(Milwaukee, WI, USA)
I was very interested in your articles on feline genetics, and the article about Tuxedo cats reminded me of a certain kitten I was lucky to have known for a short time. I called her Mythri, but she was just a stray cat I found while living with my mother-in-law for a few months.
My mother-in-law hated cats, so I know as soon as I and my husband moved out, it was back to the wild outdoors (this was in a very rural area) for this little black and white girl. She had the most amazing markings and the sweetest personality, even though I may have been the first human she came in contact with. She was playful and mostly gentle, with the tiniest meow and biggest purr.
I have a new cat now, an indoor cat, and I'm living in the city where he is rarely allowed to go outside, and then only on a leash. He is an exuberantly playful, noisy, beautiful long-haired cream tabby tomcat, who never fails to amuse me, but sometimes I do miss those days of playing with that quiet little female. It's interesting how delighted she was to come inside and content to stay there, where my current cat meows for hours at the squirrels wishing he could play outdoors.
Thanks for this nice story. Mythri does have amazing markings. She is probably more a black and white cat rather than Tuxedo as there is quite a lot of white. Her face markings are particularly symmetrical. Hey, she would probably have done well as a show cat in the Household Pet Division as she has those looks...Michael Admin POC.