Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pets On Quilts Show

Last year I participated in SewCalGal's Pets on Quilts Show and it was fun to see all the adorable pets that were entered. Last year it was our cat Molly, but this year Duchess was wanting to join in on the fun. Duchess was sound asleep on this table runner when I was taking her picture. I disturbed her when I pulled out the camera and she started to wake up. She did some stretching, stared at me for a bit, cleaned herself, then got comfy and went back to sleep. 
We've had Duchess for 11 years now. She's very playful and loves to birdwatch. One day, she actually caught a bird by sticking her paw through a small opening in our security door and brought it inside our home. Our children saw what she did and rescued the bird before it ended up in her mouth. Poor bird was so disoriented, it kept hitting the wall as our children tried to get it to go outside. Thank goodness it survived and flew up into a tree in our backyard.








36 comments:

marina said...

what an elegant Lady Duchess is.
She definitely looks comfortable.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

I love the pictures Duchess knows her home comforts.
Hope you are keeping well Kim.
best wishes Julie.C

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Such contentment and comfort! Duchess is so beautifully marked.

Dana Gaffney said...

Cat naps, they always look so comfy and relaxed in those twisted up positions. She's gorgeous. Thanks.

QuiltSue said...

She is gorgeous and looks very like our Princess Dorothy.

Connie said...

What great photos of Duchess! I would say she is really, really comfortable on your beautiful table runner.

Lindsay Conner said...

Looks a little like my Murphy--so cute!

LynCC said...

:D Ahhh - to have the life of a family cat!

Staci said...

She's a beauty! Kitties add so much adventure to your life, don't they?

Staci said...

--I got an error message when I tried to comment, so I'm hoping you don't end up with two from me!

Duchess is a such a pretty kitty! Look at those tummy spots! She looks so comfortable and content on your table runner.

wackywoman said...

Wow, Duchess is a clever cat. So cute.

Library Gal Quilts said...

She is a beauty!

Nanbon44 said...

she looks so comfy

Becky said...

Recently we had to bird sit for my son and his SO. One of her cats ate one of their birds. Duchess is indeed a Duchess. Thanks for sharing!

paulette said...

Now there's a cat who knows a gorgeous quilt when he sees one!! haha
Paulette

Brita said...

Duchess should learn how to relax -- maybe a nice quilt to stretch out on? LOL! I love the positions they get into when they're totally relaxed and trusting. Thanks for sharing a smile this morning!

Thearica said...

She must be as fast as lightning to grab the bird like that! I wouldn't want her after me! ha!

Gladys said...

She is gorgeous and looks very like!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh an avid bird watcher! Does she talk to them too? I don't know what it is about mine but throughout the years my female cats talk to the birds. Not Sunny though...

SewCalGal said...

Ah, Duchess is so very cute. And I love your quilts too. Thanks for sharing in the Pets on Quilts Show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

I love watching a pet sleep, but I want to pet them. Duchess looks so lovely and loveable.

Snoodles said...

Is she a savannah cat? She has such beautiful markings!

Belinda said...

I wish I could lay like that and sleep. Ha. Lovely cat and quilt!

Kelli said...

Sweet pictures. :)

Tonya said...

She is certainly enjoying her quiltsy napping place.

missknitta said...

Duchess is beautiful! And it's amazing she was quick enough to catch that bird -- wow! Thanks for sharing her stories and your lovely quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Duchess is beautiful and such a lady of leisure :-)

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Oh, she is so adorable, love her little stretched out toesies picture.

Pat V. said...

Duchess seems to have several variations of the "relax on a quilt" pose...

andsewon said...

What a beauty your Duchess is indeed!

Melissa said...

Have you ever seen those moving pictures books? Those pics would make a great one! Thanks for sharing!

Talin's Corner said...

Love all your pics. She seems very content and comfortable!

Janet said...

Duchess is a beauty. Minimal movement going on through her photo shoot though. Like she's thinking "Oh just let me get back to my cat nap".

LethargicLass said...

nothing looks as comfy as a snoozing cat - no matter how odd the position LOL

QueenB said...

Very much at home isn't she. They know when they rule the roost don't they?
Beautiful

Michelle said...

OMGOSH!!!! Great photo shoot! I can't stop giggling!