Ruby Tuesday — Sort of

18 Nov

Okay, okay, not really a Ruby Tuesday because this is a cat post. A cat post? From me? The Queen of Cat Allergies. Well, it’s not that I dislike cats . . . just that I can’t hang with them. And, cats, being cats, generally decide that they love me best of all.

My sister and I were walking around this garden on Saturday. We were both taking photographs of all the beauty around us. This friendly gray cat kept coming up and rubbing on us. “Please pet me,” he would ask. “But, we can’t,” we replied, politely.

He was not amused.

Cat story

I tried to get a shot of his extreme irritation at our ignoring his needfulness and desire but I missed it. He sat there with his ears flat and his tail twitching. “Fine, don’t pet me, then,” he seemed to be saying in a pouty voice.

Cat story

I continued taking pictures and was kneeling down to take a shot of a pretty cluster of white flowers and when I looked up the driveway, I saw this intrepid jungle hunter staring at me intensely.

My mother came out shortly and we informed her of the situation. She is not allergic to cats and she immediately set out to pet the sulky cat.

Cat story

He let her attend to his itchy neck and leaned in for some good pets. And, then he stood and stalked over to me, clearly saying, “Now that you know how it’s done, I expect you to do the same.”

Needless to say, I did not oblige and he stalked off to another part of the garden.

I really do like cats. I just like breathing, too.


5 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday — Sort of”

  1. Bevson 18 November, 2008 at 3:15 am #

    He is a handsome boy! My favorite is the middle shot. I have 4 cats and I’m always vacuuming like a crazy women when people are coming over. And the Bendryl is in the medicine chest in the bathroom down the hall should there ever be a need….

  2. Pam 18 November, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    What a pretty kitty. But boy, don’t they give you attitude when you don’t do exactly as they want! Loving your garden photos!

  3. KGMom 18 November, 2008 at 4:57 am #

    Awww–I feel bad for you that you are allergic. There is nothing better than stroking a snuggly purring cat.
    And we have a dog–and I love dogs.
    But we also have two lovey lovey cats.
    I think you captured the cat’s attitude–back turned to you etc.

  4. Dave Bromley 18 November, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    These are really great natural cat photographs. I am sure that there must be a cure for cat allergy.

  5. Crafty green Poet 18 November, 2008 at 11:37 pm #

    beautiful cat, why is it that they seem to be atrracted to people who are allergic to them?

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