Maggie A's Meanderings

 
 

 

 

 May 26, 2016

My Illustrated Guide to Cat Poses


When I talk about cats with my cat friends, we use a cat code to describe what our cats are doing. So when my friend tells me his cat is doing "Russian Hat" or I tell a friend that "Elevator Butt" is happening, we all know what we mean.

Though the last time I hand drew anything for a project it was a science poster in junior high decades ago, I was taken with the idea to do a piece about those poses even though it meant I was going to have to draw sketches (and there's a reason I use clip arts and a computer).



YIN & YANG
Yin & Yang cat position



BREAD LOAF
Bread Loaf cat position


BAAST / BASTET
Baast / Bastet cat position
Named for the Egyptian Goddess of War who took the form of a cat.


ANTENNA
Antenna cat position


SPHINX
Sphinx cat position


SIDE FLOP
Side Flop cat position


ELEVATOR BUTT
Elevator Butt cat position
My beloved Trilby Kitty always did "Elevator Butt" when I scratched that special spot on top of his back end.

COUCH POTATO
Couch Potato cat position


FLAT CAT
Flat Cat cat position


TWIN ARCHES
Twin Arches cat position


RUSSIAN HAT
Russian Hat cat position
Though short haired cats curl up like this, it's long haired cats who look most like a "Russian Hat."



COME HITHER ROLL
Come Hither Roll cat position
Whenever my cats want to be petted, but they don't want to trouble themselves to come to me, they roll over on their backs, show me their bellies and give me the most adorable look which says, "Come pet me, Momma." And, of course, I can't resist the "Come Hither Roll" and always end up going over and petting them.



Cat Positions Poster



For more fun pieces on cats,
check out my cat poems, "Nom on Mom -- A Silly Cat Poem" and "You!! The Song of the Domesticated Cat." There's also "10 Reasons Why the Best "Boyfriend" I've Ever Had Is My Cat" or "Cats, Christmas and Wrapping Presents."

You'll also find a lot more about cats in my Archive.

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