Maybe I notice cats when I am out and about since I have Maggie. But I always stop and take pictures of cats I see when I am off adventuring. If you really dislike cats, you can skip this one. But they are some pretty sweet pictures here. Even if you are allergic, these won't make you sneeze. Promise.
The slightly cross-eyed ginger cat belongs across the street. She was under a truck and refused to come out. Maybe I should carry treats. I know some of the Instagramers use bribes with squirrels. It might work with cats; I could carry kibbles instead of peanuts.
The Kerb Kitteh was really friendly and let me pet her. Rather, she rubbed on my legs and demanded to be stroked. Once I had an all gray kitteh like this one. Her name was Rhianna (misspelled from the Fleetwood Mac song Rhiannon, not this current one wild-child one) and she was dumb as a box of rocks. Sweet, yes, but not so smart.
The above orange kitteh is a bit of a puzzle. In the townhouses next to me, someone puts out food on the sidewalk and this guy eats there. I have no idea what the story is. Do they just prefer to feed their pets outside instead of in the house? Does the orange kitteh belong to someone who doesn't feed it regularly? There could be homeless kittehs living in the bayou, but that is a bit far to come for dinner. Besides, even though this kitteh is not very approachable, he looks well cared for.
This gray and white one was also from the townhouses across the street. I like the way she has her feet tucked up and that her nose is black.
This is the prettiest kitteh I have seen in a long time, and she refused to come out from under that half-dead leaf. Persians are beautiful ...and... high maintenance. I had a Persian once; his name was Johnathan. He lived to be 17 yrs old which is pretty danged old for a cat. He had very similar markings to this one, except he was shades of gray instead of black. No, not 50 Shades of Gray, Johnathan went to live with Ceiling Cat way before that book.
This kitteh lives close to our pool and I see her there frequently. She is very friendly and I always worry she will follow me and get herself lost. And yes, she always looks sleepy. Thinks she might have a touch of Siamese.
This kitteh lives down the walkway from me. She is a bit skittish and usually looks startled. Right after this shot she retreated down the top of the fence, looked back, retreated more, looked back and then hopped off the fence to hide.
This might be the first strange cat I tried to photograph. Last fall when the camera was new, I was at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. The entrance to the park is in a neighborhood, and I suspect the local cats know it well. This guy was on the deck at the cabin and I used my zoom to sneak up on him.
I think the hiding cat was from the townhouses across the street. She was hunkered down in the ground cover, watching me. Thanks for the zoom, because most cats are too wary to let a stranger get too close.
The above is another shy neighborhood cat. This one would not come out from the bushes, but still watched me and my camera's every move. I think he has illusions of living in the jungle. Who know what they imagine?
Gray kittehs with white faces seem to be very popular in my neighborhood. This one looks healthy, but I was surprised how many cats I see that are not taken care of. Cats that need a trip to the vet. I won't show you any of those photos but there are always people who don't take care of their pets. And that is sad.
This is not some random kitteh but a friend's new pet. She is called LWSK for short and is rather famous. I posted this photo of her on my Instagram feed and she got a feature! Mags can't even brag about that.
Speaking of Maggie... She is almost 16 now, and that is pretty old in kitteh years. According to my vast internet research, cat years are not as easy to determine as using a factor of 7 like you can for dogs. I found a little table that says she is the equivalent of 80 human years. I know she can't jump up to the top of the fence any longer, and sometimes has trouble getting up on the bed.
That is OK, I will just get her a little step stool.
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