Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cat Tails

I've written many times about the different personalities that our animals have.
Nothing illustrates this better than the barn kitties.

Each of them has his/her own peculiar idiosyncrasies...
much like humans do.

There's EllaBella who prefers to remain in the barn beneath her heat lamp.

She ventures outside in the summer time and often
accompanies me in the garden.

But, for the most part she is a "home body."
And yes, she almost always has a scowl on her face.

The opposite of Ella is Bobby.

He is an adventurer...

who often leaves on a hunting expedition and doesn't come home for days.

Then he comes home, eats a few meals, and rests up 
for the next trip.

He is what I would call the feline version of a Swiffer....
his long, luxurious coat decorated with burrs and hay
and whatever else he happens to brush up against.

Then there is TomTom.

TomTom is all about play.
The current object of his desire is Leo.

He spends his day wrestling with Leo...

playing pounce with Leo...
and grooming Leo.

Which brings us to Leo...
(oh my gosh, I had forgotten how little he was when we found him!)

We have finally figured out how Leo stays so darned clean.

He is mostly white...pure white,
and always clean...
which is nothing short of miraculous for a barn cat.
(especially a barn cat that sleeps with pigs!)

He has TomTom to thank for this!

Leo is what we call our Velcro cat.
When you pick him up, he sticks to you like velcro...

loving every bit of attention he can get!


Today Moonbeam and I are heading out on an adventure.
We are putting on our riding gear,

loading up in Becky's trailer with Sid and Becky,
and traveling to a friend's barn for our second lesson.

A lesson at a new barn... should be a good test for Moonbeam...
this time with other horses around.

We'll tell you all about it tomorrow!
(PS....isn't he handsome?)


  1. Loved this post. Isn't it always the long-haired ones that are the most adventurous and love dirt. Beautiful horse. Hugs, Deb

  2. I love your kitty post this morning. I would love to have a kitty, well I tried to have two kitties. But they thought the grass was greener on the other side and moved out. I haven't attempted again. Maybe they know my nose get's itchy and my eyes get watery if I don't wash my hand immediately after petting them. You enjoy your ride on that handsome boy!

  3. All your kids are handsome! Great photos! Some real keepers there...of course, not just the pictures! :)

  4. Such a beautiful face on your Moonbeam ... and all your cats are characters! Your Bobby looks like he might have a bit of the Maine Coon cat in him. Beautiful kitties!!

  5. He's beautiful..Eager to hear about your lesson..Cats are all unique but always loveable and ready for a scratch..good buddies that ask very little of you...

  6. Loved meeting all your kitties.

    Carmen and the Primcats

  7. Wonderful photos of your cute animals!


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