Friday Cat Blogging – 8 April 2011

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Yesterday was play-with-string day. The string itself is out of the frame in both these pictures, but on the left Domino is waiting for the string to come back within reach of her paws, and on the right Inkblot is watching the string dangle above his head. What are you going to do for playtime this weekend?

I also have a lovely outdoor shot of Inkblot that I guess I’ll save for next week. For this week, though, these two seemed like a nice matched pair.

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