Saturday, May 09, 2015

Caturday Saturday

IZA:  OK, so I was layin on TBT after a SERIOUS session of chin, jaw, an neck attention by his magic fingers...  Ooooohhhh....  There are REASONS why I stay near him.  Darn near I passed out, too.
But I woke slightly an got my head down proper...
He KNEW what was coming next!  I often do a bit of  licking cuz his scritchin leaves some loose furs, ya know?


But he wasnt especting THIS!  Yet, he had the camera there an primed, so...


He caught me in FULL YAWN!

OK, we've all been caught that way, an the Beins sure admire it (cuz THEY cant), but look at the details!  I was amazed myself!  I only say that cuz I seldom see that part of me. 

But seriously, how well do YOU know yer own mouth?  We all unnerstand ours only indirectly by touch.  So TBT an I researched my mouth.  

Like, I KNEW my tongue was raspy, but I dint know why.  So there are all those ribs there on my tongue.  COOL!

And of course I knew my tongue reached my nosie, but who knew it was THAT long?

And I have all my fangs.  So do Ayla an Marley, but we thought we had each lost one.  Good Happy Surprise!

And look at those lines on the top of my mouth!  I asked TBT about that.  He says he thinks those are fer tasting foods fer safety before I swallow.  MOL, like I WAIT before I swallow foods...  But he says I know my foods are safe, so I dont hafta worry much.  Good, the faster I can eat the better...

That thing below my upper lines?  Is that the vomeronasal thingie?  Ive heard about that.  Its how I detect introoder smells I think.  TBT says it lets me remember that Marley an Ayla are friends too (usually, MOL).  I bet that is where the Feliway werks too.  Well, OK, thats what TBT says and that's the way I'll bet most times.  Iffen it doesnt involve catching mousies annyway.  Hes bad at that.

An look at that ridge unner my tongue.  I have NO IDEA what that is for, an neither does TBT.  Meebe it keeps my tongue centered between my lower fangs.  You kitties got anny guesses on that?


17 comments:

Megan said...

What a fabulous pic. Interesting to hear the outcomes of TBT's research too.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Purrfect yawn picture!
Glad you have all your fangs left :)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Canon Powershot ELPH 130 IS. A cheap camera. On Macro setting... But they are all good. ~ TBT

Punapippuri said...

Utterly magnificent, and a great lesson too. But that first picture is Äiti's favourite.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

It is so typical a picture of me... ~ IZA

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

If it had been angled just slightly differently, I bet we could have seen your tonsils, Iza!

Do we kitties HAVE tonsils?

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

I think of it as the last thing a mousie ever sees...

Brian said...

Dang, all of those photos are most impressive!!!

Katie Isabella said...

You look fabulous!, you coming over?

Flynn said...

Those are all great photos and it was interesting to hear what TBT researched about your mouth. I like the first photo the best. You look so cute.

Georgia and Julie said...

We like all of the pics and all the info too!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What a nice YAWN and we learnt a lot. Although we weren't surprised about the length have you seen Socks tongue? Mommy says he better keep it in his mouth so she doesn't trip over it.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Excellent photos and terrific close ups

Katnip Lounge said...

What fun to get to examine your parts up close! We're pretty sure your theory about the tongue-middle-thingy is correct...keeps it in the middle!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Wowwzers! Mes never new all that about our mouths!! Mes is totally intrigued (and a tad grossed out)
Loves your new header!
Kisses
Nellie

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Thanks fur that super tour of your mouth cave....OMC!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you still have all your fangs :) Nice photos!