Cats come in many sizes, many degrees of fluffiness, and many, many colours.
Living with me and my husband currently are a black cat with a little white, a white cat with a little black, and a half-white-half-grey tabby cat with a puzzle for a face! Other cats in my extended family include the two blue-grey and white boys owned by my parents-in-law, two black cats owned by my brother-in-law, a ginger fluffball and a tortoiseshell living with my older brother, and a black, a grey, and a tortie-and-white (calico) living with my dad and his partner.
I also fostered kittens for a couple of months about two years ago. A very worthwhile thing to do, and something I’d love to do again sometime. Our foster kittens were a black and white girl, a silky blue-grey boy with a little white on his chest, and a stunningly beautiful little girl who was a patchwork of white, light grey tabby with dark stripes, and ginger patches.
As someone who sometimes writes blogs about cats – and takes photos for that purpose – I’ve come to greatly appreciate the nuances of their colours. The primarily black cats can be difficult to photograph because of the lack of contrast in their colouration, especially if the lighting at the time is less than optimal. For cats with varied colours – like the kittens, for example – it can be much easier to truly capture their beauty.
What’s the most interesting/unusual colouration of cat you’ve owned? Or perhaps you happened to see a particularly unique looking cat once. Let us know in the comments!
I’m a writer, blogger, cook, mum to three fur-babies, and wife to a wonderful man. I also work full-time as a child carer. I have a series of blogs all under the main heading of The Joyful Soul. In these blogs I explore my love of creativity in various ways.