Monday, April 1, 2013

How Would You Know?


 

I have been wanting to sculpt a sitting or laying down cat. When I got to the underside I had no idea what was really going on under there. So I asked Google. Sure enough, it rescued me again.. These are the amusing and helpful images I found. 
 
 
 
I sort of feel like the adolescent that glued a mirror on the toe of his shoe to look up girls dresses. I remember seeing that in a movie long ago. haha
 
 

24 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine! Although I Iove cats and would never hurt them and I do like to pet them, I have an irrational fear of them. It went away for a while when a certain cat took to me and he would come and pay me visits and I would feed him. But, after he died, the awful fear came back. I must say looking at those pictures gave me this eerie feeling that I hate. Sorry, I can't explain it. I just had to share this. It's especially the first, second, and last picture. My daughter has two cats and they've so sweet with such innocent little faces and I love them but when it comes to picking up a cat, I can't.

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    1. You are not alone Lucille. I knew a woman, if she just saw a cat in her garden (through a window) had that same irrational fear. It would rip through her like a lightening bolt. She would start to hyperventilate. There is a name for that particular phobia, it is called Ailurophobia. You probably already knew that.

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  2. I absolutely love cats, and have two feline roommates. I have seen a least one of those photos before, and I know if it were one of mine, he or she would have an arrogant look on their face that said "Do you mind?" They then would discard all pretense of sophistication and become very goofy as they try to catch my hand through the glass (the cat in the third photo down has that look-"I am going to catch your hand and never give it back!"). If you can capture this look, and I know you can, you are a genius!

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    1. Yes! I know that look very well. ;-)

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  3. J adore ! C est excellent ! Je n avais jamais pensé à cela .
    Ils ont l air un peu ridicules vue de dessous .
    Voyons catherine , ce n est pas bien ni correct de regarder sous les pattes des chats , haha ..
    Bisous

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  4. So cute! It has never occurred to me to find out what was going on underneath but I am so glad someone has shown me. So funny, it does seem a little bit like looking up someones skirt. Well now you have something to work with...lol

    ML Fi x

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  5. So cute seeing how their paws are placed.

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  6. It makes me laugh to think what you must have asked Mr Google to get such a reply....lol!!!

    Linda x

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    1. It wasn't an X-rated question. LOL Just... Cat sitting on glass table. :-)

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  7. They are so funny and cute Catherine I wondered what the first photo was at first, a jellyfish? Until I opened your post, looking forward to seeing some cats then?

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    1. I have been working on a sculpt all day. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will be one I want to add fur to.

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  8. Fantastic, Catherine, how you've searched for these photos!! When your update showed up in my readerslist I thought it was a polar bear :DDDD!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  9. hahaha, big smile here too :)) They look so utterly ridiculous. They gaze at you with that attitude, with that air that some can have, but in the meantime... hahaha we all now know what's underneath whoehaha

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  10. Hello Catherine,
    You have just made my day and put a big smile oin my face. Who knew research could be so much fun!
    I cxannot wait to see your sculpture.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  11. omg they are so cute I love them all! everytime I see a cat I want to run to it and pick it up..the fur is always so soft and it feels so good against your skin when you rub it against your face

    I just love cats..I have two of them and two dogs because I love dogs too..I can't wait to see what you come up with

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  12. Hi Catherine, thank you for sharing these hilarious pictures....it made me wonder what my Guinea Pigs would look like from underneath :D
    Hugs, Liduina

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  13. Hi Catherine! Thanks for sharing these pictures! They look like some unknown species, haha! Now I am laughing when I imagine how you will sculpt your sitting or lying cat, because when you make it that way, everyone will say it looks unnatural :-))))) Do you know what I mean?
    I can´t wait to see what you come up with!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  14. I'm laughing out loud in a coffee shop! Catherine, thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  15. Looking at cats from this point of view, they don't seem so elegant as they usually seem! Funny amazing cats, I love them!!!

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  16. Hahaha these are so funny! I have never seen cats this way, slightly undignified ;-) I love the first and third photo, that first one almost looks mummified.
    I agree with Sandra, if you make them like this, people will probably think it looks unnatural...
    Thank you for sharing these photos Catherine!

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  17. haha, This is great, im needle-felting cats sometime and always stop thinking how do they really look underneath =) Thanks for sharing =) Hannah

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  18. mi piacciono molto i tuoi gattini, complimenti! io ne ho uno vero, cercherò di farne uno anch'io per la mia dollhouse anche se non ho mai provato e mi sembrano difficili da fare. che birbanti che sono i gatti! Nellina

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  19. It's so interesting to see your cats before the fur goes on. I was also interested in how your photographed the underside of your real cat. Please contact me by email, as I'd be interested in featuring you in The Dolls' House magazine in the UK.

    Best wishes

    Karen Bamford
    Assistant Editor
    The Dolls House Magazine
    GMC Publications
    86 High Street
    Lewes
    East Sussex
    BN7 1XN

    Tel: 01273 477374
    Extension: 287
    email: dheditorial@thegmcgroup.com

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