STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's National Cat Day!

I had another post planned for today, but when we found out that today is National Cat Day, well, you just know that Ollie kicked up a fuss. He demanded that I share some of his favourite portraits with you. So of course I gave in.. yes he has me tightly wrapped around his little finger paws. But he is such a handsome fellow, don't you think? Like most cats, he loves warmth and follows the sun around the house, stretching out in whatever sunshine "puddle" he can find... and of course you have seen pics of him soaking up any residual warmth on my ironing board when I'm sewing and pressing fabric/blocks...

When there is no direct sun, he is usually found on the back of the couch keeping an eye on what's happening in the backyard and at the feeders. This is where he's been most of today.. watching for signs of Hurricane Sandy. We have had some wind today, but I'm sure there is worse to come... However we will likely get off lucky compared to what New York and surrounding areas will be dealing with in the next few days. Please join Oliver and I in praying for the safety of all...
And, in honour of National Cat Day,  why not make a contribution to your local animal shelter? Since Ollie came to us via a shelter, he thinks that would be a purrrfect thing to do..


Peace,
Linda

“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats...”  ~ Albert Schweitzer

5 comments:

Wendy said...

What a beautiful boy!

Pamela Gordon said...

Sweet pictures of Ollie.

Lori E said...

Your Ollie looks very much like our Alvin who lived to be 18. Smooch his little face for me. I miss having a cat but at this time we are not having any pets. Down the road though a trip to a shelter is the way to go for sure.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My eyes are drawn from the gorgeous quilts, to the stunning cat...well I love both, but I think cats edge the quilts out a bit in my world.

I missed NCD...Bootsie will not be pleased.

Jen

Wendy said...

Oh Linda, seeing these pics of Ollie make me miss my Sadie so much. She was a Maine Coon Cat as well and looked identical to Ollie, even that little white patch under the chin. Mr O says no more pets, we are on the road too much, and he is right, but I sure miss those days. Thanks for the memories,

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