Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunlight And Shadows

Miss Chloe: Sleepy sunbather.
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"There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat just lies there, dozing, and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his comfort and convenience." ~ Allen and Ivy Dodd
Miss Chloe is usually the prim and proper cat with all paws tucked in and tail wrapped around her body. She often sleeps sitting up or curled in a tight ball. One exception to this pattern is her love of the sun. She will stretch out on her side in a sunbeam and warm her tummy, then turn and warm her back, moving her whole body ever so slightly with the changing light and shadows. If I disturb her slumber and feel that soft belly, I feel that deep warmth trapped in her fur. This is complete and total relaxation... I envy her.

One of my cousin Bob's cats... possibly Mama Cat!
I noticed that in photographs I took of my cousin's cats recently, their eyes were usually open and actively looking at the camera or a bird or something! In comparison, my cats often have their eyes shut.... as in sleeping. Bob's cats were rarely still, always getting into trouble and curious about everything! I snapped pictures so fast and really couldn't tell most of them apart. The Mama cat is gray and though her kittens are grown, she takes care to make sure she knows exactly where they are all the time... A mother's love can be seen in her eyes!

Miss Chloe and Mama Cat share the stage this week at Cats on Tuesday, hosted by gattina and Chloe shows her aging tummy for Tummy Tuesday over at catstuff. These girls will also be hanging out at Friday's Ark hosted by the Modulator and on Sunday will travel to the fun filled Carnival of the Cats; hosted by TBIFOC. (end of post)

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