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Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sunday Selections #85


Sunday Selections, was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock,  as an ongoing theme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

The theme is now continued by  River at Drifting through life.

The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

Like River I generally like to have a theme for my Sunday Selections posts.  This week I went back in my files to a folder full of cat photos from 2009.  Still Jazz n Jewel, just younger black beasties.






In our wardrobe drat them where they had made a nest for themselves.






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    1. One Too Many: She adores boxes - and will try and force her way into boxes that are waaay too small as well.

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  2. Oh they're just beautiful, EC!
    My first cat was a black one (it was bought by my father when I was born), but I haven't had one since - there's been a long line of tabbies and greys, with a couple of gingers... The green eyes mesmerise :)

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    1. Alexia: We have had black cats for a while - but also tabbies and white cats. My skinny portion would like another white cat - or perhaps a British Blue. I would like a Maine Coon...

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  3. And what magnificent beasties they are!

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  4. They are just simply beautiful! Then and now. I so enjoy your comments on my blog posts as I make my way through the latest stuff. It's always wonderful to see a post from you, I always smile and look forward to reading it. You're the best...

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    1. DJan: Blushes here - thank you. I am filled with awe at how active you are. Awe and a smidge of (unwarranted) jealousy.

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  5. ah I love seeing your kitties EC!

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  6. They are beautiful. We always hope for green eyed cats, but get one often.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: They are beautiful and they know they are.

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  7. They're so sleek and lovely. And they've found a very good servant in you (even if, I'm sure, they have to work on retraining you now and then). I confess I have a special fondness for green-eyed black cats.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): For reasons best known to itself blogger decided you were spam. In fact, two of my favourite bloggers have been classified as spam today. Bah.
      Both Jazz n Jewel are lovely. One of them badly needs his glorious looks to make up for his less desirable character.

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  8. A kitty post! I am in heaven! One of our cats is black as well. He is the best natured cat I have even known. I know from your older posts that this is not always the case, though :)

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    1. jenny_o: I once had, and still mourn, a black cat with an absolutely charming nature. His favourite spot in the world was upside down in my lap, preferably with a mug of tea warming his belly. That said, he was also a very naughty cat and needed his charm.

      I have a big weakness for black cats, and both Jazz n Jewel are rescue cats. While they fell on their feet, I can't imaging life without them.

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  9. Definitely partners in crime those two.

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  10. Windsmoke: It changes with the wind. They often trot around together and then for no apparent reason he will launch an attack. If stopped he attacks me.

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  11. Jazz and Jewel are magnificent, so sleek and glossy. I look forward to the day when I have a kitty again.

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    1. River: Their fur is very different, but both feel wonderful to pat. And yes, sleek and glossy they are. When do you think you can have a cat again? When you finish work?

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  12. Hamper G and I have enjoyed these pictures together, thankyou. She is on a waiting list for an operation to remove some teeth . . . Her reward will be a cat! . . I'm sure he/she will love our "20odd" hamsters!

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    1. bugerlugs63: Poor Hamper G. A cat could take away some of the pain. I expect it will be very interested in your hamsters. Sigh.

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  13. I so wish I knew what the cat was thinking!

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  14. Your cats are adorable. I am a hugeeeeeeeeeeeee cat lover myself and I confess I cannot imagine my life, my house without a cat around...preferably two or three :).

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    1. unikorna: Life without cats is incomplete. I approached the local cat rescue society less than two weeks after the preceding cat had died. Not because I wanted to replace him - they are all irreplaceable, but because I couldn't bear the house without a cat. And a year or so later we went back for seconds.

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  15. Such great pictures! I had a most wonderful cat that looked like your black beasties. We lost him over a year ago and I still miss him.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Once in your heart they never let go.

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  16. Most cats have the best life ever... just sort of luxuriously lounging about chasing the occasional aberrant object flitting around... and of course climbing in & out of boxes... I love your photos!

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    1. Sherri: Boxes are a never-ending plaything for our cats. And indeed many cats.

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  17. As a big cat lover (kind of desperate since I'm also highly allergic to cats) and especially black cats I truly love your images of these beautiful creatures. They have such personalities! I LOVE the photo of them in the wardrobe - it is so cat!

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    1. Carola Bartz: The wardrobe is a bit of a sore point. Jewel is unable to open the doors to the wardrobe, so Jazz does it for her. She hops inside and nests and he follows - both of them leaving a patina of black fur on all our clean clothing.

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  18. Jazz and Jewel are very cool. Loving those photos and who do you suppose wrote down these kitty prose? Yes, it's Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star!
    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny (ignore my human's icon photo) xx

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    1. Penny: Jazz n Jewel are very happy to receive your praise. And your pawsitive wishes. Not certain about the doggy kisses but I will accept those on their behalf.

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  19. Beautiful babies. I do so love black cats.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: I also love black cat but was surprised to hear that they are among the least likely to be adopted from animal shelters.

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  20. Cats are convinced of their superiority and they also know how photogenic they are.

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    1. Friko: They do indeed - and pose superbly.

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  21. I just went over to read your contribution to Vision and Verb.
    Saying that I am impressed and humbled isn't the half of it.

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    1. Friko: Thank you - but you have no need to feel humbled. None at all.

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  22. This is such a lovely study of your pretty kitties.

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  23. They're so beautiful, that's how they get away with murder of course.... x

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    1. All Consuming: And murder it is. As I type my trousers are covered in blood stains - mine of course. Shortly I need to change and do some washing. Thank you Jazz. And (for a change) Jewel.

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  24. Dear EC, I thought I'd written a comment for this posting, but I don't see it here, so I must have just looking at the photographs. Thank you for them, the two cats are beautiful/handsome and they delight me with their antics just as the two cats with whom I live--Ellie, Maggie, and Matthew--keep me young! Peace.

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    1. Dee: This is the first comment I have seen from you today. Cats are such a delight - and enhance my life. PS: Did you get my email?

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  25. This makes me miss having cats. Yours are lovely.

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  26. I think your kitties are definitely related to my Vasil!

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    1. Riot Kitty: Having seen Vasil you could well be right. Cousins across the miles.

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  27. Given that my sister's cat was yowling from the basement as I read this, I had to wonder - where are you mailing this critter? Will it be postage due?

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    1. John Wiswell: The box in question was going to California. And most certainly it would have been postage due.

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  28. Ah - such charming and photogenic cats!

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    1. ladyfi: Photogenic always, charming when it suits them.

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  29. Jazz and Jewel at the peak of their slim, beguiling selves.

    May we all have pictures of our SELVES as utterly cool as these. :-)

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl: The impossible dream I fear. Sharing the house with J & J is as close as I come to coolness.

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  30. Jazz and Jewel are so elegant. I suspect they are thinking grand thoughts, planning devious plots.

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    1. Susan Kane: Devious plots indeed. Jazz in particular.

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  31. Oh, how lovely. Did you know that black cats are supposed to be the most mellow and friendly? In cats, hair color is not just connected with disposition, but in the case of calicos, with gender (nearly all calicos are female).

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    1. Snowbrush: I have almost always had black cats and some of them have indeed been mellow, friendly and even loving. Jazz is friendly but neither mellow nor loving where I am concerned. I am bleeding as I type from where he stretched up my leg and flexed.
      I knew that calico cats are more usually female just as marmalade cats are more often male.

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  32. These are so cute!!! I like black cats

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    1. Kim @ Stuff could...: I have a big weakness for them myself.

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  33. Ohhhh, your beautiful little panthers!

    I hear them purring all the way in Minnesota.

    I love love love them.

    Dear E. I was SO thrilled to see your card in my mailbox.

    thank you. thank you. Love To YOUuuu. Xxxx Kiss

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    1. My Inner Chick: I would not be at all surprised if you could hear Jazz purring from that far away. Jewel is a little more subtle. I am so pleased that the card arrived safely.

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  34. They are so beautiful and sleek and gorgeous. There is something special about black cats. thanks for sharing. xxx

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    1. Kakka: They may both be rescue cats but we got the better end of the deal. Which I say knowing that some might say that they are seriously spoilt.

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  35. Really? I didn't know marmelade cats were usually male. I've had plenty of calicos in my time and only one black cat. I found that people sometimes were mean to him just because they thought he was a bad luck omen. A good swift kick on their rear taught them better manners. ( I suppose after kicking them, they concluded that black cats were truly bad luck for them.)

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    1. lutheranladiescircle: (Goodness your blog title takes a while to type.) I love that you showed people exactly why black cats are bad luck. I suspect that anyone trying to be mean to Jazz would spill blood. He is not a patient boy. However he is also a coward and visitors to the house have him scuttling away (belly to the ground) and hiding in our wardrobe.

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  36. Although my allergies flared up visiting today (hehe), the photos were lovely. Must be nice to be a cat.. I must come back in my next life as one.

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    1. Deb: I would like to come back as one of my cats. A difficult feat I know.

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