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Friday Cat Blogging

Kitty Kamo

Friday Cat Blogging

Ignore him, he can’t see us.

[Editor: Note that the tabby is behind the shredded palm frond, while the blue is confident of blending with the concrete. BTW, I’m not kidding, they really think they are hidden, and in a gray scale world they are, to a great degree.]

Friday Ark

In Memoriam: Phinky of Ignorant Hussy has lost her friend, Lee.

Interesting piece on feral cats who were a bit older – 1.8 million years.

6 comments

1 Steve Bates { 08.22.08 at 12:08 am }

Wow. I just removed saturation, and you’re right: they’re a lot less conspicuous than in full color (for us).

Condolences to Phinky. However long and well they live, it’s really hard when they depart our midst.

2 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 12:28 am }

That’s why tigers can be orange and still be missed by their prey.

I’ve watched a calico almost get several squirrels, because they obviously couldn’t see the bright orange patches.

It’s good that she got back from Iraq to be with her son when it happened. When you move around in the military, pets take on extra significance for you.

3 jams O'Donnell { 08.22.08 at 1:51 am }

Add also that cats are more active at dawn and dusk when light levels are low It’s no surprise they are such efficient hunters.

The grey cat has a look of utter contentment!

4 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 12:44 pm }

The concrete is cool and there are no fleas, so he should be contented in the late afternoon.

5 oldwhitelady { 08.22.08 at 11:47 pm }

The gray one looks like my Grey Feather, just not as long of hair. The tabby looks very cool and comfy hiding behind that frond. That’s a great picture! Can you pet these kitties, or are they too wild?

6 Bryan { 08.23.08 at 2:31 pm }

These are totally feral except for a limited truce at feeding time.

The greys are generally from Korat genes, and Korats have a single short coat. If you get the grey from a Russian blue, then you can have the long hair.

We have a lot of Asians, and their pets, in the area.