This post is about an unusual vintage cat food mat, Mt. Rainier, some guest cats, Opie and her new toy from the tooth fairy, and an interesting blog called “Colouring the Past” featuring some cats.
I used this mat almost 20 years ago, I reckon. I was looking for photos of cats eating at the time, but those were few and I did not see the mat. It surfaced the other day when I was cleaning out cabinets. I was surprised and remembered it instantly. What I notice about it of course is the cup of hot chocolate the cat has! Today we all know chocolate is bad, and would not conceive of drawing a cat with chocolate. At any rate, I am using it again, at least for a while. When Zeke first saw it on the floor, he creeped up to it and slowly extended his paw to touch it, in order to see if it moved, I guess. As usual, no camera handy.
The melting glacier water evaporated in the hot sun, and cooled higher up the mountain to form clouds. The mountain is 14,411 ft (4,392 m) high.
I went on a visit and met some new cats who have never been on the internet, so I decided to post them here. Orangie is a big cat who occupies a basement by choice. He has a nice view out the basement window as you can see. Cindy Lou, with ears laid back, does not like people at all, but loves her cat brothers and sisters. She is an indoor cat like Orangie. The last indoor cat is Three Legged Charlie. He lives with Cindy Lou. He gets around quite well with one missing rear leg which was amputated because of an accident.
Colouring the Past
Finally, if you have old black and white family photographs, and wonder what they would look like in color, I invite you to visit Colouring the Past. Val Erde is a photo-colorist who works in the U.K. My link will take you to some before and after photos featuring cats! The cats featured look strangely familiar! The transformation of the old photographs to color is amazing. For a fee she will colorize yours. Detailed information is on her website. Colouring the Past
Do the cats in Val’s photographs remind you of any cats you know? Check out their eyes!