Good Job, Rusty. You’re A Very Clean Boy!

Taking photos of Rusty is one of my greatest pleasures.  He is so photogenic and doesn’t mind the camera AT ALL!

This photo session was one of my favorites.  The ending was superb, IMHO!  What a face.

Just hanging around, wondering what to do next.

Just hanging around, wondering what to do next.

I know! I'll start giving myself a bath.

I know! I’ll start giving myself a bath.

I always start with my face.

I always start with my face.

Now my ears.

Now my ears.

Now my paw.

Now my paw.

All done!

All done!

Rusty always puts his right paw crossed over his left.  It’s what he does.


C’mon Romeo


Romeo is such a good boy.  I think he would follow me anywhere!



Patches and the Closet


Patches does not open the closet doors; Romeo does.  Romeo opens them, but forgets to close them.

Patches came along some time later, and saw the open door.  So, she does what normal cats do:  investigate.

I don’t think she found anything too interesting, because she came right out.


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Rusty Plays With The Blue Feather


Rusty is an Exotic – otherwise known as “Short-Haired Persian.”  They are recognized as a separate breed, however.

The Persian strain is very laid-back, and don’t get as excited as other breeds of cats can.  So, when Rusty shows an interest in an activity, I’m the one who gets excited!


Unlikely Nap Mates

Patches and Romeo are not “buddies,” but occasionally they surprise me with their activities.  I caught them together on the loveseat, and photographed them over several hours’ time as they changed positions.

Unlikely Nap Mates


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Rusty Enjoys The Cushion On Mom’s Chair


Oh my!  I’m in love.  And it’s with Mom’s chair cushion!!


The Blue Feather


Romeo has been surprising me lately – maybe I’ve said that before – but it’s true.  He seems to find ways to do that.  But, it doesn’t take much.

Today, he has attached himself to a blue feather that I pulled out from the toy drawer.  He never paid much attention to it previously.

He looks comfortable enough.  When doesn’t he?


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blue feather


A Conversation With Rusty

Rusty and I have conversations every so often, and this one is my favorite.  I hope you like it too.


Rusty Loves His PetZone Toy


Rusty is the only one of the three who really gets into this toy.  It’s almost like a “busy-box” for cats.

I kind of got carried away when video-taping this, because after viewing it, I realized it’s 3 minutes long!  I won’t feel sad if you don’t want to watch it for all that time, but I’m glad it happened.  I can’t seem to get enough of this special little guy!!

Here it is:


Romeo’s Toy

Lately, Romeo has been showing favoritism with one particular toy.  It’s the first time I’ve seen him doing this in all his almost ten years!!

His timing has not been very good, however.  He does this “possession” thing, just when I want to sweep the floor from litter tracks that occurred all night.  So, I wind up either doing it later or sweeping all around him.  He doesn’t move; doesn’t get out of the way.

Sometimes I feel like he’s staring me down – daring me to take away his favorite toy!


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Romeo Taking ownership

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