Monday, 30 June 2008

Hard Cats: The Shortlist

Well, there have been tough-looking cats, there have been calmly sinister-looking cats, and there have been cats who look like they've entered entirely the wrong competition, but the standard of entries has been remarkably high, and in the end it's come down to the ten highly impressive bruisers below.

The official closing date for entries is Wednesday, so I'm keeping two more possible places free for any particularly brutish latecomers who happen to turn up. That said, they're going to have to be seriously hard to make it.

I'll be announcing the winner towards the end of the week.

Feel free to post comments in a shameless attempt to influence the outcome. I'm very suggestible (but not THAT suggestible - sorry Magina and her fanclub, you didn't quite make the cut).

From top: Nala, Ginger Tough, Boomer, Bowcat, Milo, Cappuccino, Salem, Zorro, Lou and Maurice. And two late additions: Sid Vicious and Tilly.








































19 comments:

Theresa Duplessis said...

How do we enter for the deadline? I don't see an upload option?

Rachel said...

They are some scary moggies! If I had a vote it would be Lou or Milo!

Phil Happy Cat said...

I'd say it's between two. Zorro, he's attacking a lawn for goodness sake, or Ginger Tough, coz' it takes a truly HARD cat to rip up patio slabs!!!(and then stack them one atop the other!)

Cathy said...

Milo or Zorro, surely? But they are all gorgeous, in a well-hard kind of way!

Tom said...

If anyone has any late entries, they should be sent to underthepaw@tom-cox.com

Qoo said...

i'll vote for Lou but that's only because i have first hand experience of the devastation she can cause

joeyboomerevans said...

I know I am biased, but I think Boomer is the hardest cat...EVER!!!

Angela Shintani-Sandrowicz said...

rough looking Milo, grass attacking Zorro, and beautifully glaring Cappuccino!!!

Elton's Mum said...

Zorro all the way. Is it just rumour that he's ITV's newest gladiator?

Anonymous said...

Tom, I'm gutted and Magina is in bits - and we publised your website so well.....

Emaflea said...

Definately Boomer!!!
That cat looks like he could have your hand off!
Good luck to that owner, hope you still have all your fingers!!!!

Ming A Ling said...

My vote is for Boomer. Boomer all the way.

Jack Staples! said...

BOOMER FOR PRESIDENT!

hilarylister said...

Well, 2 are aliens and disqualified obviously. I is a Lynx and in the wrong category. Milo is disqualified for being furry and cute. Zorro and Lou made me laugh so much my stomach hurts so they get my vote/votes!

Angela Shintani-Sandrowicz said...

Oh wet Tilly gets my vote too!

Test said...

Is it just me or does anyone else find Cappucino a little disturbing?!!!

dinahmow said...

Wow! Milo made the cut! I'll have to tell him when/if he comes home from his latest brawl!
And Geiger could probably enter the Kitten category now, with one eye stitched shut!
Win or not, it's been fun.Thanks.

partygirlemma said...

I'm voting for Nala, but I'm biased cos she's my cat!! he he. But I also like Maurice. That stare would turn even the hardest of humans to look away!!

Anonymous said...

I am biased but i vote Bowcat he looks like a gangster!!!