Sunday, February 26, 2012

animal photos

I grew up with a lot of animals. My childhood was shared with 6 dogs, 6 cats, more birds and rodents than I can remember, and a few fish too. My mother must have been a saint.

J is not so much an animal person, so it's hard for him to understand my utter devotion to Maus...the way I cradle her like a baby, kiss her whiskers, and whisper sweet nothings in her ear. Okay, I'm a crazy cat lady.

But I'm crossing my fingers and hoping there are a few animal lovers in the blog-o-sphere who will appreciate these photos as much as I do. I was stunned when I came across a few of these the other day, and it inspired me to pull together the best animal photos I've got on my hard drive, in honor of the little critters (okay, mostly cats) who deserve more of the spotlight.

Our Toby...taken by my mom on old school B&W film...

Baby Maus...exhausted from being a rambunctious kitten

My wild little nephew, Wilbur

The only time I could catch Maus standing still as a kitten was when she was sleeping...

Taken by my sister in the butterfly exhibit at NY's Natural Science Museum

My mom's mischievous babe


Wilbur again...basking in the sun...

Are you an animal lover?

13 comments:

  1. these are wonderful. I love the one of maus sleeping with her tummy out for the world to rub! also Wilbur sunbathing is too cute =)

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  2. I'm definitely an animal lover. We have two very spoiled "boys" living with us. One cat & one dog who think they're brothers. (or maybe we just say they are)

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of the cat pictures, I am definitely a crazy cat lady!! They are just so cuddly and playful. Hopefully my cat Riley from home will be coming to live with us in Boston soon! :)

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    1. Yayyy! There had best be some pictures...

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  4. BABIESSSS! i feel exactly the same way. my friends don't understand me whenever i stop abruptly to pet any animal that crosses my path. even the common's squirrels will climb up on my lap...makes giving tours to friends who have never been to boston veeeerry interesting :)

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    1. This is such an unbelievable phenomenon to me. You are like Snow White.

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  5. how cute, these brought a smile to my monday morning!

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  6. I'm an animal lover, but not all animals, I will admit. I am allergic to cats so of course I'm not too fond of them. Dogs, however, I love!
    I also love those strawberry and cream grits you have posted in your past post. What a great recipe!

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  7. The. most. precious. We never had animals growing up and I have been waiting virtually my whole life for the day I can get a pup of my own!

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  8. Those are some adorable critters. I didn't have any growing up but I've always had a place in my heart for big dogs and horses

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  9. I LOVE the animal pics, especially Toby, he looks a lot like our Rascal. He lives up to his name, but cuteness sure covers a multitude of sins! We have always loved our animals like they were another sibling as we were growing up, and hubby and I loved our first dog we adopted together like she was our own child. I am a lot like Makenzie where I will randomly cuddle animals off the street and get lots of "looks", but I guess that will come with being an animal lover.

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  10. I LOVE dogs and these pictures made me happy. I can't wait till we can have a dog.

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  11. so cute,i love dogs and cats so much!

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Thanks for making me smile. =)