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This happy kitten I found sleeping on a cactus' petal.

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level 1

This makes me think that if housecats lived in the wild they would just sleep everywhere. Seeing a cat snoozing on the back of an elephant would be pretty great to see.

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15 points · 1 month ago

Various wild cats do sleep a lot for energy conservation, but it requires safety from various predators and competitors. In touristy places like this cats have gotten used to being able to sleep with impunity so you see things like this.

level 2

Googled to see if i could find any pictures of that. Close enough!

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Original Poster78 points · 1 month ago

Damn. I tried to Google "cactus plant" to see if I could confirm it being a cactus, and some of the results looked really simular to this plant. And there are a lot of cacti here.

level 3

Also, that's a leaf. But carry on.

level 4

Also, that’s a raccoon.

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Original Poster17 points · 1 month ago

Yes, but I thought it was a cactus and a Google search said that they are petals.

level 5

CARRY ON, CARRY ON!

MAMAAAAAAA OOOOOOOOO

level 6
5 points · 1 month ago

MY WAYWARD SON

level 5

You would have been fine if you had called it a Tequila petal.

level 5

You did just fine. Kitten is beautiful! Ignore smart asses :D

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Original Poster11 points · 1 month ago

The original comment was fine and informative, though.

level 7

Yes, but still fine job:)

level 3
2 points · 1 month ago

They're both succulents but this is an agave which is basically like an Aloe plant. Cacti are usually barbed.

level 4

All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti

level 3

Blue Agave specifically

level 2

Came to say this was a Blue Agave which is used in making tequila

level 2

Said exactly what I wanted to. Grew up all around these plants in NM.

level 2

Beat me to it.

So, to explain, all cactuses are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. Kind of like how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares.

An agave is a succulent but not a cactus in this case.

level 1

I know you have been educated in what type of flora said cat is napping in, but I figured I'd inform you that said plant is also what tequila is made from.

Now you can carry on in peace.

level 2
Original Poster16 points · 1 month ago

That's neat.

level 3

Also, agave are pollinated by bats. Without bats, no tequila!

level 3

You should x-post this cat to /r/CurledFeetsies

level 4
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Will do!

level 1

Did you keep him?

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Original Poster26 points · 1 month ago

No. We're on a vacation and this photo was taken in Kotor (Montenegro). There are a lot of cats there.

level 1

Once you have had a wonderful cat, a life without one, is a life diminished.

level 1

that is just precious.

level 1

How do you know it’s happy?

level 2

His ears are up, his belly is in the air, his tail isn't even curled up. He's a very relaxed, happy cat napping in his own natural kitty bed.

level 2
Original Poster62 points · 1 month ago

Looked happy from all angles.

And people will be more pleased if I say that it's happy, resulting in more upvotes.

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18 points · 1 month ago

gotta respect the transparency gents

level 2

He's smiling :)

level 3

:3

level 3

You and I have different definitions of smiling.

level 4

Corners of mouth turned up? Yep. He's smiling. Plus his paws are curled, another sign of cat happiness.

level 1

Cats can sleep on just about anything if they really wanted to...

level 1

catcus 😂

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yes, I know now, it's not a cactus. Why be such a dickhead about it?

level 3

No no, "catcus".

level 1

Sooo adorable and cuddly :')

level 1

His name is Tom Thumb

level 1

I have always found those to feel comfy. Though they are never big enough for me.

level 1

The kitty was there to harvest the agave for mezcal and indulged a bit too much....sleep well my furry friend!

level 1

I hope you took this little thing.

level 1

Is it alive??

level 2
Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yes.

level 1

Cat is very aware but definitely resting! Good shot btw

level 1

I had to look just to see a "cactus leaf". I thought they were all spikey. What do I know about cacti? Am Canadian.

level 1

"cactus petal"

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

?

level 1

"Cactus petal" lololololololololol

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Original Poster5 points · 1 month ago

Laughing out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud out loud?

Alright, you do you...

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