One of our cats (we have five) has been secretly corresponding with a a cat he met though my blog. He finally fessed up after I started to notice traces of catnip and cat-food crumbs on my keyboard, not to mention finding strange emails floating around. After forgiving Skipper for using my bandwidth, I thought I would post these photos of Skipper and his friend Gray, a cat who lives in Canada.
I think it is wonderful that a blog such as this one can bring people together in a positive way, showing them parts of the world they might not otherwise see. From the Friday Shootout that I started with Reggie Girl (I don't have time to participate these days, but the shootout continues to grow and bring people together) to the many people who come to this blog though searches or other blogs, I have met some fascinating people - and animals.
I have followed the adventures of Barry and Linda's dog Lindsay, two more Canadian friends I met though this blog, and met Charleston, South Carolina's Butler and Bagman's dog Sallie. Sallie recently passed away, but Butler and Bagman provide us with some cat "tales" from time to time.
I have met cats and dogs around the world via this blog, but I never dreamed cats would be communicating over the Internet.
First, let me provide you with an email from Gray (photo by Geoff):
I'm dictating this to my human because I'm busy playing with my bouncy mouse (photo attached). My nicely posed photo was taken in a sunny spot in our diningroom. I have a big comfy chair by the window in the diningroom where I can sleep or watch the birds at the feeders, two in the livingroom and one in my own room - which is upstairs and gets the morning sun too. My humans think the chairs in the livingroom are their chairs but they have nice blankies on them for me (which make great forts...) so they're sitting ducks too.
I hope you're having fun watching winter birdies from your windows too.
Hi to your humans from mine!Your Canadian friend,
From Canada with love - Meet Gray...
And our little devil Skipper...Yea, I woke him up for this photo. He was't too happy. If looks could kill.
Gray owns Elaine Dale and Geoff. Geoff is a freelance writer and is Gray's personal photographer, updating a photo of Gray on Elaine's blog on a regular basis (see her top sidebar). Elaine has some wonderful photos on her blog. Her snow photos are fantastic and she loves to photograph birds - in the summer months you can watch the doves nest and have their babies. Check out her archives for some fantastic nature shots.
"Cats are connoisseurs of comfort” ~ James Herriot