Saturday, May 30, 2015

Capitol Cat

I stumbled upon this lovely kitty at the Church of St. Monica and St. James, an Episcopal church on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. USA. The rectory and church grounds include a beautiful garden that was part of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society's House and Graden Tour earlier this month.

I took these photos right at dusk so the cat's eyes really stood out amongst the shade foliage. The kitty had no visible name tag, but by the collar and bell and her gentle demeanor, I assume she lives happily at the rectory -- welcoming one and all.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Ticking Time-Bomb

Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries took this picture of a pretty kitty at a nursery in Seaside, OR. His name is Smokey. In bloom behind him is a Dogwood (Cornus venus) tree.

The cat is one of those ticking time-bombs that will let you know when it is DONE being petted. They love the attention and then, when it becomes too much for them, they lash out.

Dan says he had cats for 30+ years, now he has furniture.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tree Climbing Cats

Martin Krischik shared these cat photos on Google+. He said, "They are both Siberians and are about two years old. They have longer formal names, but I just call them Misch and Liz. They live at the outscorts of Bern, Germany."

You can see more photos of these amazing cats, here on Martin's G+ profile here: .

Saturday, May 9, 2015

And there is pansies, that's for thoughts....

Joyce Grigonis a landscape designer in Southold, NY, shared this magnificent cat on her Facebook page recently. He is a Maine Coon beauty deep in reverie in her garden.

BTW, if you don't recognize the quote in the headline above -- it is from Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Cats of Disneyland Mews

I was alerted to these feral cats by friend of the blog, Adrienne B., who posted this link to The video above shows two different cats, who appear to be Maine Coons, roaming in the gardens of Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. What a terrific idea and a safe, happy environment for outdoor cats!

According to the LA Times, "Years ago — no one seems to know when — feral cats began to sneak into the park, living among the park's trees and shrubs during the day. At night, they venture out, and an estimated 200 cats now prowl through Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park."

And then I did some sleuthing and found this fabulous site, The Cats of Disneyland!

They also have a Facebook page, Instagram feed, and Twitter account. I could spend days just browsing their cat profiles...  Cannot wait for my next Disney vacation to see if I can spot some of these working garden cats!