#73 – Thrice As Nice

Photo taken: October 4, 2012

Now here’s something you don’t come across every day.  In the backyard of one of the houses that border the local walking trail, I found these three young cats hanging out in a pile of scrap.  That in itself wouldn’t really be remarkable… but what is eye catching is that all three cats share almost identical fur patterns!  Do you think it’s just slightly possible they may all be related?  They’re probably brothers and sisters from the same litter… although getting three nearly identical looking cats out of the same litter (particularly in the wild where breeding is far from selective) is extremely odd!

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16 Responses to #73 – Thrice As Nice

  1. A triple stare – wow – that has a lot of power you know – did you get dizzy with six identical eyes giving you the “eye-whammy” ?????

    Pam

    • I can’t remember… because oddly enough, I had completely forgotten I’d even taken this picture until I found it in one of my old photo archives last year while digging up pics for my A to Z series. You’d think this would have been a scene to remember…. but then again, maybe those three sets of eyes hypnotized my mind to forget I’d come across them!

  2. franhunne4u says:

    Well, we had a cat that came around and four weeks later she had 5 kittens. She was a grey tabby – and so were all five of her offspring. So I assume it is not that uncommon that the there are identical cats in a litter. (Two of those five had darker fur, but the other three only differed in sizes – slightly!)

    • Maybe it’s just that my lone experience with mama cats is a tortie cat who hung around our front porch who was constantly getting pregnant and having kittens… and her litters were a literal mixed bag of results. Black cats, tuxedo cats, grey tabbies, orange tabbies, just plain grey, just plain orange, white, calicos and even occasionally another tortie. Fluffy was a feline melting pot…

  3. ksbeth says:

    wow, unusual for so many reasons. looks like they were posing for a professional shoot

  4. A tantalizing trio of there ever was one. 😸😸😸

  5. LOOK AT THOSE KITTIES! LOOK AT THEM. This is beyond cute.

  6. draliman says:

    Hitchcock’s The Cats. Did you look out the next day and there were hundreds of them? Did they attack when you went outside? Man, you’re lucky to be alive.

  7. I’m with Draliman. There are probably 1000 more of them hiding nearby. Can’t you hear that spooky music?

  8. noelleg44 says:

    I’d say they ‘re related. Are they feral or do they belong to someone? If feral, maybe you could find someone with your local trap, spay, release group to take care of them

    • I took the photo six years ago, so whatever became of those cats has long since passed. I see cats from time to time on the trail, but it’s also lined with homes on one side down its entire length, so there’s no telling which ones are actual strays and which are just out for some air…

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