zoo the other day when I was with Betsy, I found this little guy sleeping. It just looks like a house cat to me, but the sign said he was a Sand Cat. Either way, isn't he (or she) just the cutest little critter you have ever seen. I really like this picture and I have to give all the credit to Betsy, well, because she took the picture. Isn't it wonderful?? You might not be a cat person, but this is a Sand Cat, not just your everyday house cat. I'm kidding of course, I love house cats, I guess you could say that I'm your average dog and cat person. I like them both. I like the independence of cats and their strong character. I like the happy-go-lucky nature of dogs and how they'll love and trust you almost instantly. Like on Disney/Pixar's UP when Dug says, "Hi! My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you!"
Anyway, I digress from cats. I've mentioned before that we had a cat named Patches. I say "had" loosely because she pretty much roamed wherever she wanted. Sometimes we wouldn't see her for weeks, and assumed she was dead. Then, out of the blue, she would just show up strutting along and eat some food with the rest of the cats like Scardey Cat and Jerry. I'm sure we named some of the other cats that traipsed around the Feed and Seed Warehouse, but I can't remember any off hand. Who knows, little Patches could still be alive. We have picture of when Amber and I were really little holding (strangling) Patches and she would just take it like a cat and not growl or hiss or anything. I mean, there were multiple pictures where we try so hard to hold her, but end up holding on to her tail, or barely manage her in a choke hold. She wasn't fat either, but fur and bones because she didn't eat that much. That reminds me of the old Danish Folktale called "The Fat Cat" that we had a copy of in our house growing up. If you haven't read it - let alone seen it - I highly recommend you check it out from your local library. Or check it out here. It's about this cat that goes through town eating everything and everybody on sight. All this cat talk makes me miss the little guys. I kind of wish I had a ball of yarn and a little kitty right now...
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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