Photo of the Day: Back To…

Unlike the majority of my Facebook friends, I don’t have any back to school photos to share with you. (Unless you’d like to see the bulletin boards in my husband’s classroom.) So I pulled out this photo from my two-year-old archives of our pretty cat, Esme. She looks a little older and a little heavier now, but she’s still just as mischievous.

Photo of the Day: Lost Kitty

I decided to continue with the cat trend today. Two nights ago we found a cat outside our local community center. Now, I wouldn’t normally bring home a stray cat. But this guy came right up to me and let me pet him, he rubbed up against me, and he followed me all the way to the car. He was declawed and looked like he belonged to someone, but he had no collar, and the closest houses were across a busy intersection. So we (this was a mutual decision between my husband and I) decided to bring him home. He’s been living in our garage for two days, but I can tell by his constant meowing that he’s ready to come inside. If the owner doesn’t respond to our fliers quickly, we may just have a second kitty!

Here are Tuesday and Wednesday’s cat photos, if you missed them.

Photo of the Day: Here, Kitty Kitty

This weekend we took a mini-vacation to Wichita, KS to catch up with some friends. While there, I had the best interactive zoo experience at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. This is a really unique park that promotes education and conservation, and encourages interaction. Yes, interaction! That’s what makes this zoo unique. I’ll be sharing several photos over the next several days.

A beautiful cheetah licks her lips as she relaxes in the shade. We were not able to interact with this lady – thank goodness!

Photo of the Day: In Remembrance of Mr. Miles

My sister had to put her sweet cat of fourteen years to sleep yesterday. I’m not being biased when I say he was the sweetest cat I’ve ever know. I don’t even say that about my own cats. It’s so hard to lose a pet, especially when you have to make the decision about what time is best for them. Mr. Miles Smiles…you’ll be dearly missed by the entire family.

My sister’s cat Miles at 14 years old. He doesn’t look a day over 3!

Photo of the Day: Esme Enjoying Sunlight

I’m dedicating today’s photo to my cousin Maryanne, the biggest fan of cats I know. I shot this photo earlier this evening as the light streamed in our kitchen window. The only editing I did was very minor cropping. I couldn’t be happier with my luck getting this shot!

My cat Esme, meowing for dinner
My cat Esme, meowing for dinner