She's one of at least three cats that lives in our compound. She was born here -- her brother is Antonio, Tony, for short.
One thing I noticed about all Timorese cats is that their tails are broken.
I asked why.
My colleague told that it's because cats are seen as perfect creatures -- and that nothing should be absolutely perfect. You will notice Marie's tail is broken near the tip. Tony's is similiarly broken. Their mom, a calico, practically has no tail.
Marie and Tony's favorite pasttime is eating, playing and getting rubbed on the neck.