she relaxed for her shoot.
Maggie has pretty classic tuxedo markings, as she has the little white bib, white feet and white belly. She also has a little pom-pom of white on the very tip of her tail. And her nose is bright pink. Far from boring, wouldn't you say.
She shares many coloration attributes with Jasper, who was much more willing to participate in yesterday's photo shoot. It was hot, he's very old and he didn't feel like moving around all that much. Perfect for a photo shoot.
Jasper is about 5 years older than Maggie, and it shows. His fur is speckled with grey these days, which makes his tuxedo effect just a little bit blurred. But he has the black nose and lips shared by some tuxedos, and that makes him look a little more dapper. So I wouldn't say he's any less handsome than Maggie. He is quite distinguished.
He also poses quite nicely for selfies. Notice that he's got his arms tucked under his body. He looks a little like a melon.
Let's not forget that cats aren't the only ones that can wear tuxedos. There's another menagerie member who takes great selfies who is wearing a tuxedo. Yup, it's Sinead!
The Boston terrier breed has very strict standards concerning coat color and fur placement. Dogs with "classic" markings like Sinead have black bodies, white bellies, white feet and a white blaze up the top of the head and around the muzzle. Black lips and nose are required. Sinead fits the bill. And she poses so nicely for selfies.
I think I've proven that the tuxedo coat pattern is pretty far from boring. What do you think? Any other tuxedo fans out there? Leave me a note in the comments. Love to hear what you think.
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