It’s cats that help power the internet, and nearly everyone goes mushy at the sight of a kitty doing or wearing human things. Today’s Photo Moment is this rugged marmalade tabby who has a soft spot for their granny, not to mention fashionably great taste in bibs too 😀
This tweet was made by Top Ten Blogger theverybesttop10.com, a long-time member of the HEM Community. Based in Wales, his blog covers the top ten of amazing things. Recently they’ve made listicles of the world’s oldest casinos, most expensive schools in the U.K. and the world’s ten most expensive postcards!. I’d highly recommended visiting their fascinating and very navigable blog. Who knows, it could become one of the Top Ten websites in your browser’s bookmarks list.
I’ll leave you with some words from TTB themselves, on the subject of Gorgeous Grandma Day: ” Many people around the world say that we do not do enough to honour our elderly. Just as well, then, that days such as Gorgeous Grandma Day exist. Now that you know the day exists, hopefully, you are already making plans to spend it with your own gran. “
Oh yeah, and one more thing, cat food is a nightmare to wipe off a bib. Let’s hope Tiddles is a clean eater!
New York city is famous for its big breakfasts and tiny apartments. It is also a haven for pet-lovers and one cat has certainly taken local, and now international media by storm.
His name is Samson. A Maine Coon cat (normally a hefty, but not giant-sized breed), the chubby tabby has a length of 4 feet (1.22 metres) and weighs 28 lbs (12.7 kg) compared with the average housecat’s 5-10 lbs (2.3-4.5 kg). He in fact is larger and weighs more than most toddlers and practically carpets his owner, when Samson lies on him. And the crazy thing is, Samson may not have yet finished growing.
Though he should really be named Goliath, Samson, aged four, is in fact highly friendly and playful and spends his days lounging around and batting his paw at mini-drones with owner and ‘daddy’ Jonathan Zurbel, in the district of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, where he attracts a lot of attention when he is taken outside in his distinctive green buggy. Samson has even being reimagined as a body positivity icon, and despite many people assuming that the cat is in a bad way due to his size, Zurbel’s local vet has given him a rating of good health.
A mother tabby cat embraces her kitten while another waits its turn in this affectionate picture shared by a tweeter with the handle @CRrrr_7, also known as ‘Syria Hurah’.
Mother cats (the female of the species is called a ‘queen’) have a very nurturing and caring relationship towards their kittens. Kittens are born blind and solely reliant on the mother’s care. As soon as the babies are born, the mummy cat will lick and clean their fur and gently guide them towards her nipples to take their first feed. She will even use this method to help the kittens go to the bathroom. As the kittens get older and more steady on their feet, mother will teach them the rudiments of cat life, such as hunting. I have personally observed the elaborate cleaning rituals of mothers with their kittens, as much as human mothers (and fathers) will take time in bathing their babies. The mummy will use her velcro-like tongue to manage the baby’s fur and maintain close contact with the kitten, even cleaning behind its ears. Mother will fall asleep with their kittens by their side and will watch them play, although sometimes the little ones become a bit too boisterous, causing Mum to disappear onto a nearby windowsill for some much-needed peace and quiet.