Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mill Cats

Life's little pleasures can be found in lots of places, even up the road. First of all let me remind everyone again. I've got this thing for cats. I love 'em. From the wild barn cats that won't let you come anywhere near them, to the scruffy, skinny, black ones running free along the wharfs and back alleyways looking for a snuggle, I wish I could spend time with them all. When I come across them, do know I try. The other day, I headed up the road to our local saw mill. We all have one in our neighborhood. Right? Well, I needed to pick up a stack of 'stick ends' to use as kindling this winter. You have heard of winter in Maine. Right? Heading over there is always a treat for me because the yard is loaded with felines. Not really loaded but there are a lot. The feller running the saws that day and I did some small talk about the weather, work at the mill and such. While he was picking up a bundle of sticks with his tractor, I headed over to the office and came across this scene. I doubt this is an image that 'only a mother could love'. I'll tell you right off, that beauty on the left really got to me. As a matter of fact, I'm still thinking about those eyes right now. At home here, we have two wonderful cats already. Do I hear three?

29 comments:

  1. de tres beaux chatons, superbes yeux

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  2. Yes, three! That little beauty needs someone like you! Look how she has her little foot wrapped around her mom & the light shining on this family is a sign...! Sawmills~an old friend, years ago, gave me a tour of a small sawmill in Jonesport...all that positive construction going on, it had good energy...

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  3. On a side , it would mean separate this sweetie from its mother; On the other side,it will be separated one day, so why not with you ?..That's a thing we share, love and attraction for cats. I have two as well, and I'd like to open my house to much more ..

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  4. Go for it. What's another cat in the house. I grew up with cats, but have since become a real dog person. I have a wonderful Black Lab with the sweetest disposition and wouldn't trade her for any cat, though she loves them, to chase:)

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  5. I'm a sucker for kitties too! There are a couple in my neighborhood that I love to pet when they come around.

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  6. I can see how you would get hooked. What a beauty but then I have a special place in my heart for a calico.

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  7. On the other hand, you could go and visit her everyday!

    As a fellow cat lover, Birdman, PLEASE-DO-NOT-TEMPT-ME-WITH-THIS! If the vet visits were free, and the flea treatments didn't cost as much as printer ink, and cat food was free.....she would have a home here.

    (sigh) She's (he's) a beauty.

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  8. I think you should just go back and get that cat! If it was me, I would have a hard time not taking them all home. What an adorable picture.

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  9. Oh..I only wish I lived closer! They are so sweet!!!

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  10. Such a lovely image Birdman, you've caught them enjoying the sunlight. Mother and kitties are a gorgeous trio..J'adore pussy cats also.

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  11. Actually, I hear six. I mean why not?

    It is, indeed, a really, really cute shot.

    But I think you need to rethink your comment about that wee car on Ocala DP: I mean, c'mon, you'd be embarrassed to be seen in a 'smart' car? :-)

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  12. I just pinned the cat picture so I hope that is ok.
    Thank you very much. I loved the little black & white
    one also.
    A Kansas reader.

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  13. Yes, I am thinking three more. I mean, why break up the family? They really are beautiful and I hope will find a home with plenty of printer ink and love.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  14. Lowell, I will NOT amend my comment. 'Smart car' of dumb... it's a stupid looking car. hahahaha

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  15. You make me feel guilty at zero cats!

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  16. I say, go for it! I like cats too. :)

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  17. They all look like they have a nice life already. But I can see how the dark one could have an effect on you.

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  18. The beauty of a Smart car is in the eye of the beholder. And some would say you are blind. Hahaha!

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  19. I would have taken the one on the left. Oh who am I kidding I would take all three.

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  20. She is a beauty, Birdman, and the lighting is exquisite. I'm sure you already made this into your screen saver. I didn't know you had the "feline fancy" so bad.

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  21. that beauty of a kitten is truly as soft as persuasion.

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  22. love the rope shot and the round and round she goes is very familar as are all the names in your post. i came here to comment because the kitties are just sooooo adorable.

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