Tabby cats are identified by their unique markings. They are often mistaken as a breed, but actually, tabbies are any domestic cat with a coat that bears stripes, lines, swirling patterns or dots that joint at the forehead with a mark that resemble an M. While all of the Maine Coon cats are tabbies, not all tabbies are Maine Coons. Tabbies are known for having unique features and at first glance, they may look similar, but when you compare two side by side, you see differences in their wonderful markings and patterns. They are also known for being playful and having a loud purr, but the one thing that they all have in common is their special markings that distinguish them as a type, rather than a specific breed. Here are 20 things that only tabby cat owners understand.