Recognizing the Distinctive Charm of Ziggy-Kai: An Exceptional Feline Rescuer Adorned with One-of-a-Kind Spots.

As someone who adores cats, I find myself endlessly scrolling through pictures of these feline creatures. It doesn’t matter if they have a polka-dotted, striped, or solid coat, cats from all over the world never fail to amaze us with their natural beauty. Recently, while browsing through my Tuxedo Cat Lovers group on Facebook, I stumbled upon the most delightful sight in the form of a black and white kitty with the perfect spots.

Known as “cow cats” by some, Ziggy – also known as Ziggy-Kai – is a rescued cat that will capture your heart with his striking coat pattern. I reached out to his owner to see if I could feature this stunning cat on my website, and thankfully, she said yes!

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to Ziggy-Kai, a rescued cat with an incredibly cool spotted coat that will surely win your heart!

Ziggy-Kai, the handsome feline and his cat mom live in the sunny city of Seal Beach, California. When he’s not basking in the sun or seeking attention, he loves to pose for the camera. If you’re keen to know more about this charming cat, read on!

Ziggy-Kai was adopted from the Huntington Beach Humane Society in February 2020. His owner had been searching for a rescue cat for about three months and was hoping to find a black and white tuxedo cat, similar to his previous pet named Buddy, who lived until the age of 14.

Initially, the cat was named Marily, but it didn’t suit him. After much deliberation, Ziggy was chosen due to the zigzag lightning bolts on both his legs. Kai was added to his name as it means ‘ocean’, making Z Kai the perfect name for this adorable feline.

Can you describe his personality?

He’s an extremely outgoing cat and is not shy at all. He enjoys observing the birds on my patio and I’ve even trained him to go on walks with me using a leash. Whenever I’m feeling down, he’ll come right up and look at me with concern. Needless to say, I’m very fond of this feline companion.

What are his interests and hobbies?

He loves playing with strings and small, fuzzy balls. He can even fetch items and bring them back to me, which is quite impressive for a cat. He craves attention and enjoys having my friends and clients over to visit. While he’s very sweet and special, there are times when he can be a bit annoying because he always wants to be the center of attention.

What’s a unique quality about Ziggy-Kai that I want people to know? Well, he’s quite the character – one of his favorite things is taking a shower and getting his hair washed. He also loves sticking close to me all the time, but I make sure to let others shower with him once a week. When anyone comes over, he immediately lies down at their feet and brings a smile to their face. Overall, he’s the best companion I could ask for!

I want to express my gratitude to Nina, Ziggy’s owner, for granting me permission to share Ziggy’s pictures and tale with everyone. If you know anyone who loves cats and would appreciate Ziggy’s distinctiveness, feel free to share his story with them!


Have you ever noticed the striking similarity between this cute cat with a cool mustache and someone you know? If not, take a second glance and you will soon discover that it is none other than the famous Zappa the Cat!

If you have knowledge about the famous musician Frank Zappa, who was also a well-known lover of cats, then you probably understood it right away.

Lisa Williams, the proud owner of Zappa the cat, revealed in a laid-back conversation that her feline isn’t the only one who resembles the famous alternative rock star. Lisa used to own Marceau, an Oriental Shorthair with a black and white coat and a mustache. Marceau’s uncanny resemblance to Frank Zappa earned him the nickname “Zappa Cat,” and many people commented on his likeness to the musician. Lisa even shared a picture of Marceau for reference.

It’s truly saddening that Marceau, who was only three years old, had to succumb to heart failure and pass away. Lisa, his owner, was devastated by this tragedy. However, shortly after Marceau’s departure, she stumbled upon an adorable black and white kitten with a delightful mustache that a breeder in Russia was selling.

After reaching out to the breeder, she found out that the adorable little pup was not available for adoption. The breeder had decided to keep him for breeding purposes.

Despite facing some opposition at first, Lisa persevered and continuously begged for weeks until she successfully persuaded the owner to allow her to adopt the cat. She named him Zappa as a tribute to her previous feline companion with the same moniker, Marceau.

When Zappa entered her home and captured her heart, she couldn’t help but notice his attractive appearance.

Lisa points out that despite their similar mustached faces, Marceau and Zappa have distinct personalities. Unlike Marceau who loved being held and given attention, Zappa is not a fan of physical affection. Moreover, while Marceau was vocal, Zappa mostly keeps quiet.

Despite being one of Lisa’s cats, Zappa has a distinct character that sets him apart from the others. He’s known to be quite mischievous, especially when it comes to playing games like hide-and-seek and tag with Lisa’s daughter. Zappa’s playfulness is evident every morning as he eagerly waits outside her room, excited to start their daily playtime.

Zappa is quite the adventurer, always on the lookout for his next ride in either his fancy feline carriage or Lisa’s trusty mobile laundry basket. Whenever the opportunity arises, he excitedly scurries towards his chosen mode of transportation, never seeming to tire of exploring every nook and cranny of the house.

Lisa shares her home with three other furry companions who are also Oriental Shorthair cats, just like Zappa. Let’s introduce you to one of them, Keebler…

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Lisa affectionately calls her beloved felines the Oriental Shorthair Squad, and she has a dedicated Instagram page where she shares their playful antics.

Zappa loves all his friends, but Thatchy holds a special spot in his heart. They both like to spend valuable time with their significant others, cuddling up on their laps for a warm and comfortable evening.

Lisa revealed to We Love Cats and Kittens that her feline companion, Zappa, has a unique fascination with plush toys. He gets thrilled upon seeing them and carries the biggest ones to his room to tear them apart. Interestingly, Zappa does not discriminate against which stuffed animal he destroys, as he has even gone after Lisa’s kids’ childhood toys. He particularly relishes dismantling the dog plushies.

I completely overlooked mentioning the fact that there are three absolutely charming dogs dwelling in this residence as well! Zappa, who happens to be the resident cat, carefully observes his fellow furry friends. While he does get along with them quite swimmingly, he generally likes to keep a low profile and steer clear of their way.

Similar to his fellow Oriental Shorthair cats, Zappa is highly athletic. Lisa has purchased a running wheel for him to train on, and he takes pleasure in leaping over obstacles set up by Lisa’s daughter.

According to Lisa, her feline friend is an expert at snoozing and takes it very seriously. When it’s time for a nap, the cat likes to cozy up under blankets, whether it be on the bed or the sofa. It also enjoys grooming with another cat during these cozy moments.

In addition to his other lovable quirks, he has another endearing habit. If there are no cats around, he will often be found licking the cushions of the sofa. He especially enjoys the alpaca fur pillow, despite the occasional difficulty of getting his tongue tangled in it.

Does Zappa have a love for watching TV shows and videos, even if it’s just on his phone? I can’t help but speculate if he enjoys watching his own performances as well.

Lisa shares her fondness for the charming character of Zappa the Cat. Just like his namesakes, this cat is one of a kind and unrivaled. Watch the entertaining shenanigans of Zappa and his siblings in the video.

If you want to learn more about this delightful family, visit their Instagram profile.

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