Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Curly Antennae

My foster-cat, Parker, has many interesting features. One which I did not notice until this past weekend was the curl of some of his whiskers. They are not those which come from the sides of his mouth but, rather, those that sprout from above his eyes - the antennae.


You will notice that some curl with kinks, instead of smooth curves. I’ve not observed that in any of my other beasts, but I must take a look. Whatever their shape, the orange boy’s whiskers seem to serve him well: despite his diabetes, he can jump and run with the best of them.

20 comments:

  1. Many a human might envy naturally curly whiskers (or in the case of females, eye lashes).

    They give Parker a bit of extra "character". :-)

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  2. Parker you are such a handsome boy!

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  3. dood.....for sum reezon eye due knot haza lot oh whiskerz 'bove me eyez....eye due knot re call shavin... tho eye due like ta head bump everee thing in site....may bee they iz stuck like on de pantree door !!! ?? ☺☺♥♥

    tuna of moon ~~~~

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    1. That's a very friendly habit, Tuna. It's worth losing a whisker or two to have a cat like you.

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  4. Maybe he had slept on them. Eric's were kinked sometimes in the mornings.

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    1. Eric sounds like he had a bit of bed-head.

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  5. That's interesting. I haven't noticed curly eyebrows on any of my cats either. I wonder if Parker has a slight bit of one of the curly coated breeds somewhere on his family tree.

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    1. He may have one one-hundredth of a curly chromosome...

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  6. I love such distinctions. Katie has one white eyebrow and it always curves over in a long arc. Unique also.

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  7. Now you have me wondering, but none of the cats are within reach. (Of course if I wasn't wondering I'd have at least one glued to my side or lap).

    Parker is such a lovely boy. I do so love the orange tabby.
    Eileen

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  8. cat father...dood....bee tween me N ewe....eye eat crankee azz cat chow day lee; but am onlee crankee like 4 dayz a week !!!!! ☺☺♥♥ thanx for playin a long buddy....yur gonna see yur self a bit over de next few !!

    tuna

    ooopz......eye mean CAPO toona ~~~ ☺

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  9. Ooh, now I'm gonna put my grabby hands on every kitties eyebrow whiskers!

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  10. I like Parker's curly eyebrow whiskers. I had a look at Holly's and they are straightish.

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    1. Parker does seem to be inspiring people to examine their own cats. (Sorry, cats.)

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  11. Not a curl in the group! They must take after me.

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  12. I can't really tell, but nobody's ever said that about me. I must have the routine kind, tuned into the world! Parker's are very cool, I must say! - Tom

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  13. I just realized my Jessica's fur on her chin sticks out and she has a goatee. Does that count?

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    1. I'm tempted to say 'yes', since that would count as whiskers for people. But I suspect that cats would disagree.

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