Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Royal Cat Castle

The following photos were taken earlier in the year when my son's cat, Hunter was still visiting.

Welcome to The Royal Cat Castle!


Benny watching
Ummm.. excuse me, Ben. What part of Cat Castle did you not understand?



Skitty sunbathing
Skitty (Prince Purrsalot) reclaims his throne.





sleeping Zephyr
Zephyr (The King of Relaxation) would prefer the royal boudoir.





hunter up
And Hunter (The Prince of Pounce).. he just wants everyone to know that he's king of the castle.





sleepy Zephyr3
Unimpressed, Zephyr opts to doze, once again.





hunter down
The Prince of Pounce readies himself to leap from the tower - evoking fear in the kingdom.





hunter jump
But he's just young and restless and bold and beautiful (soaps, anyone?), and there is no need to usher him to the dungeon (this time).





zeph
The sun pours through the castle oriel, and all is well, as Prince Purrsalot and The King of Relaxation lounge about the courtyard.





skitty boy
Day is done.

52 comments:

ADRIAN said...

These are all perfect. I just hope the furniture is but a few scratch marks are a small price to pay.

Cloudia said...

Amazing shot mid-pounce!

All so sweet; you have really captured the beauty and spirit of Cat.

POTW? YES!!! of da month

ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OMFG the cat jumped from THERE?!

Andy said...

Cats rule and dogs drool.

Out on the prairie said...

Man, Hunter sure can get up high.I have 2 who come in more and more, but like to hang in the stable and hunt when it is nicer. With a pet door it is open game to go in and out, but my Lily dog sometimes herds them away from me.

Dianne said...

Benny !!!!
Of course I love cats but there's Benny

Ruby said...

Funny and very cute cat pictures. I liked his throne on top of the cupboard.

Anvilcloud said...

Another great,thematic post.

Gayle said...

Ever the best! Love the prose, love the furry friends. Every hair on SweetBennster is glistening. What an action shot! WOW!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You take marvellous photos, Hilary!

DJan said...

I love love LOVE your furry family, Hilary. And thanks for including a picture of Benny, just because. Thank you for the great pictures. Merry Christmas to all! :-)

June said...

Hunter, just after takeoff, is a GREAT picture. Cats just amaze me with their confidence and competence.

joeh said...

I feel your pain Bennie.

Leah J. Utas said...

What wonderful pussycats.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable. all of them. :)

Red said...

Your cats tell a big story. Nice shot of the cat jumping off the hutch.

Betsy Brock said...

HAHA...looks like my house. The higher the perch, the better!

That photo of Zephyr looks like my Charcoal on my post today! Wow!

Tabor said...

Cat post always make me want to sneeze. ;-0

Frank Baron said...

"Prince of Pounce."

Like it.

Stealing it.

:)

William Kendall said...

They are such utterly adorable ultimate forms of life on the planet.

And they know it.

Rita said...

Dogs do love a cat perch if they can commandeer one. ;) Of course I do love cat pics!! ;)

Glo said...

Great cat-ptures, especially mid-pounce...terrific and fitting choices of names of the inhabitants of the cat castle. Merry Christmas!

messymimi said...

Their home surely is their castle!

As for soap titles, i liked the kid to watched with her Grandmother and told Mom, when she came home, that they'd watched "The Young and The Rest of Us"!

ellen abbott said...

OK, so how did Sir Pouncealot even get up there? He must have some mighty springs in those back legs.

ditchingthedog said...

Your cat's aliases are purrfect!

Nice pictures. :-)

Marie Flutterby said...

♥ Adorable captures ♥

Linda said...

Love your adorable kitties. They are indeed the king and prince of their domain.

Maggie May said...

What an amazing feat of photography. Especially the pouncing in seemingly slow motion.
Fantastic!
Maggie x

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwww

wuved deese shots

Jackie said...

I'm a pushover for a cat.
LOVE these photos!!
Cats are so regal; if you don't think so, just ask 'em.
Hugs,
J.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Cat dander... yuck~!

Benny can do without the high flying and sleeping types and surround himself with doggone good pals.

Btw... great photography! :D

Stephen Hayes said...

How long did you have to wait for that fur flying mid-air shot? Great!

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a fun post, full of furballs and flair. There is something so cool about felines who get along. And yay for Ben, hanging with the royalty of the castle.

christopher said...

Beautiful animals...so very graceful.

Magia da Inês said...

Que série de fotos mais fofa!!!



FELIZ NATAL!
BOAS FESTAS!
°。✿⊱。。

Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Hilary!

Gail Dixon said...

I once heard that dogs rule and cats drool, but these photos tell a different story!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!! Sorry I've been a bit absent lately.

Michael Manning said...

Such beautiful Cats! You've captured them so naturally and with great skill. I enjoy their names, Hilaru!

yaya said...

I always have to look twice at Zephyr...dead ringer for Squeak! In all the years we've had Squeak, she's never climbed on anything or anyone! She does love a good nap these days...as soon as the cold air arrives, she hits her bed! Great shots of your lovely feline family!

ladyfi said...

Awww - what sweet shots!

Sharon Wagner said...

What cute names! I have an all kitty post as well. Great minds think alike.

Daryl said...

they are all so beautiful … i love when our two boys sleep head to head on the window sill ..

Barbara Shallue said...

They are all adorable. But poor Benny... totally outnumbered!

Shammickite said...

Hehehe I love those cat shots. I've had a number of cat companions through the years, but none now, as I'm sure a new kitten would probably outlive me! So I have to make do with Leon (OlderSon's stand-up comedy cat) and Jo-Jo (OlderSon's scaredy cat who lives in the basement).
Happy Hannukah and Happy Christmas to you and your family, and I wish you health and happiness and lots of blogging throughout 2015. One of these days I'm going to pay a visit Maynooth, and if you are ever in the vicinity of Sunny Stouffville..... you know what to do!!!

Brian Miller said...

ha. it is funny...our boys got our cat a bed for christmas...he wont lay in it when it is on the floor...but if we put it up on the couch next to us...he gets right into it and snuggles down...

i hope you have a lovely christmas hilary

Betty Manousos said...

wow, such a fun post! hehe loved seeing your adorable furry friends.

Happy Hanukkah!Happy Holidays!
lots of love xoxoxo

Crabby McSlacker said...

Ahh, love me some cats!!! I especially love to enjoy them from somewhere else so there is no litter box to clean or smelly cat food cans to deal with, so I really appreciate you sharing the joy!

Laura said...

Beautiful series… the last photo is my favorite, what a cutie!!

sage said...

Beautiful cats! Happy Hanukkah

Linda said...

Adorable shots! We have dogs but no cats except for a stray who seems to think he belongs in our yard. The dogs do not think so.

Suldog said...

As I always comment when you showcase such things, you take the best photos of felines. The details you capture are unlike anything I see in the work of others. I can readily sense the warmth of each cat, the texture of fur, the relative spikiness of whiskers. Well done.

Indrani said...

Incredible action shot! Very well taken.