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My Animals & Other Family

23 May

Of the family we have in the area, I confess my heart is partial to one. A gorgeous, green-eyed fellow named after a French emperor, this charming chap loves flattery, milk and treats in that order.  Don’t expect him to warm up to you as you walk through the door. He’s a bit of a ‘fraidy cat that way. But if he sees you often enough and you sing-song his name and tell him what a handsome boy he is, he may deign to pad up to you and sniff your ankles. Then, if you’re gentle enough and really lucky, he will permit you to sit next to him and stroke him.

He adores his Mamma and sleeps by her feet at night and curls up on her lap every chance he gets. But he doesn’t appreciate being brought back inside and struggles to escape. When faced with the futility of the situation, he sulks under the dining table and gives you hurt looks from his post and won’t emerge until he’s absolutely certain you’re terribly sorry. We have a special understanding, being fellow Leos and all. And I’m secretly quite pleased he prefers me to the Boy.

He is easily alarmed by strangers and children.  His friend and not-so-secret love is KittyKitty down the road. He welcomes his Mamma home with all his heart on display and follows her everywhere, waiting patiently by the bathroom door for her to emerge. I suspect he believes he’s a dog. Here he is, lying on the couch that is his perch by the window, snoozing in the sun. Isn’t he so beautiful? Go on, tell him you agree. Love and fresh air are splendid things to live on.

[Credits: OJ and the Boy’s  Olympus E-520 DSLR. And HRH Languid Lounger.]

Sunlight & Snoozin’

11 Apr

[Credits: OJ and the Boy’s  Olympus E-520 DSLR. And cooperative Kitty.]