I Awways Wanted To Say Dat

Whut’s duh mattuh? Cat gawt yur tongue?

You can say that again, Niles and Ryan A.



  1. So many things to love about this kitty: the gorgeous green eyes, the spectacular fancy markings/coloring, the sweet apricot-colored nose (which is just begging for a beeping) and that perfect little tongue! Purr…

  2. That looks just like two of my ” kids” ! Harley & Knucklehead !

  3. victoreia says:

    *snicker* I love the hovertext!

  4. Martha in Washington says:

    I would LOVE to see the rest of this gorgeous animal! He looks so dramatic! Except for the silliness of the tongue, I bet he just commands to be worshiped. And I volunteer for that job.

  5. What a sweetheart!

  6. Marshwiggle says:

    When I first opened my browser all I could see was the gorgeous eyes and markings, and went “Ooooooh, pretty!” Then I scrolled down a bit and went “SNERK!!’ 😀

  7. That looks like my Philo, complete with cattitude.

  8. BEEEP!

    Oh, how I love the stripey tribe!

  9. I’ve got a whole different take on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MheNUWyROv8

  10. doomchild says:

    Ooo damn, now I feel inferior. This has to be the most mocking cat ever :/

  11. cellarmouse says:

    … are they boys or girls? my vet years ago said tri-color kittens, like li’l pepper who i was rescuing, were genetically linked to being female … said he’d pay me $100 ( bout worth $500 today) if i brought him a male tri-color … i’ve always wondered if he was right …

  12. 😆 That kiity acts just like our cat, Badger 😆 She will stick her tongue out like that after washing herself 😆

  13. Fird Birfle says:

    where’s T.U.M.????

    t.t. …..t.t. …. (etc)

  14. Is this a pretty Bengal kitty? I know people are always calling Bengal, but this one definitely looks the part.

  15. Looks like my kitty, referred to as a Ticked Tabby, this one, like mine, may be a “Ticked off Tabby”

  16. He’s right – calicos and torties are almost always females. It’s a genetic thing… I understood it at one time, but now I don’t remember…

  17. One of my kitties is missing his two bottom canine teeth, so sometimes his little pink tongue will hang out just a bit, and I always want to touch it. He just looks at me like i’m crazy. 😉

  18. jlamusings says:

    I’ve had a few ticked (and ticked-off) tabbies that look just like this guy too. I love the guyliner (since mine have both been males). 🙂

  19. jlamusings says:

    haha! When any of mine forget to put their tongue back in, I want to grab it too! Glad I’m not the only one. 🙂

  20. Marmies are almost always male, torties (and torties with white) are almost always female. It has to do with the genetics for color in cats – they have what are called sex-linked color expression genes. I can’t remember any more about which genes or how they express. I’m getting too old to call up those classes from back beyond the dawn of time!

  21. Well, hellooooo, Mister Stripely!


    (That’s a fine name you got there, Ferd!)

  23. We love to make fun of our cat when she forgets to put her tongue back in. We also can’t resist touching it sometimes! 🙂 Whenever we get Chinese food, we always designate one of the fortune cookies as the cat’s, so when she got one that said “Your tongue is your ambassador” we got a real kick and ended up taping it to her cat carrier! LOL

  24. Hey! That’s my cat! Here’s some background:

    First, you should know it’s quite possible he was the greatest cat to ever walk the earth. Second, he was a Bengal/Tabby mashup with tabby swirls and a spotted tummy. Third, he would sit endlessly on the couch with me while I took photos of him. To get him to stick out his tongue, I’d just rub his nose a little so he’d lick it. He had a habit of forgetting to put his tongue back when he was finished with it.

    Bonus fact: when he walked around the tip of his tail always touched the back of his head.

  25. What a beautiful puddy-tat! And the tongue just enhances the whole thing. Great photo!

  26. My mom always referred to this kind of cat as a brindle tabby, and I’ve also seen them called brown tabbies. I can see the “ticked” part making sense, because if you look at individual hairs from one of the stripey tribe (thanks, Theresa!) each hair is striped!

  27. Ryan, this is a great picture of what sounds like a very good cat, indeed.

  28. earlybird1 says:

    She looks like a lioness, or a cougar! Majestic!

  29. Cat color genetics are famouly head-exploding

  30. My understanding is that it’s because the coloration gene is carried on the same chromosome as the gender. But I’m definitely NOT an authority on the subject….

  31. Harley is female Knucklehead is male & both have the big bulls eye on the side.
    Harley is more silver & black with just a touch of cafe au lait & Knucklehead is the reverse.

  32. *waving pompoms* YAY STRIPEY TRIBE!

  33. Fird Birfle says:

  35. My sister has my mom’s tabby (my sister promised my mom she’d take care of the cat after my mom was gone) that looks very similar to this one. My nickname for her is Cranky McSpank because she usually hisses at me whenever I enter the room she’s in.

  36. Love it! I think there’s some magic in fortune cookies.

  37. “Bonus fact: when he walked around the tip of his tail always touched the back of his head.”

    I would have loved to have seen that! He sounds (and looks) pretty extraordinary.

  38. Bless your sister’s heart. I have my mom & dad’s cat, (since apparently all of my siblings thought it would be ok for me to have 13 cats instead of 12 – sheesh!), and she is a bit of a cranky pants at times too. It’s understandable though, since she was used to being an only kitteh with them.

  39. Is a tongue sticking out a “Rule” of cute? It should be!

  40. Your siblings are the ones missing out, ceejoe!

    My sister is exactly the person you’d want to leave your pet to if you ever needed to do that. Talk about someone who pampers animals! Plus, I lived 1,100 mi. away at the time so it was more practical for my sister to take her. That cat worshipped my mom and used to love all over me whenever I visited. We did hospice at home and when the cat started biting my mom’s toes (my mom was bedridden at that point), my mom asked me to keep her out of the room. So I had to be the bad guy and keep the cat away from my mom. That was a long time ago, but the cat has never forgiven me. I still hope she might change her mind one of these days.

  41. Well, bless both your hearts then. My mom is in an assisted living facility since my dad passed away, because none of us could take care of her at home, due to her advanced alzheimers. I’m sure deep down in her subconscious, your mom’s cat knows you were doing the best you could! I believe they are wise animals.

  42. yes, he does, and now I will have nightmares in which I am stalked by a majestic, gorgeous HUNGRY Bengal/Tabby. Ultra-sized. 😯

  43. This is now my desktop wallpaper at work.

    Some of my coworkers are afraid of cats, so I expect to get complaints forthwith, but really, can it be worse than using distortedly stretched low-res photos of kids (or, as several coworkers do, one’s SELF) as desktop wallpaper?

  44. I DEFINITELY second this!!!

  45. Kirsten D. says:

    This is quite possibly the most beautiful cat I have ever seen in my entire life. Wow.

  46. Sharon Wilson says:

    My landlady’s cat used to stick her tongue out like that, but I think she had neurological difficulties.

  47. We had a kitteh who did that! We called it his “I’m a Little Teapot” pose.

  48. So wouldn’t I, it’s gorgeous!

  49. bob drummond says:

    How about a little snake sticking it’s tougue out ?

  50. He also had no hair on his backside. So with his tail touching the back of his head, he was quite a sight from the back.