A Round Mound of Meow

Cats seem to come in three basic shapes: long and narrow, square, and round.img_0250

 

My first encounter with a square cat was Lilu M. Lilu is a mixed-breed shorthair. She reminds me of a fur-covered cinderblock – rectangular and firm. She has a relatively short tail that is quite muscular. You know when she’s tapped you with her tail, because it leaves a mark.

The Siamese cats seem to all be long and narrow. Siamese, Burmese, and their various descendants all share the “lean and hungry” look.

Athena . . . is not square.

Her Royal Lowness, Mistress of all she sheds upon, gazes down from her preferred afternoon throne.

Her Royal Lowness, Mistress of all she sheds upon, gazes down from her preferred afternoon throne.

Yes? Who dares approach us without proper obsiquiousness?

Yes? Who dares approach us without proper obsequiousness?

From behind, Athena resembles a bowling pin. From above? Nothing so much as a round mound of meow.

Whatever it is, it is NOT funny. What part of Not Funny do you fail to understand?

Whatever it is, it is NOT funny. What part of Not Funny do you fail to understand?

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2 thoughts on “A Round Mound of Meow

  1. The kitten is very adaptable. When curled in a laundry basket, he is round. When stretched out on the couch, he is long and thin. When pouncing on my feet at half past midnight, he’s a bloody nuisance… wait, that’s not a shape.

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