11 March 2011

Feline Friday: Meatloafing 101

Today's post is for kitties who are interested in perfecting their meatloafing technique.

Among many other things (some of which are well beyond the scope of this blog...), Urban Dictionary defines "meatloaf" as "a cat relaxing with its front paws tucked out of sight under its chest." You see, a cat resting in any other position is very likely CUTE, but said kitty cannot be considered MEATLOAFED unless the paws are in the signature "tucked" position.

Let's take a look at a couple of examples.

In this first photo, Lily demonstrates a near-perfect meatloaf, while Tinsel's meatloaf is lacking.

As you can see, Tinsel's front paws are visible so -- cute as she may be -- she is not demonstrating proper meatloaf position.

By contrast, Lily is showing us an expert meatloaf. Notice how her paws are completely hidden. This is one instance in which a fuller figure is helpful!

In fact, Lily's meatloafing technique is so advanced that I challenge you distinguish between these two photos!


Heather said...

I had no idea there was a term for this position! And she does it perfectly. As can be evidenced by the superior tilt of her head and her expression! I give her a 10!

Kristina said...

Very nice!

Linda said...

I didn't know that position was called meatloaf either. I find it cool that cats can lie like that.

Fonda said...

Tinsel has a look in her eye that just doesn't invite much challenging to her posture...Is that her John Wayne tough guy look!? That's cute you could get them both in the same photo!

Michael Cowlover said...

I think the left one is the cat