October 19, 2007

Friday cat blogging

Rogue

It's hard to get a good photo of Rogue because she has such strange markings: in most photos, she appears as a dark lump. When she was kitten, she looked just exactly like a drowned rat. My daughter used to carry her into the house, dangling limply, and say, "Look, Maw, what I found down in the creek."

As a kitten, she was quite affectionate. When I'd be up late in the cold house, grading papers after the kids and my husband had gone to sleep, I'd put her inside my shirt and tuck it in, and she'd keep me warm. When she'd squirm and flip around, it was just like being pregnant.

As an adult, though, Rogue is not a particularly affectionate cat. She spends most of her time outside, coming in mostly to eat. She keeps to herself, an introvert amongst the cats in the household, and she will hiss at anyone who does not respect her space. She is not a cat to be trifled with. Our vet claims that she is the only cat who has ever bit him.

14 comments:

Liesl said...

I have never seem a cat with such unusual markings. She is, as my son would say, unduplicatable. And very cute!

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

She's so beautiful!

I think the extra-toes may make her a bit prickly... my extra-toed kitty can be pretty odd at times.

chichimama said...

What a gorgeous cat! And reminds me (personality-wise) of our Dumb Cat.

Nadine said...

This is a great picture. The angle really makes her feet look enormous!

Mike said...

LOL! She sounds quite a character. Very lovely colours. You caught her well there.

BeachMama said...

I am more of a dog person myself, but Rogue is one good looking cat. The paws are just so cute and big!

BerryBird said...

This is a great shot!!

kabbage said...

I love tortoiseshell markings in cats (but then I have a thing for the merles in the dog world, too). Cool picture of a cool cat!

Cloudscome said...

Great picture. She looks like the cat that would bite the vet. And she owns the floor.

joanna said...

Maybe all those nights tucked in your shirt made her claustrophobic. ; )

frog said...

She's stunning!

Our polydactyl is weird, too. Love him to bits.

Kathryn said...

I wonder if her adult personality reflects her name - cause and effect?
She's lovely, though

Loki said...

You better watch out! Once she learns how to use those opposable thumbs, world domination can't be far off.

Lisa v said...

What great coloring this kitty has! Just beautiful!