Friday Cat Blogging – 10 September 2010

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This picture of Domino is one of my favorites ever. I couldn’t really tell you why. It just seems so perfectly feline. (However, she wasn’t staring in the window because she wanted me to open the door and let her in. That’s usually the reason, but this time it turned out she was engaged with some sort of insect on the front porch and wasn’t trying to get my attention at all. She just wanted to catch her bug.) Over on the right, Inkblot has burrowed himself under a quilt, something that’s suddenly attracted his interest just this week. I guess the weather must be turning colder. He didn’t really do the job right, though, so as soon as I finished taking pictures of him I lowered the quilt so he could have a more cave-like hidey hole. He seemed pleased.

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