|Ultimo got down off the beam too quickly.|
|Having an 'open' house leaves lots of options for cats...|
|Sombra or Shadow - she lives up to her name, darting|
about, especially if there are strangers around. She is a
one-woman cat, and lives in the shadows herself.
|Ultimo is a talker. It must be the Siamese or Himalayan|
genes and he's not shy about voicing his opinions on any
subject, including politics. If the TV is on, he will complain
about the news rigorously.
Sombra will be having an operation in a couple of weeks as I think there are too many unaltered cats here and too many kittens that get dumped and I know it is healthier for her to not get caught up in that cycle.
The first Colombian cat was sweet Pasqual, and he was a good introduction to Scott, the dog, who up until that moment hated cats. Pasqual taught Scott that cats can be friends so when Ultimo showed up, Scott was less resistant. Ultimo must have learned from Pasqual even in the short time he was around how to get along with a dog. Just yesterday I watched Ultimo play with Scott's tail and he simply laid there and let it happen.
|This cat, really more kittenish it seemed, was hungry. It just|
appeared one day, yowling and insistent. Ultimo was willing
to give up and let it eat, but Sombra had another position.
|Sombra was not welcoming, and would not bend on this. So|
I found a finca that needed a cat and this little female was
transported to her new home. I hope she's happy there. She
was very pretty indeed, and had lovely fur.
She also doesn't like strangers, and that means anyone but me - not the owner of Scott, not the gardener, not visitors whether day or night. She particularly dislikes interlopers of the cat persuasion. She ups and disappears or if food is involved, she stands her ground about her 'welcome'. But she is devoted to me and comes and lies on top of me whenever I am stopped and sitting down or on the bed. She is incredibly affectionate and will gently tap my nose in the morning when I'm asleep to wake me up after Ultimo has announced it is time to get up.
Sombra also loves, loves, loves potato chips. If I am eating some, she comes and tries to grab a chip from me. Then she sits and waits for me to get the hint and give her a piece.
|A potted cat....|
|What is this? It's a cat-a-one-tail?|
|Another view of Barichara and the cathedral from a higher elevation, not|
far from my casa. Taken this morning on a walk... lovely day!