Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Cats on Tuesday...

Another guest appearance this week.  Some of you may have seen my shot of the little ginger cat (to be known hereafter, some would say somewhat unimaginatively, as 'Ginger') facing down the cyclist in Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  He lives in a cottage near Shakespeare's birthplace and has often been seen in his front window next to an empty cake stand (from which I leave you to draw your own conclusions).  I've met him in the street before too, once when he tried to grab my hand, and once when he darted out and tried to attack David's ankles.  Impressed by his devil-may-care attitude, we thought he deserved a little more publicity, so here are a few shots of Ginger showing what he can do (and also showing his bum).


For those of you who have never been to Stratford upon Avon and are thinking what a quiet, peaceful town it looks, THIS IS NOT HOW IT USUALLY LOOKS! These were taken early on a Sunday morning before the tourists had descended.  It's normally thronged with them, but both Ginger and myself disappeared before that happened.

And before fans of Charlie start hyperventilating at the thought of not seeing him this week, here's the boy himself.  Not to be outdone by any Warwickshire upstart, he appears to be striking a Shakespearean 'Ah death, where is they sting?' pose.

Charlie


For more kitties visit Gattina's Cats on Tuesday.

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Ginger obviously keeps himself busy, is he trying to discourage tourism in HIS territory? I wrote a poem about a ginger cat who was press-ganged on board a ship, his name was Orlando.

Gosh, I hope Charlie is just pretending!

That is probably the pose Rappy will be taking, he has exhausted himself, after catching a mouse and bringing it home, he let it go, and was searching for it in the nooks and crannies of my bedroom....!

Gattina said...

He looks well fed ! that's what I always notice first. He lives in a nice area and he is right to chase tourists away, lol ! (not me of course if ever I would visit your town !)

jabblog said...

Charlie is such a ham;-)

The Chair Speaks said...

We like Ginger's shots especially the ones of the rear! And we love Charlie's pose.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh this Ginger kitty is adorable and your pictures are great!
My sister and brother visited this lovely city last year, when they traveled to England.They also love Shakespeare's house! :)
purrs and love to you all,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ginger obviously has about six cats' worth of attitude--or cattitude, I should say.

Alas, if I visited, I would be just another gawking, annoying tourist. :-P

Barbara said...

Darn, I missed Ginger when I was among the thronging hordes in Stratford. An empty cake stand and a well-fed cat? Hmmmmm. I agree, Charlie is a real ham, so dramatic.

Kjelle Bus said...

Ginger look a lot like my "grandparents" cat Garfield :)
Love the photo on Charlie !
he lookes so relaxed in that picture !

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Oh Ginger cat you are so pretty and have a very nice bum too, if I might say.

Charlie you are so handsome, I just don't know what else to say! :)

Michael Rowland said...

I walked through this town a couple of years ago, nice cat, I need a cat, one that can catch mice,,,M

Barbara said...

Fuzzy Tales - Stick your tongue out at me and run away would ya! I never said that tourists were annoying (as I live about 40 mins from Stratford I count myself as a local tourist :O)), just to expect there to be a lot of them if you go there. And if you want a parking space get there early!

Au and Target said...

Ginger is probably one of the town's most photographed people. He looks so furry confident as he marches about. never been to Shakespeare's home but would love to go and see it one day.

svh2 said...

I'd so love to be able to visit Statford and the jaunt would be enhanced by meeting Ginger (oh, and you, of course...) He's the type of chap I like!

Speaking of which, isn't Charlie's right hand adorable?

Penny

Barbara said...

Penny - you wouldn't say that if he'd swiped you with it! :O)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love cats!

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