Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wee Paws and Posts of the Week

Thank you all very kindly for the warm, encouraging and supportive words on my last blog post. They are so appreciated. You folks are the absolute best!

* * * We pause for our (not so) regularly scheduled blogcasting to bring you a moment shared between friends * * *

Wee paws for..

benny skitty tete a tete
a nuzzle,

benny skitty tete a tete2
a secret,

skitty nose
and a contented purr.

* * * We now return you to our regular blogcasting schedule. * * *

I have far more POTW than usual, this week - mostly because I've been slacking off lately. Be sure to bookmark this page if you don't have time to visit these bloggers for a while. You won't want to miss their fine posts.

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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.



by Michelle
at House of Lime

Is Blogging Taking Over Your Life?
by Betty
at Cut and Dry

Mickey - The Love Sick Budgie
by Eddie
at Clouds and Silvery Linings



Faith Whispers
by Laura
at Shine the Divine

Birds's Eye View
by Glo
at Porcelain Rose

Feather Air
by Daniel
at The Pixel Collective

Past Pleasure
by Steve
at Out on the Prairie



An Eden for Elephants
by Stephen
at Chubby Chatterbox

The Street Sweeper
by Lisa
at Lisa Gordon Photography

Conversing With the Moon
by Bimbimbie
at Bimbimbie Plus

Nico and Me
by Rosaria
at SixtyFiveWhatNow



Whack A Doo
by Di
at Diane Cayton Hakey

The High Cost of Beauty
by Sandi
at Holding Patterns

My Furnace Thermostat Crashed
by Red
at Hiawatha House

Riddle Me This
by Ray
at Out and About in New York City



Soft and Cozy
by Linda
at Crafty Gardener

Unexpected Art
by Karen
at Spokalulu



New Best Friend
by Elizabeth
at Magical Moments



Tackling a Fresh Coconut
by Kamana
at Capturing Joy Everyday

The Meendharas of Sunderbans
by Indrani
at I Share


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


ADRIAN said...

Beautiful images.

Lisa said...

Im in love with the first image. So good. Lovely post, made me smile..
Going to be Checking out the newest on the block.

Cloudia said...

Benny shows us what love is in your fabulous series! Now I have some reading to do :-)

ALOHA from Honolulu

=^..^= <3

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh, little bashful cat and BENNY!

from Madrid said...

Great and infrequent scenes between a dog and a cat.


Eddie Bluelights said...

Looking for a place to comment and found the right perspective LOL

Just seen your POTW Awards
Thanks you very much Hilary.
Obviously you consider my 'tips' to Mickey should be passed to a wider circulation ROFL
Oh I did enjoy writing that one.

Thanks again and hugs ~ Eddie
(Which way are your feet pointing? LOL)

Theresa said...

Lots of great blog reading to be had for sure and those pics are pawsitively wonderful!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Love that kitty nose!

Brian Miller said... adorable...gotta love the love that crosses boundaries...

Brian Miller said...

also great to see chubby chatterbox on the list...

messymimi said...

Beautiful paws that bring a nice pause to my day.

Red said...

Now that's something for a Jack Russel to warm up to anything but himself. I like your captions.

Tabor said...

You have been busy with these links. I will do as you say and try to get around and congratulate them all. Even though I am allergic to cats, these photos made me go awwww.

Mage said...

Yes, the closeups of those two are charming. Now I shall read on a bit.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little babies you have.

i will have to bookmark and come back to these!

Indrani said...

Thank you dear for linking mine again. :) And I like this category.

Phine photography by you. :)

Leah J. Utas said...


Out on the prairie said...

Pictures of contentment. One of my cats cleans Daisies ears and she returns the favor.

stephen Hayes said...

Love the photos of this intimate animal conversation. Thanks for including me in your Posts of the Week. It's always a thrill to receive this honor. I'll be sure to check out the other blogs. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Appawse for your lovely shots.

Gail Dixon said...

Love these shots, Hilary! Benny is so photogenic. The "secret" shot is perfection. Congrats to all the POTWers!! Will try to visit later...having to work the next several days. Ugh!

Sandi McBride said...

these are the loveliest photos that I have seen and I give them my Pics of the Week...and thanks so much for Post of the Week honor...can't wait to read the rest of the honorees and go look at more photos

Kamana said...

what gorgeous photos! and thank you so much for featuring me.

Daryl said...

i love those photos ... so sweet

and congrats to all ... great choices

Rita said...

I LOVED these photo of your furry roommates!! :):)

Bob Bushell said...

Benny and his cat friend, get it right together, aaaawwwweee. Photowise, is a memory, and will always be. Your work is so fantastic, the two heads, the cat and the dog are superb Hilary.

Laura said...

Thanks so much for the potw recognition Hilary… I just found out. You are such a sweetheart. xo

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Good golly, Miss Hilary...these photos of Benny and Skitty are perfection!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding me in your post of the week section.
Such a sweet moment between friends.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for adding me in your post of the week section.
Such a sweet moment between friends.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

"Awww!" Thanks for the POTW. :) Your post had me saying "Aw" too. I love when my animals snuggle together. And congrats on the license!!! That's very exciting and you should be proud. My grandma didn't learn until she was in her 40's and had raised 4 kids in the city. :) Enjoy!

Daryl said...

once again you've caught me skimming ... tho i really did read, i thought i did, the whole list of PoTW bloggers ...

Ray wants me to shut up and just say thank you ...

yaya said...

Your pics are so sweet but I was laughing trying to picture Eddy the Boxer with Squeak the cat in a loving moment...never will happen! Ha! Congrats to all POTW..Rosaria's post was one that will make you smile!

Hilary said...

oh, I love those shots of your two little lovers........perfect.

Unknown said...

Incredible images, Hilary. I was always told that Cats and Dogs could never get along. But these photos tell a different story. I'll be sure to visit these blog sites over the weekend! :)

Bimbimbie said...

You captured a beautiful paws in time between these two Hillary... makes me want to lean in and hear what the secret was that made puss purr*!*

Thanks for the mention - I look forward to discovering :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Such sweet furry friend you have!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Ercotravels said...

what's the clear images!! Indeed beautiful..

Lisa Gordon said...

Hilary, these photographs are just precious! Our little dog just love the stray cat that we care for, and she loves him too.

Thank you so very much for including me in your choices of POTW. It is much appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend!

photowannabe said...

Your Blog is certainly the Paws that refreshes.
Thank you for sharing all the POTW entries. I loved them all. /what fascinating people there are in this world.

Linda said...

Wonderful warm fuzziness!

Suldog said...

So much good stuff. Thanks, as always, Hillary. Love you for a lot of things, but especially for giving of yourself so much when it comes to your fellow bloggers.

Nice to see Eddie Bluelights getting back into the swing of things. I'll definitely drop by many of these places.

Betty Manousos said...

dearest hilary,
first off,thank you so much for including me/my post in your potw choices. i really appreciate it:)))

now let me say WOW! i adore every single one of these pictures. fantastic captures as usual. and what a great play of light and shadow. excellent!!!!

p.s. i am seriously in awe of your talen!

happy weekend~

big hugs!

Anita said...

Your fur-babies are so adorable. They are lucky to have a loving "mama and papa" to care for and spoil them.

Lynne with an e said...

Two adorable for words.

sage said...

Nice cat portraits and glad to see POTW back!

Slamdunk said...

Glad that cat and dogs can live in harmony at your place--it is that way most of the time here.

Looks like I have some POTW to catch up on.

Sharon Wagner said...

I always pause for paws.

Linda said...

Hilary, I love seeing the interaction with Benny and his feline friend. That is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Those photos are absolutely precious! Congrats to the POTW and thank you. I'm behind on posting AND reading!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! Hilary, these are amazing. Ol Benny is my hero! What a sweetie.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Just saw this. I am touched. ♥