Meet Mr. Mao, my new kitty kompatriot and favoured feline of knaughty knitter. He is so wee and cute! Like all Siamese, he is still very light coloured - did you know that we darken as we get older? I've heard that Siamese who are exposed to warmer climates stay lighter, but those that live in colder climes get darker. I don't know if this is true or not, but that would explain my colouring - the whole wintery-Winnipeg influence! Mr. Mao may retain some of his beautiful colouring - his markings are very pale on his paws and tail, and his mask area is quite small. But no matter what happens, he sure is a cutie!
Mr. Mao clearly finds his tail quite fascinating. It's true, we felines do enjoy our tails. Balance, expression, beauty - they are very versatile accessories for us!
Speaking of cat tails, Mrs. Peeps found this cute haiku written by an anonymous fan in the book about Norton, The Cat Who'll Live Forever. [Warning: should you read this book, do not read the last third of it in public. While knitting in public can be considered cool, blubbering uncontrollably cannot.] This haiku epitomizes not only our general possessiveness of our tails, but also our mercurial nature...
The rule for today:
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.