Feline Friday: The fur defense

by Kimberly on November 4, 2005

in Cats

Anyone who has lived with a pair of cats can see what’s about to happen here. The body language is clear: Sergei’s muscles tensed, poised for attack; Sasha’s ears back, paws up to defend himself.

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Sergei doesn’t realize that Sasha has a special defensive strategy…

A porcupine shoots his quills, and a skunk his stink. As we see here, Sasha can project clumps of his soft, silky fur into the face of an attacker. (What? You didn’t know cats can shoot their fur? We see evidence of this defensive strategy all over our house. Don’t you?)

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It’s difficult to pay attention to wrestling when one is trying to remove a fur clump from one’s tongue. Pppttthh! Pppffth!

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Oh, for opposable thumbs…

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Cats wrestle with dogs and more on the Friday Ark. The fur is flying at the Carnival of the Cats this week, in a big three parter at Pages Turned.

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