Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

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A Growing Rogues' Gallery

by admin - 17:08 on 03 April 2013

Apart from the recent snap of a kitten couchant, with designs on a pheasant, there's been no feline snappery for more than a month. This is unheard of.

So I took advantage of a sunny afternoon to take The Fearless Ones for a walk up the lane and see what the Pentax could capture. Not too much, as it turned out, because they chose to spend much of their time on the wrong side of the wall, but I did manage to add another few portraits to the rogues' gallery.

The bonus, as far as local wildlife was concerned, was that this took the small game hunters out of the garden for a while. The kittens had behaved themselves for the past few days until savagery got the better of them this morning when a shrew and a vole went to the great burrow in the sky.

Pandora 20

Some days there's the whiff of a wildcat about Pandora

Pandora 19

Pandora also fancies herself as the local laird

We have two collars, complete with warning bells, but Matchgirl's unwilling to use them for fear the kittens will strangle themselves whilst cavorting in the shrubbery or the willow tree. Something more suitable will be sought.

Willow 18

Willow – some days she looks almost grown up

As Maia declined to join the walkers I did my best to take a close-up at the top of the stairs. One day I'll get the shot I'm after – just pin-sharp eyes and nose. Until then, this will have to do.

Maia 5

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