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Toyger Cats

toygerI’m more of a dog person than cats that’s why I don’t read much about these feline creatures. As I was browsing online I came across this term “toyger” which I suspected is a coined word for “toy” and “tiger”. Thought it’s a funny toy just like Tigger.

Digging deeper I realized it’s rather a very interesting concept. According to wikipedia a toyger is “a breed of cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies (beginning in the 1980s) to make them resemble a “toy tiger”, as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger’s.

As the official site puts it, the Toyger is designer cat to meet the “demands of modern apartment life as a human companion foremost in mind.” More like a Mini-Me tiger to me. LOL. Still, it’s a remarkable feat in the world of breeding.