Saturday, May 23, 2009

The color of summer

Two village cats visited my yard.
What's with the tail? Does this belong to the courting ritual?
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See other animals this weekend at Camera-Critters Sunday.

20 comments:

Kendris said...

Actually looks to me like a "are you worth me getting up and whupping you?" tail lash!

Flo said...

How nice of them to stop by :) Not sure what the tail means but I bet there are a lot of cat people who do.

Mine is up over at my pet blog.

i beati said...

anger usually or just meeting tail hahah

Karen said...

LOL... the tail looks like a question mark :-)

I like Kendris's take on it :-)

Joy said...

That is a funny tail gesture!

Reader Wil said...

Absolutely! It belongs to the courting ritual! Lovely animals! If you want to come to Holland on a cycling tour, you are very welcome. In September my Australian daughter and family are coming and they want to go cycling too! I am looking forward to seeing them. Have a great weekend!

Pietro said...

Lovely picture. Cats are always interesting: so independent, clever, crafty, soft.

Tammy said...

They look comfy lying in the shade.

Anya said...

Lovely shot :)
I like his tail =^.^=

Snap said...

Lovely shot. Love the tail!

Vagabonde said...

I read somewhere that when a cat has his tail up like that, it means he is very happy.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice shot. I like the tail curled like that.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a good sing Dina!!

Denise said...

Great photo of your visiting cats. I'm afraid I don't speak cat so not sure what he is saying :) The language is in the tail I think.

Kay said...

They sure are pretty cats. Nice to have company around.

Dianne said...

seems like "talk to the tail" to me ;)

Kris said...

I think that the cat with the tail up is playing hard to get!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Funny tail look but they do both look quite content laying there.

pasadenaadjacent said...

my guess is that the cat on the left is a female and a bit weary. On the right, a male trying not to appear to interested... before he makes his move.

Z said...

As far as I remember from my days around unneutered cats, there's usually a lot of yowling going on during courting. A lot of it... were these two just quiet?