This was difficult. Not just Tough Cats Competition difficult, but REALLY difficult. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because witlessness is a slightly more subtle feline trait than straightforward hardness. Or maybe it's because I'm having a particularly indecisive kind of week (I went to the Rescue Cat Of The Year Awards a few days ago, and I wouldn't have been able to pick a clear winner out of the nominees there either). Whatever the case, after much deliberation, and experimentation - things really got desperate when I showed each of the top three photos to my own King Moron Pablo and ask him to headbutt the one he liked best, only for him to simply look vacantly at me with his tongue sticking out and fall asleep on my keyboard - I've decided that, instead of awarding first, second and third places, joint first place will be awarded to the following three beautiful simpletons (although it should be stated, just for the record, that when it comes to littlecatdiaries' "special" achievers, every feline cretin is a winner).
So, in no order whatsoever:
1. Spam (okay, so maybe the bag was placed there by his owner, Bill, but we have no proof, and it's very funny anyway).
2. Mitchell (don't you just sense that Mitchell has a totally demented meow?).
3. Murrt (one littlecatdiaries reader remarked on the resemblance between Murrt and Zoe Wannamaker, which is indeed uncanny: no insult to Mrs W herself, but it takes a special cat cretinosity to be that wonky-eyed, and I speak as one with daily firsthand experience of some pretty bozzed up moggy peepers).
A huge thanks to everyone for their pictures, and congratulations to the respective winning owners, Bill, Jane and Lisa. You'll each be receiving a signed copy of Under The Paw: Confessions Of A Cat Man very shortly.