Friday Cat Blogging – 17 June 2011

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No theme today, just a pair o’ cats. On the left, Inkblot is trying to look like he’s the king of the jungle. You decide if he’s succeeded. On the right, Domino is entranced with that greatest of all cat toys, the paper bag. She had quite a good time during that photo shoot. (And yes, before you ask, she got her head caught in the bag’s handle once. Luckily her human servant was around to extract her. The bag then exited the room when the human did.)

UPDATE: From comments, the presidential campaign finally gets kicked off for real: “Inkblot/Domino for 2012! One pretends to be king of the jungle and the other can’t get out of a paper bag. Perfect credentials for a P/VP ticket.”

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