Monday, May 25, 2009

MANCAT MONDAY: THE LION AND THE COUGAR







Here are my two mancats looking furry manly and furry catty. I have often thought that Dante resembles a proud lion (as have many of you from the comments you have left) and Dylan looks like a cougar both in colour and form.

So here are my lion and cougar in the fading evening light on the watch fur pawsible prey. The boys are best buds, too, and like to hunt togefur as well as separately.

The picture of them against the tree has that authentic feel of wildcats in their natural environment, stealthily stalking their target.

I have read that modern cats have not evolved furry far from their untamed ancestors. All of their native instincts are still intact although we have depurrived them of their need to hunt by purroviding them with all that they require to survive. The urge to hunt still comes out efurry time they bat a fevver toy, or rabbit-kick a catnip mouse.

Those of us who allow our cats access to the outdoors have likely been purresented with unwanted gifts of fureshly killed meat at one time or another. I know I've stepped on a still-warm mouse or two before running off shrieking to the dismay of the hunters!

In any event, the lion and the cougar go off gently into the night after surveilling their territory. With their bellies full, they can wait until tomorrow to begin their purrsuit again.

10 comments:

Angel said...

They do look like a lion and a cougar! What manly poses! We can tell that they are best friends.

Milo said...

Wat fabulous hunters they look. When Alfie is all growed up we hope to hunt like that, togevver.

Milo xx

The Monkeys said...

Perfect Mancats! You two are very manly looking

Elin said...

Awesome & perfect mancat!

Love their pose!

x0x0

The Island Cats said...

Happy hunting, boys!

ragdoll cat breeders said...

happy memorial day... :-)

Daisy said...

I always think of Harley as such an "indoor" kitteh, but sometimes a small lizards gets into the house. Harley captures it in an instant! It takes my Mommie a long time to get him to release it so she can let it go back outside.

Eric and Flynn said...

You both look like Mighty Hunters.

Laila and Minchie said...

Dudes! Purrfect Mancat specimens!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

When you can't have the real Lion and Cougar... our look alike kittehs are a GOOD alternative aren't they?