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Say it with me: pisiform

That little knobbly bit in the wrist is the pisiform cartilege. It does indeed mean pea-shaped. It covers the pisiform bone in cats. This site says it’s vestigial, but I had read it was a shock absorber.

You have a pisiform bone, too. It’s the lumpy wrist bone farthest over on the pinkie side. Fortunately, you probably don’t have a pisiform cartilege, though, because that would look gross hanging off of you.

And because I apparently forgot to hit ‘publish’ last night, today you get two!


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 19, 2020, 10:57 pm

The cat studies are charming. How kind of them to provide you with endless poses 🙂

Comment from dissent
Time: October 20, 2020, 3:31 am

Totally pawsed.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 20, 2020, 10:17 am

The cute little pink paw pads on these creatures are fascinating.

But don’t try flipping Delilah over to see them.

No, no. NO.
Wish she was a cuddly kitty like your two seem to be.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2020, 7:33 pm

Our current two cats are the nicest boys I’ve ever had. And I can play with their paws and scratch their bellies and move them out of chairs and everything.

Not all our cats have been like that. *cue spooky music*

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 21, 2020, 10:01 am

Durned Son #1 just moved to Michigan and they have the sweetest (toothless) cat I’ve ever seen.

She was a stray Daughterinlaw Prime took in. How she made it outdoors is a mystery. We at least understand how Delilah survived out there.

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