Aug 16, 2012
Squeaky Cat, Old Chair
I've always used the term "tuxedo cat" to describe this pattern. As far as I know, the first one in this colony was the late, great Shemp. They're really Bicolor cats, a group which includes the ones I call "cow cats" like Lucy (really the "Cap & Saddle" variety of bicolor) as well as tuxedos and almost-white cats with black tails, which is called the Van pattern.. Cat breeders are really into this stuff. I'm just a caretaker of feral cats.
Tuxedo cats have been called, at one time or another, "Jellicle" cats. The name comes from T.S. Elliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: The Song of the Jellicles."
Anyway, Squeaky is a talker - that's how she got her name. Supposedly tuxedo cats in general are more talkative than most kitties, though not as much as Siamese. Our Squeaky has a strong, independent personality. She is "tame" and likes people, but you can't just pick her up. Everything must be on her terms.
We were trying to find her a home when she was a baby but now she's just here with us.