After years of "wanting to", I've finally made a photo book filled with everything about my cat, Samwise! Mom finished proof-reading this with me last night and we were able to order it for 50% off from Shutterfly! It will be an 8x8" with dust jacket. I'll post photos of the finished thing when it arrives, but until then --- here is the embedded book (click on the link at the bottom to view larger). I can hardly wait for that bright orange package to arrive!!
"Tricky Woo". He's that fantastic dog character in the All Creatures Great and Small stories by James Herriot. Tricky is an overweight, buff-colored Pekingese. His owner, Mrs. Pumphrey, is an elderly widow lady who spends much of her vast fortune on sweet, little Tricky. Tricky is never allowed to eat plain old dog food --- he eats dinners fit for royalty and always snacks on chocolate and bonbons. For his daily exercise Tricky mounts a large velvet pillow and is carried around by the gardener.
Elizabeth seems to see similarities between Tricky Woo and my cat, Samwise. Is that fair? Okay, so Sammy is 17lbs. and buff-colored, but he's not overweight, just a big-framed fellow. Okay, so he's sleepy for twenty hours a day and tired for the other four, but he gets up for his afternoon stretch and snack. He even walks himself to the food bowl! Okay, so he isn't the brightest tool in the shed and he eats anything on the floor that fits in his mouth --- but he never eats "people food". Okay, so I have spent a portion of our not-so-vast wealth on special toys that are only for Sammy, but he loves lying on my bed, on the five inches of memory foam and the down comforter, while you wiggle toys over his head for him to bat at with his paw.
Alright, so he's spoiled rotten, but he is the best cat in the world --- in my opinion. He waits to be the first cat allowed in our room every morning, and he's always the last one out at night. He stays in for some extra "lovin's", and is very vocal if he doesn't get enough!
All in all, I don't see any resemblance between Samwise and Tricky . . .
Little Beatrice is a hard cat to photograph. She is so dark a black that the camera cannot focus on her. In fact, we only have a handful of photos that look good --- and we've had her for over eight years.
Beatrice is one of our shelter kitties. She had been at the shelter since she was six weeks old, and when we adopted her on December 22, 2005, she had been in the shelter for six months. No one wanted her because she was black. Well, she "picked" me right away. She came and frenzied all over my legs, and when I picked her up she climbed right into the hood of my coat and fell asleep there. Who could say no to that?
Well, just a few days ago, Elizabeth managed to get this fabulous photo of her as she was basking in the sunshine in the "penthouse". This is exactly what she looks like! Also as a note, she will have her ninth birthday sometime right about now! Happy Birthday, Little Bee!
The Original Three!
Arrived Oct 2005
The Kittens - Born 15 Apr 2006
Olivia - The Mama Kitty
The Babies - Born 29 Sept 2006
The Rescues - Arrived 2005-6