CFFC: Animals Care

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is kindness and caring. Humans aren’t the only ones who care! In Tanzania, I saw several examples of animals’ caring.

 

2-6 baboons along the road

Baboons groom each other.

 

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Cheetah moms play with their cubs.

 

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Elephant moms protect and nurse their young.

 

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Lioness sisters rub and caress each other.

 

2-10 genets that reside at Ndutu Safari Lodge

Genets show affection to their mates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CFFC: Kitties

Kitties!

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A Christmas present, to keep the cold air out!  We tried to “freak out” our cat, Hazel, by putting this on the stairway near where she likes to jump up to look out the window. She just sniffed it briefly, jumped right over it and walked away. A friend of mine whose daughter has a kitten did the same thing, and her kitten’s reaction was “sniffed it and jumped over it.” I guess cats are too smart for a dumb trick like this!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter T – must have 2 t’s anywhere in the word.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy

 

You can always tell when cats are happy. Sometimes they purr, rub against you, smile, or show their happiness through body language. Here are some happy cats!

Rubbing and purring:

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This friendly calico in Beaufort, SC, just came over and rubbed herself against Dale’s hand and purred. Obviously happy for the attention!

Relaxed and asleep in a warm nest:

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A sleeping cat, nestled against human legs in a warm bed, is clearly happy! (One of my Manx cats, Joia, 1985)

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I think Hazel is smiling in her sleep here!

Rubbing and purring with love for catnip:

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Embracing a scratching post and rubbing against catnip makes Hazel happy (not to mention “high!”)

Purring and eyes closing in contentment and trust:

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Moxie, formerly my niece’s cat, is happy with the attention given to her by her human caretaker, John.

 

CFFC: H is for Happy