Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ABC Wednesday - C is for Cat Tail

C is for Cat Tail............

a cat's tail across a boot

I knew he was outside with me - I had seen him when I was out in the backyard.

My last stop before I went in was to stop in front of an iced over bush in the driveway.

Concentrating on the camera settings and focus, I stood quite still for a bit in one place.

When I finished and went in my pocket for my lens cover, I saw that crazy cat.

Rusty, our feral cat, had silently crept over to me, and sat at my feet.

And proceeded to drape his tail over my boot.

He stood watch, but I think he was really thinking that he was in charge, and I could leave when he decided I could.

Either way, I had to smile.

He is feral, and to have him stand by me is a special gift from him.

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  1. A cute looking cat!

    ABC Wednesday Team

  2. He's beautiful! So amazing that you caught that shot of him trusting you enough to stand there with you. Great C photo!

  3. Is Rusty the same cat that is pictured in your EC widget/blog avatar? He's really quite a handsome fellow!

  4. Hi Lynne, Yes that is Rusty on my EC widget. One of his rare moments of letting me get close to him - he just woke up from a catnap in that shot. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. oh, i thought you meant the plant cattail. oh, but i should have known better.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. oh, cat tails; i thought you meant cattails! never mind.ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. Hey Kathy, how are you doing. Interesting story about the feral cat. Few years ago we had some hovering around our house at night. They were huge and scary. I usually sleep through the night, but that was during my pregnancy, and made million visits to the washroom, and spend some time watching them at night from the window. I am sure though that they were black, and had a long bushy tails. Thanks for the reminder, lol. Hope all is well otherwise. Anna :)

  8. Cats are the best. I have 3 now that started out feral but they seem to have adjusted to house life quite well. Especially when it is cold out.
    Donna - ABC Team

  9. What do you mean "thinking" he was in charge - of COURSE he was in charge! You were on his turf and he was protecting you, his guest. We kitties are always gifts. :)

  10. Nice shots, best regard from Belgium

  11. How beautiful he is, and what an honour for a feral to come that close! I did C for Cat (or Charlie Cat) too :O)

  12. Hi Kathy, I hope all is well with you. He is just soooo handsome. I hope you have a great week honey.

    God bless,

  13. Wow! How privelaged! Thanks so much - as ever an outstanding photo for ABC Wednesday.
    ABC Team

  14. C is for cat tail indeed and Rusty sure has a big fat one, love da pic, meow meow! :)


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