Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunday Selections #87

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.

I am being a bit lazy this week.  Just the one photo.  Well two.  Doesn't he think he is just Lord Muck?  That position, warming his belly on the fish tank light is a particular favourite.  He also likes to peer around daffodils.





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  1. Very cool cat!! - Love the fish tank. We just have a lone little fighting fish in an old glass battery case..our cat (when he lived with us ) used to drink out of it...

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    1. One Too Many: He thinks he is top dog. The fish tank has been with us for longer than he has - though he has claimed it as his own.

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  2. I really like the second photo of the tapestry, Jazz and the fish tank all together.

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    1. Windsmoke: Thank you - I thought it would be useful to get the full picture.

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  3. Can you believe I didn't see him at first?

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    1. Adam: He would be thrilled to hear that. He obviously thinks he is in hiding in that spot. A bit like an ostrich with its head in the sand.

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  4. That is a gorgeous photo and PERFECT SPOT FOR A CAT!!!!!

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    1. Nicky: He thinks so too. Spoilt beast that he is.

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  5. Any warm spot no matter how precarious ... don't you just love cats:) So what a beautiful tapestry ... did you do it? I would like to hear more about it ... you tweaked my curiosity

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: That spot has the advantage that he can also watch the fish and the room. The tapestry came from Bolivia, brought home by the smaller portion some years ago. We both love it.

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  6. Dear old fellow. Our cats each claim a register for the winter. One scardy cat who cannot bear the thought of being shut in a room always seems to pick the bathroom register, so he can run out when anyone comes in, and then sulk around feeling abused.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: Our cats have both decided that visitors are poison. They growl and scuttle away, bellies to the ground. They then ensconce themselves in our wardrobe, moulting for all they are worth.

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  7. Context is everything - love the way the second (broader) picture changes the whole impact of the first.

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  8. He is beautiful... and obviously very loved.

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    1. Cindi: Yes he is, little though he deserves it.

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  9. Aha, excellent. A lovely cat and a fish tank and...nah, never mind what I was thinking :)
    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star!

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    1. klahanie: Penny, Jazz is honoured that you can see his beauty. He would like to know what you were thinking though.

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  10. Cats love to hide, and I laughed thinking that he's hidden while his whole backside is sticking out. Beautiful kitty nevertheless. :-)

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    1. DJan: He is not the brightest cat in the tool room. Not by a long shot. He is adept at opening doors which open away from him for example, and totally baffled by any that open towards him. Jewel has to open them for him. Which is a fair exchange since she is not strong enough to open the sliding doors to our wardrobe...

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    1. ladyfi: Of a truly ridiculous cat. A happy cat though, who greets each meal with loud purrs. And greets the first to wake (me) in the same way.

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  12. Such a cool cat - I love that photo, with him and the tank and the tapestry - it all goes together really well, each part perfectly balanced...

    P.S. there are heaps of silvereyes in my mystery tree - they love the flowers!

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    1. Alexia: I am glad to here about the silvereyes in your mystery tree. And yes, Jazz is cool.

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  13. When we had a big fish tank, we didn't have a cat. Years later when we had a small fish bowl, the cat would sit beside it and watch the fish swim around, occasionally he'd dip in a paw and stir up the water a bit. Sometimes he'd drink a bit of the water. The fish didn't seem to even notice.

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    1. River: Jazz doesn't seem to be interested in fishing, though he does like to watch them. Some years back we had to drag one of the cats out of the tank - she had been watching a little too enthusiastically.

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  14. We had a beautiful black cat for many years and yours does remind me of our Soot. He came to us secondhand, a very frightened animal. I spent hours getting him to come indoors and then to accept MOH but finally he did and they became best friends. We have a great head shot of him that MOH took and it is up on our living room wall so he still 'lives' with us. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. xx

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    1. Mimsie: Both of our cats are rescue cats and are now firmly entrenched in our hearts.

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  15. What a comfortable spot for a cat, lucky there's a top on the aquarium; I once had an all black cat named poncho, one of my present day cats, a yellow tabby, reset my surge protector this morning and turned off my computer. Oh I had a goldenrod photo languishing and used it today, what a good idea for a blog sharing of old photos.

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    1. Linda Starr: I have not had a cat reset the surge protector (luckily) though we did have one that piddled into the wall phone. The phone didn't survive and it was touch and go whether I killed the cats as well.

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  16. I'm drooling over the long shot of the first pic'. What is that fab' (tapestry?) (embroidery?)

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    1. Dave King: It is a tapestry my partner picked up on his travels. We love it and have never seen anything like it.

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  17. Lord Muck - had to look that one up! :) Your kitty is loves that warmth, I guess, while also liking the idea of getting into those fish.

    My cat Sophie used to like to lie on top of my computer, before I put it in a cabinet.

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    1. Lynn: It is a perfect spot for him. It is off the ground, it is warm, he can look out the window, he can keep an eye on Jewel and us AND he can watch the fish. If I fed him up there it would be heaven.

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  18. I am soooo crazy about your cat...I already have three but I want a black one like yours...I am in love :).

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    1. unikorna: We only have two (at the moment) and both of them are black. One of them (Jazz) is also black hearted...

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  19. First of all, there is not much I love more than a black cat. Secondly, that is one artistic shot. Love your vase.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: You are the only person to have commented on the paper bag vase. I love it too.

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  20. cats crack me up... they are so fun to watch because one can never really figure out what they are up to..i think they are the souls of great wise teachers come back to haunt us since we didn't get the lessons when they were human talking gurus LOL

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    1. Sherri: I think it is probably just as well we don't know what they are up to. If Jazz is the soul of a wise teacher, that teacher advocated violence. And lots of it.

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  21. Dear EC, yes, wherever there is warmth for the belly--be it hand or aquarium--there one will find the cat! Peace.

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    1. Dee: Thank you. They are lovers of comfort. Jazz will not settle in my lap though he spends much time snuggling up to the skinny portion.

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  22. Good Lord! That is Vasil, on the other side of the world. I wonder if they're related ;)

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    1. Riot Kitty: A lot of us in the blogosphere have or have had black babies like Jazz and Vasil. Perhaps we are all witches and they are our familiars.

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  23. Love how that cat is perched over the fish tank. Smart creature! And pretty.

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    1. One Minnesota Writer: Too clever for my good sometimes.

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  24. Still life, with cat! Great pics.

    I can't help remembering the roommate I lived with many years ago in college. She had a large fish tank. And a large cat. Her goldfish kept dwindling in number. One day the kitty was caught red-pawed, right in the middle of dragging up another victim from the small space behind the light... Glad to know Jazz hasn't figured that one out yet! Although the thought of cats being able to open doors makes my hairs stand on end! I'm glad we still have round knobs and not the levers we'd thought of installing... Yike!

    And, yes, what is it with so many of us having black cats? I think of the bloggers I know, and the number who have black cats--and multiple black cats at that--are way out of proportion to the general population. Hmm.

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): I am also grateful that Jazz is not all that interested in the fish. He likes to watch them, but has showed no other inclination. Fortunately.

      He opens the sliding doors to our wardrobe with ease - even when I have attempted to wedge them shut. He also opens the fridge and worse still taught that skill to Jewel. Now we have a child proof lodge on the fridge to keep them out.

      As I said to Riot Kitty the term 'familiars' leaps to mind. I fear that many of us would have been burned at the stake...

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  25. Cats will defend their right to the most comfortable spot n any situation to the death - yours, not theirs.

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    1. Friko: You are more than right. My father used to say that if the weather was extreme to follow your cat (or dog as we had both) until they settled somewhere, evict them and take it over and you would find yourself in a comfortable spot.

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  26. Love those photos! Very artistic. And the cat is saying, "Can I get fries with that?"

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    1. CarrieBoo: Thank you. Not certain about the fries though - he is a very carnivorous cat. More so than many.

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  27. Dear E,
    Ooooo, my heart smiled at these photos.

    I love your panthers! XXXxxxx

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    1. My Inner Chick: I am so glad that your heart smiled at photos of Jazz the bold. And the evil. He of the fangs and claws. And much beauty.

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  28. I just learned about Lord Muck and you can bet I'll use that term around here. You always teach me something new, my impish friend.

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    1. barbfroman: I am glad to be of assistance. Lord and Lady Muck were frequently mentioned while I was growing up. I hadn't in fact realised that it was a term that not everyone would be familiar with. Live and learn.

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  29. Lord Muck should be Emperor Muck. He looks mighty smug! Excellent shot!

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    1. Susan Kane: Thank you, Emperor Muck it is. He is indeed a smug cat.

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  30. As a heartless hater of cats, even I found the second one very cute. It's also a great contrast between the black fur and yellow flowers.

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    1. John Wiswell: Cute is as cute does. I suspect that some of his behaviour would re-inforce your anti cat stance.

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  31. I do love these photos of Lord Muck. Those flowers are so pretty. Lovely shots!

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  32. Beautiful colour contrast with the black and yellow!

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    1. jenny_o: He is fond of the camera, and often displays himself to advantage.

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  33. I do love your puddy tat and still miss my broomstick riding companion who left me last Ner Year's Eve aged 22.

    Meing an erstwhile Melbournian, I miss the Crimson Rosellas. The young of the Adelaide Rosella are greenish too.

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    1. Arija: We lost a cat who had shared our lives for more than twenty years a few years ago. I miss her still. Jazz is frequently vile and vicious - but has charm.

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  34. I'm reminded of two things: the resident cat in the hardware store (I love stores that have resident cats or dogs), who can usually be found under the light fixture display, toasting; and my old iguana Sparky, who would drape herself over the lampshade when the bulb was on.

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    1. Murr Brewster: I also love stores with resident animals. Our local vet has cats cruising the counters. Seriously indulged cats by both the vetinary staff and customers. I would have loved an iguana.

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