Friday, March 20, 2009

Mothers of all species are the same

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!"

Mothers of all species are the same
Even when their kids are grown, they can't stop trying to tell them what to do!
This tiny female cat (on the right) is still able to boss around her full-grown son. For some reason she didn't want him to walk where he was going and she successfully stopped him with a swipe of the paw.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mom cat when she was a kitten

This cat is now the matriarch of a family that lives behind my building. This is a picture of her the first time I met her, last year. She curled around our legs but wouldn't let you pet her, I'd say she's about 3/5ths wild.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tuxedo cat

Where does the time go? I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted here! Of course more than a week+ of that I didn't have access to the internet...
This tuxedo cat was on the perfect little perch, but I was only able to snap two photos of him before he ran away. The first was blurry, and in this one his ears are back because there was a noise from the building behind him. I think the combination of me standing there holding a camera and the noise from behind was too much, and so he took off. Cute little guy (or girl?).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Long hair calico

I don't see too many fluffy cats like this around. Isn't she a beauty?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Looking up

"Are you going to drop that french fry, or what?"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The M on a tabby's forehead

This cat's mother is a brown tabby and his father was an orange. And look at the markings above his eyes, see how one eyebrow is black and one is orange? He's got a bit of both of their genes showing on his face, even though he mostly takes after Mom.

Did you know some stories about why tabbies have "M"s on their foreheads?

"In Christianity, the "M" marking on the forehead of tabby cats is said to be where Mary touched and blessed a tabby cat that comforted her baby.

In Islam, the "M" marking stands for the prophet Mohammed (Muhammad) who had a great fondness for cats. While dogs are considered unclean by many Muslims, cats - who frequently bury their own waste and rarely eat another animal's faeces - are not."

I've heard the Mohammed story before, but not the Mary one! (And I quoted the above text from here).