Your cat's fur says a lot about him. It can tell you if he's sick (watch for a lifeless or unusually messy coat of fur, excessive shedding, or patches of thinning or missing fur). It can even tell you how aggressive he is towards humans (female orange, black and white, and gray and white cats are the most aggressive; gray, black, white, and tabby cats are the calmest). No matter what else our cat's fur tells us, it always says one thing quite clearly: cats are all beautiful.
Below, we marvel at some cats fur patterns that we find exceptionally breathtaking.
Photo by @Flomaha via Flickr
Bengal cats have striking stripes and spots that place them closer to a wild cat than a house cat. Bold fur patterns combined with a dark golden fur color make these some gorgeous felines.
Photo by @Marinadelcastel via Flickr
Splashes of color make this breed's fur vibrant and eye-catching. Calicos are usually white with patches of black, bright orange or brown, and other colors, and they don't follow any particular pattern -- every cat is unique! The endless possibilities make for some beautiful combinations.
Photo by @Venustheamazingchimeracat via Facebook
Once in a while, a cat will be graced by some amazing luck and wind up with a face perfectly split in half by her markings. Probably the most famous of these two-faced cats is Venus (pictured above), but there have been a few cats with half colored faces to grace the internet with their image, and they are all equally striking.
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In humans, the skin condition vitiligo appears in the form of discolored blotches. In cats, it vitiligo manifests itself in the form of white patches of fur. Although this is caused by a disease (which doesn't hurt the animals!), the result is a beautiful coat of fur speckled with white -- one that definitely makes a lasting impression.
Hearts, hearts everywhere
Photo by @Izzyandthefluff via Instagram
Some cats wear their hearts on their fur -- literally. Some cats, like the beautiful Zoe above, have markings shaped like perfect hearts on their fur, creating a pretty striking image. Heart markings are just another way our cats remind us to love and adore them. As though we needed to be reminded!
Every cat's markings and fur are unique. Show us your cat's beautiful fur over on Instagram!