Thought I'd just post a bit about a subject near and dear to my heart - my breed of cat, the wonderful TUXEDO!
Actually, a tuxedo is a form of what is called a bi-color cat. We got the name "tuxedo" becasue our white collar and bib, combined with our black fur, make us look like we're always dressed for some special event! (Like accepting my Oscar, LOL). Wikipedia has a good article on it, and can be found HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicolor_cat
Here's a rundown on my BREED:
A tuxedo cat is a bicolor cat with a white and black coat. They are called, "tuxedo" cats, because the animal appears to be wearing the type of black tie formal wear commonly known in the United States and Canada as a tuxedo. Most tuxedo cats are also black mask cats, a common name for felines who, due to their facial coloration, look as if they are wearing a black mask over their eyes, and often over their entire head. To be considered a true tuxedo cat, the feline's coloring should consist of a solid black coat, with white fur limited to the paws, belly, chest, throat, and often the chin, although many tuxedo cats appear to sport goatees, due to the black coloration of their mandible -- that is, the lower jaw and chin. Bicolor may also appear in the skin color. Paw pads may be black or pink. Bicoloring of the nose and mouth are also common.
Well, take a good look at my photo, folks. I'm a tuxedo through and through, and proud of it! (and, as I'm sure you will all agree, Im quite the handsome specimen!) NOTE FROM MAXX: Oh, puh-leaze! You are so full of yourself!
Some other famous tuxedo cats (other than moi, of course) Socks, the Clinton's cat; Sylvester, of Sylvester and Tweety fame; Mr. Mistofelles from the play CATS.
In the future my master made me promise to give equal time to her other favorite breed, calicos. so until next time....