Semi-Wordless Wednesday.

Dory's Mama wrote and said they only have ONE cat that entered their smiley contest!  She asks "Don't Cats Smile?"

Of course they do, all of the time.  But like most kittie things its quite nuanced and subtle.  Just a smile, not showing toofies!

Here is a picture of Ali Z smiling at my Mom.  See how the corners of her mouth turn up?  She wears that smile allllll the time!


Pee ess:  Many of you cannot see the smile on Ali Z's face because of her coloration.  I see it all the time and love it.  But here is another picture of a smiling cat, you might enjoy.  Note that it is the way the upper and lower mouth are shaped. (and the pizza!)  That is a cat smile!

Stella's Mom


The Army of Four said...

Looking cool, Ali Z!
Dave sends "woo"s to you.
Play bows,

Martha and Bailey said...

We are going to have to take your word for it Ali Z - you dont look too smiley too us but very sweet!
Martha & bailey xxx

Life With Dogs said...

All the time? Does that mean she is faking it? ;)

Dory and the Mama said...

I don't know Ali Z...But you are the expert, if you say that is a kitty smile..I will believe you!!

Thanks for the quick response!!

Sierra Rose said...

Very soft and sweet, that smile of yours Ali Z!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kissies,
Sierra Rose

MAX said...

Is that a smile, Ali-Z??? I will NEVER understand you cats!!!
...BUT mom says the smile is all in the eyes!

Mango said...

I did not know that cats could smile. I will try to watch them more closely.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Of course cats smile! Pepe smiles especially when he has just swiped at one of us dogs with his paw.

Aniemother said...

Being the one smiling cat I know for sure cat's smile! ;)


Huffle Mawson said...

I think it's a lovely smile Ali Z. Mum says she can not always tell if I am smiling because it's hard to tell in all my black furs.

Miley said...

Hi Stella!!! I think kitties smile with their eyes!!!! Love the pics!!

lotsa licks

Tanuki Maxx said...

yup i agree! cats smile with their eyes, you can see it especially when they're about to pounce on you!


The OP Pack said...

If your Mama says that is a smile, then it must be. Mama is always right.

woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Beautiful smile, Ali Z!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I know I khould make woo smile...

I would just have to tikhkle your...

Oh well -


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmmm i dont think trouble the kitty ever smiles but their is a professee that if she wer to smile the wurld wood come to an end so maybe its for the best!!! ok bye

KB said...

You are one cool cat Ali Z. Are you smiling because you're about to eat the pizza?

I love your poem about winter! You're right - I just need to insert Colorado! Once winter is here, I usually love it. I'm still in the transitional phase... but the snow is gorgeous! And, we still have internet!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Yep, Boomer walks around wiff that same smiley smirk, unless she is giving me a dirty look, BOL!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think it definitely looks like Ali Z is smiling. I don't smile though because I have to look menacing at all times.


Hamish Westie said...

Well I'm not sure. That cat smile looks just a tad smug, don't you think Stella? Something about having just got the cream?
Cheers, H.

Andrea said...

Love it! That is definitely a cat smile if I ever saw one....my Elora does NOT smile. Ever. :) (But I love her anyway).

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh they are so cute...
Marley was adopted by Sis who lives right down the street now so Marley is part of our family too.. Mom and Sis went and checked her out 3 weeks ago and Marley just followed sis around trying to get attention so Sis decided she had to have her.. She has a great home now really close to us...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie