Monday, June 15, 2015

I’m A Long-Lean-Biting Machine

When I stretch out, my cat bed can’t hold all of me.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the adage “Size Matters.” I’m here to tell you it’s true. This morning I was sleeping next to TW in bed all stretched out. I went from one side of the pillow to the other. Instead of snapping a pic first so she wouldn’t have to sift through 5,000 file footage pics, she fumbled around and got out a tape measure. She wanted to see how long I was just for the halibut.

I’m a very small cat with a huge purrsonality. Like most cats, I can curl myself into the tiniest ball or
s-t-r-e-t-c-h to take up maximum space. I measured 18 inches without my tail and paw outstretched. Can you believe that? Later, she measured me with my paw stretched out and I came in at a whopping 24 inches! Whoa!

I can curl up into a tiny ball of fur …



or take up the entire bed.


I extend from one end of my Colorado Catnip quilt to the other.


This gives me the reach to get what I want when I want it.


I could even play b-ball if I chose to!


If a small, dainty cat such as myself can measure 24 inches, I’d be innerested to know how my furrends measure up. How long are you when you stretch?

26 comments:

  1. Mummy is digging for the tape measure now....this may take a while. We figure it's a cat thing, you know, to be able to shrink or expand as needed to fit a space.

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  2. My human couldn't get a good measure on me because I wouldn't stay still long enough - somewhere between 16 and 19 inches! That's without the paw.

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  3. Newton was 24 inches from nose to the base of his tail, but Ashton said there will be no measuring. She wants to be a Cat of Mystery.

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  4. You are a long stunning gal fur sure CK!

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  5. Mom got out the tape measure but Raz tried to eat it......we'll have to get back to you!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  6. The important part is that you are a BITING machine! Can't let the peeps gain the upper hand.

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  7. We will have to check but some of us are V-e-r-y long!!!

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  8. Rosie is compact in size but a giant in personality and attitude!

    This was an adorable post!

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  9. Mom's gonna have to go dig out the ruler!

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  10. Mom said she'd measure me..........but I'm not holding my breath!

    Hugs, Sam

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  11. Well me fawt we was playin' sum new game, but mommy measured a whisker dat fell out this meownin' and it was 18 inches long. Sis Lexi did better at da measurin' but hers didn't wanna stwetch all da way so all we got fur her was 29 inches. So she's purretty long too. Maybe mommy can ketch hers wiff hers awms stwetched out next time.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  12. That's a great question! I'll have to break out the tape measure the next time Truffles is all stretched out. She is *so* tiny when curled up in a ball but pretty darn long when she stretches!

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  13. ck....a halibutt can measure up ta like 8 feetz....whoa...yes inn deed we typed that rite, math idiotz that we iz !!! ♥♥♥ uz....we iz bout thiz long _____________________________________________________________________

    ♥♥♥

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  14. Hummm, my legs is long enough to reach the floor.
    Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, Jo Jo and Ninja
    PS Don’t forgets to enter the Finish the Sentence Game!

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  15. Very cute photos- I see you found your blue cup bed :) I need to get measuring kitties. I have measured tails, but not the rest of them.

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  16. The mom will hafta measure us and let you know, CK. But I know when I stretch out all the way, I'm really long. ~Ernie

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  17. Now my momma are gettin da tape measure out.

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  18. Oh gosh, this could be fun if I weren't afraid of the tape measure. Mom will have to get the soft tape measure out of the sewing box and get dad's help to measure me. I'm guessing I'm pretty "average" because I have a cobby body type. My founder kitty Felix was long & skinny and his brofer Ed was wide. Mom will try to share some pics on our blog.

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  19. I'm just about exactly 18 in. from the tip of my nosicle to the base of my tailio when I am perched on my little tower. I have a long tailio and long limbs, but the Human will not have an opportunity to measure till tomorrow sometime. Or even next week, depending on if I let her near me with that stoopy tape measure. I think we are purrfectly matched, CK. XOXOXOXO

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  20. Wow, 24 inches! You can stretch really long! I haven't measured my boys but now I'm curious. When they are stretched, I gotta check it out. Love the photo of you overflowing from the bed :-)

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  21. haha! Interesting! I'll have to go measure my kitties now!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  22. We don't know how much we mesure, but you can stretch really long ! Purrs

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  23. I didn't realize you were so petite CK! You are around the same size as my Manna. She packs a lot of cattitude into a small package too. Cinco on the other hand is a big boy. I think the last time I measured the height he likes to scratch at it was around 36 or 38 inches.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  24. Interesting question... I'll wait for an opportunity to measure Mickey Mouser.
    But does size really matter? CK is a lion in a kitty body, right?
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  25. I'm not a very petite girl but I can still make a pretty small ball. Mom tried to measure me while I was sitting for flat me and I kept running away. She had to measure Ocean instead to know how big to make it. She has threatened to measure us wile we are asleep.

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