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Posts Tagged ‘Teagan’

Hawk On The Bath

Posted by terrepruitt on September 2, 2020

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The pictures and the videos are not great. I was using my iPhone 5. But, to me, they are still cool. I have two videos of Teagan that me laugh because they remind me that she was walking toward the window then saw the bird and froze. I have never seen her so still. She was in midstride and STOPPED, her head low, and she just froze with only her tail moving back and forth. She was like that for at least 5 mins. I didn’t post them because I was laughing and talking while filming and the best I can figure is I had my fingers over the mic and then I moved them and the sound is too inconsistent and annoying. Plus it is just a recording of a cat standing completely still, I do pan over to the bird who seems to be watching the cat, but only the mom (or dad) wants to watch a (their) cat standing still for a minute and a half.

The hawk doesn’t do anything, but move his head, drink some water, and fluffy up a bit. I just wanted to say that so you weren’t disappointed if you watch the videos. And . . . I am not best videographer and I can bet you that I was trying to move while not moving a lot to get closer so they are not the smoothest of recordings. They, along with the pictures are just to document that THERE WAS A HAWK IN OUR YARD!

I believe this is a Cooper’s hawk. As he was large, but not very large.

It was cool. This is the second time I’ve seen a hawk in our yard.

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You can barely see Teagan (welcome to our world) in front of the tube.

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Do you ever get birds of prey in your yard?

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Green-Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on August 28, 2020

This one hates the camera . . . especially when I have it up in her face like that. It probably wouldn’t surprise you that I took about 20 picture and most of them were blurry and her trying to move away from me. Poor girl. I really wanted to get her gorgeous eyes and share them with you for today’s Friday Photo.

 

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August 2020 Nessa And Teagan

Posted by terrepruitt on August 21, 2020

Just a sweet pictures of my girls. We have been pretty hot here, the temps are high and the air quality is low. We keep the windows shut. This was a hot evening.

Nessa is in the box and Teagan is next to her for this Friday Photo.

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Nessa In The Ripple Rug

Posted by terrepruitt on July 31, 2020

Such a silly kitty. She had just finished attacking her sister, she had dived into the hole and crouched there waiting for Teagan to come. Teagan ran up and swatted and Nessa popped her head out for the attack. They really love their Ripple Rug. I thought I would share for today’s Friday Photo.

So which do you prefer “dived” or “dove”?  (I went back and forth!)

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Cats’ Ripple Rug Play

Posted by terrepruitt on June 3, 2020

I wanted to add these videos to my Ripple Rug post, but I was having trouble signing into YouTube.  So I am making them a separate post all their own.

This first video is just Nessa seeing the Ripple Rug for the first time.  It is a “long” (1:26) video as she just walks around it.  Eventually she gets in (about :55).  It is fun to watch pets with a new toy (thing).  This is also when my husband was working in the dining area so if you have the volume up (not recommended) you will hear loud clacking.   He types FAST and he was using a noisy keyboard.

The next video is quick.  Just a quick look at the two girls and the rug.

The last video is of Nessa’s current FAVORITE game.  We spend a lot of time doing this.  She loves to attack the stick.

Well, as I said, I wanted these to be a part of the Ripple Rug post, but they didn’t make it.  And now they have given me something to post.  It is sometimes difficult to come up with things that are a step away from all that is going on.  There is so much going on and so many things (articles, videos, posts, tweets, etc.) already out there about what is going on, I don’t feel I need to add to it.  I honestly get overwhelmed and need to step away.  And I need distractions, if you do too, here you go.

Thank you for being here.

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Teagan Transfixed

Posted by terrepruitt on February 7, 2020

This was so fascinating – to me – because she sat like that – unmoving for at least 5 minutes. She was as still as a statue. And I couldn’t see what she was looking at. Although, if you know a cat you may have experienced the phenomenon where THEY see SOMETHING, but you don’t.

I love their (cats’) concentration and the way they can sit so still. Of course, I have a whole series of these, I just kept taking them as she sat stock-still.

Teagan is my Friday Photo today.

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Teagan – Bright Eyed Girl

Posted by terrepruitt on December 6, 2019

While looking through some photos I found this from last year and wanted to post it.  I really have so many pictures that I want to post, especially pictures of the cats, that is why I get annoyed when I miss a Friday like I did last Friday.  Here is Teagan with here bright eyes for today’s Friday Photo.

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Two Cats One Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 18, 2019

I ordered something and it came in this box.  For a long while we were saving every box we received to use to pack up stuff, but after a while we felt we had enough so we have been recycling our boxes.  But this box is of great quality so my husband decided we should keep it and use it for stuff.  Well, it sat in the house long enough that one cat decided it was hers.  Then I turned it on its side and now BOTH cats have claimed it.  I move it around so it gets premium sunlight.

TWO cats and a box is this Friday’s Friday Photo

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Black Cat In A Box

Posted by terrepruitt on October 4, 2019

I tweeted a picture of her in the box earlier this week, but this one is of her sitting up and looking. Such a beautiful girl. That is why we named her Teagan. And, yes, I say that all the time.

Friday Photo of our black cat!

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Random Pictures of Teagan and Nessa

Posted by terrepruitt on September 25, 2019

I have so many pictures of our cats.  It would take me ALL of my Friday Photos to post them all.  So I thought I would just post a few.  No particular reason for these pictures.  No exciting stories behind them.  The one of Teagan with her eye open looking at me is the last of a few. She was so cute with her paw over her face – you know how they do that?  Well, I disturbed her enough to get that look.  The one with them staring through the screen is them looking at a lizard that visits them.  And Nessa has been in that box a lot!

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