Mar 12, 2007

Rest and Play

Some of you may remember my post on kohona cats. These are a very rare breed, native (in a sense, at least) to Hawaii. Well, Tiffany saw this post, an wanted to send along a photo of her kitty. You've gotta love pet owner pride.

This sequence shows him at rest and at play. Tiffany, does he ever open his eyes? And what is he doing in the second photo? Is he really flipping us all off? Bad cat!

Thanks for the photos, Tiffany.

16 comments:

Rasmus said...

What, open his eyes and risk looking into a mirror? I wager not.

Anonymous said...

What's it like petting one of those? They loo like they'd be sticky/wet.. so when you try to pet them, their skin sticks to your hand so you smooth out the wrinkles.

They're disturbingly cute though.

Anonymous said...

It's a mutant brain-cat! RUN! RUNNNNN!!

--TwoDragons

Denita TwoDragons said...

whoops, forgot to enter my name in the field. Sowwy there...

--TwoDragons

Kelly said...

I thought in order to be classified as a mammal one of the criteria was that it had to have at least a litle hair (like Killer Whales have whiskers), but that cat doesn't even appear to have those, so what the heck is it then?

Lee Ann said...

yech

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a relative of gargoyles!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is the ugliest cat I've ever seen! That is as ugly as Sam the ugliest dog!

Laughing Stone said...

Why so wrinkly? Are all cats that wrinkled under their fur? I've tried parting the hair on my cats to find these mysterious head wrinkles but have yet to see them.

ScaredOfGars said...

I'd love to meet one of these cats. I'm terribly allergic to cats and I wonder if I could handle being in a room with one of these.

Kelly is right. Where are his whiskers?!

Arachnophile said...

These guys have a mutation that makes them TRUELY hairless. No offense to the owner who loves him dearly but, these cats are not a healthy breed overall. I can't remember why but part of the mutation means they can't nurse properly, I believe. Not to be a nay-sayer. They've got really lovely eyes, when they open them. :p

I can understand loving a baby like that ;) I just don't think they are actually long for the world as a breed. *shrugs* I may be wrong.

I heard they are like petting warm rubber. ;)

Denita TwoDragons said...

I just realized why the top pic cracks me up: he looks like a wrinkly Hugo Weaving!

"Welcome to the Meowtrix, Misssster Anderson..." *LOL*

--TwoDragons

Swintah said...

Mr. Bigglesworth! (I do so love Austin Powers.)

Arachnophile said...

Denita: "Welcome to Rivendell Frodo Baggins,"

"What happened to my flowing Elven locks? We don't speak of it here in Imladris!" ;)

Denita Twodragons said...

*SNORT!* @ Arachnophile!

You better be glad I finished my coffee before coming here... ;-)

--Twodragons

Arachnophile said...

My computer screen get's caffeine-splashes all the time, why should you be any different. ;p