Cat tongue acrobatics, pt. 2

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Lucca, a blue patched tabby and white cat, licks a sheepskin rug as she cleans her front legs with her eyes closed.  In this image she's just finished licking a long strand of the rug, and her tongue is curled up at the tip.  Her tongue is extended, showing the filiform papillae (spines or barbs) on the top surface of the tongue, and also showing how they vary in size across the surface of the tongue (larger in the center, almost not visible near the edges).  Her nose, whiskers, fur, and closed eyes are also clearly in focus.
Lucca, a blue patched tabby and white cat, licks a sheepskin rug as she cleans her front legs with her eyes closed. In this image she's just finished licking a long strand of the rug, and her tongue is curled up at the tip. Her tongue is extended, showing the filiform papillae (spines or barbs) on the top surface of the tongue, and also showing how they vary in size across the surface of the tongue (larger in the center, almost not visible near the edges). Her nose, whiskers, fur, and...
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