Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Tall Drink of Water and Posts of the Week

You're one tall drink of water, but I got to tell you, you don't look too bright.
~ Neil Gaiman

One of Uban Dictionary's definition for a "tall drink of water" is:
A man or woman that is tall, gorgeous, and super delicious. Like on a hot day, a tall drink of water is absolutely appealing.

My Zephyr is a handsome boy. And he's rather tall as cats go. And his purrs are a deep, soothing rumble of delicious love. So he could well be defined as the feline version of a tall drink of water but the Neil Gaiman quote above describes my boy rather well. He's sweet, beautiful and oh so loving but most wouldn't describe him as bright.

The cats always have a full bowl of fresh water handy (unless Benny decides to empty it instead of his own) and there's another bowl for the aforementioned canine beastie, so there's no shortage of liquid refreshment around for the critters. That didn't stop dear Zephyr from looking to a more awkward source of water - my near-empty not-so-tall glass of water.

silly zephyr4
Will your face even fit?

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Yes, I guess it will.

silly zephyr
Okay, that's a bit too close - your chin is in the water. Try using your tongue.

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Atta boy, Zeph!

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Sweet success.

Zephyr might have to give you change if you offered him a penny for his thoughts but to me, he's my beautiful, loveable, tall drink of water,

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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.



When Do You Feel Most Beautiful?
by Michelle
at House of Lime

The Seaman and the Admiral
by Jackie
at Teacher's Pet

Dear Tavin
by Brian
at WayStationOne

by Tabor
at One Day at a Time



Winter Bench
by Andy
at Eye Candy

Frigid Views
by Barb
at One Good Thing

Close Up of a Nuthatch
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean and Beyond

Faces of India
by Indrani
at I Share

Stretching Out
by Laura
at Pretty Pix

Roofline and Wine Bottles
by Lisa
at Lisa Gordon Photography



Pay it Forward Weekend
by Linda
at Olde Baggs 'n Stuft SHirts



Early Television History and Significance of the Tonight Show
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral



Stoner Bowl
by Betsy
at What Makes You Think I Have Cats?

The Portland Strangler
by Chicken
at The Chicken's Consigliere

Winter Carnival of the Insane
by Jim
at Suldog


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


Birdie said...

My cat will go after a glass of milk. He tips it over if he cat fit his very fluffy head (fat) head inside. We try everything we can do to NOT let him have milk but he has other ideas.
My cat is very weirdly, extra long. Not tall, long. It is like he has an extra 1/4 of a cat attached to the end of him.

The pictures of your kitty are very nice. Have you shown him? I think he might like to see them.

Jackie said...

And look how beautiful he is!
I just love cats; always have. They don't need my praise. They have their own way, somehow, of praising themselves....(clever li'l buggars.) But, I would be remiss to not sing their praises.
I am always amazed at how they can lap water from any vessel....much less this tall drinking glass.
Great shots, Hilary.
Thank you for the Post of the Week.
I am such a Daddy's girl. Always happy to write about my Daddy. Thank you, Hilary.

Cloudia said...

ABSOLUTELY loved the narrative you've made of these wonderful shots. The last one was the exclamation point. *Clap Clap*

Hey! I'm a POTW - SWEET!

Been a while, and feels VERY satisfying. Thanks

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

ADRIAN said...

These are very funny. He is a handsome if silly cat.

Andy said...

Nice kitty story with excellent photos. Thanks Hilary for the link to my photo Winter Bench. You make feel like I'm doing something right.

Ercotravels said...

Absolutely, fantastic clicks!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh the little chin and the tongue!

June said...

I hope you don't permit Zephyr to hear your comments on his intellect. ;-p
I think he is positively breathtaking. All round and softy-bristly. He looks like a cartoon cat. Maybe his thought balloons are just invisible to you.
Ever think o' that?

Suldog said...

You are the best cat photographer. If I was a cat, I'd send all my friends to you for having their portraits done.

Thanks for the POTW honor. Always a thrill to be mentioned!

Anonymous said...

Our Shadow looks so much like Zephr. She uses her paw to dunk in glasses and mugs to get drinks.

DJan said...

What great pictures! I love them all, but the "success!" one sure made me smile. :-)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a fun series of photos and commentary. The last shot of your handsome boy is beautiful, and the caption is too funny.

messymimi said...

He's beautiful, and it looks like he still has a bit of the kittenish spirit in him!

Leah J. Utas said...

I love those kitty pics.

TexWisGirl said...

kitty cat in a shot glass! such great shots and so funny! loved the 'might have to give you change if you offered a penny for his thoughts'. too darn cute!

Brian Miller said...

thank you for choosing the tavin post...the respnse of my friends to that has been wonderful....and i can not wait to meet the boy...smiles...

cute cat pics...my cat enjoyed them as i am home sick and he is sitting here with me....smiles.

Anvilcloud said...

What a cutie. Love the one with the really extended tongue.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Love that kitty tongue! Super photo-story. Zephyr is beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

Thank you so much for including me here, Hilary.

Zephyr is absolutely precious!!

Happy day to you!

Mage said...

Wonderful that you were there with your camera. Thanks. :)

Tabor said...

I am allergic to cats and thus not to into cat posts, but his made my day. Such terrific photos!!

Tabor said...

Ooops! Thanks for the POTW

Unknown said...

What a determined little cat.

Red said...

Now that was a clever post. Take a quote. Show some very different photos and then conclude that your great friend is a tall glass of water. I almost missed it!

Anonymous said...

Zephyr is a Tall Drink of Water by anyone's definition! Thank you for the POTW, Hilary. I appreciate your support and being included in this pool of talent.

Pauline said...

Love the cat antics. And love discovering new posts! Thanks.

ellen abbott said...

Great shots of Zephyr.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

super shots of a tall drink of water. I think Zephyr and Uma would love adventuring together. She actually did get her head caught in a plastic cup for water. Quite the site dashing about bashing into things until she knocked it off her head, then went to check to see if there was still water. She also would give change for a penny. tee hee....gotta love those kittencats. Thank you for your chosing GK's and my post Pay It Forward. Oma Linda

Betty Manousos said...

wow, truly creative composition, hilary!
wonderful close-ups you've shared my friend.
and thanks for these links. off to check them out.

happy tuesday!

big hugs!

SK Waller said...

Hi Hilary! I haven't been an active blogger since health issues knocked the stuffin' out of me a few years ago, but I'm back! Your photos have gotten even more beautiful than before! I had a cat who drank from glasses by dipping her paw in and then licking it off. So good to see you're still blogging. So many people seem to have closed their doors.

CIN&BUD said...

Just a Beautiful Cat! Loved the photos! In my blog I posted a memorable photo of our 100 year old dog. Clyde. He passed away last year naturally at home. He loved being close to me when I worked on my Macrame Beaded Curtains.

Gayle said...

Zeph is indeed a breath of fresh air. :::heh:::What a delightful series of photos, glorious close-ups. I must start getting better pix of our Lucy and Toby. You surely inspire us all!

Daryl said...

oh i love these photos .. brought back memories of our first cat, Sans, she could stick her head into the smallest glasses ...

L. D. said...

That cat is just plain cat. If he had a bowl of water and a glass beside it with water, he would probably aim for the more interesting and maybe challenging thing.

Gail Dixon said...

The cat shots are so funny. I kept wondering when he was going to stick his tongue in the water. Cute!! Congrats to all the POTW winners. What a great group.

Barb said...

So handsome - love the nose. Zephyr definitely is mastering drinking from a glass. I've been off-line for awhile, dealing with family matters. I was surprised and honored this AM to discover I was included in POTW. Thanks so much, Hilary!

Slamdunk said...

My Internet is not cooperating, but I was able to see the image with your cat's chin in the water. Funny.

Our two young kittens drink out of everything. On was so curious about the bathtub, he took a splash jump while the youngest was scrubbing.

Congrats to your POTW--on the way over to Brian's now.

Linda said...

He certainly is persistent! Fun pictures!

Country Girl said...

That cat of yours is absolutely gorgeous. Great photos, Hilary!

Indrani said...

Adorable acts. Good you framed them so well.

Thank you so much for the mention. It means a lot to me. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Cats do the darnedest things, very cute.

CiCi said...

Zephyr is wise as well as photogenic. Nice pictures. My cat won't go out of her way to get anything. She came to me this way. But I love her regardless.

Sandi McBride said...

Batgirl does this...she also likes to drink from the faucet. Lovely photos of her too...I will spend tomorrow reading all the POTW...we had 12 inches of snow today on top of the 4 inches from yesterday so I really won't be going anywhere!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Too funny. Just love your captures of sweet Zephyr.
And thanks so much Hilary, I'm truly honored to be among these awesome POWT's!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I laughed at these great goofy photos!

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, what a gorgeous cat and what beautiful photos! You have such a knack for capturing the right moment. :-)

Greetings from London.

Anonymous said...

Zephyr is adorable! What a great series of shots. And congrats to the POTW!

Linda said...

Oh Hilary, that is so precious. I love that you got photos of every step, and I don't care if some of our furry friends aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer. They are perfect just the way they are. I love that last picture and your comment about it. He's gorgeous!

photowannabe said...

Love, love, love your photos of your precious kitty.
I'll bet if the glass had been bigger he would have tried to crawl into it...
Coming here always makes me feel good, Hilary.

Laura said...

How super cute is this Hilary!!! (and so much easier to photograph than a toilet bowl sip:-)

Rob-bear said...

Your boy looks quite pleased with himself after getting a drink from a semi-awkward situation. Great photos of him!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Leave It To Davis said...

I used to have cats...now have dogs...but loved my cats with all my heart. This really makes me miss them. He is extremely handsome. And what a great poser he is!

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful!

Daisy, trouble that she is, doesn't drink from glasses. No. She puts her paw in and tips the glass over. sigh.

Kat said...

Those pics are purrfect! I love it!

Kathy said...

Love these extreme closeups of your cat and the glass of water. Thanks for visiting my place at Tex's prodding!

Unknown said...

I had a good laugh at your cat, Hilary. Precious photography only you could catch! I enjoyed it. :)

Lisa said...

Priceless. Just priceless. Mine do it also.
I may have to find a home for one of them. I have new allergies. . Our dog may have to stay outside all summer in the shop, and in his own house also.
I will be away now until mid March on Vacation.