This is STERLING, obviously because he is silver in color.
Here he is again looking lovingly at me. He follows me around the room. When I move to another place to sit, he follows. He would sit and let me pet him all day I think. His fur is not the soft, cuddly kind and his eyes have a hint of copper to them as in the second picture. His soul-mate is...
A sweet ginger cat. He came in with an abscess and had to have surgery. The fur is beginning to grow back now. But again he has a sweet, sweet nature. He and Sterling have been at the shelter for about two months now and are the best of friends. Too bad they are bypassed because of their looks, when they would make just ideal pets.
In the same room is SUNNY.
She is a Manx tortoiseshell (tailess).
She also loves to be petted by the hour, but she's a bit of a loner when it comes to the other cats. If they get too close to her she hisses, so like the good natured cats they are they avoid her. She is about five years old also. But she has absolutely no problems with humans. She has been in this room about two weeks. Too bad I couldn't get a photo of her facing the camera.
The cats have all kinds of cushions, blankets, and kitty furniture with hidey holes.
These are my three favorite cats because I get to interact with them every time I go in for as long as I like.
Now come THE BIRDS...
Every afternoon you will find the sparrows and finches sitting in a row on my fence in the afternoon sun. There are ten in this picture counting the one in the bushes. But I have counted as many as seventeen, with even more in the hibiscus. They look like they are in school. I had to take this photo through the kitchen window.
These two photos are of the phoebe. It is a fly catcher and usually sits on the fence where the sparrows are, but has now chosen an old palm leaf close to the feeders.
Finally, here is my painting of the white crowned sparrow, done for Wanda's Challenge. Click on this to visit Wanda and her Laundry Room Art Studio.