Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Thirteen

The cat has turned thirteen. She is doing remarkably well. We obtained her as a four month old kitten from an animal rescue centre and had been advised that she was the runt of the litter of a very young female cat of under a year old, who was herself considered to be only a kitten. All of the other brothers and sisters of the litter had died with the exception of our little runt. She was the only black and white kitten at the rescue centre. She looked so very long and thin and we were told she would never be a large cat. Here we are all these years later with a very pretty queen, supporting long, lustrous whiskers. Her eyes are bright and there are times when we see the lion in her actions and personality. She guards our garden both front and back, the drive and the nearby houses, which are all her territory. How dare any other feline put their paws anywhere on what she considers to be her land? She slaps any cat who tries to encroach on her territory on the behind with a multi-pat of paws like an animal from a pride. Strangely, I have seen male cats twice her size cower and flee at speed – and yet she is not at all nasty. She is full of purrs and rubs and loving …

Thirteen

14 comments:

Jean said...

Happy 13th birthday to your sweet furbaby!

BALLET NEWS said...

Looks great !

Lady Banana said...

Aww she's lovely, hope she has many more happy healthy years ahead of her :)

Colleen from Tix-Comix said...

She looks like the film negative of our 7-yr old kitteh named "Safeway" because she was got from a box of kittens in their parking lot. She is mostly white with a little black. Safeway was a scraggly looking kitten but with good food she is a sleek fluffy white kitty.

Sandi said...

she's beautiful. :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a cutie! she looks a lot like our V-8 did, with black instead of gray.

Ann said...

A happy 13th Birthday to the feline queen. What a sweet picture that is of her

Ava said...

what a beautiful kitty! I have one that is almost 20 and every day is joyful when he is around! Love the whiskers!

Funky Town Disco Music 70s said...

Happy birthday nice miss cat; I will prepare to her ,a food cake, with 13 candles on course to eat with, fish-flavored

Russ said...

Great picture of your baby. She is adorable.

EastCoastLife said...

Happy birthday to your kitty! She is such a beautiful cat. I see you have taken good care of her and she has given you much joy. :)

Chick Geek said...

Happy birthday to your cat, she looks terrific :) I wish dogs would live as long as cats do...

Don't unplug your hub said...

I am pleased that I happened to visit. Think I'll stay awhile.

STORMBLOGGER said...

she's soooooooo cute! want to hug her like a real pillow...yay! ill be having my own kitty nxt week..my frend gave me one so when i saw this post arrrgh cant wait for that day. belated happy 13th to ur kitty! :)

by the way thanks for the follow! :)