Saturday, July 29, 2006

My Office Mascot

Storm, in three of her many winsome poses. She loves to "wear" my shoes. Whenever I sit down at the computer, I remove my shoes and set them off to the side. Within minutes, Storm is laying on them, or wearing them. If it is a pair of slides (as these Keds are) she inserts her paws into the shoes. I could have 10 photos of her in various pairs of shoes if I had the camera handy on those occasions. It is really funny to see her wearing my lime green thong sandals; her paws nearly hanging over the toe area. The second pic shows the way she will lay if no shoes are around.

The third is guaranteed to get a belly rub, and it is her most favorite pose, apparently, since she does it all the time, and will look up at me with those big golden eyes, as if to say, "Please, Mama. come rub my belly!"


Storm is the alpha female of the two sisters; Eclipse comes to my office as well, but she is relegated by low growls and hissing to the other side of the room, away from me. I have very few photos of her since her fur is much more dense and fuzzy than her sister's, and it is very hard to get a pic of her that doesn't just look like an ink-blot. I plan to try and photograph her outdoors soon, so maybe there is a chance she will show up better.

I had to lighten these pics so much that the carpet bears no resemblance to it's actual color, although the third one comes close. I chose that carpet when we moved here because it is the color of the red clay dirt we have around this area of NC. We had three kids living at home back then, and camouflage was my main objective....LOL

19 comments:

Shane said...

how can you not like cats. they have such great personas and they all seem to love shoes!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I am loving this cat wearing your shoes. What a cutie.

Leah said...

indeed, what cute a cute!

sent by Michele

Shephard said...

She's beautiful. And wearing shoes is hilarious. I have one who loves to rub and roll all over shoes. :)
~S

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a dear kitty Storm is, except for her hissing and bad temper towarss her sister, of course!(lol) Poor sweet sister...It's always hard isn't it when there is this pecking order? Still...you gotta love cats. I love that she loves your shoes!

Merle said...

Hi Judy ~ Nice photos of Storm. And the babe near the computer is so cute. Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Take care, Merle.

Star said...

See All us girls love shoes.

Malinda777 said...

I LOVE BLACK KITTYS... If I were there I'd scratch your kitty all over :)

rashbre said...

So will Eclipse get some shoes too? maybe some for the garden, based upon your description!

And - Hello, Michele sent me, today.

rashbre

Terri said...

Oh, what a gorgeous cat, Judy! I didn't realize you had 2 black cats also.
I have two male black cats...they're twins and turn a year old Sept. 2. I don't think one is more alpha though. They're totally bonded and attached at the hip.
Love the shoe photo and looking forward to seeing the other sister.

cchellez said...

Beautiful kitties!

alex said...

What a great post with a gorgeous cat. I have noticed that my kitten loves my shoes... he sticks his head in and puts his toys in them too... hehe, crazy antics! :) Love your food meme aswell! Thanks for visiting my site!

Laura said...

I think every mom around just nodded in agreement about the camouflage issue in carpeting!
Black cats can be hard to photograph. My two black and whites tend to sort of fade into a dark background when I take pictures of them. I have to lighten them quite often!

Couldn't help wanting to rub Storm's belly when I saw that picture!

Judy, I quoted from one of your posts on Terri's blog today. (IslandWriter). I hope you don't mind... gave you full credit, of course! Your quote just stuck in my mind, that's all. :)

Kristi said...

What a big, sweet kitty! My cat Louie has a shoe fetish as well, but he doesn't wear them like yours. Instead, he rubs his face vigorously on them, over and over. LOL.

Joy said...

Thanks for dropping by via Michele.

It's hard taking pictures of black cats, isn't it?

Chancy said...

Pets are so much company and they insist on doing "cute" things to entertain us.

I don't have a cat or dog presently but for this week I am dog sitting my little "Grand dog" Bella, an off white and black havanese puppy. whe is such a dear and knows just how to get a laugh out of me. Bella belongs to my daughter and her family who are on vacation.

Raggedy said...

Great pictures!
The shoe thing she does is adorable!
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) huge huggles
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Nikki-ann said...

Aww, does she like to help you work too? :D Mika likes to help us!

Sonia said...

Sweet kitty!