# The DU Lounge

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#### KarenS

(4,553 posts)#### Drum

(9,578 posts)#### Think. Again.

(16,432 posts)#### wendyb-NC

(3,711 posts)#### OldBaldy1701E

(6,010 posts)#### pat_k

(10,386 posts). . .

The cat’s coat pattern started getting white when he was 7-years-old. Most likely, this is due to vitiligo, a genetic mutation that is extremely rare in cats.

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#### SWBTATTReg

(23,823 posts)#### 3catwoman3

(25,204 posts)I wonder if this is photoshopped.

#### soldierant

(7,716 posts)And apparently the article about thr cat said he was black anbd then started getting white patches. That's how vitiligo works. Humans can also get vitiligo, BTW.

#### MN2theMax

(1,666 posts)Have never seen that coloration before.

#### 3catwoman3

(25,204 posts)#### magicarpet

(16,008 posts)Quite unique coloration.

Sassy expression.

#### BlueGreenLady

(2,868 posts)or a Tortoise Shell cat. I've got one with a white tip on her tail. She's lovely!

#### wendyb-NC

(3,711 posts)#### debm55

(32,584 posts)#### Hermit-The-Prog

(36,217 posts)#### Polly Hennessey

(7,290 posts)#### DJ Synikus Makisimus

(613 posts)In my family, cats are always black. I'd make an exception for one of those.

#### soldierant

(7,716 posts)I would never imagine you abandoning a black cat for having vitiligo.

#### jmowreader

(51,239 posts)#### sakabatou

(42,814 posts)In actuality, this is probably a regular black cat with vitiligo.

#### Bernardo de La Paz

(50,474 posts)#### Figarosmom

(1,533 posts)#### Niagara

(9,112 posts)Scrappy crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April of 2017.

Here's an interesting article if anyone want to read it. He sure was handsome with his marble colors!

https://www.boredpanda.com/senior-black-white-cat-vitiligo-scrappy/

#### True Dough

(19,529 posts)19 years is a good life for a cat!

#### Niagara

(9,112 posts)That's because I always have to debunk "facts" off of Facebook.

One time this cool cat Scrappy was involved in one of my debunking journey.

#### Judi Lynn

(162,146 posts)Thank you for sharing his pictures.

Everyone who saw him will always remember him.

#### Niagara

(9,112 posts)Response to Niagara (Reply #23)

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#### Niagara

(9,112 posts)#### quaint

(3,374 posts)#### Niagara

(9,112 posts)I tread carefully in Facebook since there's so-called "facts" are interestingly inaccurate and wrong. I think that it actually increases the amount of gray hair that's coming in on my scalp. LOL!

I like you and never had a problem with you, so you're all good in my book!