Saturday, May 24, 2008

Photohunter: Shoes

Okay, so I am going to try out this meme, and try to keep all of the photos, somewhat biological, in keeping with my blog's 'theme'. This is Puck, sleeping on my briny shoe. Puck's sense of smell is about 14 times that of a human's and he possesses a vomeronasal organ which also picks up smells. The vomeronasal organ has an opening on the roof of the mouth and cats (as well as other mammals who possesses this organ) will lift their upper lip and 'pant' to bring the chemical molecules up into the organ.

9 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Looks like he has a taste for brine. What a happy kitty.

Mine is here: http://aliceaudrey.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/there-was-an-old-woman-who-lived-in-a-shoe/

LingoVise said...

my kitties would agree...shoes make terrific pillows. great capture for this weeks theme :)

Dorid said...

awwww... I MISS him!

Looks like he share's Lynx's love of all things stinky ;(

Snap Catch said...

lol! nice catch for today's theme.... mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy weekend!

merrymishaps said...

Cute!
I had a cat sneak into one of my shoe photos today ...

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Adorable - and thanks for the lesson too!

Althea said...

So cute.. My sweet daughter loves her shoes so much that she even sleep with them.

Eric Heupel said...

Wow now that is cool!

Thanks BQ for teaching me a new fact. I was adopted by cats for nearly 25 years but never knew about the vomeronasal organ.

Handsome cat as well!

-TNChick- said...

Always love to learn new things and I adore the photo, too!!