7th May 2013
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My neighbors cat high fives me with his head.
20th December 2012
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1st December 2012
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Fox and Feral Cat - Best Friends
Lake Van, Turkey
9th November 2012
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Cat Odd Couples: Remarkable Relationships
I can’t think of any better proof that cats have rich emotional lives than these more-common-than-we’d-think relationships, because they chose them for themselves, with no reason or benefit more than the others company.
- Charlie the coyote and Eli the cat. The Daily Coyote chronicles the life of “Charlie”, an orphaned coyote who came to live with a woman named Shreve, and a tomcat named Eli, in a one-room log cabin in Wyoming.
- Cat and dog who meet every day at the same time and go for a walk
- Cat and Owl best friends, Fum and Gebra . In the beginning I was scared. It looked like the cat was trying to hunt the owl. Then the surprise — Fum the cat seems to be missing Gebra the owl on purpose. They are really the best of friends. youtube.com
- Koko and her kitten All Ball. Koko, the famed 230-pound gorilla who converses in sign language, was known for her affection for her kitten.
- Skunk and Cat littermates. Apparently, this lil’ skunk was found on the side of the road, orphaned, it’s mother roadkill. After bringing the skunk home, they placed him in the barn with a mother cat and kittens.
- Two-week-old rabbits seem at home with their adopted mother Pooh the cat in Kingston, Ont. Pooh’s owner found the rabbits in her garden and brought them home.
- A mother’s love crosses categories: Cora, a two-month-old baby tiger with her adoptive mother, a four-year-old dog. Cora, born in a circus, was rejected by her mother. The adoptive mother feeds the baby tiger as it were one of her puppies.
- There are literally hundreds of adorable pictures of cats and horses. It makes sense, since they have both been domesticated for about the same time, and cats have long been residents of horse stables to keep the mice and rats out of the feed.
- Tonda, a female orangutan at Zooworld near Panama City Beach, has been befriended by a male tabby named T.K. for the past two months. The pair share a island and indoor living quarters together at the zoo after Tonda grew lonely following the death of her mate two years ago.
7th November 2012
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Misao and Fukumaru. “We will never be apart.”
12 years ago, Japanese photographer, Miyoko Ihara (伊原 美代子) started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misao. Born in 1981 in Chiba (Japan), Miyoko Ihara has studied under Kenji Higuchi (樋口健二), after graduating from the Press Photography Course at the Nippon Photography Institute in 2002. Miyoko is also a member of The Photographic Society of Japan.”
“Under the sun, everyday is a good day. Another good day, Fukumaru”, Misao. Eight years ago, Misao found a odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat “Fukumaru” in hope that “God of fuku” (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed like a “maru” (circle)”.
“We’ll never be apart!”, says Misao to Fukumaru. Both of them live in a tiny world, with dignity, with mutual love. Still today, under the blue sky, Misao and Fukumaro work in the fields and in these natural surroundings, where they shine like the stars.”
20th September 2012
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Patches with Poppies
Izumi Harris HERE
31st August 2012
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This is a portrait of Apple! I made this painting for my stepmother, Kate. She is the best kitty mommy! See more portraits on my website www.jennybelin.com
25th August 2012
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Hemingway’s Key West Home and Polydactyl Cats
In the Key West Spanish colonial house where Hemingway wrote “A Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “To Have and Have Not” live a family of fifty or so cats, descendants of Snowball - given to Hemingway in 1935. Hemingway was pleased to recieve the cat, and kept several of it’s offspring, saying “One cat leads to another.” The novelist was a renowned cat lover, and at his later home in Cuba, kept up to 60 cats as pets.
Many of the cats are polydactyl, with 6 or more toes on some paws.
The cats have been a fixture of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum for years, but Florida authorities had recently threatened to remove them from the property, claiming the museum didn’t keep the animals properly contained (they were free to leave the grounds if they felt like it) and lacked an animal welfare license.
Read more about the legal battle here: noveldestinations.wordpress.com