Friday, April 11, 2014

Skittles on Moving Day

So this was moving day, last November.

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Skitty, being the ever-present doglike cat that he is, was watching closely as the last of my belongings were packed up and disassembled.





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Sometimes he watched very closely.





skitty bored
He's not all that easily impressed (he a cat, after all), and at times he was rather bored with the whole process.




something is wrong here
Until my bedroom emptied out around him. My bed was taken apart and there was nothing all that recognizable in the room any more.




Skitty a little bit of tude
Then he showed a little bit of attitude. Just who taught that cat to give the finger like that, Alex?




skitty and zephyr settling inUltimately, all was well with both felines. They eventually settled into the new place, each taking their spot on the basement sofa. Sweet dreams, guys.

More photos coming up soonish.

61 comments:

Linda said...

Skittles is adorable! Great captures!

Rob-bear said...

He obviously survive the move. That' good. Evn if I say it about a cat.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

ellen abbott said...

Handsome kitty is Skitty.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I love cats. Love the attitude. Love the way they show their independence.

Skitty is very pretty. Love the markings.

Cloudia said...

delightful story in pictures!
Glad to know they are happy. We are moving to an apt down the hall while work is done in ours, and I'm concerned about dear dog-like Pixie. So you've done me a great service!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

=^..^= <3

ADRIAN said...

What a photogenic cat.

Tabor said...

Such beautiful eyes on that cat. I understand that cats do not weather the move well, but yours seem very relaxed about the whole disruptive process.

from Madrid said...

Each of the photos indicates a cat attitude also very expressive.

Tomás.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

All your belongings but the 2 most important were packed: camera and cat :) Wonderful shot of the mighty roar!

DJan said...

What beautiful green eyes! Your shots of the move and Skitty's impressions are wonderful. I love the yawn! :-)

MastHoliday said...

Cat ready to photos!! just click..
pretty cat.

Lisa said...

What a beauty . .and bathed in perfect light.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Great photos of your handsome Skittles. Love that last shot of two contented kitties.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Skittles is a beautiful feline. I know how funny cats are about change. Good that he settled for only the one paw salute instead of ripping and shredding like my Sunny Bunny used to. Thanks for the pictorial of your "boys". Oma Linda

MaggieGem said...

Great captures of a wonderfully expressive feline!!

Linda said...

That's a wonderful cat-alog of moving day. That next to the last picture shows what he really thinks about the whole thing. Glad they are settled in. So sweet sharing the couch.

joeh said...

I hate it when a cat flips me a claw.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Hilary, I do so love these photos of Skittles. They remind me so much of my dear Squeak and Sweetie Pie, who had almost identical markings. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Oh SUCH a delight. These are grand pics of your furry kids. I love tabbies. Such sweet faces. I love them all.

Anvilcloud said...

Remarkable. You're in the midst of moving and you manage to take some excellent pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

laughed out loud on the gesture!!!!

he's a beautiful cat! loved seeing him in all his relocating glory!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

It's nice when pets adapt rapidly to new surroundings. :) Love the pics of your kitty kats!

Vagabonde said...

What a sweet kitty – so attentive. Your photos are so clear and good – they are better than the cat photos on my husband’s daily cat calendar – I think you could make a cat calendar that would be a great success.

Stephen Hayes said...

Skitty reminds me of the kitty Mrs. C. and I purchased shortly after our wedding. His name was Sausalito, after the place we honeymooned, and he was our beloved companion for ten years.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent pussycat photo story.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Hope your transition is going well. Weather/Move wise. :-)

messymimi said...

As long as the person they own has settled in, they're good!

Red said...

You used a neat point of view to describe your move. It sums up your feelings about the move.

Daryl said...

such a handsome guy even with the attitude

Stacey Dawn said...

Ah, cute Skittles.... gotta love a cat with attitude!!

Rita said...

What lovely pictures!! Handsome devil! :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Hilary, I absolutely LOVE these photographs.
What a little sweetheart.
You have a wonderful weekend!

Im A Chickadeegirl said...

Beautiful photos! I love his eyes that look like marbles.

yaya said...

Skittles is a beauty and I'm glad they both settled nicely. Your gray one..sorry I've forgotten it's name...looks just like ours! Maybe I should send Squeak to you...???? Oops...don't tell her I said that!

Gail Dixon said...

You captured the eyes so beautifully! So sweet the way they're cuddled on the couch. :)

Kamana said...

these are wonderful! love the one with the big yawn.

Maggie May said...

They are such beautiful cats and you could well become a professional photographer!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great shots of Skitty
Is the other cat called Skatty but any chance? lol

Haddock said...

Like that first picture.... straight into the camera.

Betty Manousos said...

amazing post! incredible photos of skitty.
actually i want to just keep that on my clipboard to look at it all day!

big hugs!

Suldog said...

Damn fine-looking cat. And, as usual, the detail you capture is magnificent.

Brian Miller said...

hahahaha cat giving you the finger...too funny.....smiles

L. D. said...

Great cat shots. They are so sure of what they want and don't want. Fun posting.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Love those green eyes. Very intense. I actually have a photo of a cat that came to visit when I lived in London. He's cleaning his paw, but it totally looks like he's giving me the finger. Can't be a cat unless you have the attitude I suppose.

Bob Bushell said...

A CAT........... He has that look. Ah, you love him.

Pauline said...

Skittles has such personality. So much fun to play catchup - hope spring is now catching up with you!

Roan said...

Adorable!

Lynne with an e said...

Love the catitude! Glad they've settle into their new digs without throwing a hissy fit.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Skittles is a very expressive cat! Love the "finger". Ha!
xo jj

Slamdunk said...

The last shot supports their role there in my eyes--supervisors for sure.

Michael Manning said...

I think cats adjust to moving rather quickly.

J Graham said...

Dang it, you are making me want a Cat again. Can you guarantee it will always be handsome and beautifully lit and adorable like yours?

(I have to remind myself: no cat box or barf pictures were included)

I think I will continue to enjoy vicarious cat ownership, so thanks for the beautiful photos!

(Crabby from Cranky Fitness)

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous shots!

Sharon Wagner said...

A new home takes some getting used to. And a home wouldn't be a home without our feline friends.

What Karen Sees said...

Skittles does not look too stressed out by the move!!! Great expressions!

Barb said...

Skitty has the most beautiful eyes - like marbles. (Is that why they call them "cat's eyes?) Also, he's VERY expressive.

Indrani said...

Whoa! That yawn.
It almost popped out of the screen as I scrolled up.

Tabor said...

Regarding you comment about Roman Shades. They can be well constructed and can be used for sliding glass doors...either as one single shade or two. This is not unusual. Mine are commercially made, so not sure that it could be done outside the factory and still hold the weight and shape.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Oh, how I loved this post! Mr. Skitty looked downright perturbed about the packing and moving. I'm not surprised at all that he showed you the tricky finger taught by your son.
Glad to see how nicely both kitties settled into their new place.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I think cats are harder to resettle. We're going away for a week to Vancouver and have to board them. We couldn't find a house sitter. It's going to be brutal!
4 cats = $53/day.
But my son is getting married. It's going to be a tough go for the felines!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Oh, yes. They are beautiful cats, too!