Thursday, June 20, 2013

Earl Grey and The Eagles

Let me introduce you to Earl Grey

Bet you thought I was talking about the tea!

But no, Earl Grey is one of our outside kitties -- kitties that have just shown up in our yard and decided to stay! Earl Grey was originally called Big Grey but that morphed into Earl Grey and sometimes Big Earl.

He's a large cat and, until recently, visited us in the late afternoon for dinner. He apparently has found better digs for now -- I've seen him walking across the street so I know he's okay -- he's just not coming here anymore. 

Old Earl first showed up when (as it turned out) the two outside kitties that were already here (you've already met Cali Mae and Patio) decided that it was that time for them.... I didn't even know that Patio was a girl for crying out loud (they are too skittish for us to get near)! Anyway, Earl came a-calling and decided that Cali Mae was his bestest girl. 


Earl's a pretty laid back guy

Can't you just let a guy have a sun puddle nap?

There, I'm turning my back on you! 
I can't see you so you can't see me.....

Long about the same time, Blackie came on the scene and set his sights on Patio. This is when I was shocked to find out that Patio was a she! 

Wood  Cats Portrait Wedding Fun Cake Topper Looks like YOUR Kittys
From Pokeberry Patch on Etsy
they kinda look like Earl Grey and Cali Mae!

So in a lovely outdoor wedding, the two man-cats took their new brides on a backyard honeymoon, and some months later, kittens were born. Two mamas, same day, five kittens.

Oh the papas were so proud! 

But, and here's why Earl Grey no longer comes around to visit his bride and offspring... Blackie has taken over as top daddy cat! Earl only comes in the front yard from time to time and mourns the loss of his fatherhood. (Yeah, right!) I kind of miss him -- he's a handsome man-cat with a beautiful grey coat!

This is one of Earl's kittens -- he and Cali had two -- this cute grey one and another that looks just like Cali. The kittens are about ten weeks old now.

Cali and Earl Grey, Jr 
(no, we're not naming any of the kittens!)
(I'll show you the rest another day)

Earl Grey is a great tree climber. Can you spot him?

There he is!


and, drum roll....
----- For our musical moment today..... The Eagles! -----

singing "Hotel California"

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Sharing Earl Grey and The Eagles over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter E
and sharing Earl Grey on Camera Critters



Pokeberry Mary said...

Thank you again Sarah for featuring my kitty wedding cake topper in your blog post today. They do seem to match don't they? Those were a special portrait of a customer's own cats, so fun!

Stop by my blog sometime!

Debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Well this was MUCH more fun than had your post been about TEA! :)

lissa said...

earl grey - great name for a cat and it certaintly fits him well.

hope you have a great day.

Memories for Life said...

Earl Grey is such a handsome man cat! And his baby is just as cute :)

Natashalh said...

Earl Grey is a handsome kitty with fantastic eyes!

Natashalh said...

Earl Grey is a handsome kitty with fantastic eyes!

Kathryn Shell said...

I is amazing how many writers and bloggers have cats, They certainly make interesting stories.

Duni said...

What a fun post! Earl Grey is so handsome! And the name suits him perfectly :)
Awww...little Earl is too cute!
Thank you for sharing these wonderful kitty pics, Sarah!

p.s. I remember that song, my brother used to turn up the radio each time it played :)

Debbi Huntington said...

Big Earl is a handsome man, but I guess he can't be a lover, and a fighter. lol.
Hubby got me a kitten for mother's day. a local stray had a litter under our neighbors shed. momma moved all of them but one, so our neighbor coaxed her out, and she is now mine. :0)

fredamans said...

I prefer the cat to the band... LOL... fantastic shots of your cat clan!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful photography of the cats and kitties ~ Do hope Earl Grey reestablishes his territory ~ Happy Day to you ~ and thanks for visiting ^_^

Lmkazmierczak said...

Quite a collection of characters....and I love Hotel Cal♫♪ My letter E:

storybeader said...

I love Earl's coloring! And what a view of the Eagles!
Thanks for ♪♪ Hotel California ♪♪ - gosh, what an old view! They look like teenagers! {:-D

pasqueflower said...

Earl is one handsome cat dude. And I can see why you call the kitten Earl, Jr. -- he looks just like his daddy.

Gattina said...

He really is an Earl ! and a very handsome one ! Time to get Patio spayed otherwise you will get a kitten flooding !

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

YES! The Eagles! My in-laws have an outdoor kitty named Memo, and she's so cute and tiny we used to wonder how she's survived out there for as long as she has. But then she killed a bird and brought it to the porch as a "present" and we knew she was fine.

Tracy Cook said...

What a great post. I now want a femail grey cat to call lady grey, she would wear a yellow collar for the slice of lemon

Judie said...

This is just a fabulous post! I love The Eagles, and Earl Grey is my favorite! The kitties are wonderful, and Earl Grey tea contains bergamot, which gives one a sense of well-being.

ImSoVintage said...

We have three feral cats that we feed. We used to get kittens, but we captured them and had them fixed. Now they are just fat and happy.

Erika and James said...

Earl is quite handsome.
And what a great band.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Earl is quite the handsome mancat. How fun to have all those kittens around.
I believe Hotel California has made the top ten of the 100 best songs of all times list.

AntiquityTravelers said...

So fun to see all your kitties! and wow that really is Earl Grey Jr! looks just like daddy :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Such cute kittens. Earl Grey looks like a sweetie!

Sue said...

This tale of feline love and loss really fit the bill today. And who doesn't love The Eagles?


Ames said...

The cats are all adorable! And I have always liked the band "The Eagles".

Thanks for stopping by my "E" post!~Ames

Miss Kodee said...

Love the one of her sunbathing. Eagles - now that takes me back!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I've used a humane trap and have had the ferals that came to my yard fixed and vaccinated. There are low cost spay and neuter places in most areas. A female cat can have an average of 12 kittens a year! They multiply almost as quickly as rabbits. Good luck.

Jenny said...

I'm loving this post!

It sounded like a cover band! Earl is quite a cutie.

And so are all your other feline friends.

I was just reading Betty's comment and I'm astonished I never knew anything about feral cats before.

Thanks for an excellent link for the letter "E".

I enjoyed my visit here today!


TheChieftess said...

Earl Grey is quite the handsome wonder Cali was seduced!!!

J said...

I agree with Betty's comment. I wish the kittens could be captured and fixed to avoid the suffering that comes with a feral colony.


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