a tailless cat on a post while filming horses

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  1. Geoff Coupe

    December 4, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Is it a genuine Manxie, or just a trick of positioning?

    Does the title imply that you’re doing another series of “Escape to the Country”? I hope so, we always enjoy your take on the house-hunting. Mind you, in this last series, we think you had some serious competition from Tim Vincent in the male totty department…

  2. lori

    December 5, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Aww, he poses just like my cat Wilkins. I think you can
    almost discern a soul in those bottomless eyes.

  3. Barbara Macdonald

    December 6, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hi, great photo – was struck by the colours – was the day naturally of sepia tones (well the only other way I can think to describe it is “sepiac day” which has a vaguelly septic sound)?

    I love the contrast between cat and background! Computer generated? or natural?


  4. Courtney

    December 6, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Reminds me of the cat next door, as well as the looks some
    of mine get from time to time.

    Interesting photo nonetheless.

  5. Susan

    December 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Serious competition from Tim Vincent in the male totty department?!!! Are you kidding?! Alistair still retains his crown as most gorgeous TV presenter – no competition from ANYONE, least of all Tim Vincent!!!!

  6. Jason

    December 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Gorgeous photo – an incredible character! Where were you filming?

  7. Geoff Coupe

    December 8, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Clearly, I need to proceed very carefully here, otherwise it’ll be handbags at dawn with Susan…

  8. Valerie W.

    December 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Had a black cat with a bob tail come to live at my house.
    We call him BOB.

  9. Kelly in Ca.

    December 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    The cat seems not at all bothered by its state of taillessness.
    I, myself, have a tailless cat, an Abyssinian who’s come to that state in a rare event where
    the mother cat mistakes the tail of its kitten for part of the umbilical cord, whereupon the
    mother then proceeds to work away at it, gnawing until it’s separated.

    Interesting, eh?

  10. lori

    December 15, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Sounds like the tale (pun intended) of a vicious mother cat.

  11. Peter Anthony

    April 10, 2009 at 4:38 am

    The cat reminded me of Mikhail Bulgakov’s cat in his book, The Master and Margarita. The expression is intense, like I imagined it in the novel.

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