Tuesday, May 24, 2011

S is FOR...

S is FOR...
                  well obviously, if you have read my previous blog you'll know S is for
SCRUFFY


We haven't had him for a week yet, so he does rather dominate our thinking.  He is fitting in beautifully and is very well mannered. By the way he is eight years old, which 
I neglected to tell you before.  Though his age may have been against him, it does have some advantages.  Older cats are seldom adopted and he has also had time to learn the basics of indoor cat-hood.  His fur is beautifully soft and he doesn't seem to shed much at all.

MOVING ON...                  S is also for SNOOZE

I don't know if I will be forgiven for posting this one.  We were in Boise and my son's  cat, CODY, and MOTH (man of the house) were both taking a nap.  I was really thinking ahead here because I knew ABC Wednesday letter 'S' was coming up. So how could I resist?

FINALLY,      there is the lowly SCARLET PIMPERNEL



which I chose because it was one of the first wild flowers I learned to identify and because, when I was a teenager I loved the books about the Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy Blakeney) by Baroness Orczy.  

It is many years since I read one but when I saw this lonely Scarlet Pimpernel growing in our back yard a week or so ago it reminded me immediately of:

                                            "They seek him here, they seek him there,
                                            Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
                                            Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
                                            That demned, elusive Pimpernel."

I need to get a copy from the library and enjoy them again. It must 50 years since I read one.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
(Courtesy Wikkipedia)

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17 comments:

MorningAJ said...

Scruffy's gorgeous. What a lovey cat you've found (or has found you!)

snafu said...

I am glad TBH does not run a blog, or I would be appearing under S too.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Sweet Catty! LG Tina

Roger Owen Green said...

I could use a SNOOZE myself.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

kaybee said...

Can't believe you dared to post that photo of MOTH. The lengths some people will go to, to fulfill their ABC Wednesday ccommitment!

I must say that Scruffy looks right at home - as if he has been with you forever. Are you sure he's not Bailey??

Tumblewords: said...

Scruffy's fur looks like velvet. A short snooze is one of the best inventions yet, I'm sure. A super post!

AutumnLeaves said...

Fabulous "S" post, Chris. I love the photos and while I can't remember actually reading the Scarlet Pimpernel, I always wondered what it was about. When you wrote it above, imagine my surprise to see such a beautiful little flower!

Gattina said...

Scruffy is beautiful and Moth amazing because he keeps his mouth shut while he sleeps ! Mr. G has always his mouth open !

Wanda said...

Scruffy is one beautiful cat.

HaHaHa, MOTH snoozing, makes me laugh as Don is always saying THAT PICTURE IS NOT FOR YOUR BLOG!!!

But since he never reads my blog, I snuck in a couple!!!

Great post for the S words.

chubskulit said...

Oh I love your S's especially scruffy.

Shallots and Scallions

Jose said...

Ja ja I had to laugh at the one with MOTH because my dauthers are always catching me when I am napping and they post the images all over the Internet.

photowannabe said...

Sweet photos Chris. Kitty is quite lovely and Moth pic. is just a prize winner. Love this post.

jabblog said...

Lovely post, Chris. It's quite appropriate that Scruffy should be taking up much of your thoughts. I bet you can't pass him without stroking him or speaking to him - he is gorgeous:-)
That's a nice photo of your MOTH - I don't think he'd be too displeased by it.

Morning's Minion said...

Scruffy is much more beautiful than his name would indicate--he has great elegance.
I've seen scarlet pimpernel in the wild and not identified it--will tuck this little fact away in the ragbag mind!

Beverley Baird said...

What great choices for S! Scuffy looks quite content!
I don't think I've ever seen that lovely flower!
Somebody is quite peaceful in the middle shot!

Leslie: said...

Too bad you didn't have a photo of Scruffy Snoozing! LOL Love this!

Sandy said...

scruffy is a good looking cat.

I loved seeing and reading about scarlet pimpernel. I don't think I've ever seen it around.