Friday, April 26, 2013

For Donna And Teddy

You may have noticed on the sidebar to your right, framed portraits of my "Companions" here at Victorian Studio. They are far more than that though; each one is a much-loved family member. Sadly, Casey our dog passed on just a few weeks ago, so now my lap is only fought over by three female felines: Sheba the grey tabby, Dakotah the black cat and Tawnee the Ragdoll. Each one takes turns for some cuddle time.

Recently, Donna over at Funky Junk lost her dear Teddy who looked like a cross between our Dakotah and Tawnee... a beautiful fluffy black cat who featured prominently on Donna's blog; often posed in amongst her awesome junk decor.  In honour of Teddy, Donna asked us to join her Pet-themed party this weekend by taking some photos of our furry companions. What a wonderful idea.

Sheba, the oldest at 10

8 year old Dakotah - our lucky black cat

Tawnee, the youngest - 5 years old


Even though she's not the oldest or even the biggest, Dakotah rules the roost in our home.


She sleeps each night curled up with me in our waterbed, so she also believes she's in charge and gets to decide when the other two are "allowed" to come in when I am crafting in my Studio. She is often right smack in the middle of whatever I am working on while the other two are napping elsewhere.



When allowed by Dakotah, Tawnee's spot in the Studio is laying on the shelf under the window so she can watch the wildlife in the backyard - unless, in  true Ragdoll fashion, she tumbles off, unhurt, except for her pride of course.  When that happens, she seeks the safety of the floor. But she doesn't complain; heck, even if she did, I'd hardly hear her... she has the softest "squeak!" of a meow... most times you only know she is talking to you by the way her mouth opens; barely a sound comes out.


Every now and then, Sheba will wander into the Studio - when she does, she's a master at waiting patiently  for treats - using her big green eyes to perfection; which always seems to work on me. After all, she is the matriarch and when the mood suits her, she will corral the other two into getting a good tongue bath (much to their chagrin).


Yep. I love my sweet Companions - life wouldn't be the same without them.

Come join the Pet Parade over at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors in memory of her dear Teddy and all our furry family members past and present:



14 comments:

  1. Your cats are absolutely beautiful!! I have a few of my own. Cats are the best! Visiting from the Pet Parade. :)

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    1. Oh thank you Jennifer! I was so glad you popped by and left a comment, otherwise I might never have found you too! Albie, Taffy and Franklin are beautiful felines too... wonderful photos of them!

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  2. wow - beautiful pet portraits!

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  3. Awww! I love your kitteh pics!!!!! Such expressive faces!

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    1. :) Each one is a totally different character, that's for sure!

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  4. Beautiful pictures of your sweet kitties. I cannot imagine who I'd be without my pets. What a comfort they are. Blessings, Patti

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  5. What a lovely post about your fur babies. I too linked up a post I did 3 years ago when we lost our sweet Savanna..... In memory of Donna's Teddy!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. I read about Savanna... so sweet indeed!

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  6. How sweet your cats look! We had two cats - they were sisters - and they lived to be 18 and 19 years old. They died within 6 months of each other - the last one a little over a year ago. But they were a joy to have! We still have our two dogs - also a joy. People who don't have pets must have such a big hole in their lives ... can't imagine my home without them!
    Irene

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    1. I can't imagine it either. Wow your cats lived a long life each; but so sad when you eventually have to say goodbye; especially one so soon after the other. Thank you Irene, you are so kind.

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  7. They are all beautiful, Maureen- and so different to boths see, and read about! What fun you have with them in your home. I love your photoes, and your collections!
    xo,Dorthe

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    1. Thank you Dorothe! They make a house a home.

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