The handsomely-crafted feline unit has been perfected by tens of thousands of years of engineering. The following photo essay attempts to touch on merely a few aspects of this incredible piece of technology.
Forward sensory array. Note the whisker-like sensors above the optical system and on either side of the nasal unit. The aural receptors are particularly keen and rotate like satellite dishes.
View of forward sensory array on a different feline model. You may note that feline units come in an extremely wide variety of colors and patterns, suited to many combat environments and almost any terrain or climates.
Quadripedal mobility traction units. These conceal a hyper-sharp self-maintaining weapons array.
Forward weapons array (FWA) in maintenance mode.
Another unit maintaining FWA efficacy.
Demonstration of FWA.
Cleaning of FWA after use. Note the additional concealed weaponry now visible in unit's oral cavity.
As seen above, units are equipped with self-cleaning capacity. Self-cleaning device (SCD) is used frequently, and may also be employed to clean other units, remove flesh from the bones of hapless victims, or the rescue the last bit of tuna from a bowl.
Close-up of SCD.
An enemy approaches.
Unit assumes attack position.
Com unit. Will, for example, swish vigorously to signal a warning. Can triple in size during red alert. Aft portion of feline unit may wriggle just prior to launching attack.
Units are also equipped with highly effective night-vision lenses.
Feline units recharging via solar energy.
However, solar energy is not required for these effective units to recharge during sleep mode.
"One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it--it was the black kitten's fault entirely." (L. Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)
I'm Yankee-Born and Southern-Raised, which makes me kind of Southern Gothic (in the old literary sense of the word). After 15 years in the Big Apple, I spent 4 years on a farm in Michigan raising chickens and llamas and learning to spin, knit, and needle-felt. Now I'm back home in NYC with my much-beloved spouse and one crazy tortiseshell cat. You can also find me on Ravelry.com as okitten.