Monday, July 8, 2013

A Long Cat Hangs Out

Every cat has its own style of doing things. One looks eager, another timid, a third apathetic. It also depends on what it is doing. Looking out a window, for instance, depends for its posture on where the window is, its structure and what the cat has to lie or sit on while looking out.

My foster-cat, Bear-Bear, is a long, tall beast. His tail is the longest I’ve yet seen on a cat, and perhaps he has trouble deciding where to put his limbs. Since he has taken to sleeping on the bed at night, those limbs often end up in my face. He likes being cosy with a person.

But when peering out a window, he will often hang his front legs over the edge of then platform. Sometimes, he will let them dangle their whole length; other times, they will be drawn up a bit. In any case, they show just how long a cat he is. Relaxed and easy-going, Bear-Bear’s pose shows his character, as well as his style.


  1. We like his style!

    That's a great cat tree, btw. Our human has been keeping an eye out at PetSmart and PetValu, but they never seem to get anything different.

    P.S. We hope Rachael is doing okay.

  2. Oh my gosh, that is so like my Leo! I swear he has six extra vertebrae in his back and another six extra in his tail! When he hangs his paws over we call it "doing the dangle" (See our last Friday's post for Leo's dangle style, lol) I think it's the cutest thing ever! Bear Bear certainly has his own take on the dangle!

  3. He looks ready to go, the second he sees something interesting!

  4. Bonjour dear friends! I also like to sit in my cat tree here, watching the birds outside, I think it's so funny!I love your pictures, you have a very nice spot there with wonderful lights near the window. Enjoy!
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from mom Léia

  5. Bear Bear is my kind of cat! Just relaxing and watching the world go by.

  6. Hey Bear Bear!
    Looking very cool and relaxed cat!
    Our Rumpy Bump does the same but strikes a few more dangle poses. Hmmm... Wonder what he would do if he had a tail. Meow
    Dad is going to work getting you fosters in the limelight!
    Whatever that means

  7. Cars really are such individuals. Bear Bear looks like King of the Castle up on his cat tree looking out over his kingdom. Meow, from Jessica