Friday Cat Blogging – 19 July 2013

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This is Domino totally zoned out on a hot afternoon earlier this week. All that’s missing is the chalk outline.

But despite its apparent lack of excitement, this picture shows off something that you normally don’t get a chance to see. In most photos, Domino looks like a black cat. But in fact, only the tip of her fur is black. Underneath it’s white. You can see that a bit in this picture because she’s so stretched out. It makes her look a little mangy, but actually her fur is quite glossy and lovely at the moment. She’s in pretty high spirits these days.

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