Project 365: (the other) Willie and Kate

by DaniGirl on June 25, 2011 · 3 comments

in Photo of the Day

When we adopted Willie last weekend from the animal shelter, it wasn’t only because kittens make for excellent photo fodder. At least, that’s what I keep protesting. *wink* Truth be told, I’ve always been a dog person, and even though we’ve had cats for many years, I was unprepared for how quickly the little furball would endear himself to me! I’m only a few shutter clicks away from my official membership into the crazy cat lady club.

And hey, milestone fun this week – yesterday’s picture was 183 of 365, the half-way point. Hmmm, doesn’t seem nearly as momentous an achievement as it did the first time I did a 365 project. Maybe because I can’t really imagine *not* continuing this project for the foreseeable future?

I did manage to tear my lens away from the furball a few times this week, though. Last Sunday, we invited my parents over for a Father’s Day dinner, and then roasted a few marshmallows over the firepit as the perfect day descended into evening. The light as the boys played on the tire swing was magical, and something about this one epitomizes summer for me.

178:365 Summertime

After a long stretch of sunny, dry weather, we’ve had quite a few days of rain. I liked this picture and the raindrops a lot when I took it yesterday, but looking at it this morning only reminds me of the torrential downpours from last night that seem to have flooded something from our well and caused water to (yes, sign, can you believe it?) flood into the basement. It’s not a lot, but enough. The well guys are coming this morning to look into it for us, but I’ve heard that a lot of people in Manotick had problems with flooding last night. šŸ™

183:365 Roses in the rain

And of course, there were a few (!) cat pictures this week. This one was actually taken at the shelter, just when we were choosing Willie. It was nice to see on the LAWS website that the female orange tabby we were also considering was also adopted on Saturday. I love happy endings!

177:365 Hello kitty

He’s kinda cute, and poses for pictures better than the kids!

179:365 Buttercup

He seems to like the patio door in my bedroom — the only place in the whole house with curtains. Admire them now, I fear they may not last the summer. šŸ˜‰

180:365 Willie formerly known as Buttercup

This one made us laugh. We’d just finished dinner and the boys were searching the house for Willie. Tristan eventually found him in the closet in his bedroom, just about the most isolated corner of the house. He’d tipped over a bin of stuffies, and then curled up and gone to sleep with them. I know he’s happy with us, but in the shelter he was in a cage with half a dozen other kittens — maybe he’s wondering where they went?

181:365 Cat nap with the stuffies

After a week of cat pictures, I was feeling disloyal, so here’s a portrait of my first baby, the patient and always delightful Katie. You can read the whole story in her expression, eh? “Really? More pests in the house? Sigh.”

182:365 We interrupt this cat fest for a doggie moment

And this one wasn’t an official picture of the day, but it makes for a fun post-script, no?

Willie for the blog

You know what I just realized? I’ve inadvertently named our pets after the Royal Couple, who happen to be due to visit here this week. Willie and Kate. Ha!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda June 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

“closet monarchist” – ha! too funny dani šŸ™‚
Willie is a handsome cat and katie looks like such a sweetie.

2 Finola June 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Willie and Katie! I think the other royal should be introduced when they are here for their visit šŸ™‚

3 Neeroc June 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Aww. That pic and story of the stuffies is absolutely adorable. And I totally love the hiss. Those are some boundaries being set for sure! *g*

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