Tuesday, October 13, 2009

COT Whisker counting


I tried to count Target's whiskers the other day but he's too ticklish. Every time I get through counting the big ones, he starts to wriggle, purr and chew my fingers. So I got clever and took his picture.

I see 15 whiskers here. That's 3 more than the average. Hmm, does that mean he's smarter than the average cat or just fuzzier?

Please note there will be no Star Weekender printed this weekend because of Deepavali (Hindu festival of lights holiday). So there will be no Dog Talk! To make up for it, I'll write a Katz Tales and Dog Talk cross-over story, and post it on this blog this Friday.

FYI Katz Tales the book is still sitting in the warehouse. The distributors are getting ready and HOPEFULLY the book will be out in the shops soon. I'll let you know when it happens.

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28 comments:

Pam said...

I think that means that he is smarter than the average cat! More whiskers, more brains, obviously!

The Chair Speaks said...

Have tried counting my cats' whiskers too. Very difficult.
Read somewhere that pedigrees have more whiskers than the norm.

Will be looking forward to your book. :)

Gee said...

thank you for stopping by. I wish I could join Cats on Tuesday but Im quite buzy. I will try my best to join in some other time.

The Island Cats said...

That's what we've heard...the more whiskers a cat has, the smarter he is!!

BeadedTail said...

We certainly think more whiskers means he's smart and handsome!

Ebie said...

Hehehe, I have tried counting her whiskers too. In fact in your previous post, about the decibels, now I know why she is waiting for me when I come home, because she hears the car alarm.

Just give me a holler when the book is out. I am too exited for you! I hope it will be available on line.

Më| §zë said...

Haha...

i didn't know there were certain numbers of whiskers...

=]

target is soooo sweet....

mizzyN said...

ok book, see u soon.

Gattina said...

Counting whiskers ? Now, that's an occupation I haven't thought of yet, lol ! Thanks for the tip now I know what I can do to fill in my day hahahaha !

AL said...

Whiskers? I am not sure if Prudence and Muning has it haha. I'm gonna check it out now!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is a wonderful close up of you Target!

Thanks for the kind thoughts to mom!

Luna said...

Counting cat whiskers seams to be lot of work.
I always count the whiskers I found on the Sofa. Lunas whiskers are very hard and long. Sometimes she lost one.
Love the close up picture of Target today!

Ydiana said...

He does look like a smart cat, indeed. And the mommy is surely very smart to take a still photo to count the whiskers...haha!

Can't wait to see the book!

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh noes, now mum wants to count my whiskers too! This is No Good!

Bruce said...

Counting whiskers???...I think your human needs to find a new hobby! Pretty silly if you ask me:)

Cindy said...

Just like Lilian Jackson Braun's book the Cat With 60 Whiskers!
cindy

Julie said...

What a great closeup shot, he is such a handsome cat. Happy COT!

Simba said...

That is a clever way to count whiskers! Target seems like a real sweetheart. Of course I approve his gingerness! Yes, I think maybe I am part bear - I certainly seem to sleep like a hibernating one sometimes.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think it would be hard to count whiskers! He HE.

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh, we're sure he's smarter! :D That's a cute close-up of him!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

More whiskers, more nerve endings,
more sensory brain connections!
Yes I agree smarter cat! :)
Cute picture too!

catsynth said...

More whiskers should at least make for a more sensitive cat :)

We love Luna said...

oh dear Target, you have fabulous whiskers!
purrs and love
Luna

Boo-Bah said...

Target your whiskers are just wonderful. I am sure the extra ones means that you are extra smart.

Iris

Mishkat said...

That's a beautiful photo of Target! I hate to admit it but I have never tried to count the cats' whiskers. I do know that Dobby's whisker's are both black and white - we think he is part Siamese because he has very faint Siamese coloring on his face, paws and tail (it can look like dirt if you don't know better!)

TorAa said...

Beautiful capture

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Definitely smarter and whiskerier! What a laugh that must have been, tickling Target's whiskers.

Parker said...

What a beautiful kitty!