Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Eccentric Cat Tricks
Here are the photos I promised, illustrating endearing cat quirks.
Figaro likes to get rides from humans by lying flat on their backs, which forces the human into a bent-over shuffle. This picture of Piggyback Figaro isn't lit very well, but it will give you the general idea:
Harley's favorite game, meanwhile, is "Everything here is a cave!" wherein he tries to jam himself into the smallest possible space. A particular favorite is our black wicker wastepaper basket. Gary calls this photo "Basket Case," which is an apt title!
And Bali, well, he specializes in looking evil in photos. He's not evil at all: he's a darling little fuzzy black bear of a cat, very happy to cuddle with people and purr. But in recent photos, he almost invariably looks like the Kitten of the Apocalypse, which is my title for this photo. (Gary calls it "Evil Bali.")
You can just see him sending mind-control waves, can't you? "You . . . will . . . open . . . more . . . catfood cans. . . . You . . . will . . . open . . . more . . . catfood cans. . . . Also . . . raw . . . chicken . . . would . . . be . . . great."