I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but when Gus stands or sits in a certain way his spots form a heart shape on his front legs.
I suppose this would be sweet, except it is a little black heart.
And here he has debbil eyes.
Calla has started hanging out under the camp desk when I am not using it. She tends to scamper off if I turn the chair so that my legs get any closer.
This pose gives a hint for why her body fur is colored darker and lighter in different regions. When she sits like this, the skin on the sides is farther out due to the back legs and the fur is more open and insulates less well. Therefore the fur comes out darker.
The fur behind the neck is similar – it is more vertical instead of lying flat, and the skin is pushed away from the body some by the shoulder blades. So it is a bit cooler and darker.