Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Walter the Cat

Southeast Portland seems to be a place where house cats know no boundaries. A good friend of mine, Amanda Joy (the taker of these pictures) recently moved into a real nice house on a real nice street here in the southeast. Shortly after moving in, this gent appeared at their doorstep.

 Walter is a wooly sheep-like feline who, after a brief introduction involving an name tag and some pets, had become very comfortable with his new neighbors.

But it didn't end at the doorstep . . . Walter is much more than a socially curious outdoor cat.

Walter apparently has no reservations about becoming very very comfortable with new friends that he has just met! He just came right on in to Amanda's new place! I believe that this is the budding of a long and enriching friendship between human and feline.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Black and Purple

Black and purple go together like jam and nut butter, at least that's what I believe the majority of black cat owners think. Rarely have I encountered a black cat without some kind of purple bauble hanging from his neck, weather it be his collar or his little name tag.

I met this feisty young black cat at sunset at the end of a real warm day. As soon as I met him, he was immediately rolling around on the ground, asking for pets and attention.

I imagine that he had been pent up on the porch all day long, avoiding the brutal sunlight of late August. Intense direct sunlight is not an easy thing for a black cat to deal with!

We were lucky enough to catch the beast bearing his teeth! This is a cat mid meow, not a cat issuing a threat.