Goofy Big-Whiskered Cat

Goofy Big-Whiskered Cat, rickzimmerman 2010
Goofy Big-Whiskered Cat, rickzimmerman 2010

No, that’s not merely a description; “Goofy Big-Whiskered Cat” is the actual name of this breed (as in Devon Rex, or Abyssinian, or Sphinx).

For cats of this breed always have Big Whiskers. Here, our GB-WC displays his Big Whiskers in the Concentric Spiral Pattern. Other common patterns that recur among individuals of the breed are the Straight Radial, the Herringbone, the Braided Pairs, the Spring-Loaded, and the Anything Goes.

And cats of this breed are also always Goofy. Luckily, my digital camera has a very fast shutter speed; otherwise I’d probably never have caught this guy at rest. (Here’s a clue to his behavior: we’ve named him Spazzz.)

For roughly 22 hours of every day, Spazzz is unceasingly chasing, batting, chewing, tearing, burying, clawing, tossing, pouncing on, and mating with his assorted toys. (And, by the way, Spazzz counts among his toys all bottle caps, pen caps, pencils, phone cords, yarn balls, old socks, new socks, new shoes, string, drapes, furniture, ceiling fixtures, toy mice, real mice, chipmunks, squirrels, rats, dogs, polar bears, alligators, earrings, scarves, hats, bats, umbrellas, doormats, doorknobs, mailmen, Jehovah’s Witnesses, guest legs, guest beards, guest ears, toupees, and that rotten kid from down the block.)  

The Devon Rex is a decidedly short-whiskered cat. The whiskers coil so tightly, they snap off.
The Devon Rex is a decidedly short-whiskered cat. The whiskers coil so tightly, they snap off. | Source
Believe it or not, these guys have whiskers, too.
Believe it or not, these guys have whiskers, too. | Source

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Sabafragen 6 years ago

I like the clear lines of your drawings.


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rickzimmerman 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

Quite often I start a cartoon without knowing where I'll end up. I just let the lines carry me away.

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