Saturday, July 3, 2010

Irving is Peculiar

Our cat Irving is a little eccentric. One of the strange things about him is his resting posture. This is what we might call a 'half-Irving': hind legs stretched fully to the rear, and one front leg stretched before him.

He's more likely to be found in the 'full-Irving' position, though: all legs extended.

Here's an aerial view...because, of course, the world needs to see this.

We've had a number of cats over the years, but I've never seen one whose habitual position is like this. It makes me laugh every time I see him.

Those of you who have been seeing pictures of him since he showed up on our back deck may notice that there has been some belly extension as well. Yes, our Irving likes his food...but only dry food, not wet food.

He is a strange cat.

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  1. Everyone in the world needs an Irving. He's obviously happy and comfortable, very comfortable where he is. Truly made me chuckle. Thanks!

  2. I have always wanted a kitty that could do a half and/or full-Irving. I have always wanted a kitty with white little feeties, white little feeties with black pads :) Irving is a sweetie.

  3. Our kitty lays like that when he gets too toasty by the fireplace. He likes to cool his tummy on the wood floor. Other than that, yeah, it is very strange. He's got style though, we gotta give him that!


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