by Janet Blue on April 1, 2013

1-SCAN0037Once upon a time I wished for a black and white cat. It wasn’t until years later that I found out these felines are called tuxedo cats.

Unlike most wishes that never come true, this one did. Suddenly kittens appeared in our drive way. However, when we approached them, they disappeared. After some investigation, we discovered an entire litter of kittens in the engine compartment of my car. Eventually we were able to extract all four of these babies and temporarily transfer them to the bed of Tom’s truck. All were black and white, and one had long hair. One of the kittens was adopted by a neighbor, another by a friend of a friend and another by the grandparents of a friend.

1-SCAN0035That long-haired kitty became Daphne and joined our other two kitties, Skooter and Steamer. As you can see she grew into a luxuriously floofy cat. She spent her entire life with us from 1991 until she went to the Bridge in 2010.









I offer this as a little background information to go with these photos. Daphne’s story and that of additional litters that followed will be covered at another time.


aquariann April 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Cute! I hadn’t heard them called tuxedo cats before. ^.^

♥ aquariann
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"The Boys" and Karen April 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

That is some fine looking tummy there. And Daphne shows it off so well, too!

Jobi and Fisher April 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

I have a special place in my heart for the tuxies. I am always thrilled to read happy ending stories like this one!

Colehaus Cats April 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

A gorgeous Tux-ilious girl! Thanks for sharing your Tuxie story with us! Purrs…

McGuffy Ann April 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

What a beautiful tummy!

Bernadette April 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I would not have been able to keep my hand off her! I have fostered tuxies and cow cats, but never had one in my permanent collection.

And our feline households are a continuum, overlapping, one cuddling with another. There is no reason to draw the line at the Bridge.

Abby April 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Daphne was tuxilicious!

vera April 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I also love tuxedo cats and I do think that they are special among cats. Daphne was a beauty!

Timmy Tomcat April 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

We like Tuxies. Our little Mr B is almost one with his chest white

Penelope April 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

Me thinks Tuxies is furry elegant! Mommy says they is the clowns of Catdom!

da tabbies o trout towne April 2, 2013 at 10:42 am

my mom says tuxies rool…course her haza speshull place in her heart for ME… thatz why !!

sauce of fishbone

Marg April 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

Daphne, is a beautiful cat. So glad you found those four kittens and then found them homes. It is always good to hear good stories. Have a great day.

Pam (and Sam) April 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

Daphne was most certainly a BEAUTIFULLY floofy tuxie! Love the photos…..so happy you found those four babies in the engine compartment of your car before you started it up! LOL

Pam and Sam

Caren Gittleman April 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

I developed a huge love of Tuxie’s when I met Mr.Puddy….now I am insanely in love with them! Thank you for sharing these photos of yours ((((hugs))))

Ellie Van Caster April 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

I’ve had several tuxedo kitties in my life and Daphne I think you’ve blessed your parents
just by picking them.

Mr Puddy April 2, 2013 at 7:46 am

Big Hug to you !

CATachresis April 2, 2013 at 5:41 am

Tuxies are the best! But we are not prejudiced!! 😉

Whisppy April 2, 2013 at 3:46 am

What a floofy tuxie, Daphne was!

Oui Oui April 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

Daphne sure is a beautiful kitty. We love how long haired cats have furs as soft as an angel’s kiss. And bushy tails are such a plus!

prancer pie April 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Gorgeous Daphne! What a great Tuxie Tuesday story.

The Island Cats April 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Daphne was a beautiful tuxie girl!

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