Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wall E Update

So, we still have Wall E Stud - the kitten from the wall. Obviously, we won't be getting rid of him. He's too much a member of the family. So, I was doing some looking today about tabby cat mannerisms to see if any rang true for Wall E and found this great story. Note the picture below: Wall E has a distinct 'M' on his forehead (we prefer to see it as a 'W' for Wall E).

Here is the myth about where the M came from:

The most popular of these legends tells us that when the baby Jesus was lying in the manger he started to shiver with the cold. Mary covered the baby with blankets but still he kept shivering. Mary then ask all the animals to move closer to the manger so that their body heat would warm Jesus.

The animals stood as close to the manger as they could but the baby Jesus remained cold and shivering. After a time a small cat with tabby markings jumped into the manger and snuggled next to Jesus. Before long the baby had stopped shivering and was sound asleep, contented and warm. In her gratitude to the tabby Mary made the mark of her own initial, upon the cat's forehead so that tabby cats will forever remind the world of how they saved Jesus from the cold.

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