Cats Are a Blessing!

"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?


  1. I love your descriptions of your cats. Such great pictures as well.

  2. Cats are the best! My two are hilarious at times, making me laugh out loud. They also like to talk and we have whole conversations...each of us imagining what the other is saying =)

  3. People who say that cats are boring and have no personalities (as opposed to dogs) have never had cats. We have had several over the years and each one is their own little identity and idiosyncrasies. I've always wanted to put a "kitty cam" on top of their heads when they go out, just to see where they go. Our neighbors will tell us what they have seen our cats getting up to and it's funny to realize they have another life outside of our house and yard. Very nice post.

  4. What a great feline menagerie!
    Thanks for showing them off :)

  5. Gotta love the cats. Yours range have a great range of personalities. I think I would love them all.

  6. lots of room for them to roam?

    I have one cat. She's driving me crazy running through the house crying at night. I'm going to have to take her to the vet

    Once the sun rises, she's fine.

  7. I loe your cats. Mcduff reminds me of our sweet Tiger who died last year. Since then our other cat, Mocha has become more friendly.

  8. Thanks to all of you for the sweet comments about the cats. My brother just left with his dog so they are slowing showing up again now that they know it is safe. I don't think Snug would have hurt them, but we know how cats hate change.

  9. Lovely photos and introduction to all the cats!

  10. You know how I love cats, and I so much enjoyed meeting yours :) Aren't they the nicest creatures? We enjoy our immensely.
    I remember you mentioned you had a Finnegan. I love the way Sweet William (we have a Sweet Pete) and Lily "hang" around :)


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