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30 January 2019 @ 06:22 pm
More about Tigger...  
Thanks to those of you who read and voted in the last round of therealljidol! We need more readers and voters, so that really helps.

In case you were wondering about the Tigger poll the other day, that came about because of two conversations I used to repeatedly have with HalfshellHusband, back when we still had Tigger and The Whale (who was a ginormous tuxedo cat):

Number 1,
HalfshellHusband: Which one is Tigger? I can never remember.
Me: The stripey one. :O

Number 2, often on the heels of Number 1,
HSH: Which one is the little gray cat?
Me: We don't have a gray cat!

The final jolt was that I was organizing some of the kids' old artwork and school projects, and I came across something our daughter wrote in the first grade where she described Tigger as a gray cat, and then used brown, tan, and black crayons to draw a picture of her! \o?

For the record, Tigger was a brown tabby cat, a 'spotted tabby' to be precise.

But there were several people who answered that she was gray, so my husband clearly is not the only one who thinks that!

asher63asher63 on January 31st, 2019 02:30 am (UTC)
You need to organize a poll to differentiate among "grey tabby", "brown tabby", and "spotted tabby" adherents.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 31st, 2019 03:19 am (UTC)

There are 3 colors of tabbies: red (orange), gray/silver, and brown.

And then the coat types are a different issue, but there seem to be 3 kinds of those as well: whorled (I think the Brits call them 'marble tabbies'), striped('mackerel tabby' in Brit-speak), and spotted tabby.

I always thought Tigger was some kind of defective half-tabby because she only had stripes on her face, legs, and tail, but that's pretty common for spotted tabbies.

You can probably see it a little better in this picture. It's kind of vague in the body region:

And then this is the cat that was NOT Tigger, which I always thought was obvious when we had these two:
The Whale