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Monday, April 20, 2009

Cat Yoga: Shavasan


Here's the tomcat -- apparently the only male in this family that seems to assert its presence and make it a point to announce its arrival with a series of low octave meows that sound a lot like the rumblings of an empty stomach -- laying down in a pose that you would refer to as "as-in-death" in yoga. Perfectly relaxed, it surprises me that these cats can afford to slumber in such bliss when there is always danger about. Not to make it sound like I live in a hut on a wildlife reserve or anything, but there are occasionally stray dogs about; they're allegedly responsible for the deaths of a few of the cats and kittens at home. But if you saw these feline residents of Sri Vilas, you'd think that no such threat existed. Here's a most apt lesson in "How to siesta"...after a sumptuous lunch. ;-)
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