Friday, June 1, 2012

Baby Cats are the Best!

Baby cats are the best! by fofurasfelinas
Baby cats are the best!, a photo by fofurasfelinas on Flickr.
The title is the photographer's: Giane Portal (AKA fofurasfelinas). She is a professional photographer specialising in cat photography.

Giane knows best. Kittens are always adorable in photographs.

This little guy is from the Doce Encanto Cattery. Giane lives and works in Brazil so the cattery is in Brazil.

There is quite a lively cat fancy in Brazil and as I remember it, there is an expanding number of domestic cats in Brazil. I think, actually, it is one of the fastest growing domestic cat market places.

Brazil is one of the top 15 "pet-keeping countries" (source: The Welfare of Cats). In fact at 2002 it was 5th in terms of numbers of pets at 67 million of which 12.5 million are cats. Pet ownership in Brazil has increased by 28% over the period 1998 to 2002. This is because of changing attitudes, increased disposable income and increased urbanisation.

The photograph: it's a great picture. This cat seems to be a spotted tabby cat. Maybe Giane will leave a comment because as this kitten comes from a cattery (I presume a breeding cattery), the question is: what breed is this cat? I can't tell. He or she looks like a very attractive random bred tabby cat but I am not sure.

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