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Photos from the menagerie

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Photos from the menagerie

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:56 am

Two new additions to the household. Brother and sister, about four months old.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Ytrog » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:40 pm

Cats are nice! Congratulations :mrgreen:

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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:41 pm

Greetings Ben,

Oh, you've gone to the dark side!

:tongue:

Woof,
Retro. :)
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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby zavk » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:30 pm

They are adorable, Ben.

I adopted a cat recently too, a stray hanging around the creek near my workplace. She's called Ella and I reckon she's about 10 months old now. She sits/sleeps with me when I meditate.
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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Ben » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:05 am

Ella's beautiful, Ed!
Thanks for sharing.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Ben » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:09 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:25 am

Be careful. Cats will steal your breath while you're sleeping...
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:04 am

Hello Ben, Ed, all,

Great photos!
Some opinions of cats:

Quotes from artists and writers
“I really am a cat transformed into a woman.” – Brigitte Bardot
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Cats of good breed hunt better fat than lean.” – Benvenuto Cellini
“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens
“Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” –Jim Davis (Garfield creator)
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat” - Edgar Allan Poe
“One cat just leads to another.” – Ernest Hemingway
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece” – Leonardo Da Vinci
“Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched.” – Miguel de Cervantes
“When they are among us, cats are angels.” – George Sand

Cat quotes from politicians/statesmen
“Only astrophysicists knew about the Internet 20 years ago. Today my cat has a website.” – Bill Clinton, as quoted by Rick Van Sant (Scripps Howard News Service)
Bill Clinton, referring to the strained relationship between his two pets (Socks the cat and Buddy the dog), said that “I did better with the Palestinians and the Israelis… than I’ve done with Socks and Buddy.”
“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.” – Den Xiaoping
“All dogs look up to you. All cats look down on you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.” – Winston Churchill
“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln

Quotes from other well-known people
“Cats invented self-esteem” – Erma Bombeck
“A man has to work so hard so that something of his personality stays alive. A tomcat has it so easy, he has only to spray and his presence is there for years on rainy days.” – Albert Einstein
“A cat’s idea of a ‘good time’ is to kill something.” – Andy Rooney
“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” – Jane Pauley

Funny cat quotes
“Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.” – Anonymous
“People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.” – Faith Resnick
“My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes.” - Anonymous
“The more people I meet, the more I like my cat.” – Anonymous
“I gave my cat a bath the other day… they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that…” – Steve Martin

Quotes from plays, movies, and books
“I am as vigilant as a cat to steal cream.” -William Shakespeare, Henry IV
“‘All right’, said the Cat, and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter.” – T.S. Elliot, “The Naming of Cats” – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
“So much time, so little to do...” – Garfield, Garfield –The Movie (2004)
“Sally: Where did you come from?
The Cat: Hmm, How do I put this... When a mommy cat and a daddy cat love each other very much, they decide to...
Conrad: No, no, no, no, no. Where did you come from?
The Cat: My place, what do you think?”- The Cat in the Hat (2003)
“I hate Mondays.” – Garfield, Garfield –The Movie (2004)
“Love me, feed me, never leave me.”- Garfield, Garfield –The Movie (2004)
http://www.cat-lovers-gifts-guide.com/cat-quotes.html

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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Aloka » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 am

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos Ben and Zavk!

Cats can be wonderful furry friends ! :smile:


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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:05 am

Where are the cats? Great fuzzy organic toys to chase.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Postby Ben » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:37 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Photos from the menagerie

Postby Vepacitta » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Love the cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute aminal pictures :D :D :D

Yes - AMinals!

I always say that my cat is better than people!

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Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:37 pm

And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning

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Postby Annapurna » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:17 pm

How cute they are, Ben!

Got very beautiful faces, your tabbies!

Makes me want a kitty again, too.
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Postby zavk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:22 am

Maggie's a cutie, Tilt. I've always been a dog person. But I'm not in a position to care for a dog. Can't afford the space or time. I would love to have a dog but it would be unfair to the poor animal. A cat, on the other, hand requires much less maintenance, but perhaps more effort to win its affection. On that note, you're absolutely right Bhante Nanadhaja. Perhaps I should be the one to get micro-chipped. :)
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