Snow Cats!12 February, 2007
Here’s a photo of Teddy’s paw prints in the deep snow as he rushed to use the flower bed as his litter tray, and the cat house which Teddy had been occupying just before I took the picture.
As you can see from this photo, Ananda wasn’t very impressed by the snow. She’s a Maine Coon, and well-kitted-out for the outdoor life, with a thick fur coat and tufts of fur on her paws, but ooh – the dirty look she gave me when I put my foot under her bum and tried to get her into the snow!
Not so Maya, the tropical Bengal. You would think a short-haired cat with tropical genes would be huddled under the radiator, but no – she loved the snow and charged through it, chasing Teddy!
Yes, Maya loved the snow so much she decided to help me build a snowman.
It looked quite off-putting at first, like something out of Ghostbusters, so tried to make it look more friendly: I used the old seal on the old cat flap (see previous post) for the snowman’s smile. The trendy mohawk is the dried remains of an artichoke plant, and the eyes are rosehips.
Teddy was convinced the snowman was some visiting entity and ran away back into the house when he saw it!