It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time once again for Marilyn’s Serendipitous Photo Prompt! Since I have a lot of photos in my archive I’ve rarely or never shown off on my blog before, I’m using her weekly prompt to not only get them out for the world to see, but to also provide the interesting background that’s not always so evident in each picture’s thousand words.
Now the lead photo is one I recently used in a photo prompt post a couple weeks ago. That’s my gone but not forgotten crazy kitteh Spilly… and I love the evil looking glowing eyes on his face! I chose Spilly (and later Biskit) because he was a black cat, and I have always loved the poor, misunderstood critters who get a bad rap due to silly, outdated superstitions.
My sister Nicole also has a black cat…
That is….. well, he has a lot of different names. She calls him Sugar Tank. My Dad calls him Sugie. Mom calls him Panther. I just call him Bad Kitty when I come over now. And as you can see from that picture… he looks quite the evil, maneating beast.
Or maybe that title should go to….. this cat:
I ran into this fierce looking ebony kitteh while I was walking down the bike trail two summers ago…. and holy crap does he look ready to make a meal out of whatever he can catch! The setting is a farmer’s field that runs along the trail… but with the mean looking wild animal lurking in the brush, you could easily mistake it for the plains of the Serengeti.
Here’s another black cat that passed through my life. Yes, that is an orange tabby kitten and a stack of bags of charcoal in the same photo. The full context of the picture can be found here, but he was a stray (likely abandoned) who lurked around the Mecca I work at around the same time we had a mother cat give birth to a litter of four kittens on our Lawn & Garden patio. The sixsome stuck around for about a month, and I was lucky enough to get some photos of the furry clan on the last night before a rescue volunteer picked them up.
So in closing, let’s hear it for those awesome, if slightly evil black cats!