Once 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.
That 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.
Cute! I hadn’t heard them called tuxedo cats before. ^.^
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That is some fine looking tummy there. And Daphne shows it off so well, too!
I have a special place in my heart for the tuxies. I am always thrilled to read happy ending stories like this one!
A gorgeous Tux-ilious girl! Thanks for sharing your Tuxie story with us! Purrs…
What a beautiful tummy!
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.
Daphne was tuxilicious!
I also love tuxedo cats and I do think that they are special among cats. Daphne was a beauty!
We like Tuxies. Our little Mr B is almost one with his chest white
Me thinks Tuxies is furry elegant! Mommy says they is the clowns of Catdom!
my mom says tuxies rool…course her haza speshull place in her heart for ME… thatz why !!
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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.
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
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))))
I’ve had several tuxedo kitties in my life and Daphne I think you’ve blessed your parents
just by picking them.
Big Hug to you !
Tuxies are the best! But we are not prejudiced!! 😉
What a floofy tuxie, Daphne was!
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!
Gorgeous Daphne! What a great Tuxie Tuesday story.
Daphne was a beautiful tuxie girl!