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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For Lynne


Lynne is one of my readers and Slate's biggest fan.
She'd love to have a kitty but can't any longer so she lives
vicariously through me.  As soon as I took this picture, I knew
I had to show Lynne!  What a poser!  Isn't he gorgeous?
Tiger brought Slate home with him back in February when the
temps were way below freezing.  The two of them were curled
up on a patio chair on the back porch, Tiger keeping Slate warm.
Yeah, Tiger is sweet like that.  Remember how rough Slate looked?
See here.  He's happy and healthy now. He's the best cat, too. 

So there, you go, Lynne!  I hope this warmed your heart and
took your mind off your pains and troubles today.
Sending love from Slate to you!


62 comments:

  1. Another beautiful photo. How thoughtful of Slate to pose on that lovely cream rug.

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    1. That's his spot there on the sofa and he loves that crochet throw. It suits him, don't you think?

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  2. That is one fine looking cat. If you entered him for the equivalent show in America of our Cats Crufts Show I'm sure he would win a major prize, possibly even the Best in Show.

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    1. He's gorgeous, isn't he? Did you look at the before picture? Click on the link 'here'. He's come a long way!

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    2. Let's face it Betsy, he looks so upper-class that if he was human, he probably wouldn't even speak to us!

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    3. He would to me! . . . . . lol
      They called me Sir Ed at school . . . .

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    4. Oh, he a beauty, but he's not a snob! haha. I do think he looks like royalty!

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    5. Eddie, are you sure it's not Cur Ed? Perhaps you should change the batteries in your hearing aid. . . . . or switch it on!

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    6. PARDON . . . . . WHAT . . . . . lol

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  3. What a good friend you are! I love how Slate's gold eyes pop against the almost monochromatic background.

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    1. Slate's just helping me spread a little sunshine!
      Lynne's in North Carolina...never met her, but she's nice enough
      to read my blog and comment!

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  4. He is quite the poser indeed
    Come a long long way at your feed
    Tiger knew where to take him for some R and R
    Now he is sure a star
    And early today
    Throwing the cat off at your bay lol

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    1. I'm all off schedule after that nascar race!
      Will take me a few days to get back in place!
      Tiger seeks out the down and out
      and tells them they shouldn't pout.
      "Come to my home!" and he leads the way,
      where they can sleep, eat, and always play.

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    2. Such a nice fellow
      Orlin sees another cat and he's anything but mellow haha

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    3. Orlin is the king of his territory
      No room for anything predatory. ha.

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  5. what I notice is the look in Slate's eyes in the before photo compared to now, in the before photo there was fear and anxiousness, now he looks calm and confident, what a beauty, he won the lottery when he came to your porch!

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    1. We feel just as lucky as he does...he's just about the perfect cat...lovely personality, soft, affectionate. Yes, that before photo says it all, doesn't it? Poor guy...he was dehydrated, starved and freezing. Our cats accepted him readily...some they just have a fit over and hiss until they leave. Maybe they can sense between the kind and the mean.

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  6. I love Slate too and Jack:)
    Both are sweet and I remember well when Slate arrive Betsy poor dear !
    Is amazing how Slate adapted really soon to his new house and how he loves be with you:)
    I send love and the best to Lynne!

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    1. Jack is like the bratty teenager! lol! He may never mature. Oh my! He's always in trouble!

      Yes, Slate adapted so quickly and just settled down as a family member.

      I know Lynne will love your good wishes!

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    2. Did you bring me some pomegranate ice cream? ha.

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    3. Of course I have some for you in the freezer.lol
      I love Jack yes maybe he will be always a teen:)

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    4. Oh good....I just grab a spoon. haha.

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    5. Im seiing Slate in the Notebook, look awesome, Only I saw in my phone before lol

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    6. He is awesome. He just 'helped' me unload the groceries! haha.

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  7. I remember when Slate showed up. He looks wonderful!

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    1. I wonder how old he is. I bet I could find out online how to tell...

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  8. He is so elegant-looking. Much like our Audrey. :)

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    1. Yes, I think of Slate when I see your Audrey! Gorgeous kitties, both of them!

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  9. He looks so regal and elegant. He picked the perfect background to compliment his beautiful coat.

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    1. He certainly did...that's just the sofa with light from the window hitting it, but it made the photo, I think!

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  10. slate has such a regal appearance in that picture...def healthy looking....

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    1. He posed perfectly, didn't he? Now Jack would never look like that...if I can get him to sit still, that is. haha.

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  11. Slate is truly gorgeous . . . I suppose in the cat world he would be irresistible . . . :)
    Love the way he has settled down and is much calmer and relaxed . . . :)

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    1. Well, he's irresistible in my world, too....very few get that label. haha....only the lucky ones. :)
      Yes, he has settled down and adopted us. I'm always glad when they stay and I can spoil them.

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  12. It seems as though Tiger did a great thing bringing Slate home with him! xx

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    1. Tiger is just sweet like that! He brought Cocoa home, too, when Cocoa was just a tiny kitten.

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  13. Oh Slate! You've stolen all our hearts!

    Goodness, he is regal. Such a handsome boy!

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    1. There's just something about that charcoal fur that glows! Our Smokey is like that, too...and it's the softest fur of all the cats we have. Such a sweet, pretty boy! Now all we need is for Lynne to come visit this post!

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    1. Thanks, Mildred...I was quite happy with the way it turned out...got lucky with a nice background and natural light!

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    1. Yes, he certainly is! I think he knew I was taking a picture! ha.

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  16. What an excellent photo - and what a beautiful cat he is now. Love those yellow eyes.

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    1. Both of my charcoal grey cats have yellow eyes!

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  17. Oh Betsy, how sweet you are to think of me and dedicate Slate's glamour shot to me! And I would have to be late checking for your new post today. He looks so stately and refined; I believe he knew this photo was for his special friend. :-) I don't know where you find the time to be so thoughtful; I am in awe of all you do and how much you appreciate all the beautiful nuances of life. Please give precious Slate some special ear scratches for me. Love, Lynne in NC

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    1. Well, your comment time is my usual posting time, so I didn't really expect you until now. I'm off schedule a bit from the weekend.
      I knew you'd love it whenever you got here! It just turned out so well and I knew you'd love it! Oh, it doesn't take any time to be thoughtful...and I loved doing it for you. Hope you can feel the love way down there in NC! xo

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    2. haha..it really is a glamour shot, isn't it? He just needs a little princely crown between his ears! haha.

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  18. I think I remember you writing about Slate. He's gorgeous! And you are an angel!

    Jane xx

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    1. Why, thank you (she straightens her halo...) lol....
      He is a gorgeous cat...what a sweetie.

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  19. This photo is beyond beautiful. Slate is a stunner. He almost looks fake! I have followed his story with you and he is certainly a success tale... tail. And Tiger knows how to pick 'em.

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    1. Might be the best kitty photo I've taken...it will be hard to beat! I think it was the lighting, background and pose. It just all came together. Where have you been, anyway? Such a busy girl! ha.

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    2. I am house-sitting for a friend of mine in the west end of the city. Her internet access is not the greatest.

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  20. Slate has become such an impressing, handsome cat! He seems all clad in regal velvet. Beautiful picture, Betsy!

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    1. Velvet is a good description! He feels like it, too. His is a wonderful story! Now, Christel...I want Rocky to come back!

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  21. Slate is my favourite too! He really is a handsome boy.

    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy! It's hard not to love Slate, isn't it! I think he has his own fan club. haha. Must be the rags to riches story...and a Tiger rescue. ha.

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  22. Slate is gorgeous... lucky to have been taken in my Tiger and his mistress. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I think he knows he's lucky....he's so appreciative and affectionate. Sweet guy.

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  23. Hi Betsy - stunningly beautiful or handsome should I say .. lucky Slate for Tiger making sure he came and found you .. gorgeous! Cheers Hilary

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