Travel theme: endearing

Now 14, it's difficult to remember that these two were once cheeky, bouncy kittens. Photo: Su Leslie, 2000

Now 14, it’s difficult to remember that these two were once cheeky, bouncy kittens. Photo: Su Leslie, 2000

There are few things more endearing than beloved family pets.

Except perhaps watching children interact with said pets.

A rare cuddle. The boy-child's cat allergy has made him wary of too much contact. Photo: Su Leslie, 2009.

A rare cuddle. The boy-child’s cat allergy has made him wary of too much contact. Photo: Su Leslie, 2009.

The boy-child has grown up with two cats in his life. We got them the year we returned to NZ and they are now 14. At the time, we didn’t know he has a cat allergy. It didn’t take too long to find out though, so it hasn’t really been a close relationship between the boy and his pets, although I think he loves them dearly.

Clash of the Titians? The two "reds" in the family. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013

Clash of the Titians? The two “reds” in the family. Photo: Su Leslie, 2013

Despite being brother and sister, the cats aren’t at all alike. The grey and white male has always been much larger (probably because he lives to eat) yet more timid — while his smaller sister is always keen to find a warm lap to snuggle in.

Making himself comfortable. Our male cat has always been much bigger than his sister - who compensates by being smarter. Although it's all relative! Photo: Su Leslie, 2005

Making himself comfortable. Our male cat has always been much bigger than his sister – who compensates by being smarter. Although that is all relative! Photo: Su Leslie, 2005

What happens when you sleep in a pile of sappy leaves and twigs. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

What happens when you sleep in a pile of sappy leaves and twigs. We had to snip off little bits of his fur to free him from this mess. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

 

In the (rare) absence of a human to relax on, she will settle for the rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014.

In the (rare) absence of a human to relax on, she will settle for the rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014.

Ailsa’s theme this week at Where’s My Backpack is endearing. Here are a few other bloggers’ take on the theme:

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/travel-theme-endearing/

https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/travel-theme-endearing/

http://closetoeighty.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/travel-theme-endearing/

http://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/pandas-of-chengdu-travel-themeendearing/

http://sonyavdg.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/travel-theme-endearing/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/the-milky-way/

http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/travel-theme-endearing/

http://closetoeighty.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/travel-theme-endearing-2/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/travel-theme-endearing/

http://snapsandstories.com/2014/08/10/travel-theme-endearing/

 

 

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