stories and illustration

Cat on a Wall

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Coming back late, after mooching about in the woods, as I was walking down Gas Lane I was aware of this handsome cat sitting on the wall above the aubretia, enjoying the sunshine. It knew quite well that I was looking at it, but it didn’t move a muscle apart from posing its head this way and that way.  This is a very well-looked after cat,  a particularly handsome cat, a cool cat. Far as I know, this is not one of those cats that sneaks over the wall and hides between our raised vegetable birds, or just behind the compost bin, on the qui vive for the odd bird. I don’t think I would have the nerve to tell this cat to scram (I do like cats very much, but we have an understanding with the birds in this household).  And I don’t think there would be any need to tell it to scram. And I don’t think it would pay any attention if I did. So pretty, eh!

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May 2, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Slightly menacing 🙂 – something of Tenniel’s Cheshire Cat ion the first image.


    Comment by northumbrianlight | May 3, 2014 | Reply

    • That’s a good word, Robin. It was certainly giving me the eye, especially noticeable in the photograph where you see more of the wall. However, I thought it was such a handsome pushkin that I felt honoured to have been permitted to take its photograph.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | May 3, 2014 | Reply

  2. What a cool cat….so composed and perfectly at home in its skin 🙂


    Comment by greenmackenzie | May 3, 2014 | Reply

    • Yes, it was a cool and beautiful cat – I felt I was being granted an audience….


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | May 4, 2014 | Reply

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