My Two Boys

My Two Boys - Ellie Kennard 2015
My Two Boys – Ellie Kennard 2015

Rupert, our Cornish Rex cat has always had a special love for Steven and will sit at his feet at every meal and wait for a moment such as this when he can be snuggled right next to his face. Often Steven, even when he’s holding him is a bit distracted, but at this time I caught them both lost in each other. Rupert is 14, the cat with the sweetest personality we have ever had (and we’ve had a good few) and seems to need that close connection and affection more than ever.

I have decided not to take part in a BW project as such this year, but want to continue working in black and white and monochrome where the subject seems right for it, as in this one.


Rupert and Molly


Week 12/26: Yin Yang

These are two old friends, Rupert and Molly, our Cornish Rex cats. This back view really shows off their curly hair and big ears. They were both pretty interested in something on the other side of the room so fortunately paid me no attention at all.

Yin and Yang is defined in this way: "Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts." Yin is the shady side (Molly) and Yang is the sunny side (Rupert). And the two definitely interact to form a duo that is greater than the assembled parts. Molly can be moody, is very deep in her affections and emotions. A little shy until she gets to know you then she tries to take you over. Rupert is a sunny golden joy boy, always asking for you to pick him up and cuddle him. Happy at any moment to have a conversation and to leap around the kitchen to get some laughs going. Together they form the perfect dynamic duo.

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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery+Brandon Luk+Lauri Novak+Alison Christensen

#caturday +CATURDAY!​ by +Shantha Marie Fountain+Cicely Robin Laing+Khrystiane Friedli

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome​ curated by +Luis Vivanco S.+Оксана Крысюкова+tri rini nuringtyas+Jean-Philippe Jouve​ and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

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You Missed a Bit – 72/365

I guess I don't get out very much, as many of my photos are taken indoors and of my animals! So now those of you who have been following the progress of Joni (of the blue ball fame) will see that she is friends with Rupert. It's always handy to have a buddy who tells you when you haven't cleaned your face properly. Joni gets a bit over enthusiastic at times when playing with Joni, but on the whole it is working out well. 

#cornishrexcats   #cornish   #cornishrex  +Cornish Rex  curated by myself.
also for #caturday +CATURDAY!  with thanks to the curators +Shantha Marie Fountain  +Cicely Robin Laing 

#365project +G+ 365 Project  by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton 

#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER  +Roswitha Böhmer +Tom Crews 

#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni 


Safe Haven – 71/365

In the midst of extreme building makeovers and with a young puppy on the ground level, it's important for a cat to have a safe haven. The top of the fridge is the best place from which to keep an eye on the proceedings, direct operations, referee games of Blue Ball and pull faces at Joni. So this is where Rupert sits.

#cornishrexcats   #cornish   #cornishrex  +Cornish Rex curated by myself.
also for #caturday +CATURDAY! with thanks to the curators +Shantha Marie Fountain +Cicely Robin Laing
and HQSP Animals  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith #hqspanimals +HQSP Animals

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton


Heat Seekers – 48/365

So yesterday morning when I was up early, putting wood on the stove to get it going again, as I turned to do something else I heard a loud bang. Some build up of gasses had caused the top of the stove to lift off and had ejected the gasket ( which is a furry, ropey thing that you put in between the top of the stove and the stove body to insulate it and form a sealed join). This was not a disaster, but it meant that I had to get a replacement gasket for Steven to put into place. So, (and this was approaching a disaster for some of us) we had to let the stove out for several hours so that it would be cool enough to put this new gasket in place. The wood stove is pretty much all we use to heat our house, so this meant that bit by bit the house got colder and colder.

When you have two heat loving cats who often spend most of the day lying behind this hot wood stove, this is obviously not going to make them very happy. I looked around for them yesterday afternoon and here is where I found them. This is a bag that has a heated pad in the bottom and a thermo layer in the top. Usually they sit looking out of it, enjoying the view. Yesterday was obviously a protest and I think that Molly's tail was as expressive as the two backs facing me.

For my #365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and not much else. Oh yes. #cornishrex   #cornishrexcats  +Cornish Rex curated by myself.


Cats For Lee – Remember to always give people something to smile about if you ca…

In album 2012 General Photographs (44 photos)

Cats For Lee – Remember to always give people something to smile about if you can!

We lost a lovely lady this week, a great contributor to G+, +Lee Daniels and while she was a great lover of flowers, which prompted the #fleurdelee  hash tag yesterday, she loved cats, too.
Back in December 2012, I heard that Lee, who was feeling poorly at the time, had not seen many cat photos on that Caturday.  I shared this posting for her with the photo of our Molly (a Cornish Rex cat) who was concerned for Lee. She wrote the following comment on the original posting:

"Rolling around laughing!  Hello, Molly!  You are just what I need to make my week wonderful!  And you're so gorgeous, but you know that, don't you?  I have the biggest smile right now!" 

I am glad to have given her a smile then. Remember to always give someone something to smile about if you can. 

I am reposting it for #catsforleedaniels   
#CATURDAY #happythoughtsforleedaniels   #rememberingleedaniels  

Reshared post from +Ellie Kennard

Molly is Concerned About Lee Daniels

Molly has heard that +Lee Daniels only saw 3 cats last week. It made her unutterably sad too and with her usual community spirit, she wants to help rectify that. See Lee's posting about her concerns here:

Let's all help Lee Daniels see more cats! Molly says "Make sure you post to the Public and your circles so Lee does get to see them, NOT to communities as she can't possibly visit them all to try to find your posts. Thank you!"

For +CATURDAY!  #caturday  (even though it's not) and +Cornish Rex  #cornishrex  curated by +a kurth and myself. And for the princess Mishka.


Rupert in a Sunny Window – 28/365

Rupert has been enjoying playing with the new puppy, but at times he needs to escape to his cat tower and just meditate in the sun streaming in the window. (Cornish Rex cats have short curly fur as you see and at the moment Rupert has shed a lot of it and is regrowing his coat. It's a seasonal thing.)

I have been trying to improve my understanding of how to use an external flash. With the weather we have been having, either very snowy or sunny but icy and slippery or rainy, there is not so much chance to photograph out of doors. Many of my photographs taken with flash were disappointing to me, so I thought I should try to find out why and what I can do to improve them. This was taken using the flash to fill Rupert's face, as he was turned from the sun. I was not displeased with it. I bounced the flash and used Gary Fong's diffuser to soften and spread it.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

 #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#cornishrex +Cornish Rex +a kurth