Category Archives: Cats

Catitude – SOCS

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Catitude – SOCS 

https://lindaghill.com/2022/07/22/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-23-2022/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.” Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

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Well, this is an interesting prompt! If you want to join in, and also see other entries, just click the link. Thanks, Linda!

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The only printed item I have close by is my coloring book and pencils. This one says ‘Catitude Is Everything’. I’ve not quite finished the coloring page, but I work on coloring every evening.

What does that statement mean, I wonder. I’ve heard it a lot. Well, cats are cute, they all have individual personalities as you get to know them.

Here’ my thoughts on being like a cat with ‘catitude’.

Be cute when you want smiles and admiration from your people.

Be aloof when you want to be alone for awhile. A good hiding place is needed, like a closet or under the bed. Don’t come out when called … unless it’s feeding time.

Be a beggar. Meow a lot and twine around your people’s feet when you’re hungry. This is tricky, though. If they give you boring food, you must immediately become aloof!

Be competent in the art of staring at your people. It makes them nervous. They may try to bribe you with treats, but ignore them.

Be mysterious. We cats come from an ancient species, so keep lots of secrets.

Be able to purr convincingly and you will have charmed everyone. ❤

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© 2022 BS

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Close-up or Macro Cats

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Close-up or Macro Cats 

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/05/cmmc-january-close-up-or-macro-2/comment-page-1/#comment-307714

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Here are close up, in black & white, of four kitty cat eyes.

  • Cricket
  • Wow Wow
  • Wink
  • Big Man

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© 2019 & 2022 BS

Halloween Countdown # 14 – Cat

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Halloween Countdown # 14 – Cat

https://toy.photography/2021/10/14/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-cat-2/

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Here’s my painted rocks for cats. One is an orange face, one just has the word cat in black on a white rock, and another white rock has an outline of a cat, a fence, and maybe the moon.

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The next photo is a Halloween decoration sign of a black cat holding a sign saying ‘Scaredy Cats Welcome’

The next photos are of Weena the tabby cat looking at a real big pumpkin …

Last is a pumpkin I carved a Halloween cat into the front

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Autumn Greetings

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Autumn Greetings

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Hope you’re enjoying the first day of Autumn/Fall. We have a wonderful break in the temperature, from the high 90s to this morning low of 49 degrees and a nice breeze.

I took this picture of Sonny the cat this morning as he was contemplating the first day of autumn. I did a little filter magic with the photo, but I liked how the original showed the tall dried grasses caught the sunlight and also kind of outlined his fur in gold. They are kind of the same, except the first one has the upper part of the background is reddish.

First photo with filter – second photo original

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© 2021 BS

 

Throwback Thursday – Pets

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Throwback Thursday – Pets

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/throwback-thursday-the-pets-in-my-life/

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This time we’re looking back at the pets we’ve had. Thanks Lauren & Maggie for hosting this fun prompt.

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We don’t have any pets at the moment. We feed the cats outside that come around, though.

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I’ve had pets of one kind or another since I was a little kid. Many, many pets. If I was to write about all of them on this one post, it would be pages long.

I’ve had dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, gerbils, birds, hermit crabs, fish, and even a spider or two that weren’t exactly pets, but they hung around for a long time and I gave them a name.

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We’ve had lots of cats too, over the years, but I’ve written about them quite a lot on here, so won’t this time.

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It’s been quite a few years since we had any dogs here with us, but we used to have quite a few. Let me think if I can remember all the dogs I’ve had since I was a kid.

Cindy – King – Skipper – Troubles – Dusty – Stormy – Freckles – Ginger – Maggie – Bud – Bridget – Weasel – Sam

And, in my notebooks I’ve written about them all – their stories.

And, I have photos of every one of them (except Troubles).  Here’s me and Stormy. 🙂

This photo was taken in black & white, in the back yard in 1957. Stormy was just a mixed breed white and fluffy little dog, maybe part Cocker Spaniel? I’m standing on an old weathered door that was on the ground, and wearing a print dress, and my hair was fairly short.

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A strange incident was a few years later my cousin & I were playing with the Ouija board. I asked would I get a dog?  It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years. The photo shows Dusty, who was the same kind of dog that Stormy was, white & fluffy.

 

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This was taken long ago, and is a picture of my little parakeet, named Igor. He was green and yellow.

We let him fly around all the time in the house. This photo is of him standing on one of our wine bottles that had candle wax of all colors melted down the side.

Igor was fun. We had him for quite a few years, and he could say his name, and also could say ‘Pretty Bird’.

We got him as a baby from a lady we knew who raised parakeets. She had lots of them. We’d gotten other ones from her, too.

Whenever we’d go on road trips, Igor would come along in his cage. He was a good traveler. 🙂

 

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Here are some more of the dogs:

  • Ginger (tan & white Basset Hound)
  • Maggie (tan, white & black Basset Hound- Ginger’s mother)
  • Bud (all black maybe a Labrador but smaller)
  • Weasel (Maggie & Bud’s daughter)

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Little Tabby – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Little Tabby – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-31-2021/

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

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Cat! That’s the first word I think of when I see this little Tabby Cat.

He’s about 4 months old, and one of Wee Wow’s kittens. There are a couple more – a white and gold one, and there was a black and white one, too. I think that one traded places with one of Wow Wow’s kittens who stay across the street. They were all born within a day or two of each other. We have her solid black ones over here. Of course mom comes here too, every day for food.

We put out cat food for all the kitties around here. They get used to us and we can pet some of them, but others are skittish. All the cats around here come and go in the neighborhood.

This is the first photo I’ve taken of this little Tabby as he usually keeps a distance, but he’s getting bolder. I took a whole string of cat photos on July 28, with my phone. Hard to resist these cute kitties! 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Last On the Card for June 2021- Cats

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Last On the Card for June 2021 – Cats

https://bushboy.blog/2021/07/01/last-on-the-card-june-2021/

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Orange cat Sonny & baby orange & white kitty asleep on the wooden bench.

I took this photo June 30, 2021 on my phone.

Click photo to enlarge and see the cats better. 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Dreamscape Stories # 3 – Mice

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Dreamscape Stories # 3 – Mice

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10/9/01

There were tons of mice in the front yard – this was over at Daddy’s house. I guess we all lived there.

Anyway, at night with the porch light on we could see the mice in the grass. The neighborhood cats would chase and catch them every night. We decided to let our cats (and dogs) out to have fun, too. We let them all out, but it was mostly Gretchen (the tortoise shell) and Paolo (the Russian Blue) who we watched.

They were really funny, and the mice were so easy to catch. For some reason Gretchen had real long fur, like a Persian – pretty. Then we were going to get them to come in, but weren’t sure how, as they were hard to catch.

But we figured we’d shake the dry cat food sack and they’d come for their crunchies. So we did, and they pretty much all came … except Gretchen, who we thought would be first in – wasn’t.

We looked and she was climbing the chain link fence to the west, trying to go over to next door. We tried to get her down, but she went farther up, and then over the fence, still clinging to the fence.

She actually looked worried, because she didn’t know how to get back over the fence and over here. So we coaxed her back over finally, and grabbed her and took her in the house.

They had lots of fun.

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© 2021 BS