Headless Cat Picture!

This is a bit of fun, that’s all. It is, obviously, not really a headless cat. Charlie, the black cat (brown cat?) in this picture has three legs. When he is grooming, which he has a habit of doing to a slightly obsessive level, he can look like this:

Headless Cat
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Headless Cat. Photo by Michael of Charlie a 3 legged black cat.

I have a feeling only a three-legged cat can look like this because the right foreleg would normally be visible in this picture which would have made him look less like a round ball of brown/black fur.

The flash light has shown us how brown a black cat is. It does not take much to show up the dark brown eumelanin pigmentation granules in the fur that makes a cat black. Black fur is almost a visual illusion as the pigment is not black at all.

I am pleased to say that Charlie is pretty flexible and can wash all the usual accessible places of his body.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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25 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    Here is another excellent headless cat picture:

    headless cat photo

  2. Rose says:

    lol I love the pics and must see if any of mine will pose headless lol

  3. Michael says:

    Here is another cute, fluffy headless cat:

    headless cat

    Photo by dboling40

    • Barbara says:

      Another brilliant body, it seems impossible, bum washing is over by the time we get the camera ready.

      • Michael says:

        I only got the Charlie picture because I have an very good camera on the bed all the time and Charlie spends a lot of time on the bed with me. Even then it was tricky.

  4. Barbara says:

    You’re joking! TOGETHER in the same photo? It aint going to happen, there would be blood shed, they’re like a pair of teenage hoodlums and would probably literally make each other headless if they had to pose together. And yet strangely, sometimes, like this week when Jo has been poorly, they CAN be nice to each other.Just not very oft.

  5. Michael says:

    Here is another headless cat picture found by dw. Well there is just glimmer of a head..!

    headless cat picture

  6. Barbara says:

    Three lovely little warm bodies, cats are so photogenic, of course now I want the boys to pose. Michael, Charlie has a lovely shine on him and I love the auburn highlights.

  7. Michael says:

    Here is another version of the headless cat. I don’t know the photographer’s name – sorry. If it is you please leave a comment.

    Headless cat

  8. Marc says:

    I have a photo of an orange and white cat asleep in a ball and she has no head and looks like a football also because of her orange patches. I’ll send it to you Michael – it’s on my cat Lilly’s FB page. Maybe you can all see it – but Michael you will get it via email in case the link doesn’t work.

    (Note: Michael used the link to find the picture and then removed the link because external links often end up broken – not working).

  9. Ruth aka Kattaddorra says:

    Oh Michael, you so and so! You had me there, I couldn’t bear to look when I saw the title until Babz started laughing and said it was a pic of Charlie.
    What a contortionist he is lol

    • Michael says:

      Sorry Ruth, when I saw Charlie on the bed next to me I had to photograph him and put the photo on the website. I just thought it looked interesting. Only cats can contort as well as this.

      • Elis says:

        Thats what people are doing on our pictures-of-cats.org group page on Facebook. People can’t help but want to show off their cats. It’s becoming one of the largest groups on Facebook with over 4000 members and I post all of my articles there between photos. You should check it out more often. It gets the PoC website a lot of publicity.

  10. Elisa says:

    Sealy and Midnight are both black cats with a lot of reddish brown.

    I had a headless cat once. Her name was Smokey and she’d lose her head looking over into the bath tub. Wish I could find the picture.

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