Friday, November 16, 2007

Feline Friday - Max



I can't remember now what it was that Max was after here, but my guess would be a cicada. Those presented great fun for all the cats this summer. They never ate them, as Simba (our dog) did, but their buzzing and flitting about made the perfect cat toy. Actually, the system worked quite well. The cats caught them and played them to death, then presented them to Simba for a snack. I felt a bit bad for the cicadas, but such is the animal world.

When we were at the cat show last weekend, in talking with one of the exhibitors there, I learned that tabbies that have the bull's eye pattern on their sides, as Max does, must have two parents that carry the gene for that pattern, otherwise they'll have the usual stripe pattern.


12 comments:

Katie said...

He's such a handsome cat.

My cat Travis looks very much like him, "targets" and everything! Thanks for the info about tabbies

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a great action shot of Max. I can just see him chasing the cicadas around. You can learn the most interesting things when you get out and about. That Max is a handsome dude.

MrBrownThumb said...

Yeah I have to agree about the photo of your cat. Nice color and shows a little bit of his "personality."

Vanillalotus said...

That is an interesting fact about the circle patters on the fur. I love how cats find amusement in many things. He's so cute in the first photo.

verobirdie said...

Whatever his parents were, Max is a beautiful cat, and those shots are great, especially the first one.

Meems said...

our last cat, Caleb, looked much like Max. he lived for a remarkable 18 years. they are most interesting animals keeping us humans entertained with their curious antics.

your Max is very handsome.

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Well, at least Max looks good natured in your photos. My kitty, Miss P, always looks grounchy when I take her picture.

Fascinating tidbit about the bullseye pattern.

--Robin (Bumblebee)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Max is definitely a handsome guy. :) And that is the best picture of a cicada I've ever seen!

kate said...

What a cool shot of Max - caught in the moment. I didn't realise this about tabby markings. Max is a gorgeous cat! Do ever participate in Weekend Cat Blogging?

Strawberry Lane said...

Love that Max! Enjoyable site!

guild_rez said...

what a wonderful cat..ours is a gray tabby called Max or Maxi.
Picture is my blog sidebar..
cheers Gisela

Yolanda Elizabet said...

That's right, your Max is a tabby blotched which is recessive to all other tabby patterns.

Poor chicadas, life is hard and then you're a doggy snack! ;-)

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