Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fortune awakens!

Hello ladies,

Both the caretaker of this blog and her resident animal companion share a key commonality: Neither enjoys arising from sleep. I have documented the progression of Fortune, my ragdoll cat, greeting the persistent light of late morning. I am thankful he hasn't yet mastered use of a camera to share his view of me at such an hour! I think he does well to embody my morning crankiness with his own particular flair. 

Let me sleep. 

It appears you are still here.

I shall smack you to be certain I am not dreaming. 

I am prepared to destroy your camera. 

Fine. I am awake. 




























































































In the last photo, Fortune resembles an old sailor. Having lived along the New England coast, I was often greeted with such expressions by fisherman who seem lost and disgruntled on land. Just imagine my cat in a bright yellow bucket hat and a slicker. It works!

This vignette is something I encounter daily. After Fortune has a few minutes to acclimate, he wants to be kissed and cuddled. Then there is much more joy in his cheeky face.

Happy painting, ladies!

20 comments:

  1. What a handsome boy. I take it he isn't an early riser then? Ragdolls do have napping down to a fine art. Scientists are still trying to isolate the napping gene for use in non-napping toddlers. ;)

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  2. What a sweet kitty! He has the most beautiful blue eyes!

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  3. Fortune is a beauty! I'd love to have a ragdoll. I've heard what wonderful cats they are.

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  4. he's so cute. my dog is also not a fan of waking up early.

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  5. What a gorgeous boy! I am the same when I'm waking up. Haha, it's best to leave me alone for a while! :) I think you captioned his expressions perfectly.

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  6. fortune is so cute!!

    how old is he?

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  7. Awww, your cat looks so lovely <3

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  8. He is an adorable cat! I can completely see him with a rain slicker and yellow rain hat on. And, I completely understand those looks. I get them daily from my long haired cat when I wake up to go to work.

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  9. So adorable! Do you go to cat shows? I'm looking forward to August 27 or 28 in Santa Monica, CA. I think I will get my Hello Kitty nails on for it too.

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  10. Adorable! I loved this picture sequence, I can totally relate to Fortune:)

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  11. Diana, where are you, hon? I miss you! I hope all is well. (HUGS)

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  12. LOL (your captions were perfect)! He's so cute, even if he's cranky :-)

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  13. Fortune has such pretty eyes. All I can say about the first picture is that it appears Fortune has recovered from his ordeal in the city when you first got him. Tell Fortune I miss our phone heart to hearts. Love, me.

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