Søren. I know you tell the cats to “STOP” all the time and they don’t listen to you. What makes you think they can read?
Silver caught Cator Mortis from Loki. Glenda is the black cat in the foreground in the middle picture.
Moon at sunset
Caw of the wild. I think this is a whiny juvenile crow.
These flowers grow from bulbs. They are like a cross between a Shasta Daisy and a sunflower.
A fine end to the day
50 thoughts on “STOP!”
I laughed with the stop sign, and enjoyed all the images.
The last flower image is drop dead gorgeous.
Thanks, Susan. Søren was a really good sport with the stop sign. Those flowers are really interesting. One of the neighbors gave Sarah, who lives just north of us, a whole bunch of the bulbs, so she gave some of the bulbs to us. I planted them in February.
I enjoyed seeing your lazy kitties…and that last shot of the sky is marvelous (I’m running out of unique descriptive words for you photos).
Not to worry. Thanks, KT.
buona domenica Timothy
Hippy Sunday, Simona.
You don’t really expect them to pay attention to a stop sign, do you?!!!
Paradise paradise… golden paradise!
Thank you, my friend!
You are welcome, Marina. Given how few people pa attention to stop signs out here. No! Thanks for dropping by to enjoy a bit of paradise.
It’s my daily addiction! 😉
WOnderful mix today of all sorts of favs.
Søren’s expression would make me stop. Jack London would appreciate your whiny crow caption. A most unique gallery, Tim.
Thanks, Maj & Sher. Those wild calls and caws.
The moon shot is a bravo!!!
Søren is adorable, and of course cats can read. Stop means advance. Off limits means – go to the edge of the limit and flick tail sneakily onto the limit.
Jeep has to approve all flavours of cat food, before I can open the tin. I showed her the label that read “Salmon” this morning. She approved. When I served the salmon, she informed me that she read “Trout”, and was expecting trout.
Adore all your pics!
This is fabulous all around. How did you get Søren to hold the sign like that?
Those hybrid flowers are so lovely.
Great moon and sunset, too!
There were lots of photos in the process. Thanks, Dale.
I can well imagine!
what they don’t read?!!! you gotta get on that.. lol. LOVE your pics Tim!💖💖💖💖💖
Thanks, Cindy. The birds read. The cats are into literacy.
1 outta 2 ain’t bad!🤣
Reminds me of the time Mom got frustrated with her cats. She tried speaking to them in French. Turns out the cats don’t speak French either.
I think cats are polyglots. They simply ignore you in whatever language you’re speaking. Thanks, JYP.
Ha! So true. Very good point.
Our cats get talked to in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Welsh, and Icelandic, and they generally ignore all of them. However, they do respond to “Kitty Food!”, “¡Comida para gatitos!”, “Cibo per gattini! “, “Nourriture pour chaton !”, “Bwyd Kitty!”, and “Kisufóður!”
Do the birds and boa constrictors enjoy ignoring/selective listening to you in the same languages?
The Boa can’t hear. Therefore, she doesn’t listen at all.
In all seriousness, the cats communicate to some extent. They present themselves, meow for things, and do respond to us talking to them. But it’s very basic.
The birds are a whole other story. Beaker is like having a 3-year-old, and Søren is like a 5-year-old. Beaker doesn’t really talk, but he tells us what he wants and he tells us what to do. He reads labels and understands us very well. We understand him most of the time.
Søren not only understands us, he tells us what he thinks. He laughs at us and with us. He calls us names, he mocks us and he mimics us. He cusses the cats out often, and he cusses at us sometimes. He learns songs and phrases then he makes up his own variations of the songs and phrases. Most everything is well understood between us
Fair point. I didn’t know that about boas, but that makes sense.
And I get it re: the cats and communication. That’s so cool about Beaker and Soren! Did you train them?
I feel like your house must be an interesting place with this cast of characters!
Let’s just say the birds and the cats have us well trained. Never a dull moment around our place.
Out of curiosity, what kind of birds are Beaker and Soren?
Beaker is a Gold-Capped Conure. Søren is an African Grey Parrot.
That is a beautiful selection of photos from your corner of the world, Tim. How old are Beaker and Søren now? I think those are the only two birds you have. I love that photo of Søren with the STOP sign.
Beaker is almost 30. Søren is 13. Søren did a good job posing with the stop sign.
That last picture is stunning.
If that sign ends up working on the cats, let me know as I could use that on our poodles ha!
Cats feign illiteracy unless it reads “Cat Food” or “Mexcian Cheese Blend” or “Chicken Thighs”, etc. Thanks, Brian.
Fine array of photos there, Tim. Thanks.
So funny….great images Timothy!
A gorgeous end of the day … wonderful images Tim
These are great photos of your feline family. I hope the rest of them don’t catch the Cator Mortis! I love all of your narratives they really make me laugh. The parrot is hilarious holding the stop sign for the feline characters. I am always blown away by your moon photographs and the sunset was amazing. What a beautiful day indeed on the Rio Grande. Hugs to you two! xoxoxo Joni
Thanks, Joni. Only Silver and the black cats seem to get cator mortis.
That is so funny. We have only the one cat now. He is a talker which is funny but sometimes he gets so loud you can literally hear him all over the house. I think he also has cator mortis. They sure are fun. 🐈🐈⬛😻