"Of all domestic animals the cat is the most expressive. His face is capable of showing a wide range of expressions. His tail is a mirror of his mind. His gracefulness is surpassed only by his agility. And, along with all these, he has a sense of humor." - Walter Chandoha
Now that the cats are coming in more with the cooler mornings and rain I can get reacquainted with them and be reminded of how much each of them is unique in their own way. Finnigan and McDuff came together as kittens. Yes, believe it or not they are brothers. Finny is an elusive cat now. Sometimes we don't see him for days. He loved our deceased dog Lucy and followed her around in the yard, but now he wanders off to hunt and explore. McDuff is always around. He waits by the cat door in the morning for his breakfast. He sits under a shrub to keep cool in the afternoon. He sits on the wall in the evening behind us as we rest after dinner. He loves companionship and a nice tummy rub!
Sweet William and Lily came together from our friend's house when she died. They also are brother and sister. William is a affectionate cat and hangs around close by like he is above on a ladder that holds up hanging plants in the summer.
Lily's new favorite spot is on top of an old dog run that became a chicken yard. She loves to nap on the chicken wire and it works like a hammock. She has been scared by our older cat so she keeps her distance.
Iris is the cat that thinks she is royalty. She stays in the house the most. She loves to try to show the other cats that she's The Queen. I don't know if they believe that, but they usually stay out of her way. She had a twin sister Poppy that disappeared a few years ago.
The newest addition to our cat population is Isabelle. I love this picture where she is on the other side of the fence when I went to water plants on the dog graves one day. The family that rescued her was moving so we brought her home. We lost her brother Lucas when he was ill as a kitten.
Each of these cats are a blessing and they let us pamper them, hold them, comfort them, and make theirs lives as comfortable as possible. What more could you ask for?