Scottish Fold cats are a unique breed known not only for their famously curled ears, but also for a number of distinct stances and poses that few other feline breeds often mimic. It all starts with the famous stance, like the one pictured here:
Couldn’t help but to steal my cousin’s photo of her standing Scottish fold cat from Japan– Haru-chan <3 pic.twitter.com/acuNtxDYKN
— Jess Azure『ジェシカ★アズラ』 (@JessAzure) June 23, 2013
Not many felines will stand happily on their hind legs for sustained periods of time, but Sottish Fold cats are celebrated for it. And when supporting all their weight on the hind legs gets too tiring, this endearing cat breed will happily slouch back into the ultimate hunched position. While this might look back-pain inducing to us, the Scottish Fold cats are perfectly content to fold their spines over, and relax in this legs-first sitting position. This seated posture has become known as the “Buddha Pose.”
Here is a great conglomeration of Scottish Fold Cats in the Buddha pose:
— yamar.MD (@yamaralip) November 4, 2015
You can lounge like this anywhere; even from a perch!
Fifi’s Scottish Fold signature sitting .. So cute pic.twitter.com/Us1nWgZrj6
— Noemi H (@NoemiH2013) April 25, 2014
Even celebrity Taylor Swift’s cats Meredith and Olivia are known for modeling the Buddha Pose and the Scottish Fold Stance!
With every passing day, Olivia looks less like a cat and more like a melting snowman.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 29, 2015
— Tigga Towers (@TiggaTowers) December 10, 2015
Just a couple of kittens, lazing around on the carpet. Buddha-posing is more fun with two!
— Melbourneer (@_Melbourneer_) March 2, 2015
We get the feeling this Buddha-poser doesn’t like being looked at!
The Scottish Fold is characterised by it’s distinctive folded ears, and very particular way of sitting… so cute pic.twitter.com/DQxSseqSMo
— Lifetime Pet Cover (@LPCover) June 5, 2015
When these kitties get into their comfy position, no amount of teasing or playing could induce them out of their meditative stance!
Taehyun’s cats XD.they should look like this Scottish Fold sitting up and playing with tiny Russian Blue https://t.co/AMlAVD9quY
— semi-hiatus (@KangnamGalaxy) October 7, 2015