This is a new genre of cat picture ;). Once again, I thought of this sort of genre only on seeing my cat Charlie at the back door. I have since noticed that there is a bit of a cult genre going around the internet of peekaboo cats. It is also spelled peek-a-boo. The word describes a person popping his or her head around a door or over a wall or something like that. The game is usually played by a parent with his/her child. Or it might be siblings playing together.
I had intended to photograph Charlie doing this but In the end I couldn’t get a picture but when the two wandering tabbies came to the back door for cat food (again), I noticed that one of them did a peek-a-boo pose to get me to notice. Here is the picture:
She also did a stretch afterward which was even better. You can see a large format version of the picture on this page.
These two cats live with a woman (and probably her husband) in a very large house worth about £3-5 million about 200 yards away. Something is clearly wrong because they always come to me. They want company and food. It is desperate. They go over the road and so on. It is driving me nuts.
Anyway, do you have a peek-a-boo cat picture? Just like the headless cat picture they are not easy to capture. I have a camera ready or nearby and I noticed this cat preparing to do this and got the picture.
Below is what is called an “animated gif” of a peek-a-boo cat. An animated gif is a series of still photographs in the .gif picture format that are strung together to make a little film. They look like videos but are actually a series of still images taken with a motor drive.