Ok, so this is not my cat. (This is Friday cat blogging, btw.) This is Leo, who is the lion at the Central Park Zoo in new York City. I don't know who took this picture, but I think it is beautiful. The stark grey winter background, his amazing tawny colour, and the roar? yawn? It's amazing.
The thing I like about cats, (and I have two) is that from the largest to the smallest, they are virtually the same in behaviour. Leo at several hundred pounds purrs about the same things my six-pound Siamese Diva does. Their motivations are roughly the same, though the only thing my twenty-pound Norwegian hunts for is a warm place to sleep. When I look into their eyes, however, even my poor stupid Oberon has a slightly mysterious, wild look that I see in the eyes of the wildest African cheetah.
Anyway, Oberon and Diva will have their pictures posted tonight when I get home.