052Elegant

Black cats are elegant forever. This is proof.

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. They are elegant. Also hard as hell to photograph.

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    1. True. I remember this photo session in vivid detail: I spent an hour crawling around on the ground, trailing my two cats’ and waiting patiently for them to assume a photogenic pose. I shot hundreds of pictures, about a dozen of them good. So yes, pets are a tough nut to crack.

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  2. I love his tabby-ness showing underneath!

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    1. You’re the first to notice that my black cat is a tabby in disguise! She’s got a rather striped tail, and I call her my little tiger ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. alanjryland 08/11/2014 at 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous cat!

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    1. She’s my darling! If only she liked me more, but she’s awfully aloof, this one… Fortunately, I have another and more cuddly cat to compensate ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. alanjryland 08/11/2014 at 5:40 pm

        You gotta do what you gotta do! Hahahaha

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        1. True. What I gotta do is to cuddle cats. In so much that it makes my husband envious ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  4. And regal. Don’t forget regal…

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    1. Very regal. That’s a perfect match — and it matches the personality of this particular cat too. She is as regal as is she was doing it on purpose. If I were to name her now, I’d call her Queen Elizabeth II. But I already call my computer Elizabeth. It’s complicated…

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  5. Ooo that stare !! Can freeze people in their places ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. I know right! But here it must be added that I post-edited the picture so as to make her eyes stand out more. Which might mean that she’s in fact not so scary ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. It isn’t scary..to me at least…it’s more like stealthy and strong ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Perfect! It isn’t scary to me either, the cat indeed is a strong and vital one, which is a quality I admire. Of course, she isn’t cuddly, and I’m sorry about that, but she is incredibly independent. By which I mean, for example, that she disappeared for several weeks in summer, for the second year in a row, and lived apparently only on what she caught. She returned as autumn drew near, well-fed and fine. I mean, I would have been dead…

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          1. Mine isn’t cuddly either, but that is the way we trained her, not to get on the bed and couches etc. But I do wish I had a cuddly cat ! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Lol about her disappearing, your cat got some rad survival skills! ๐Ÿ˜€ Mine is too pampered to live by herself like that. !

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          2. My other cat is as pampered as yours and she never disappeared, much to my delight. She would probably die out there… You successfully trained your cat not to get on furniture? That sounds quite like an achievement! My cats are both outdoors, but in future, I’m looking to get a home cat and I was of course wondering how much damage a cat at home can cause and to what extent you can train a cat like you describe.

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          3. Well we never had any kind of damage to our house. I have the same cat since 8 years now and had few others in the meantime too. I don’t remember any kind of damage except the pooping! lol

            But if you train them well enough they won’t even poop inside. I love cuddly cats !! ๐Ÿ˜€

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          4. Oh, this sounds perfect! It does look after all that cats are capable of learning things. My husband started to train my younger cat to go to her place in the garage — he lets her in when he is there because it’s warmer than outdoors and she likes it there. She has a spot there under the heater. The cat does obey him, sometimes, but when I’m there, she’s too excited to follow any orders. Anyway, I’m glad to hear that you have the best cat ever who does no damage to the house. If she’s not cuddly, try to hold her while giving her treats… Maybe it could work?

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          5. My cat is too old to learn anything now, it works best with kittens. Train them since the beginning, that’s the only way it’s gonna work. It’s very hard to teach old cats. Maybe I’ll get a kitten someday and I’ll make it a cuddly one ๐Ÿ˜€

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          6. True. You won’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or an old cat, for the matter. It’s most likely that you would be able to bring up a kitty to a cuddly cat, that’s what I managed to do. No special effort needed, except just cuddling the cat a lot, and she got so used to being held so that she now climbs on my lap and demands to be cuddled on her own accord.

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          7. Haha, Typical cats, They want what they want. They don’t care if you are in the cuddly mood or not, when they wanna be rubbed and cuddled you just gotta do it. They are selfish just like that ! ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

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          8. In that case I’m selfish like a cat ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

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          9. Then I don’t mind it, if it is as cute as you ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

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  6. This is the aloof one? X

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    1. Yep, this is the one who thinks she’s better than me. Better than anyone, for the matter. She may or may not be right.

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      1. who knows? Is there a test for it?

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        1. Well, I incline to think that cats are better than most people, so my aloof cat might be actually right. Ha…

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          1. yes indeedy, meow meow!

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          2. *tail twitch* ๐Ÿ˜›

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  7. Black cats need more online presence !

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    1. A truer word was never spoken. Black cats are awesome especially in winter because they contrast nicely with snow ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Exactly ๐Ÿ™‚ i take photos of little Nubia against white, green or purple backgrounds ^^

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        1. Nubia is the perfect name, I love it! But then I love all of your cats, really ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          1. Awwwww thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Leave the kitty alone and go to sleep already๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    It’s Sunday morning over there, isn’t it??๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. Yeah, Sunday morning, and I have for sure left the kitty alone and went to cuddle with my toy mouse which I have in my bed. No kidding.

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  9. She is “almost” black, but her black cat attitude is certainly prominent.

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    1. Yes, she’s got a black catitude about her ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by!

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