Jul 19, 2010

Yakkity Yak

The elusive Yak-cat

It's nearly impossible to get a picture of Gogo so y'all can see what a crazy looking animal she is. It's because she literally never sits still. She's always on the move. That photo up there? That's about as good as it's gonna get. But it doesn't nearly encompass the beautiful mess that is Gogo.

From a distance, she kinda looks like a normal cat.  Then you get a little closer and you see the crazy Grandpa Munster tufts of hair growing out from behind her ears.  Then you notice the tufts of grey-ish hair growing between her toes.  Gia calls them "piano key" toes.  Black and semi-white.

But it's the underneath that is truly strange.  Look at her two front legs in that picture up there.  Her front left leg looks pretty normal.  Typical black cat coat.  But her front right leg is showing the weird yak hair that she has all underneath.  A totally different kind of coat than the rest of her.  And, as you can plainly see, she's got a lot of that crazy yak hair going on.

This is a real yak.  See that crazy hair underneath?  That's what Gogo has.

She is the most unique looking cat I've ever seen.  Even if you can't really tell that from that first photo up there.

Yak Photo Credit: The University of Arizona
Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. What the hell are you?


Poppy said...

She's goooooooorrrrrgeous!!!! <3

Verdant Earl said...

Poppy - But weird, right? Weird and gorgeous. ;)

RW said...

You have a cat with horns. Btw.

Verdant Earl said...

RW - a reason not to mess with her. ;)

Mrs. Hall said...

I had a one eyed cat once, Huckleberry. I enjoy the wierd and misaligned creatures, the ones with the only a face a mother could love.

but Gogo is very stunning. very nice, very nice.

i enjoy the cat posts. even if it does make you look gay.

sybil law said...

She really is beautiful! Maybe you could get a pro to take pics of her.

Dr Zibbs said...

Long live the Yak.

Verdant Earl said...

Holly - We also have a one-eyed cat. Well...she has BOTH eyes, but one of them she can't see out of very well. And it looks glassy. Hence her name...Sammi. After Sammy Davis, Jr. ;)

Sybil - Our neighbor is actually a professional pet photographer, but that's a crazy road I don't wanna drive down quite yet. Portaits of my pets...harumph!

Zibbs - Thought you might like that. :)

hello haha narf said...

pretty kitty!!

Verdant Earl said...

Becky - She's no dog, right? ;)

Kevin Spencer said...

Hairy! Hairy cats rule. I used to have a couple of Maine Coons.