Winston Churchill received an orange tabby cat for his 88th birthday. He called the animal Jock. The elderly statesmen was so enamored with Jock that he decreed an orange cat should always live at the Churchill home, Chartwell, even after his death. The current feline inhabitant of Chartwell is Jock VI, a marmalade with a white bib and four white socks.
A ginger cat named Stubbs is serving as the honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. The town has no human mayor, and Stubbs was offered the post to attract tourists. He’s been so successful that he’s retained his office for nearly 20 years. The feline mayor is given catnip-infused water out of a wine glass every afternoon at a local restaurant.
Did you know that orange is one of the most common colors for cats?
Those of us who love them, however, know that orange cats are anything but common. In fact, we think they’re extraordinary. For example:
Orange cats, like those of every other color, can make beautiful, fun-loving companions for any cat-friendly household.
Have you ever seen a litter of kittens and wondered how they could look so different from each other and from their mother for that matter?
If your cat is carefree, adventurous, fairly calm, and not easily frightened, you may have the ideal candidate for a leash-trained feline.
Scientists still don't understand fully how a cat is able to produce this calming, therapeutic sound. It is thought to be connected to the vibration of the vocal cords in conjunction with inhaling and exhaling.