aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

We are all infinitely richer than we were

Scientists have discovered that the Borneo Clouded Leopard is an entirely distinct species from the ordinary Clouded Leopard, thus increasing the Cat Family by a whole new species. So the world is richer in cats than it thought it was. This is a good thing.

I remember once touring the Cat House at the Cincinnati Zoo, and we came upon the Snow Leopard (Leo uncia). It was snoozing with its back against the plexiglas of its den. Its long, bushy tail was fully extended along the window. I could have tapped on the glass and roused it.

The sight of all that plush fur made me want to reach out and cuddle it. Of course, if I had been able to actually touch the cat and tried that, I might be wearing a prosthetic hand or something. They're big and powerful cats. But amazingly beautiful.
Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord,
mountain cats and jungle cats,
lions and cougars and moggies together.
Praise him, all ye mighty hunters before the Lord.

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