"Dill"

"My name is Charles Baker Harris, but my friends call me 'Dill'"
says the boy, by way of introduction as he came through the fence.
-To Kill a Mockingbird

I've told this story before, but we've got many newcomers on 365, so I wanted to explain how this beautiful cat got his name. He belongs to my neighbors up the street, and he actually did come through the fence when they first found him. He was being poorly cared for by a family with young boys, and they offered him to my friends to keep as their pet.

Dill comes to visit me several times a day. We open the back door in the morning & he's sitting on the bench out on the porch. He sees us drive up and he comes running down the street to greet us. He's the best thing to having a pet of my own while we're up in Nova Scotia for the summer.

As I share my profile name with Ken, I want to share that today we're celebrating our 41st anniversary. Where have the years gone?!
Such a handsome boy! Happy anniversary! Here's to another 41!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary. How nice that you were a child bride and it all worked out!!
posted June 14th, 2010  
He is a lovely kitty and I love that shabby chic chair he is on.
Happy aniversary to you both
posted June 14th, 2010  
What a sweetheart.
Soo beautiful.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Beautiful cat! Happy Anniversary to you both!
posted June 14th, 2010  
He's a beautiful cat. Happy Anniversary!!

BTW. To Kill a Mockingbird is probably my favorite book.
posted June 14th, 2010  
I got this chair (with the table & 3 more) at a garage sale when I first came up here. I met my great friends, John & Mike when I bought this from them. They wanted to know what brought someone from California to Lunenburg, and the conversation was underway!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! He has such a cat attitude. He looks like he is sitting there saying, "Just look at how fabulous I am." And he is!
posted June 14th, 2010  
What a cute cat! Happy anniversary to you both!!
posted June 14th, 2010  
happy anniversary! hehe i like his paws.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Dill is a lovely cat! I love cats, they are my favorite animal. Congratulations on 41 years!
posted June 14th, 2010  
happy anniversary louise and ken!!! and hi dill!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Dill is beautiful. Speaking of beautiful, Happy 41 Years!
posted June 14th, 2010  
That cat looks mad! Or maybe he is just intense heehee. A very happy Anniversary to you and Ken sending hugs your way!!
posted June 14th, 2010  
First off, To Kill A Mockingbird is my ALL time favorite book. I once had a cat named Scout ! She's long passed, but it certainly gave me the "warm fuzzies" to see your Dill! How precious! BEAUTIFUL cat! Love the contrast of colors! The chair is AWESOME!
41 years worth of congratulations to you and Ken!
Amazing A M A Z I N G job! May you be blessed with at least 41 more years of happiness and joy together!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!! :) pretty cat too :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
He actually looks like a Charles Baker Harris. (I can hear a Jim Backus "Thurston Howell" voice...) Happy anniversary, my friend.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Love the cat portrait!!!!! And happy happy anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Now that cat has a personality! Happy Anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Congratulations on 41 years I would say that's an accomplishment considering now a days spouses have one disagreement and they automatically think divorce. I hope to one day be able to say my husband and I have been married for 41 years. Actually I would love to say we've been married for 50 years. My grandparents were married for over 50 years when my grandmother died and I must say I have never seen two people so much in love through the good or the bad.
Your kitty looks not so amused in this picture sort of like he is thinking "you're going to take the picture any way so you might as well get it over with" He is very beautiful!
posted June 14th, 2010  
a great capture of a lovely animal. the shadows really emphasise it!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Wonderful photo! I love the rustic feel of the photo..he is such a handsome cat as well. Happy anniversary! :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Aly
Oh WOW!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm in love with Dill, btw ;) Such a cute little boy :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Congrats!! Dill is so stinkin' handsome and I love that chippy chair he is sitting on. :) Hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary! *I'm so out of it and tired right now, I need to go to bed, so sorry for not commenting more lately.*
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! (Rick and I will be celebrating our 25th on the 21st) ... and, you're right, where have the years gone?!!?

Love this portrait of Dill (and the distressed chair he's posing on)!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! My husband and I watched "To Kill a Mockingbird" tonight--what a wonderful coincidence!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Love the dark marks on the paws! Have a very happy day.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Love the kitty, love the chair! Perfect! Happy Anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary, dear Louise & Ken!! ;-)) Wishing you many more wonderful years together! ;-)) Time flies by when you have a loving partner by your side! :-)

Dill is absolutely gorgeous on this photo! He is so white and fluffly, I just want to hold him and hug him! I also love the origin of his name! How can cats be so beautiful? I admire them so much! ;-)

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me another sweet note, Louise! I hope you manage to sleep in in the morning! I saw Ashley's photos on the popular page - I loved them! What a gorgeous golfing spot you've got! I am sure that you dear guests are enjoying their visit to the fullest! :-)

I am off to bed, too - it's way past midnight! Tomorrow I'll play the big 365 catch up! :-) Have a beautiful Monday! ;-)

P.S. Drywall is almost all hung up in the house - it's starting to come together! ;-) Sometimes I think my husband is a superhuman... ;-)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Ooh Louise that chair would be a great background for food photos. Congrats on 41 years. Bryan and I have been together for 38 years.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary!!! Nice cat! ;)
posted June 14th, 2010  
What a serious looking cat,maybe he has attitude??? I love the chair he is sitting on! Happy Anniversary to you and Ken,41 years!!! Well done to the both of you,you must have an amazing connection with each other, I admire you both,well done!!!!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Great picture and happy anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary and beautiful picture.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!
And I love this portrait - cats always seem to pose so beautifully for you!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Dill's anniversary gift to you and Ken... cooperatively posing for an awesome portrait. : ] Happy 41st anniversary Louise and Ken!!! wOw!!
posted June 14th, 2010  
happy anniversary! another great capture! i also love 'To Kill a Mockingbird'! Its so sweet that the cat Dill enjoys seeing you everyday!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary to you both. Beautiful photo.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Great photo - Dill looks like quite the personable little fellow! (Happy Anniversary!)
posted June 14th, 2010  
He's such a gorgeous boy and that weathered chair he's on is lovely too. Happy Anniversary to you and Ken :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Ira
Oh, what a beauty! I guess his fur is very, very, very (!) soft.

Happy anniversary! :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary Louise and Ken!! I hope you have a great day but I have no doubt you will.

What a beautiful kitty and thank you for the story of how he got his name. I love the chair he's sitting on as well!
posted June 14th, 2010  
I'm posting this link here for you of my updated butterfly blog with more photos. You are welcome to delete it after you read it :-).

http://chevymom0.blogspot.com/2010/04/butterfly-tales-2010.html
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary to you and Ken!
posted June 14th, 2010  
What a beautiful boy! I love the little spots on his toes. Great story about how he got his name, and I'm glad his first owners knew enough to let him go to a good home.

Happy Anniversary to you and Ken! Congratulations on 41 years! I hope you both have a wonderful day.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversay Ken & Louise 41 years and still fantastic, so you were a child bride too! P & I have been married 18 years, you're right where do all the years go? Lovely photo of Dill! Hope you have a wonderful day! : )
posted June 14th, 2010  
Does Dill ever get tired of having his picture taken?? :)

Congratulations on 41 years! That is fantastaic!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Congratulations to you and Ken! Forty-one years is quite a milestone!! Dill certainly knows how to pose for the camera.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary to you (a day late)! What a wonderful time you must have to look back on! And a handsome friend to share it with... :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Congratulations on #41. John and I will be celebrating the same number on July 19. Where have the years gone?
posted June 14th, 2010  
The cat's deffo posing! Great photo and congrats!
posted June 14th, 2010  
cute kitty!
posted June 14th, 2010  
beautiful cat, beautiful couple.Happy Anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
what a cute little guy! love the touches of gray on his paws! the chair adds to the character of the shot!
posted June 14th, 2010  
lovely shot...
posted June 14th, 2010  
forgot to say Happy Anniversary to you & Ken .. have a lovely day
posted June 14th, 2010  
oh so lovely!
posted June 14th, 2010  
I love the attitude this cat is exuding- and congrats on the anniversary!
posted June 14th, 2010  
what a very beautiful photo of your neighbour's cat! he's so lucky to have you as a 'friend' to visit everyday! if you go back to SC, what a sad boy he'll be!
posted June 14th, 2010  
and happy happy 41st anniversary! wow! ours is on the 26th of this month, our 22nd.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Wish you and Ken a very happy 41st anniversary ( it will be our 47th this year how time flies ) Dil is alucky cat
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary for you both..and..Hi Dil..nice to meet you :)
posted June 14th, 2010  
happy anniversary! and Dill's eyes are beautiful!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary!
Awesome pic.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy anniversary! 41 is an amazing milestone.
Dill is very cute, it's nice to have a visitor, especially such a cute one :P
posted June 14th, 2010  
Another photo of Dill. So lovely.
Happy anniversary to you both lovely people.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Lovely picture and cat. I like the white on the green!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary Louise and Ken! The Sheridan Avenue Boys send Best Wishes as well. This is a great shot of Dill on that fantastic chair.
posted June 14th, 2010  
What a gorgeous picture! And Happy Anniversary as well! (:
posted June 14th, 2010  
I love the Cats Expression! well captured!
posted June 14th, 2010  
Wheeeeee! Happy 41st Anniversary to you and Ken, Louise! How wonderful to have shared so many happy years together....what were you like 5 when you met? :-)

Love this pic of Dill and thanks for sharing the story again. I'm not sure that I remember that he was named after a character from ...Mockingbird. He is such a good-looking guy...glad to know that he's found two such loving homes! ;-)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Meooooow! As my old cat might have said :-)
posted June 14th, 2010  
Oooo... happy anniversay by the way and many, many more... congrats to the two of you
posted June 14th, 2010  
Pam
Ooh, he is beautiful. Of course I am biased, but white cats are gorgeous :)
Happy anniversary! I hope you and Ken have a wonderful day.
posted June 15th, 2010  
oh he is super cute! and i LOVE that rusty old green chair!! Happy Anniversary! I saw your wedding photo in Heather's album, you were so pretty in that beautiful dress, and your lovely smile never changed over 41 yrs! i love old wedding photos (but of course you are not old and still pretty :))
posted June 15th, 2010  
Oh, sweet Dill! I just want to reach into the picture and scruff up his chin. Is that dirt on his paws or just a smidge of color? SO cute!

Congratulations on 41 years of marriage! That is really something to be proud of. Happy Anniversary!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! I know that you don't need one day to celebrate your love for each other as you do every day! I love this photo and love his name from my fav book! I am keeping this short as I'm typing on my iPod since it's very stormy out today.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Cute! Love the pose and the texture of the chair!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary to you and Ken - do hope you enjoy your celebreations whatever you do today! Yes! I agree, where have the years gone!!!
We celebrate our 41st this year too - in September
Just a wonderful photo of Dill - such a handsome looking puss!
posted June 15th, 2010  
what a great pose! love the chair! Happy Anniversary!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy anniversary! and very nice shot!!
posted June 15th, 2010  
So sorry i haven't had time to look at too many pictures. it's hectic on vacation and i have spent a lot of time on all the collages as i wanted to share as much of our time here as i possibly can. today is the first evening where everyone went to bed early and i'm still up at 11:45. time to go to bed too.....just wanted to send my congratulations to both of you... 41 years, wow you beat us by 7 years. ours is on the 19th of this month - - 2 days before Hans's birthday. i think his family is going to throw a big party for him from what i can gather. well i wish you both many many more happy years together.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Dill sounds like such a special friend! Wow - 41 years... I need your secrets! ;)

Thanks so much for all of your sweet notes! Isabel does love that mermaid dress!
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!! I agree with Amanda...please pass along secrets. :-) Thanks for your "match!" It gave me such a laugh!!
posted June 16th, 2010  
happy anniversary u pair of love birds !!!
i love dill
posted June 16th, 2010  
awee, what a cutie! Happy Anniversary! :)
posted June 16th, 2010  
What a wonderful shot with Dill sitting on the weathered chair. Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Ken! :)
posted June 16th, 2010  
pretty pretty cat! happy anniversary Louise.. I seem to have missed this with the speed of photos being uploaded to 365.. wish there was some way not to miss everyone's photos..
posted June 17th, 2010  
This is one "cool"cat! Happy belated Anniversary to you both. I loved the wedding photo your daughter found. I hope that you had a wonderful day together :o)
posted June 17th, 2010  
Beautiful cat! Happy Anniversary to you two. I wish you many many more. :)
posted June 17th, 2010  
Beautiful kitty! I love his expression!
posted June 17th, 2010  
First of all, Happy Anniversary! I'm always in awe when I hear of folks hitting 50+ years and you will be there before we know it. Mrs. Matt and I got hitched later in life so when we hit 50 years will likely be in an assisted living environment :).

I've been a on a bit of a comment break lately as I've been on vacation with the family. Thanks as always for your continued comments. I love the story on Dill and I totally understand how having regular visitors like this are so enjoyable.

p.s. - Loving that old green chair too.
posted June 18th, 2010  
Another gorgeous shot of Dill. And I love that chair he is sitting on - it has a lot of character and it adds great texture to the picture beside his soft white fur.
posted June 19th, 2010  
I'm not a cat person, but I love this picture!
posted July 12th, 2010  
He is so handsome and I love that chair.
posted July 20th, 2010  
Dill has blue eyes, such a handsome cat. His little paws are very cute in this :)
posted February 4th, 2011  
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