Artistic…Cat Scratches?

This is my 16-year old cat named Spock. She is my baby, and I love her sooooo much.

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Now, Spock has always loved to climb up onto my shoulder. When she was a kitten she used to climb up my body to reach her favorite perch. (Thank goodness I broke her of *that* habit.) These days she tends to wait until I pick her up, purrs happily for a minute, then climbs up onto my shoulder. You may recall that I said that she’s 16? Well, her claws don’t really retract all the way anymore, but by now a little scratch here or there doesn’t bug me. But then the other day, I was talking to a visiting friend and Spock lost her balance for a moment. She was fine, and I went about my day. Then, that night, when I went to change for bed I discovered something interesting.

Yes, this is the part where you will all become firmly convinced that I’m weird.

Well, look.

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How often do you encounter cat scratches that are the same distance apart? And mostly parallel? I just think that it looks kinda…cool.

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