Thursday, March 01, 2007

AP, Baghdad— The name "Tabby" was derived from the word "Attabiyah," a section of Baghdad where a type of striped silk was made. The patterns of the silk were similar to the colors of the Iraqi cats, so a form of the word was later used to describe the felines.

Perhaps that is why the Cat has become a symbol of revolution in the war-torn city. It seems that the animal's independence, and resolve has inspired thousands, and has become an icon of revolution.

Recently, US soldiers have gone so far as to give an Iraqi Tabby cat a military rank for its service in the region... read more