I love cats. I always have. I grew up with them which I know makes a huge difference in terms of having an affection for the feline species. I’ve also been fascinated by the ‘big’ cats in our world, like lions and tigers, and feature them weekly in the header of my  ‘Fanged Up’ weekday Caris Roane newsletter. One of my characters in the Rapture’s Edge series has a pet leopard. The character, Yolanthe, is quite unlikable except for her love for her leopard.

Lynx are unique in the cat world because of their stubby tails and the tufts of fur at the tips of their pointed ears. Isn’t that a beautiful face? Nature absolutely amazes me. Look at the design and variety in this animal, in its coat and coloring, the tufts, the nose, the dark mouth. What’s not to love? Or if not to love, then to admire?

FunFacts about the Lynx (Source) (Source)

  • There are four species of lynx, the bobcat being one of them.
  • Lynx have compact legs, stubby tails and pointed tufts of fur at the tops of their ears designed to aid their hearing.
  • They are shorter compared with other ‘big’ cats and are only 32 to 40 inches in length. Weight: 22-44 pounds.
  • Most lynx are uniquely built for the snow. Besides having thick fur, their paws are especially thick and tend to spread to create cat-like snowshoes.
  • They are related to tigers, lions, the domestic cat and other members of the Felidae family.
  • Habitat: North America, Northern Europe, Asia.
  • Bobcats aren’t built for colder areas and lack the thick, padded paws of their snow-loving cousins. They generally live in forests, swamps and deserts.
  • Color: Medium brown, to goldish, to beige-white, sometimes with brownish spots on their limbs. All species of lynx have white fur on their chests, bellies and the insides of their legs.
  • Lynx hunt at night and sleep during the day.
  • Lynx are highly territorial and live solitary lives.
  • Lynx mature anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ years of age.
  • Females gestate 62-73 days and produce 1 to 8 kittens per litter. The kittens nurse for 4 to 5 months but stay with mom for the first year. Mothers will often purr while taking care of their young.

***This Week’s Giveaway is Closed!!!***

The winner is Dianne K.C.! Congratulations!

For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet, scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, August 24, 2017.

Last Week’s Winner: Pansy P.

August Winners: Tamara K. and Marie S.

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***This Week’s Giveaway is Closed!!!***

The winner is Dianne K.C.! Congratulations!

August Winners: Pansy P., Tamara K., Marie S.

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on every Caris Roane blog, Monday thru Thursday this week, to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed!

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*** This week’s giveaway! *** To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about lynx. Have you ever seen one close up? Do you have a favorite among the big cats? Which photo did you like best? Feel free to share whatever comes to mind and share from the heart. 

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