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Tuxie Appreciation Day

September 1, 2023

Is your feline friend sporting formal wear? If so, put a kitty pawprint on your calendar for September 9th: it’s Tuxie Appreciation Day! A Roanoke, VA vet discusses these fashion-forward felines below.

Tuxie Love

As it turns out, September 9th isn’t the only official tuxie holiday. January 29th is Tuxedo Appreciation Day. Then, in November, the 28th is National Tuxedo Cat Day! OF course, Fluffy certainly won’t mind if you celebrate her a few extra times a year. Tuxies are very, very good at wrapping us around their paws.

What Breed Of Cat Is A Tuxedo?

Tuxedo coloring isn’t confined to any specific breed or breeds. Quite a few kitties are allowed to don that formal attire if they choose.

What Are Tuxedo Cats Like?

If we were to ask Fluffy this question, she’d no doubt describe herself as regal. However, we have to be honest and report that tuxies are just as silly, quirky, and hilarious as any other kitty. They just look fancier when they’re making mischief. Tuxies have broken records for loud purrs, and they may open their eyes before other kittens, but there’s still some research to be done before we can call those tidbits definitive facts.

Are Tuxedo Cats Rare?

Tuxedo coloring isn’t rare: in fact, if you look up available kitties from any local shelter, you’ll likely find at least one or two. Of course, all of our feline buddies are one-of-a-kind, so in that aspect, Fluffy is completely unique!

Fun Fact About Tuxedo Cats

For many years, it was thought that Fluffy got her coat pattern because, well, she basically ran out of ink. Kittens first develop pigment cells along their spine, so the original assumption was that tuxies didn’t have as many black pigment cells as they needed, leaving them their distinctive white socks and shirt. However, more current research points to a specific gene.

Not-So-Fun Fact About Tuxedo Cats

Tuxies actually need all of those awareness days. These pretty kitties often have a hard time getting adopted! If you’re considering getting a new feline pal, a tuxie may be a great choice!

Famous Tuxies

Quite a few famous black-and-white furballs have won our hearts. The most famous ones are animated kitties. There’s Sylvester from Looney Tunes, Tom from Tom and Jerry, and Felix, the cartoon strip star. Of course, you can’t forget Dr. Seuss’ Cat In The Hat!

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