Friday, January 29, 2010

Cat Chatter

“When my cats aren't happy, I'm not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they're just sitting there thinking up ways to get even.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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):

"Hiya Skipper,

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


Teacher's Pet said...

Gray and Skipper are beautiful.
I happen to be such a cat fan....I love, love LOVE cats....

imac said...

What a Purrr-fect post.

HBFG said...

They are both really good looking cats, love the eyes!
Our Mika is also greyish in color and has one green eye and one blue. Our Missy Lou is "tigerd" and also has beautiful green eyes.
Cats are great!

Tracy said...

I just came across your blog today.. I love it! I am a hobby photographer and love ur photos as well. We are house searching in Crisfield next weekend. If you have any suggestions for restaurants or must see things while we are there please share!

A Scattering said...

Patty, '

Gray, Geoff and I aren't worthy! Skipper is looking particularly dashing, even if he is sleepy.

Have a great weekend.


miruspeg said...

Hi Patty
Loved reading your cats stories and that first quote is soooo true.
I am a servant to 2 cats, Wilson and Ellie who are brother and sister.
They are now nearly 5 and I gave up years ago trying to be their master.
I wouldn't trade them for any amount of money as they bring untold joy into my life.

Tell Gray and Skipper I think they are gorgeous. :)