Monday, 6 June 2011

I've got my eye on you

Yesterday was the Man Of The House's birthday. It was one that ended in a big round number. That's all I've been told to say on the subject.

Anyway, having shared that with you I thought I'd share with you some of the lovely pictures he's been taking on our walks recently. The Lady Of The House bought him a camera for Christmas which means he can take pictures that allow him to zoom in really close.

Here's one of me - well, a bit of me.

Do you want to gaze into my eye a little closer?

The MOTH loves the little bees and bugs he sees (maybe it's because of his name?)

I love this picture of a Poppy's centre.

I know people think Dandelions are weeds - but they are really just plants that grow where some people sometimes don't want them. I think they are beautiful and I love all the smells in the hedgerows where they grow.

I hope you liked the MOTH's pictures.

Now a bit of sad news. Our lovely friend Sonja - who knitted my beautiful patchwork blanket for me - has today said a last goodbye to her beautiful, very regal and graceful cat Chloe (known to all as Dame Chloe) who was close to her 20th birthday.

Dame Chloe had been seriously ill for a while but the vet was keeping an eye on her and said she wasn't suffering and she was eating and enjoying her time with Sonja in her quiet way. But in recent days she took a turn for the worse and Sonja knew regretfully that it was time to take that hardest of all decisions.

We know Sonja's heart is breaking tonight but we know she's done the right thing by Chloe as she always did. We send them both all our love and we know you will too.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures! Tell the MOTH that we say happy belated birthday! My birthday is tomorrow, so I feel his pain! :)

So sorry to hear about Chloe. :(

Elyse and Riley

Sue said...

Fab photos.

Hope Sonja can soon think of Chloe with fondness and not be sad.

Benny and Lily said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Chloe
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

Beautiful photographs, Winnie. We are sorry to hear about Dame Chloe.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Bouncing Bertie said...

So sorry to hear about Chloe.
But the photos are lovely - and you have such beautiful eyes Winnie..
Oh and, yes, long ago, in my household, the decision was made to classify dandelions as flowers not weeds. After all, they are about the only plant that reliably flourishes in our garden!
Toodle pip!

Sharon said...

I like MOTH's pictures! The close-up of your eye is interesting as well as the poppy interior! Give a man a camera....... :-)

Sorry about Chloe, I bet Sonja has a ton of sweet memories though.

Frankie Furter said...


OH I really really HOPE that you will send your Flower Pics to Fenris to put in Blogville's Flower Show here is the addy..
AND... you BUGS pic can go to Oskar
these are gonna be grrrrreat fun.
I hope you can come to the Picnic.. It will be a BLAST. There is a Wally Melon Eatin thingy and a Bobbin fur Tube Steaks TOO. Please come... and bring ALL of you furends.
What kind of camera did the MOTH get??? It takes super pics.!!!

houndstooth said...

Our hearts go out to Sonja! It's never easy!

I think you should hire the MOTH as your personal photographer, Winnie! Tell him he needs to follow you around and take pictures to document your life. Only the good parts, though! The embarrassing parts must not be photographed! He took some lovely photos of you!


scotsmad said...

We're very sorry to hear about Dame Chloe. We hope her human feels better soon.

Great pictures. We love the one of your long eyelashes.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Kolchak Puggle said...

That picture of your eye is *so pretty* Happy Big O to your MOTH!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday to the Man of the House!!! I had a birthday last month which ended with a 9 and that means I'm on the edge!! I love your pictures...he really got a great camera and has a wonderful eye for taking them!! Great close ups!!

We are so sorry to hear about Chlore. We know that is so very hard for the family and our prayers go out to them for their loss. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, happy happy birthday to your MOTH! I love these pix...very cool! So sorry to hear about Dame Chloe. I'm sending some warm thoughts your way while you grieve.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday to the Man of the House! Your mom has taken some lovely pictures. I especially love the one of the poppy's center.

I am sorry to hear about your friend Chloe! RIP Sweet Chloe!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Winnie's Dad, so what if he is twenty, we all hit it at some stage!

Please send our condolences to Sonja on Chloe's departure. She had a good life and was well loved from the sound of things and she will wait at the rainbow for the next hundred years for her mum.


ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are very sorry that Dame Chloe had to go to the rainbow bridge. we are sending purrs of sympathy to her friends and family, Thank you for entering our flower show.

Sophie said...

Happy belated Birthday to the MOTH, that looks like an awesome camera!

All my sympathies are with your friend for her Dame Chloe. Twenty years is an amazing, long time for a cat to live.