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Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
September 1, 2021

Do you have a ginger kitty? If so, you might want to give her a special treat. It’s Ginger Cat Appreciation Day! Our feline friends sport all kinds of colors and patterns, and they’re all amazing. Ginger kitties definitely have some crazed fans! Here, a local veterinarian talks about these mini lions.

Boys Club

When it comes to ginger cats, the odds are you’ll find a boy. That’s because the gene that produces the orange color is on the X chromosome. Since girls are XX, that means female felines need two copies of the gene to become gingers. So, what does your cat’s family tree look like? A ginger girl’s parents were both gingers. If Fluffy is a boy, his kittens may be either ginger or tortoiseshell.


Cats are all unique creatures, having their own distinct personalities. But, ginger cats do have some traits in common. Chatty boy gingers can be bold and active. He may yell at you for being late with his dinner, or to tell you to immediately pick him up. Girl gingers, on the other hand, tend to be more gentle and laid-back, and are not as verbal.

Fluffy’s Fashion Sense

Ginger kitties can have either short or long fur. Some even wear curls! They also come in a variety of patterns, including classic, or swirled, as they can be called sometimes; patched, mackerel, or striped; spotted; and ticked. Want to know something else interesting about ginger cats? They’re all tabbies! But, not all tabbies are gingers.

Famous Gingers

Garfield is the most famous ginger! In 1978, this beloved ‘Flabby Tabby’ was born in the back room of Mama Leoni’s Italian Kitchen. It did not take Garfield long to know that lasagna is the best thing ever. The cat’s rapidly growing appetite for the dish almost put the restaurant out of business! Fortunately, the sarcastic kitty was adopted by Jon Arbuckle. Of course, we must mention Morris, the cat food spokescat (or technically, spokescats) that captured millions of hearts back in the 1980’s.

Do you want more information about your ginger cat? Contact your local pet clinic today!

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