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Having a large Scottish heritage that migrated from England into Canada to Maine and other states. I am from a family of 9. Six girls and 3 boys. My dad died young when I was about 8 years old. I have 4 children and 3 step children with the great joy of 20 grandchildren. I worked in financial institutions and accounting for many years. Now I sew and make lots of stuffed animals and many other things. I'm a grandmother that has years of sewing in a wide variety of catagories. Photography has become one of my passions over the years. Nature that God has presented us is one of the greatest to photograph. My family and pets hate to see me with a camera in my hands. The bug took hold at Christmas time taking photos of my children in front of the tree. That became a tradition. Then you have family gatherings, vacations, grandchildren and the list could go on.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Testing Territory

Yesterday, I think our two cats were testing territory. They both came to us as older feral kittens over three years ago. Both have very different personalities. One is black and the other is calico. We were warned that calico cats are very independent and like to be the only cat around. She escorts any other cat from the property no matter how big in comparison to her size. I am always taking photos of them. So, when I couldn't find them in their usual spots I went looking for them.
Black Beauty had taken Shadows spot on the stereo cabinet and Shadow was on top of our kitchen cabinets. It is a big leap to both spots and it always amazes my husband when he sees them jump to either spot.
Shadow will take the next leap and go on top of our china closets which is even higher. Thankfully, the cabinets are so heavy she can't tip them over. See her snoozing on top of the cabinet! Actually, she is watching me through tiny slitted eyes.

They both keep their feral ways except they want and expect their food and water. Except on cold days they are out more than in. Neither one likes to be picked up. Shadow tolerates me for about thirty seconds, but not Black Beauty. We have become their staff letting them in and out!

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