Furry Friday: The gentle joy of ginger cats

Who is this sleepy, spicy ginger pudding? Everyone knows it's Windy.
Who is this sleepy, spicy ginger pudding? Everyone knows it's Windy.

In 10 years of Furry Fridays, there must have been at least 10 collections of ginger cats. It's time for one more.

Ginger cats are such familiar things, yet I believe they're a kind of miracle. Don't you think the world is better off, not just that there are such charming, beautiful creatures as cats, but that some of them are that staggering, camouflage-foiling colour of ginger? I do. 

Not that ginger is an easy thing to describe or depict. The colour comes in many intensities - sometimes honey-like and dappled with white, sometimes full-bodied and fiery.

Today's collection - the at-least-eleventh ginger lineup on Four Legs Good - represents much of the range. Scroll and feel the ginger power!

READ MORE:
* Furry Friday: Cats to warm a winter-cold heart
* Furry Friday: Rapt cats, dogs agog
* Furry Friday: Paws for applause

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Deep in thought: Ada (left) and Rabbit.
Deep in thought: Ada (left) and Rabbit.
Leo's colouring is especially fiery - including what look like flames on his forehead.
Leo's colouring is especially fiery - including what look like flames on his forehead.
A fine display of paw beans and whiskers from Gulliver.
A fine display of paw beans and whiskers from Gulliver.
Mango thinks there's no challenge in a crossword unless some of the clues are covered up.
Mango thinks there's no challenge in a crossword unless some of the clues are covered up.
Thomas summons memories of Gingernuts and milk.
Thomas summons memories of Gingernuts and milk.
A friendly just-woken-up look from Tana.
A friendly just-woken-up look from Tana.
Patrick has a touch of resting grump-face.
Patrick has a touch of resting grump-face.
The magnificent, multi-dimensional coat of Millie.
The magnificent, multi-dimensional coat of Millie.
Garfield relishes a comfortable spot - close to the balmy breath of a heat pump.
Garfield relishes a comfortable spot - close to the balmy breath of a heat pump.
Mikey performs his impression of a loaf of pumpkin bread.
Mikey performs his impression of a loaf of pumpkin bread.
Poeka demonstrates how beneficial a rubber spine is to one's self-hygiene.
Poeka demonstrates how beneficial a rubber spine is to one's self-hygiene.
Table cats: Leroy (left) has just three legs, and wonders if you can make a new one on your magic machine. Eddie (right) makes use of someone's glass of water.
Table cats: Leroy (left) has just three legs, and wonders if you can make a new one on your magic machine. Eddie (right) makes use of someone's glass of water.
The tilt of Boots' ears tells you that lilac most definitely clashes with ginger.
The tilt of Boots' ears tells you that lilac most definitely clashes with ginger.
John (left) starts to test the capacities of his body; Gwen colonises the warmest spot in the house.
John (left) starts to test the capacities of his body; Gwen colonises the warmest spot in the house.
Smooch was made of honey, cream, and feathery brush-strokes.
Smooch was made of honey, cream, and feathery brush-strokes.
You want to go to bed? Capt Gingie will take your request into consideration.
You want to go to bed? Capt Gingie will take your request into consideration.
Ron (left) and Marmaduke illustrate those ancient words of wisdom: 'Stretch like you own the place.'
Ron (left) and Marmaduke illustrate those ancient words of wisdom: 'Stretch like you own the place.'
Dommie runs to the bath every time she hears the plug pulled, so she can enjoy the warmth of the drained tub. Cats are weird.
Dommie runs to the bath every time she hears the plug pulled, so she can enjoy the warmth of the drained tub. Cats are weird.
When Ed Sheeran twists, he puts everything into it.
When Ed Sheeran twists, he puts everything into it.
At less than three weeks old, there's not much to Pumpkin beyond a blob of orange.
At less than three weeks old, there's not much to Pumpkin beyond a blob of orange.
Thomas is fond of his toy, but not so fond as to let it take up valuable bed space.
Thomas is fond of his toy, but not so fond as to let it take up valuable bed space.
Maverick (left) lays extravagant claim to every inch of the car seat; Dorito insists that the paw marks are a false-flag operation.
Maverick (left) lays extravagant claim to every inch of the car seat; Dorito insists that the paw marks are a false-flag operation.
This time, two photos of the same cat - Heidi, who knows just how and where to pose.
This time, two photos of the same cat - Heidi, who knows just how and where to pose.
Finally, After all those snoozy gingers, time for Action Cat, also known as Klaus. He likes to bound on to the range hood to ogle birds through the glass ceiling. Just as well the range hood is firmly anchored.
Finally, After all those snoozy gingers, time for Action Cat, also known as Klaus. He likes to bound on to the range hood to ogle birds through the glass ceiling. Just as well the range hood is firmly anchored.

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