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Do You Love Your Cat – Does Your Cat Love You? June 15, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Whiskers — Janet @ 9:31 pm

As regular readers of this blog probably know, I love my cat Katerina dearly.  But does she love me?  She is definitely not a lap cat.  This is a characteristic that I find disconcerting.  Every other cat I have ever known has been a lap cat.  It’s nice.

For example, here’s a vintage family photo and the family cat has chosen my mother.  (The family dog had to be in the photo also.)

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Random Vintage Photos

Filed under: Cats,Family memories,Family photographs,Family Photos — Janet @ 7:49 pm

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf013  My cat (and dog) 1950

 

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf002  Me imprisoned 1938

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf016  Very proud of my brother  1943

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf024  family gathering   1944   starting from the left -my mother and me, my grandfather, my grandfather’s sister “Auntie”, my mother’s older sister Libbie and her 2 daughters Kitty and Betsy, my mother’s younger sister Alice and 2 of her sons Bill and Bobby

 

On My Walk……

Filed under: Cats,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 6:13 pm

On my walk this overcast/rainy morning I noted:

IMG_3465  Doorways in need of refurbishment

IMG_3464  a good idea for supporting sweet peas

IMG_3460  lovely salmon color blooms

IMG_3456  the black and white cat of yesterday – staying inside this morning looking out at the raindrops

IMG_3455  furry looking red foliage contrasting the blue blossoms

 

 

Was It My New Haircut? June 14, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Fright,Katerina — Janet @ 10:59 pm

I returned home today following having my haircut.  Nothing radical – just a bit shorter.  I went to the back window/door  and saw the cat – BRIEFLY.  When she saw me she leapt out of her box and ran like a streak of lightening across the deck, leaped up on the railing and jumped three feet across the gap to disappear in the foliage of the neighboring trees.  How could she do this???  I was really scared that she had come to grief – a broken leg? or worse?  Well about 5 minutes later I was relieved to see her sitting on the fence post on the opposite side of the house.  She proceeded to come up the stairs to the deck but she was obviously quite shaken – and very wary of the slightest sound.  Cautiously she sniffed around the deck and eventually, gradually came inside.  She was breathing hard and I could almost see her still shaking.  A very scared cat.  What did she see??  or sense?? Had she been daydreaming??  And was suddenly startled to see me there?  I honestly don’t think it was my lovely new haircut.  Husbands and cats tend not to notice such things.

IMG_3449  Katerina in her box at a happier time

 

Colorful Month Of June

Filed under: Cats,Colours,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens,June,Seasons,Spring — Janet @ 5:18 pm

On my walk this morning I saw:

IMG_3454  Reds on Mary Street, Ballard

IMG_3453  another colorful garden with striking Red Hot Pokers

IMG_3452  a rather quirky miniature garden

IMG_3451  2 cats having an early morning visit cat-style?  the black and white cat is obvious – the other cat is a long-haired fluffy orangey one in the doorway of the house

 

The Cat Pounced June 7, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Squirrels — Janet @ 6:13 pm

IMG_3381  Katerina eyeing the squirrel – I looked away and next thing I knew the cat was in the air and the squirrel’s tail was out of reach.  What a picture that would have made.  I think they like to taunt each other in an uneasy(?) relationship.

 

The Case Of The Disappearing Mouse June 3, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 3:23 pm

I pulled the bedroom curtain aside early this morning and sure enough there was the cat on the mat………but instead of stretching and reaching up to get in, the cat’s back was to me and she appeared to be eating/chewing on something.  A telltale tail was seen – thin, black.  O.K. she had a mouse – and she was busy.  No wish to come in.  I was a bit dismayed but at least the poor creature being devoured was not a bird.

I went upstairs and went out on the back deck and down the outside stairs to spy on the cat and its creature.  THEY WEREN”T  THERE.  Nor did they appear anywhere nearby.  Two hours later the cat appeared – alone – wanting her breakfast.

IMG_3179  sweet innocent Katerina

IMG_3176 a previous victim left on the mat