Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Who are you looking at?


Like most villages, Saltaire has not only a community of people but also a community of cats.  I am sure they each have their preferred territory.  I've been lurking around corners trying to snap a few of them.  This handsome ginger was sitting watching trains by the station - at least until I started messing about with my camera.  He didn't look too amused at that and soon stalked off.  The sides of the railway line have a lot of vegetation and are probably fertile hunting ground, though I have many times been alarmed to watch cats nonchalantly strolling across the lines when a train is due.  I imagine they can feel the vibrations along the rails - hope so anyway!


The black one above was also near the railway - a very friendly cat.  I was framing up a photo and he twined himself through my legs, purring!  But then I found one sitting as still as the Sphinx on a windowsill, almost hidden by the shrubs.  And he just stared and stared... not the most handsome of cats, it was rather eerie!

14 comments:

  1. Each so different, both in appearance and nature! The Ginger was my favourite :)

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  2. I love the aloofness of cats. These are lovely shots.

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  3. Here kitty kitty, so cute, I almost never see cats around here. ~Lii

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  4. Aw, such nice kitties. They need to come visit Lionel and Tuppence!

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  5. I love cats! what a lovely post! I like to meet cats when I'm visiting a place.Some are friendly, some are shy, all are so beautyful and interesting to observe!

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  6. Ahhh Cats! I just love them. Although I worry about wild ones. It's a tough life out there for them.

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  7. How strange. The first one looks as if he has been tied to the railings with a bit of string. Mind you I have always thought folk up north (*) were odd.
    (*) = North of Odsal Top

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  8. What a handsome ginger cat! And that last picture is wonderful!

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  9. They are all beautiful kitties!

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  10. Alan - I see what you mean about the string! But we're not that awful to cats, even north of Odsal Top. I think the string serves as a kind of stocks for naughty Saltairians....we tie them to the railway fence and drive smoking steam trains past.

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  11. I suppose cats have different personalities, just like people do.

    And, what puzzle was solved for you by the bull clips? Hanging some photos?

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  12. Thanks for the excellent photos of three World Heritage Cats from the World Heritage Website!
    Our today's post is also about a heritage site, unfortunately only a Provincial one!!
    Cheers!

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  13. I love cats we used to have four but only two now. These are all lovely, the black and white one hiding is imperious...I bet his name is Smudge.

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  14. The ginger one will come and sit on your lap whilst your waiting for a train if you're lucky. Be warned: he dribbles a bit when he's content!

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