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Scrappy, the cat, is amazing for two different reasons. First, he is 19 years old! Second because as he has gotten older he has gone from being an all black cat to a black and white cat.

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Not only that, the pattern on his coat looks like snowflakes.

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The while fur started to come in when Scrappy turned seven.

As the years passed, the white patches grew and started to connect with each other.

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This phenomenon is rare in cats, it is called Vitiligo (“white skin” white hair”).

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Vitiligo is the result of a loss of skin pigment, it is a hereditary condition but is not something you can see at birth, according to merckmanual.com.

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People, black leopards, dogs and other animals are known to get Vitiligo too.

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Eventually, the cats with Vitiligo will either become completely white or just have very small patches of colored fur.

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Scrappy lives with his human dad and grandma. When he is not lounging around the house, he loves to nap in the sun.

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Scrappy also enjoys playing as if he were 2 years old, not 19!

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Here is Scrappy looking rather handsome with this bowtie. Scrappy is the most senior cat in his house.

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These two cuties seen here with Scrappy are Rose and Lily. They help keep him young!

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Watch the video below to see Scrappy and his human dad hang out in the garden together.

If you would like to keep up with Scrappy and his family, you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

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