Magoo lives with Smudge, who is one of the founders of the House Panthers blog, Bella and Dolce in Alberta, Canada. You can find Magoo and Company at And Then There Were Four...Eh!. Here, the Endangered Canadian Snow Leopard is rendered using "smudge stick" from Photoshop's artistic filter selection.
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Find Weekend Cat Blogging (#143 Mar 1-2) with Mog and Meowza at The Mind of Mog
Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos 03-10-2008 Chandra & Samantha at New Tuxedo Gang Hideout
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COMING THIS WEEKEND TO A CAT BLOGOSPHERE NEAR YOU:
Squillions, The Contest! Big contest. Big purrizes — including prizes for the winners and prizes that help out our furriends in need. Stop by Cat BlogoSphere to give it a whack.
The prize package from KC & Company: a collector’s 2007 Original Squillions poster calendar; a Squillions tee shirt (XL); a KC reepurrter button; a Squillions button; a Kitty Cats Treat Kit (with recipe, catnip and fish-shaped cutter); sign (Lord, help me be the person my cat thinks I am) from Not The Mama’s Wren’s Nest; Nip Ravioli; Kitty Stickers; Cat Blogosphere 2007 postcard; a huge bag of kitty grass seeds from Poopsie Cats; plus cool stuff from Prairieland Herbs).
The Long and the Short of it: Feline experts agree that whisker length and shapes vary per breed. Domestically, Himalayans and Persians grow curled down whiskers, while Maine Coons sprout extra long tuffs. Though size has nothing to do with vision, on the wild side, Bengal Tigers claim the most ample and handsome mustachios while sight-driven Cheetahs sport the shortest whiskers. Michael Tewes, Ph.D., professor and coordinator at Texas A&M's Feline Research Program of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute says diurnal (active by day) creatures such as a Cheetahs depend on vision, "whereas most wild cats are primarily nocturnal and thus rely mostly on (the) tactile."
So, what of the old adage that a cat's whiskers are as long as their bodies are wide? Veterinarian Tracy McFarland notes that many of the cats she sees nowadays are chunky and she suggests whiskers actually are as wide as a cat's body should be.
Pepper Needs Help! Pepper, a Russian Blue, has Cholangitis (inflammation of the bile ducts) and can't keep food down. She also has Hepatic Lipidosis from not eating and must be force fed with a feeding tube in her neck. He medical care and recovery is both expensive and lengthy.
You can read more about Pepper on Pepper's Page.
If you can help in any way, they really need to raise some funds to help Pepper. Thanks to Jan's Funny Farm for bringing this very serious matter to our attention.
Our fellow House Panther Alexi is a Russian Blue, so it would be great to help out this House Panther in need!