Cat Labeled "Cat".
All the clues are there: the whiskers, the purring, the miaowing and
even the toy mouse under her front paws.
But just in case you were in any doubt as to what
sort of animal Polly is, the ten-week-old tabby is
happy to help out, thanks to her unusual
markings, which spell out the word ‘cat’ on her left flank.
Garry Marsh and wife Joan, both 57, adopted Polly from a local cat rescue
centre last weekend.
But it was only as they admired their new pet’s
colouring three days later that they noticed the
Mr Marsh, a teacher, said: ‘We were commenting
on how symmetrical her tabby patterns seemed when
Joan suddenly noticed the letters.
‘ Once somebody points it out, it is obvious – the word stands out
The couple, who live with their sons Simon, 28, and Alex, 23, in Newcastle-under-Lyme,
Staffordshire, also have a seven-year-old cat called Katina.
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
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.
You can find more pictures of Polly here.