The poor tomcat is battered. I’m showing his better side. We’d just come back from our walk – a mere 2 kms today, 6 kms yesterday – when I spotted him for the first time in weeks. His left eye is bloody, he has an extra gash across his nose, and his right ear looks a little battered. I thought I’d cheer him up.


Mum and her white kitten heard the rattle of dry food. No matter how far I spread the food, they bunch up to eat.

Thanks for looking. Do have a good weekend. Stay safe.


Friday Feline

The tomcat has been at it again.


I’m sharing three photos for Friday Feline today – the theme being the marmalade-tabby tails sported by all three puss-cats.

Mother cat keeps an eye on the falling leaves…


Father cat looks thoughtful…


Baby cat, mostly white, but with its own tabby tail, is distracted by the leaves, too…


So cute! Thanks for looking. Do have yourselves a safe weekend.


cats, Friday Feline

Marmalade-tabby tails


I had witnesses when I finally got around to resuming my daily backyard walk.


Each of these ginger-and-white cats has a distinctive face. This one has ginger partly over one eye. He was curled up in a sunny spot in my messy garden.


This one wandered casually down the yard after me. The ginger is set fairly evenly about his/her face.


I call this next one Boofhead, and think it was him in the house – climbing the kitchen louvres, smashing his head into the locked dog door and leaping on the back window sash to get out, twice racing past an open side door, and yowling in terror. Eventually I was game enough to get past him and open the back door. One side of his nose and chin is ginger-spattered.


This time, on our return, no furtive feline family inhabited our yard. The neighbour does have a new half-grown kitten, but the total number of cats now seems to be only six.

So, back to my walk. I’m pretty slow after our five weeks away. Well, not just that – I never really got back into regular exercises after our trip last October. Today, it was an effort to bring my steps up to the 5,000 mark. I reckon I best leave it until next week before I get back to my exercises. Incentive: a cholesterol test in late May.

Thanks for looking / reading.



Ginger & White Cats