Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our Neighbor Visits

Here is a rare sight at our house. All five cats in one place at one time. So of course I had to grab the camera. This is in our bedroom last night, and forgive the quality of the photos but for some reason my camera doesn't do well with the flash, everything has a yellow tint to it. It's like a Where's Waldo picture- can you find all five cats?

In the photo below, only three are left, and if you look closely on the window ledge, you will see Spider and Romeo about to go at it with each other. (Romeo is the one with his paw up, on the right, and backing away.) Spider doesn't really like any of the other cats, and she especially doesn't like any of them getting that close to her.

General just thinks they're both crazy...

But here is what the cats were all gathered around to look at. Down on the wall below, it's our neighbor kitty, who comes around at least twice a day. No matter where I've lived, it seems like the neighborhood dog or cat comes around my house. And I'm not even feeding this cat, I swear!

I don't know if it's a male or female, but I just decided female since she's so pretty and fluffy. She belongs over on the next street, but wanders over to our yard every evening like clockwork- at 6:00 I know I will see her coming over the hill in the backyard. I always "name" the neighborhood critters, so I've named her Olivia. (After the actress who played Juliet in the 1968 movie, since my Romeo seems to be so taken with her.) She's a huge cat, very friendly and loving, very talkative. And very punctual with her visits!


  1. I L-O-V-E these pics!!! Thanks for posting! Pets become such a part of our lives. We have two Shelties and three cats. If I put a Workout DVD in, they all promptly take a seat on the couch and watch. It cracks me up. Occasionally, the bigger Sheltie will get up and want to participate, but the cats, well, you know cats.........

  2. Love all the cats together! And that Olivia is gorgeous. She's got a nice coat for a roamer.

  3. I love it! Your visitor even looks like an Olivia. What would we do without our four-footed fur kids?

  4. I miss the SC neighbor kitties I had to leave behind- Lily, Sunny, and TC- so I was glad when Olivia found us right away. In the spring when I had the windows open, she would jump up and sit on the ledge and everyone would hang out with her, just the screen between them.

  5. Cute kitties! I spotted all 5 right away, perhpas because I have 2 kitties myself.

    We had a cat named Oliva who died young. She used to sleep next to my son when he was a toddler and beyond. "Your" Oliva is pretty.