The Cat Blessed by The Prophet Mohammed and the Virgin Mary

Polly is a 10 week old tabby with the magic M marking on her side not just on her forehead like all tabby cats.
"Tabbies have an ‘M’ marking on their forehead, between the eyes, with various legends suggesting why this is the case.
One suggests that the Virgin Mary made the mark of her own initial out of gratitude after a tabby snuggled up to the baby Jesus in the manger to stop him from shivering.
And an Islamic legend says that the Prophet Mohammed had a tabby called Muezza that saved his life by killing a snake which had crawled up his sleeve.
When the cat later fell asleep on his arm, he cut his sleeve off so as not to disturb the cat.
From that day on, all tabbies were born with the ‘M’ marking to signify that Mohammed held the animals in high esteem."

Source Andy Dolan: Daily Mail

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  1. For more of the mystery read the 'Tenth Life' a novel of the cat!

  2. Sisterpetulegro999Thursday, October 21, 2010

    I would if I could where is it?