07 May 2010

Photo Hunt - Mother

The theme for the week's Photo Hunt is mother. Now I could have shown a phot0 of my female parent but she doesn't like to be photographed. So here is Bebe instead, Bebe was a feral cat before she came to us. She was born in a feral colony a few miles away. A person who used to feed them kept an eye on her when she was a kitten and when she had her first litter when she was little more than a kitten he took her to a cat shelter.

Bebe's kittens went quickly but nobody wanted a timid and rather wild young adult... except us. We took her in and gradually she developed into an affectionate if still a bit timid, housecat

40 comments:

Annie said...

What a beauty. I am so glad you took her in! I volunteer at a cat sanctuary and we have a bunch of semi-feral cats, and I wish more people were up for the challenge of adopting them.

Have a great weekend.

jams o donnell said...

We honestly felt we could not let her there when she could ahve a comfortable home. The biggest help is pit alpha cat Robyn who she is devoted to

Andrew Scott said...

Jams, have you been celebrating the lack of Conservative majority a bit too much?

"phot", "loke", "milkes"

Sober up man.

jams o donnell said...

err what typos Mr Scott ( looks shifty and whistles....)

Pat said...

Beautiful Bebe!!!

Have a great weekend. And it is good to be back in the Hunt again. :-)

Sue St Clair said...

She is beautiful! Happy weekend :)

Photo Cache said...

I am really glad you took her in. Ours is also rescued. She was a stray and got picked up and deposited in animal shelter where we found here.

Today, a month later, she is adjusting to her "diva" status in our household. I love coming home to find her at the top of the stairs waiting for me and the treats I would give her.

I don't have kids, but I consider Emma my kid :)

Photo Cache said...

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Anya said...

Hi bebe
Nice to see you :)))
Love your photo ....
meow..meow..

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

James Higham said...

Do you think some cats look female or male? I suppose it's not possible but it just seems that way.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone..

James without doubt. Come to my home and you could tell Bebe is the girl.. she is about half the size of Boris!

Carver said...

She's a beauty and I know happy to be adopted into your family. Great shot too. Happy weekend.

Claudia said...

What you give her is so apparent! She is a breath of love, well-being and tenderness.

jmb said...

Such a handsome mother she is too. Even if it is a distant memory for her.

Have a good weekend Jams.

Steve Bates said...

Bebe is always a strikingly good-looking cat, and that's a great photo of her.

Get used to the names "Esther" and "Lily" on my blog: in less than a month now, Esther, herself a young mom-cat, and Lily, one of Esther's five kittens, will join our household. We're waiting for Esther's kittens to be weaned. Stella goes to visit them as often as possible; I haven't met them yet, but they look very sweet in photos. I suppose I can talk about it now that Stella signed the official adoption papers today. Come meet them in about a month on my blog... oh, I've so missed having cats around!

CherryPie said...

Lovely :-)

YTSL said...

I lived in a group house in Philadelphia with a cat that used to be a stray before being taken in by her owner. I have fond memories of Freya (the cat) -- more so than many of my (and her) house mates, in fact! :D

napaboaniya said...

She's beautiful and posing for you perfectly :)

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

She's lovely...

luna miranda said...

hello, Bebe!:p
i love this photo.

Mar said...

She is a beauty!! love the setting too.
My PH.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot. I have the human variety.

Marites said...

she's beautiful!! and i'm glad you took her in. i hope her litter is having a good home too. happy mother's day!

Ann said...

You reminded me the first time when I was young, our cat gave birth to kittens on my brother's bed.

azahar said...

What a great story. I have two rescue cats at home - latest one a kitten aptly named Loki. The other one, Azar, was taken in 15 years ago. Bebe was so lucky that you took her in, but I'm sure you feel lucky too. They sure have a way of getting into your heart.

magiceye said...

sweet take on the theme!

Life Ramblings said...

she's such a beauty.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Eden said...

Cute one. Beautiful photo too.

Furkidsmom said...

She's beautiful! She's also lucky she found a forever home with you!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Hootin' Anni said...

She soooooo pretty!!!

Here is my collage for the theme...my mom, me and my daughter. HERE

Happy Mother's Day.

TorAa said...

She is really a beautiful Cat. And I can see you have treated her very well.

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful cat portrait!


Mother Nature

ian said...

often, it only takes a nurturing environment to bring out the best in us. glad Bebe found a great home in yours =]

Gattina said...

That's a very cute story and she was lucky to have found a good home. Cats are such good mothers !

Scott said...

And a very pretty one too. Nice pic and an excellent angle on this week's theme.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Alice Audrey said...

She's gorgeous. I want to have a kitty like her.

ipanema said...

pretty one!

Nunyaa said...

A gorgeous cat, beautiful eyes. I am a huge cat lover and enjoy the cat photos you post Jams, thank you ;)