Feeling Left Out

black cat with white spot on belly
Bean keeps his white spot clean.

Sometimes Bean feels left out because he isn’t…exactly…a black cat. Not like his mom and siblings. He’s got those troubling…white spots.

But he makes up for it by being the cutest thing on four legs, and he makes the most out of those white spots too, lifting his chin to show his white spot so you know where to scratch him, and when he absolutely needs to he shows off his blazing white…thong.

Here he demonstrates how well he keeps it clean. Why did he decide to settle down on my desk, facing me, and offer this display?

It probably had something to do with the photo I’d just posted—his mom and Sunshine and Mewsette were about to become famous, and he had to have his part in the action!

black cat with white spot
Can't imagine why!

 


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6 thoughts on “Feeling Left Out

  • July 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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    oh Bean, you are a doll! That white makes you so pawsome!! Unique!!! But, errrrr…ummmm…you might not want your Mom to catch like that too often if she is gonna do the snappy thingy and post it…just a suggestion…purrrrs

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    • July 17, 2012 at 9:32 am
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      Savannah, I posed like that on purpose, knowing I’d catch the eye of a lovely young lady like you! I always bathe my white spot like this, and I want everyone to see how nicely I keep it. What most people don’t know is that our mom loves white spots on kitties, and especially white toes and white paws like yours. Purrrrs to you from The Purrr Machine!

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  • July 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm
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    At least the white bits make him easier to identify from the rest. Amazing pose though – could be the center-fold for Play Cats.

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    • July 17, 2012 at 9:34 am
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      Susan, somehow I never thought of JB as centerfold material! Well, we could capitalize on that…

      When they were babies and nearly indistinguishable, I tapped a dot of colored tempera paint on the tip of each ear, except JB since he had white bits, including white brushes in his ears! He still has those.

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  • July 16, 2012 at 7:28 am
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    That’s it Bean, embrace your unique identity!! Austin says white bits are not so bad especially seeing it puts you way up on the cuteness scale 🙂

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    • July 17, 2012 at 9:41 am
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      Carolyn, it’s really does me in. As I was telling Savannah, white paws really do me in, but I love any white spots on a cat, I have no idea why. And Bean is naturally 99.99% cuteness, but the white spots take him up to 100%.

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