Saturday, February 9, 2013

Focusing on Life - Week 6



'Since love is in the air in February, this week keep your heart open, breath in the air and feel the love, then capture it in a photo.'

My first thought when I read this week’s photo prompt was ‘Rudy & Minoux'.

“Who or what are Rudy & Minoux?” you ask.

Rudy is a Russian Blue cat that I rescued from a shelter two years ago. He is a big boy but a ‘gentle giant’ in every way. He has a perpetual smile on his face, one of the physical characteristics this breed is known for, along with the bright green eyes.

Rudy

Minoux is a tiny, brown tabby, girl cat with attitude. She is another rescue cat that came to live with me about 7 years ago. I hadn't gone into the pet store that day expecting to leave with a cat but it was love at first sight...for me at least. She loves me when it is time to eat. She 'tolerates' me the rest of the time.

Minoux

When I brought Rudy home, Minoux was NOT amused. She wouldn’t ‘speak’ to me, or even look at me for days. She ‘held court’ on the back of the couch and just glared at Rudy. Any time he tried to get on the couch, she hissed at him and he would back off. We started calling her the ‘Queen of the Couch’.

All Rudy wanted to do was be her friend. It was quite comical to watch the interaction between them that first two weeks. Thankfully, Minoux eventually got over it and they have become friends.

He keeps her active, playfully chasing her back & forth through the house. Whenever she gets tired of playing, she stops dead in her tracks, turns around and swats him in the head as if to say, “Leave me alone now, kid.” It’s hilarious. He takes the hint and leaves her alone for awhile.

She still likes to maintain her ‘higher position’ in the house though and make sure he knows that she is the ‘top cat’. There are always two food bowls put out but, invariably, Minoux wants to nibble from the one he is eating from. Like a true gentleman, he backs off and lets her eat from her bowl of choice.

So, I spent this week trying to ‘feel the love’ between Rudy & Minoux and capture it with my camera. Not the easiest thing to do, cats are not the most co-operative subjects, but I managed to get a couple of photos.



Can you feel the love? *smile*

30 comments:

  1. I am glad they are friends now. That last photo of them cuddled up is a delight.
    jenni

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    1. They are quite delightful to have around. I can't imagine them not being here to share my days.

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  2. Thank you for sharing about you kitty family. Lovely pictures of such great friends.

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    1. It was fun watching them get to the 'friend' stage. I was not sure at first that they'd get there.

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  3. I love that last shot!!!! I feel the love.

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  4. Awwww.... They look adorable! Seems that the love bug got them as well. Have a great weekend! Michelle #20

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    1. You would love this little one then. She is full of attitude! *smile*

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  6. He looks so besotted with her!

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    1. He certainly is. I'm not so sure she feels the same.

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  7. a really great post, and purrfect pictures for this week's theme (sorry!)
    i can feel the love :)
    happy saturday!
    no. 18

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    1. Happy Saturday to you also. No need to apologize for the 'purrfect' comment. *smile*

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  8. Love your story and pictures about your two cats. It has been two years and my older cat still lets me and the younger cat know who is boss.

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  9. Awww, they do love each other, lol! Great photos!

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  10. What loving kitties. Lucky you to live with them!

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  11. My Sherpa and Harry are like that. Usually fighting but then happily playing together.
    I'll never understand cats.

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  12. Oh, Bonnie, what a funny story about your beautiful cats! My mom has a cat and she (the cat) is quite the boss :)

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    1. They always are. As the saying goes, dogs have owners, cats have slaves. LOL

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  13. Such sweet pictures, especially the last one. It's amazing how pets feature in so many posts this week. They sure do capture our hearts.

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    1. They certainly do tug at our heart strings, don't they? *smile*

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  14. The last photo definitely shows the love! not so sure about the one right before. : )

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    1. She does have the look of disdain on her face in that second last photo, doesn't she?

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  15. Bonnie, the last one is my favorite! I love how they are all cuddled up and sleeping, you can definitely feel the love!

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  16. Those are gorgeous cats. I can tell they bring you so much happiness.

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  17. Our furry family members can so easily fill our lives with fun, precious memories and love. Great post.

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  18. Stopping by to have a look at your blog and follow your journey through the bead soup blog party. This is my first one!

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  19. Your post is so similar to mine, except my two have yet to really get along. I would love to see them cuddle like your two, but that's probably not going to happen anytime soon. Thank you for allowing me a peek at what two kitties who get along looks like. ;)

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  20. It really sounds like a couple of my cats. Monster really is a gentle giant at 20 lbs and he just loves all the other animals. Deja who I call my anorexic kitty at 6 pounds really runs the house and all the animals including the dogs listen to him.

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  21. The last picture is my favorite! I love how cat's sleep with their noses curled into their paws - it's so cute. And they look so cute together, Rudy curling up next to Minoux.

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  22. It is always fun to watch the interaction between buddies!

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