“Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.” – Socrates

This is my old man tabby, Ichabod. He is somewhere between 12 and 15 years old (he was a stray so no one knows for sure). To me he is beautiful forever, but now he is starting to show his age. The hair is graying.. his skin is sagging.. he has lost quite a bit of weight.. so this once beautiful cat who ran the house, has started to take a step down in the pecking order around here. Now, our younger/more beautiful cat is large and in charge! This seems to be a common cycle.. in the animal world…

(This photo is part of my submission for a creative collaborative photo project brought to you by Nick Mayo, author of Nick Exposed . Check out his site to see the full gallery of submissions! There are so many great photos to enjoy, so enjoy!)


What a face….

Here is my old man, Ichabod.. spends his days just hanging around the house, well actually he is the boss in this house (all of you fellow cat owners will understand that!). He has the best face… it makes him look older, sleepy or angry depending on the day! (He has Ehlers Danlos syndrome which is a collagen disorder, so his skin is very fragile and hangs.) He is a special cat with a special face 🙂