Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lara Longstocking

My friend Lara, an outdoor, semi-independent cat who lives down in the woods.
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Only the back of her legs have black "stockings."
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It is Saturday night and another round of Camera-Critters is starting up. Funny how a hundred bloggers always find new and nice animals to post every week.

32 comments:

CrazyBunnyLady said...

Such a cutie!

i beati said...

she is sooo cool and her indie spiriit shows through . Sandy

Chuck Pefley said...

What a fanciful name for a gorgeous feline! I'm a sucker for cats!! Thanks for sharing her today.

Jedediah said...

Beautiful cat. Her paws look really huge.

Lilli & Nevada said...

she is a cutie love those eyes

Eki Akhwan said...

She's beautiful, Dina. I like her thick fur. What kind of cat is she?

Indrani said...

:)
Cute shots both and captioned rightly too.

Dina said...

Thanks CrazyBunnyLady, Lilly and Nevada, and Indrani. She IS cute.

Sandy, you are right about that.

Chuck, you'd love Lara. The several nuns who feed her named her Lara. I just added Longstocking for this post. But I'm glad you think it is "fanciful." That's a great word.


Jedediah, her paws are normal size. I think it's just the perspective here. She was up on the wall right in front of me.

Eki, her thick fur is her winter coat. It gets thinner in summer.
I have no idea what kind she is. Just a feral cat who hangs around my friends' house.
Eki, I owe you an answer for the longest time. Oi. Here is something I found to answer your question:
"It is a violation of Jewish law to neuter a pet. The Torah prohibits castrating males of any species (Lev. 22:24). Although this law does not apply to neutering female pets, neutering of females is prohibited by general laws against tza'ar ba'alei chayim (causing suffering to animals). Please note that, while the law prohibits you from neutering your pet, it does not prohibit you from owning a pet that is already neutered. If you want a neutered pet, I strongly encourage you to adopt from one of the many reputable shelters. . . .
It is a violation of the general prohibition against tza'ar ba'alei chayim to have your pet physically altered in any way without a genuine, legitimate need. For example, declawing cats and docking the ears or tails of dogs are forbidden."
There is more about Judaism's prohibition of needless cruelty to animals at that same website:
http://www.jewfaq.org/animals.htm

Daisy Cat said...

She is a stunning cat!

Norm said...

cute and beautiful, thanks for sharing..

Kay said...

Gracious! I thought it was a lynx at first when I saw it tiny on my sidebar. Beautiful cat!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lara is soooo pretty!

fishing guy said...

Dina: That is a colorful cat you have there.

babooshka said...

She is a real lady.

kayleen said...

beautiful cat. thanks for sharing

Petrea said...

I like how you call her your friend. Domestic animals can become our pals in a very real way.

Catherine said...

Lara really looks like a wild cat, physically. She's looking at your camera, with an intense expression.

Cloudia said...

Looks like my kitty!
aloha-

Ladynred said...

Beautiful cat and cool legs too!

Cathy said...

Beautiful cat!

AppleDebbie said...

Lara is a beautiful cat. Her eyes are so green!

Grammy said...

Great photos. So cute.
This is my first time on Camera critters.
Have a great week.
Grammy

Faye Pekas said...

She is a pretty cat, front and back :)

Its great how 100 animal lovers come together each week to show our furry/feathered/leathered friends.

Urang Awak said...

Wahhhhh She is so cute Dina! what kind of breed is she? She looks a bit being a mix of a Tabby and Persian.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

she's gorgeous

Gretchen said...

What a pretty kitty!

b13 said...

Looks a little like a lynx. Cute kitty.

Reader Wil said...

Lovely Lara! Quite a lady, I think.

Leedra said...

Unusual coloring. Cute!

Dina said...

Thanks for all your compliments, friends. I will convey them to Lara.
I don't know if she has a breed to speak of, but NO, not a lynx. Oi!
That is not her normal expression in this picture. I think she was on the lookout for the jackals we were hearing close by.
Yes Wil, exactly. She is a lady. And I often call her Lovely Lara.

Petrea, yes, she really is a friend. Sometimes I walk down to the woods just to visit her. She comes running up the path to meet me.

Grammy, welcome to Camera-Critters!

Misty Dawn said...

She's very beautiful! I love the name!

magiceye said...

perfect cat walk! dignity in mien and haughtiness too!!! superb capture!