It's A Sign!: Cat With 'Cat' Spelled In Its Fur

September 16, 2010


This is a cat with "cat" spelled in on its side in different-colored fur. You know, maybe Adam didn't do such a bad job naming all the animals after all. Except for hippopotamus. He definitely dropped the ball on that one.

Once somebody points it out, it is obvious - the word stands out a mile.'

Tabbies have an 'M' marking on their forehead, between the eyes, with various legends suggesting why this is the case.

One suggests that the Virgin Mary made the mark of her own initial out of gratitude after a tabby snuggled up to the baby Jesus in the manger to stop him from shivering.

And an Islamic legend says that the Prophet Mohammed had a tabby called Muezza that saved his life by killing a snake which had crawled up his sleeve.

When the cat later fell asleep on his arm, he cut his sleeve off so as not to disturb the cat.

From that day on, all tabbies were born with the 'M' marking to signify that Mohammed held the animals in high esteem.

Oh snap -- cute cat and bible study knocked out in a single post? Put that in your hymnal and sing about it! Now, where are the free donuts? I heard there'd be free donuts after the service. No donuts -- what were you thinking? That one little bite of Jesus isn't gonna hold me till lunch!

Hit the jump for two more of the are you sure that isn't "car"?



What am I? The amazing tabbed-up tabby with 'cat' written in its fur [dailymail]

Thanks to Karen, who has a dog with "rabbit" in its fur. Haha -- nice one, God.

  • Its a sign that he's a cat? O.o

  • E.A. Blair

    All that biblical-scriptural superstition makes a cute story, but you
    overlook a number of things; first of all, Mary supposedly came from a
    humble background and, being a woman two thousand years ago, was
    probably unschooled and illiterate. As a resident of Roman-occupied
    Judea, even if she had not been illiterate, she would not have used the
    alphabet of the conquerers, but that of her native Aramaic script, which

    Mohammed was an orphan and a shepherd, but his uncle brought him into
    his business as a merchant, so he may have learned how to read and
    write, but again, to him, his initial would not have been 'M' but, in

    Not only that, but the story about the sleeve has been told about the emperor of China as well. When I was a kid in Catholic school, one of the nuns told the Mary story and expected us to believe it as if it was actually written in the babble bible. I laughed and got sent to detention. I guess that not accepting ridiculous fables was a mortal sin.

  • E.A. Blair

    The Aramaic version of the letter 'm' didn't come through, but it looks like a sloppily written number '7' with a vertical stroke through the top line.

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