Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Finnegan likes to sleep or lay on objects that are white or cream-colored. For some reason, he seems to think that he blends in and I can't see him, even though he's hiding in plain sight.

"If I can't see you, you can't see me!"
According to and other sources, animals camouflage themselves to hide from their predators or their prey. Sometimes, animals try to become invisible so their prey can't see them, or they try to appear more fierce than they are so they will not be attacked.

Animals blend in to their surroundings in multiple ways. Some have developed colors that match their surroundings over the years, and some change colors during their life span. Other animals have certain patterns on their body or fur that camouflage them or make them look like something else.

When he was younger, Finnegan was completely white. As he's grown up, however, his rusty-colored tips have shown up. Finny has discovered that he blends in well on his cream bed, our white leather chair, and our off-white carpet.

The only question is: is he hiding from us thinking that we are his predators or his prey?


1 comment:

Haydon said...

Prey. Deffinately prey.