January 10, 2008



She has snowy white fur
and a deafening purr.
Her toes are like pink pearl erasers.

Although painfully shy,
she can be bribed by,
the soft ripened brie she much prefers.


The image of a ballerina came to mind, yesterday, while staring at Iggy’s feets. Staring at her pink toes and pristeen white feet fur and admiring the otherworldly grace she’s been known to exibit while padding across the fireplace mantle. She ambles along this 3 inch wide path, past tons of chachkis and photos, with nary an item knocking over.

The girl’s got grace.

Of course, when I have to rescue a terrified, de-tailed lizard from under our bed, one of many she proudly trotts into the house, the ballerina image dissipates rapidly.



16 Responses to “iggy”

  1. Emily Says:

    hihi… love the cat toes! lovely blog.

  2. Jess Says:

    I love love LOVE this! She’s obviously been practising for a while.

  3. bobo's slave Says:

    Mmm… Is Iggy a bit overweight? I saw all your three kitties in Tom’s photos, they’re lovely!

    Iggy and Bobo really looks alike, and Bobo love to hunt lizards too. Our house can barely see a lizard now, I think they all know that here not a safe place to stay anymore!

    And should I train Bobo to be a ballet dancer too? πŸ˜€

  4. artseafartsea Says:

    Iggy is too cute. That is a great sketch of her. U are getting better and better…

  5. studio lolo Says:

    I’ll have to show this to my cat Bliss. Something to aspire to πŸ™‚ I love the “pads like pink pearl erasers.” You’re so clever!
    I hate to do this to you but I’ve tagged you for a new meme…more fun than most. You don’t have to participate, but I would look forward to your hilarious answers πŸ™‚
    You’ll find it on my blog.
    Tomorrow’s Friday…yay!

  6. eli Says:

    Great pose! Does she know how to dance to Thriller? Or how about that scene in Flashdance, I could see this being a series, haha.

  7. Roberta Baird Says:

    A kitty in a tutu… and ribboned toes!
    Nice illustration. Iggy looks like a sweety too.

  8. sketched out Says:

    Everyone, I thank you, and Iggy thanks you.

    Bobo’s slave, Iggy’s not overweight, she’s big-boned, hee hee. Seriously, she is a teensy bit “fluffy” I suppose, but still manages to be ever so agile. And yes, I’d love to see the video of you teaching Bobo ballet! I bet she could do it too.

    Laurel, thanks for tagging me. Looks like a fun meme, and I don’t mind at all, since I love nothing more than to talk about myself (and the sound of my own voice, so I’ve been told,) hee hee.

    Eli, I like that idea! Especially the Flashdance idea, because Iggy definitely is a maniac, maniac on the floor.

    Thanks for all your encouragement Madre! Your comments make my day!

  9. chickengirl Says:

    what a graceful kitty!

  10. leafprobably Says:

    I love the paws! They’re what i miss the most about having cats – not being able to stroke their little pink paw-pads!

  11. Ratlion Says:

    Lol…Love this.

  12. visualkaos Says:

    Amazing grace, a true huntress and beautiful fashion model.


    Iggy can also be bribed by what I believe is her favorite thing in the world (besides stalking lizards) … chicken!

  13. empressnewclothes Says:

    Aaaaw, she’s so pretty! I’m going to frame her up! Perhaps give some inspiration to our cat, Sinus… He’s sleeping a tad too much, I think. πŸ˜‰

  14. Faruffa Says:

    The ballerina is magnificent… I would like to see the huntress too.
    Ciao :o)

  15. juj Says:

    LOOOVE those toes!

  16. gina Says:

    ooohh Iggy, I love thee… 0_0!!

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