Monday, November 15, 2010

For Tuesday's Show and Tail at Angela's West Virginia's Treasures

A friend of mine has a great big white cat named Snowball.

He's a gorgeous cat with piercing green eyes and the whitest fur you've ever laid eyes on. Snowball is also extremely large.

My friend found him as a stray and he was covered, head to end of tail, with sticky oil. She had a professional groomer clean him up. Then she named him, invited him in, and he's been her permanent houseguest ever since! That was all about nine or ten  years ago.

No kidding, this big boy could double for a small polar bear. Did I say he's a very, very large cat? He's also spoiled rotten.  That's right, my very sweet friend opens unknown numbers of tuna cans, just so King Snowball can lap up the juice. He does not touch the tuna! Talk about particular feline tastes.

Snowball also has a kind of foot fetish. When some guests, not all, kick off their shoes or slippers, Snowball makes a beeline for them. He plunks his large, furry white body down right on the shoes or slippers and nestles in for a "sole" rest.

Not knowing whether I'd be one of the "chosen" guests, I kicked off my sandals and sat on my friend's comfy couch.  Snowball zoomed right over and plunk, down he went onto my sandals. I was one of the chosen ones!

He didn't claw at the sandals, nor did he take a bite out of them (thank goodness). Snowball just sat and sniffed and pawed them a bit while I sat on the couch and cracked up laughing.

Why oh why did Snowball develop such a weird, rather smelly habit?  Only a cat psychologist would have the answer.

     "Are you hungry?" my friend asked the white bombshell. Up from my sandals went Snowball and lumbered off to get a fresh shot of tuna juice.


By the way, this is the first time I'm hooking up with Angela at West Virginia's Treasures  for Show and Tail Tuesday. 

 Thanks for hosting, Angela. Hope you like my post on Mini-Glacier. Whoops, I mean Snowball!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is one 'interesting' cat! Charlie will occasionally rest his head on a shoe but it's nothing special he does. The tuna juice cracks me up.

Angela said...

Welcome to Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

What a beautiful cat! I don't think I've ever seen a cat that white! Just beautiful! I've never known a cat with a thing for shoes either. That's funny! I can't imagine a cat that doesn't eat tuna either! lol

Thanks for sharing Snowball with us this week!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

Chatty Crone said...

First of all it is a beautiful cat - so nice and big and white and furry!

All animals have their quicks - but he only drinks the juice of tuna?

And a shoe thing.

He also looks like he has some pink in there - like he's pink and white.


Glad you joined Angela.

Susan said...

Snowball is a gorgeous cat!! Love him!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I should have hooked to this meme with my Scat Cat post on Jingles. And yes, she has the foot fetish thing too. When my friend Renee would come to visit when she still lived in Kuwait, Jingles would always head right for her shoes. I always wondered what made her choose one pair of feet over the other as she doesn't do it to all. So funny! Best wishes to you. We are off today to Qatar to see Renee and her family. Maybe I should bring a treat back for Jingles. Wonder if Renee would miss a pair of shoes. HA! :) Tammy

Linda O'Connell said...

Humans have scent glands on the bottoms of their feet as well as their underarms. I once read that's why dogs and cats sniff shoes/feet. This is one big cat.

Verde Farm said...

She is a beauty. So fluffy and perfect name :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not real big on cat's but snowball is a beauty,...with a foot fetish! funny.

diane stetson said...

My daughter has a cat just like snowball...her name is Princess Fancy Feast and she is even bigger than snowball! Same color too.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a pretty cat Snowball is. My mother's cat climbs up on her every time the phone rings. Just a little strange.

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Awwww, what a doll! :) ♥

BECKY said...

Beautiful cat! But, I thought ALL cats had weird habits!! Isn't that what makes them cats?! :)

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