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16 December 2011

The Cat that Walks On Her Own.
Night Watch.

I feel especially honoured by the moggy's visits, because she clearly doesn't drop in for food — she won't even taste any titbits I offer her since she obviously gorges herself on food at the neighbours'. Thus I deduce she comes by our terrace out of respect or just for the fun of hanging out with us, which flatters me a lot and proves that animals are capable of uninterested love.

Curiously, this isn't the first time an animal shows a lot of unfounded affection for me. As a teenager I once spent a couple of weeks holidays with a family whose well-cared for dog suddenly became so fond of me at first sight that he would follow me wherever I went and wouldn't part company with me day and night, completely forgetting his owner who, by the way, was the one who fed the pooch. When I was leaving, he followed me to the train station and was howling on the platform as my train was moving away. It broke my heart, and it hurts every time I remember the scene.
Ready for the jump.

Cat preparing for a jump
Cat preparing for a jump.
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The tabby isn't just a pretty face, she also keeps guard during the night. At about 12 o'clock she starts her night rounds. However, her intentions aren't always entirely selfless -- I took this shot when she was nabbed trying to poo into one of our flower pots.

Cat on the alert
Cat on the alert.
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Keeping guard on the windowsill. She is looking thoughtful, isn't she?

Portrait of a cat
Portrait of a cat.
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2 comments:

  1. I too like cats. Each one, it seems, has its own personality/temperament - completely self sufficient, though. This is a cat that is obviously "well off," but still, it seems likes to visit. Wonderfully rendered.

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  2. Glad you liked the pictures. Actully, no matter what they do, cats are always cute.

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