Tiny occupied Tuck's ship-model box the minute it hit the dining room table, batting about the spools of thread we've been using to lash the "rope" to the edge of the sail with the classic blanket stitch of our youth. At one point -- above -- she upended the plans and basked in the early-morning sun. Between the two of us Tuck and ourselves developed a method of making the sails that far outstrips the crude techniques promulgated in the instructions to the model. We're suggesting he write it up and offer it to the ship-modeling community. We'll be blogging about the specifics soon.
Who knew that cats read plans? Tiny never fails to astonish.
She draws a bead on the spool at the end of the line.
Update: Lots more animals, with and without backbones, at Modulator's Friday Ark #184 and Carnival of the Cats #211 hosted by "HANDSOME boy" and "BIG man" Nikita -- linking to a history of the Carnival -- at Musings of a Mad Macedonian.
Update II: "Today’s Random Ten is brought to you by Tiny, one of Sissy Willis’s sparkle-eyed kitties," writes Elisson, captioning the above photo with music to our ears:
Tiny, displaying her usual effervescence in this shot by the estimable Sissy Willis.
Who knew that our sweet tiny girl was moonlighting at another blog?