Black Cat

October 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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Meet Tuborg! She was named after Tuborg, a Danish beer. The beer's name comes from Thuesborg ("Thues castle"), a Copenhagen inn from the 1690s in the area of the brewery. Tuborg's person was introduced to the beer when she worked in Europe after grad school. When she returned to the states, she adopted a cat from the Denver Dumb Friends League and named her Tuborg. 

Tuborg is older now and not feeling as spry as she used to. That's the reason her person initially decided to call me for a photo shoot. In her pics, Tuborg is sporting a "lion cut." A lot of long-haired cats get similar hairdos to keep them comfortable during the hot summer months. Her person thought about letting her grow it out before photos but wisely decided that the older cat's health might not be as good by then. I'm all for remembering your pets the way they really looked. If Tuborg had a haircut like this every summer then why shouldn't her photos reflect that?

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This is Tuborg's favorite spot to sit and look out the window. She's an indoor kitty and enjoys this chair with a view. 

As I'm sure you are aware, black cats have a fair amount of superstition around them. According to wikipedia: "The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots believe that a strange black cat's arrival to the home signifies prosperity. In Celtic mythology, a fairy known as the Cat Sìth takes the form of a black cat. Black cats are also considered good luck in the rest of Britain and Japan. Furthermore, it is believed that a lady who owns a black cat will have many suitors." 

The bit about prosperity, good luck and many suitors sounds acceptable. I hope Tuborg brings all those things to her person!


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