Monday, July 13, 2009

Nine!

That's what my lovely Russian Blue girl Delia is today.
It doesn't seem all that long ago when she was like this, teapot sized. And now look at her.
Here Delia is with her son Merlin. I was making the bed so the cushions where on the floor and when I wanted to put them back on the bed I found they had been claimed by my delightful dynamic duo.
So I rushed out to get my camera and started taking pics. And action!
Very lovey-dovey, aren't they?
They are inseparable, just like Delia once was with her brother Delius. It was quite a wrench to separate Delius and Delia when the time came for Delius to go to his new home with a good friend of mine
Delia and Delius

It was often difficult for me to say goodbye to the kittens when they went to their forever homes, especially in this case. But, as luck would have it, Delia found the new love of her life in her son Merlin, as Delius has in his daughter.

Here Delia is with Merlin (who else?) for a spot of synchronized snoozing.
Getting a wash,
and a cuddle.
Happy birthday, my darling girl, not forgetting your brother Delius, and many happy returns on the day.

In other news today:
The heatwave is long gone, we've had days filled with rain and the temperature dropped to a very chilly 14 C on some days. Today it's better with temperatures around 20 to 24 C, which is normal for high summer. We're all glad the heatwave is over but we are, at least Tara is, suffering from a different kind of heat. Poor girl.
Tara, not a puppy anymore.

copyright 2009 Y.E.W. Heuzen

31 comments:

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Poor Tara. The kitties are so lovey dovey. They look like cozy companions!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These cat photos just make your heart melt. Happy Birthday to the birthday kitties Delia and her brother.

nikkipolani said...

I saw many happy sibblings snuggling together this past weekend -- so sweet to Delia and her son Merlin. Does this breed form particularly close family relationships?

Naturegirl said...

Yolanda! I rushed right over on your invitation..I cannot resist kitty bliss! Ahhh...what a
puuur-f-e-c-t pair they are so caring and cuddly to one another!
=^.^= ..mine are NOT..Paisley just has NOT accepted my Babie and it's now 3 years...hiss hiss and distance is what goes on here.
Big purrr-Zzzz to the Birthday kitty! meow from my girls and I.
=^.^= =^.^= + :)

Roses and stuff said...

Yolanda, your cats are beautiful - and they seem to be the perfect couple! I guess they are indoor-cats, am I right?
Katarina

Cheryl said...

Ah sweet Tara.....I remember those days with my little puppies....

Your cats are so pretty.....and affectionate.....

The weather has been hot today but rain is forecast for tomorrow....I am liking rain at the moment....

Karin A said...

First of all congratulations to Delia! :) So you have rain as well? We do but it's okay!

Your comment in Swedish was perfect (you got talent!). :) I was a bit lazy and stressed when writing that post so I never translated it. Will be better next time!

Hebben een mooie weken! (hope that was correct) Kram!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm glad your temperatures are back to normal. When you're not used to such heat, it seems even worse. Tara appears to know she looks silly. Maybe you should get her a T shirt to complete the outfit. ;^)

LadyLuz said...

feliz compleaños to Delia and greetings to all the furry friends. All gorgeous.

Piondröm said...

Lovely cats you have, so beautiful.
I cant see our dog with that litle thing around the back.Does she not try to take it away?
Ken

Tracy said...

So sweet all the kitty cat love, Yolanda! But poor little Tara... Thanks for stopping by to see me--great to that you visited. Happy Summer Days :o)

Margo said...

Kleurig broekje :)

James A-S said...

Just out of interest: how many kute kitty photographs do you have?
Assuming that there are (to my knowledge) 16,000 cats in your house. Each one must have been photographed in different combinations about 437 million times.
Therefore I am guessing somewhere in the region of seven trillion pictures.


(Plus another 17,000,000 of Tara - so far).

Frances said...

Oh my. Tara is now a woman, panty wearing woman even. Poor thing. Do dogs go through menopause? Delia and Merlin are divine. I love how affectionate they are. Kitty would feel right at home, maybe. :-)
Frances

Gail said...

Poor Tara, she would surely rather be swimming! The cats are too cute and they pose so nicely. gail

garden girl said...

Happy birthday to Delia, and my sympathies to Tara. I hope she doesn't have doggie PMS.

Tara said...

Hi, I stumbled onto your blog from Minday luvs to Garden and I had to stop and comment becasue I have a Russian blue and she looks just like your sweet babies! aren't they the best??? and I had to laugh cause your sweet doggie and I have the same name!:) lovely blog you have here!

healingmagichands said...

Happy birthday to Delia! It is so sweet to see cats that love each other. Years ago I had a pair of calico sisters that acted like that, but lately there hasn't been much harmony at the Havens. And now Smokey is an "only cat" curmudgeon, so elderly and crotchety I hesitate to inflict a kitten on him. So he rules the roost (and poor Ruby) with an iron paw.

Poor Tara. Tell her it will be over soon.

Naturegirl said...

Yolanda I had to come by and let you know that there is a Purr-ing predator at my blog!=^.^=

salem said...

First of all congratulations to Delia!

Birgit said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Delia und natürlich auch an Delius! Die Fotos sind so reizend anzusehen. Ein wirklich dynamisches Duo ;-). Es sind traumhaft schöne Katzen und sooo lieb. Man merkt, dass Du eine Menge Freude mit und an ihnen hast, liebe Yolanda.
Eigentlich wollten wir am Samstag nach Enschede fahren zum Markt. Aber leider sagt das Wetter nur Gruseliges voraus. Also werden wir es wohl verschieben.

Liebe Grüße mit Hoffnung auf schönes Gartenwetter, Birgit

Hannele på Hisingen said...

Nice friends.

Kram.

Rosemarie said...

My heart melted seeing the 2 cats together - so sweet!

Cindy at Dusting in Pearls and Rosehaven Cottage said...

Oh my! Your sweetie is only a couple of months older than Dexter and Dee Dee! Isn't it amazing how times flies? It doesn't seem like 9 years could have gone by already.

Cindy

em said...

ye, i love the color delia's eyes!

thanks for commenting at garden fool... we saute the chard with some oil and add vinegar, and maybe raisins. delicious!

SchneiderHein said...

Ach was für herrliche Momente hast Du da von Deinen Lieblingen eingefangen. 9 Jahre, einerseits was für eine lange Zeit und andererseits vergeht sie in tierischer Gesellschaft wie im Flug! Denn wenn ich mir vorstelle, dass Allegra inzwischen nun auch 8 Jahre auf dem Katzenbuckel hat, und unsere kleine Maus im August auch schon ihren 8. Geburtstag feiert ...
Aber was schreibe ich da, bei all' Deinen lieben Mitbewohnern.
Wir wünschen Euch noch viele schöne gemeinsame Jahre!
Liebe Grüße
Silke & Wolfgang

Glo said...

What a lovely snuggly happy birthday post! Congratulations to all, and especially to Tara, who looks a bit bewildered by the whole business of time moving right along! Thanks for dropping by while I was internet-less ~ I'm glad to be back to see your cheery blog.

nyght said...

how sweet the cats are. really ilke them very much. nice photo.

john

marl1 said...

Jeppe heeft beduidend langere oren dan dochterlief- wat grappig :-))
En die limoengroene slip whahahaha wel trendy :-))

HappyMouffetard said...

Happy birthday (belated) to Delia - she and her son are absolutely gorgeous

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I'm late, but still wanted to wish Delia a happy birthday! Three of the kitties at Our Little Acre are having their fifth birthdays this month - Boo, Baby, and Luna - all rescued from a muddy field in 2004. Actually, since we figured they were about three weeks old when we found them, they were probably born in July. Oh well!

Delia reminds me so much of our own Jilly - the Russian Blue wannabe! Jilly, who never shuts up her talking, except when she's eating or sleeping. LOL!