Saturday, July 10, 2010

The morning after the night before



This is the result of staying out all night, picking fights with black cats and a very hot day.  Boy, Tripod sure was a cranky boy today.  At least in the moments he wasn't comotose...


See?  I could even get photos of him without him waking up and glaring at me or stomping off in disgust.

 While he slept, the ducks explored a bucket of water.  BD, the Muscovy, doesn't like sunshine directly on him and he doesn't like water.   So he puts his beak in the water then flaps his wings furiously as if he was totally submerged in the water, going through preening motions.  He's always been this way and at 9.5 years, he's not going to change.  Lucky, the Pekin, simply watches BD and waits his turn then virtually dives into the bucket, splashing water everywhere.

12 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Oh, I love this kitty! What a great photograph.

Billie Crain said...

A crabby cat and a hydrophobic duck. How'd you get so lucky?:D

RHCarpenter said...

Great photos of the crabby cat :) You need a baby pool for those ducks - one of those small inflatables they can swim around in and play. But then BD wouldn't get in it...hmmm...a duck that doesn't like water? Maybe he thinks he's too pretty to get wet!

Teresa Mallen said...

We should all look so adorable the morning after the night before!

Wanda said...

Oh how darling ~~ Love your captions for Tripod.

That's quite an action picture of your duck.

Cynnie said...

What a sweet kitty kat and had to laugh at your comments...toooo cute. Nice ducks too.

isabel said...

felicidades por tu blog!!! te invito a visitar los mios....Un abrazo.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Claire, he's different. :)

I know Billie. I seem to attract the odd ones.

They do have a paddling pool Rhonda, they're the hard molded ones, as their nails would destroy an inflatable in minutes. I bought six of them a few years back. The guy at the store must have thought I had lots of kids!

Muscovy ducks don't need water much, not like some other breeds, so BD is happy to go through the motions.

I agree Teresa. He has the benefit of 'cute'.

Wanda, thanks. They're all a never ending source of inspiration and sometimes frustration.

Cynnie, this cat just HATES having his photo taken. He takes off as soon as you pick up a camera.

Thanks for dropping by Isabel. I'll have a look at your blog later.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I wonder if he was out wooing the local ladies....that also tends to make a chap fall asleep!

Jeanette said...

That may be an option too Katherine.

sue said...

I like Katherine's suggestion - Tripod certainly has a a satisfied smile on his face ... :o)

Barbara said...

He sure is a handsome boy:) I tend to show people your sketches or pictures of Tripod and they think it's my cat (because of the resemblance.)