Soft striped fur and wiggly whiskers adorn this ORANGE TABBY KITTEN. Animate the legs and head of this kitten puppet to make her pounce and preen. But be careful--she'll hold onto whatever she can grab and that might just be you!
FACTS OF INTEREST:
* The term 'tabby' does not refer to a breed of cat, but rather to the striped, swirled, or spotted pattern of the cat's fur.
* The origin of the word 'tabby' comes from the Attabiyah section of Baghdad which was known for its weavings of striped silk.
* When cats were domesticated 5,000 years ago by the Egyptians, they no doubt had the original tabby coloration of their ancestors.
* In wild cats, the patterning serves as camouflage. This basic feline striping can still be faintly seen in the coats of all kittens.