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Poster Cats - Bits & Pieces About Cats
Cats and Kittens
Since cats and kittens are beautiful animals, and there are plenty of great pictures of them around. This article aims to show you just a small percentage of what's available.
For some reason, people either love or hate cats. That's fine, but do some of the haters have to be as cruel as they are to these animals? No details, because I don't want to upset people, but cruelty to animals is one of the worst things, in my opinion.
Anyway, back to the topic: These are just images I reallly like, and I hope you'll enjoy looking at them too. I'll add more as I find them.
Kitten On A Rock
Isn't this little kitten cute? It's a picture of wide-eyed innocence and trust. I've never been able to understand how people can hurt cats, or any animal, for that matter. Cats have such a way of putting their feelings in their eyes. Who says they don't have feelings? Look into the eyes of the next cat you meet and see what feelings you can find.
Cat In A Garden
Above is one of my previous cats Tia, in one of her favourite spots in the garden, under the lemon-scented tea-tree. Unfortunately, she's no longer with me, but I do have a lot of memories, not to mention many photos. You can read more about Tia in other hubs.
Visiting Stray Cat
This beautiful picture was taken by Toper, and is of a stray cat which wandered into his home one night, and enjoyed the visit.
Several neighbourhood cats visit my garden, and they are usually welcome, except when they harass or kill the local birds. They also sometimes use my mulch as a toilet, which isn't my favourite thing about cats. Not to worry, I enjoy watching them enjoying my garden.
Cat at leisure
Cats really are luxury loving animals! I just love the colours on this little cat. Calicos are usually female.
She is the type of cat which really needs to be kept inside, due to her pale colouring putting her at risk of skin cancer. Ears and noses are the usual sites of cancer, especially in white cats.
Isn't this a stunning image of a cat's eye? The the green colouration is wonderful.
Cats have much better night vision than humans, because their eyes can adapt to using whatever light is available. Strangely, a cat can't see just beneath its nose, which is why they sometimes seem to have trouble finding pieces of food which seem to be right in front of them.
A Pair Of Kittens
Who could resist this pair of little innocents? Well, perhaps an ailurophobe could.
(Ailurophobe = a person who fears cats, as opposed to an ailurophile, a person who loves cats)
Bundle of Love
Isn't it great to see a beautiful picture of a mother cat with her kittens? They're a very relaxed family. Mother cats are very protective of their young, but this group look very safe.
Dogs come when you call.
Cats take a message and get back to you - maybe!
Turkish Van CatsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Turkish Van cats come from the Van region of Turkey, which is quite a wet area, with many streams and ponds. These cats are a breed which don't mind water at all!
Vans are usually white, with coloured tails and heads. Often the colour is ginger, but it could be anything.
Bobcat In The Snow
I couldn't resist adding this beautiful picture of a bobcat in the snow to this article. Its not a domestic cat, but hey, poetic licence, right, and it is a feline after all!
Bobcats are not as common as they used to be. In the past they were found over most of the United States, but this is not the case now, probably due to habitat loss and hunting.
Cats or No Cats, That is the Question
Do You Like Cats?
What Breed Is This?
Isn't this a beautiful cat? The eyes are dark for a Siamese, which usually have blue eyes. Perhaps it's not a purebred, but it's still a lovable pet. Of course, it could be a Tonkinese cat, which is a hybrid between Siamese and Burmese, a breed which makes a great pet.
A Burmese cat named Kali shared my life for 17 years, and was unforgettable. She was friendly, playful, brave, in fact, everything one could ask for in a cat.
Once she even let us know there was a snake trying to get into the house, by the kind of howling I've never heard before or since from any cat! Perhaps Burmese cats were sometimes used as guard cats? I've heard of others breeds which are reputed to guarding temples in Asia before, although I don't know how true this is.
Norwegian Forest Cats
There is no particular cat breed native to Norway, so these cats are probably descendants of cats brought to the country by sailors. The long hair probably developed over time to protect the animals from the cold Norwegian winters.
A Norwegian Forest Cat is playful and talkative, and is reputed to be "a bit of a rascal".