Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sisters in July: Cat-spotting...

One of our girls favourite games when out and about in the garden is "Cat-spotting"... Maggie, our neighbours' cat, is a gentle but shy creature, and is, needless to say, not the biggest fan of pokes and prods by chubby toddler fingers, or by wobbly little legs tumbling over each-other in order to reach her with arms outstretched.

She runs. And, if I'm honest, I don't blame her.

Over the years, Maggie has found a number of suitable hidey-holes to escape these little toddling fans. A couple of years ago, it was sitting basking in the sunshine in the birdhouse; last year, it was our shed roof. This year, she seems to have found a nice shady spot in her own garden under a garden chair.

And it seems this is where she's likely to stay, as although she is called, waved at and pointed at, she is safe, as a locked garden gate remains between her and the scrutinizing sisters who want a look in...

Yes, both our girls are cat fans... its a shared loved. For both girls, "Katze" was one of their first words, and "Miaow" was one of their first animal sounds. And now, "cat-spotting" is a hobby they are both passionate about, and eager to share with each other. If a beloved "Katze" is spotted by one of them, the other will be prodded and pulled, shoved and shuffled along until they show suitable interest in said cat.

Two little sisters, sharing a love of a little furry creature.

Their beloved Maggie Cat.

Can you spot Maggie?


dear beautiful

13 comments:

  1. What a sweet photo, I love how they are both just peeking through the gap in the gate :)

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  2. Oh they're so cute!

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  3. Aww that's such a gorgeous photo with them both peeking through the gate; what a lovely moment to have captured!

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  4. Sad how the love between toddlers and cats is usually very one-sided... When our cats hear the Girl's joyous cries of "Poes! Poes!" they run and hide as fast as they can. Slowest one to hide gets to play horsey with the Girl...

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  5. What a lovely moment you have captured - I love candid shots like this

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  6. Ah, this is so sweet! Lovely when they share a hobby! Beautiful photo x

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  7. aww thats so sweet. Our neighbours cat comes into the house quite often which the girls encourage, lol. I think there hinting they would like there own x

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  8. Such a sweet photo, and a lovely simple moment that you've captured. It's so cute that they share a love of cats, just the beginning go things they'll share a love for I'm sure. x

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  9. Aw this is so cute- such a simple moment that is the kind of thing you will want to remember forever. x

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  10. what a lovely photo, if its anything like the cats round here they run a mile when they see the chubby hands of a toddler!

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  11. Such a cute photo, love the black and white x

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