I've Been Adopted

"Guess Who"...again...

When we opened the back door at 7:30 this morning, there he was, ready to come in for breakfast. I didn't see him when I left for my morning walk, but upon arriving back home, there he was. And there he stayed...all...afternoon...long... He'd come in awhile...lie around like he owned the place...meow to go back out...curl up on the bench...(repeat scenario)... Our dinner guests arrived at 5:30, and as we sat out on the deck for the cocktail hour, Dill was right in the middle of the party. At 7:30 when we went in to eat, I called David to come pick up his cat... I expect we'll see him again for breakfast.

I didn't have much time on 365 today and it pains me to leave your lovely comments unanswered, moreso because I've had time to get to some but not all.

And for the many of you who commented that you'd love to own that fabulous camera that was in my picture, Ken looked it up on the computer. You can have the body & a 18-55mm lens for a mere $4,365. Am I the only one who sees the irony in the 365 part of that number?
Nice shot!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Awh, how simply adorable!
And I definitely see the irony! But is it just me, or is that a bit expensive? haha.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
He's watching you!

Adorable!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
nice colorful shot.. love your cat!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Nice shot! I like the colors of the flowers! And the expression on your cat's face! Ha ha
posted June 22nd, 2010  
It certainly sounds like Dill has had no problems making himself right at home.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
your house is just so beautiful! "sigh"....:)) and he fits in perfectly :) in terms of the camera, well, i can only admire... i would rather spend that amout of money on a vacation like the one that's coming :) maybe one day when i win the lottery :)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
He's such a good looking cat....You can certainly see just by looking at him that he has a very distinct personality....Looks like he enjoys hanging around!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
We knew you would run into this and completely understand. Stop apologizing and just do what you can when you can. =) We know your heart is in the right place. (And I know you can't help apologizing... it is because your heart is in the right place.)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
This is a gorgeous shot with all the colors and the beautiful garden--and Dill! Such a face on that boy! I can't resist a cat quote today: "As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind." --Cleveland Amory
posted June 22nd, 2010  
How could you not adopt him. Beautiful cat.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
That cat is watching you like a hawk!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Too cute. Lovely little patio area, too!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Awwwwww how cute.... But can you blame him??? I would want you to adopt me also :-)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
woozzeerrsss i just love that pot plant thingy made out of old fence paleings , so much texture .

this is a overall interesting photo , love the framing !!!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
seems pretty obvious who is in charge there louise. (i was thinking what if i come home from work tomorrow and my house is lunenberg red!!)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
What a pretty setting for your newest family member.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Thank you for your words Louise. My girls do mean a lot to me. They are my babies and I like to show them off.... I feel so bad that I haven't been very active lately. Spring has turned out to be a very busy time for me. I really miss being on the site and looking at everyones photos.... Hopefully things will slow down a bit here soon and I'll be able to take the time to browse and relax in the wonderful world of 365. I hope everything's well for you..... Keep in touch
posted June 22nd, 2010  
What a beautifully composed photo.
Just love Dill - always there for you when you arrive home!
He's a star!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Wonderful scene and such a beautiful cat!!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Dill fits into this setting so perfectly. What a great photo! Love your house, so I can see why Dill wants to be there!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
What a beautiful shot!! I don't blame Dill for adopting you ;-)) You feed him, pet him, and give him all the attention he needs - no wonder he sticks around ;-)) He fits right in, and he is handsome, as always ;-)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Cats really do rule the world, I think. Ya gotta love Dill, he just has so much self-confidence! Beautiful deck, Louise.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
adorable shot! what a cozy outside nook you've got! what a sweet guy dill is...just spreading the love!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Pam
For someone who didn't have much time for 365 today, you still managed an amazing shot! What an friendly kitty Dill is!
lol@ the $4.365.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
I think once Dill figured out you thought he was handsome enough tp be a star he felt he needed to oblige you by showing up to model! What a sweet kitty! At least David doesn't have to worry when he can't find him. This setting is perfect for kitty poses btw, Dill knows it too!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Beautiful shot and Dill is such a cool cat! I use a 17-55mm lens at work. It's about the only one that I use actually. It's a great lens!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
What a pretty patio. It looks like a lovely place to enjoy a cold beverage.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
What a beautiful photo Louise. The composition is just great. It took me a second to spot Dill in there, sort of a Where's Waldo with a cat. ;)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
I love this cat it is simply great. What a personality. Dill is a fan of big-hearted Louise :-) and that doesn't surprise me.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Love the camera price!! And, why don't you just let Dill stay overnight... he's there at bedtime... he's there at breakfast time... he's there for mealtimes.... probably should be there for bedtime too! Great photograph.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
beautiful shot and lovely cat...meow.... =)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Cute! Certainly part of the picture. Had a little laugh about the price too!!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
That's a nice cat. That "castle" is really small and the park really big!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
This a beautiful pic,lots to look at in this one,love the little corner of your deck,very pretty!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Gorgeous, I love they way he's just relaxing under the bench watching you.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Great shot - Dill is quite a character!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Put it this way......your life is purrfect, you get to star in global photographs, everyone thinks your handsome.....why move?? lol :-)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Great shot!!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Cats have a way of choosing their home! He loves his mommy!!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Got a good chuckle this morning when I opened your link and was serenaded by The Sons of the Pioneers!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
while i love the kitty ~ i am admiring your "planter" ...LOVE.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
A cat is a friend forever!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
PS....I've just been reading about how a tiger and 2 camels have gone missing en route in Nova Scotia.....um, er, how do I put it Louise.....that's a bit extreme isn't it??
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Wow, I would love to spend a few hours in that setting. Dill knows a good thing when he sees it. Since you're only there for part of the year he just wants to spend as much time with you as possible, just like all of your human friends.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
love how dill is watching you...or posing for you :)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
lovely photo!! like the series with Dill!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
I think I'm falling in love with Dill. :) Your deck is very pretty, I love all the plants.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Aww, such a cute story :). I saw another cat picture on here last night saying something along the lines of how in the past cats were treated like royalty and they haven't forgotten that ;).
posted June 22nd, 2010  
that kitty has great taste--who wouldn't want to curl up in that lovely setting and stay awhile?!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
I'm so in love with this cat:) And your yard is beautiful.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
you know what would be funny? if, one morning, you'll find that instead of the cat, there's one (or more) of us on your doorstep, wanting to be adopted, too! haha.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Great picture!! That cat is very interested in you two.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Beautiful garden. Love the birdhouse above him too. So peaceful one can't blame Dill picking this spot. Looks like a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the birds & butterflies. You are obviously more diligent in your garden than we are since things are, well...alive :).

Re: the camera, I'm venturing to guess the lens is more than a a lowly 18-55 up front. Maybe a 24-70 which makes it even more crazy.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Great shot! I love how Dill is 'framed' by all of those lovely plants. No wonder he didn't want to leave!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
The garden..the color of your home...the way you capture moments in your life...and you...love them all.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
That purple house just fits you to a T...and your setting outside of the house itself is so inviting...no surprise there either! Love the pic and the kitty sitting there watching us (well, really you.)
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Jane Terry said she wished she was in a club ...I told her to start her own...going to copy/paste what I told her.

re - the book club...we have one at school where once a month a few of our teachers meet after school to discuss their book for that month. I could have joined that one, but really I am more about socializing than just reading, so I started my own group with people I knew had similar interests. There are only 6 of us now, but we decided 8 or 9 might be a better number so if a few can't make it the group will still be able to have a good conversation going. So...just start one yourself. We drew names to see what order people would host...and they can host at their own home or can choose for us to meet in a restaurant if they prefer...also who's ever turn it is gets to choose the next book. This was our 4th book and it seems to be working ;-)


And....like you I don't take the time to read as much as I used to b/c of all this computer time online BUT I will say I can make time if the book is a good one...and if it isn't and any of us don't read it all, no one really cares...really, ours is a fun group!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
It looks like Dill has adopted you and isn't going to budge! A lovely picture with a great story to go with it!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
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I love the colours here! :) I almost couldn't find the cat at first, sneaky!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Beautiful photo. Great story.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Louise, this is such a wonderful shot! I would thoroughly enjoy sitting on this porch just watching the day go by. Dill looks perfectly at home right where he is.

And I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful comments on Doodle's picture. I was happy he hung around and posed so nicely for me! I released another one today and took some pictures but then I had to come to work. I won't know if any turned out until tonight when I get home. Your comments always make me smile!
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Oh this is just perfect. It looks like it's a picture of your porch...and how nicely arranged it is! (Perfect, btw) and then....there he is right there among everything else. Then, I quickly realize that HE is the star in the photo and in your life as well. haha! Dill reminds us of how important it is to take in people, not just family. I just love To Kill a Mockingbird.
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Awwww, hello kitty! :D
posted June 22nd, 2010  
Louise, re the sailing shot. I helped as asked. I've had a little experience being a "helper" and steering a sailboat but only on larger sailboats that have a steering wheel and sails that go up and down with the push of a button (which I didn't want to tell this guy who had a very nice but only 22 ft boat) so when he asked if I had any experience steering (his had that stick/rudder thing - see what a pro I am...I really know the lingo, don't I?) and such I said yes but that he would need to tell me what I needed to do since I am not experienced enough for anything to be intuitive...anyhow, we managed fine and I helped out pretty well...even grabbing lines and tying us up at the dock as he instructed (well, not tying US up, but you know what I mean)...whew...didn't want to make a fool of myself! First dates can be so stressful ;-)
posted June 23rd, 2010  
your house looks lovely - and cute pussy cat too !
posted June 23rd, 2010  
Louise, once again thanks for finding those matching pictures. You'd be great at playing Concentration! I do think Choy Mei's picture was better than mine but i appreciate the comparison.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
ali
aw, how sweet :) i got your comment on the photo of my friend's baby. please do send good vibes! i would really appreciate it. she has to have surgery tomorrow so i'm keeping her in my thoughts all day long. i'd love if you looked at her photo and pictured her just like that, you're the best.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
Thank you very much for your comments. I know how busy you must be. Lunenberg looks so wonderful, I can't image how you find the time to sit infront of a computer! re: the move. My packing has come to a scretching halt. I couldn't face it tonight. I came home from work, changed into proper attire and headed to the pool. I went for a swim, then got in some reading from an actual book. When the sun began to disappear, around 8:30, I went back to my now crowded apartment. I'm down to 3 weeks and a day - I have no more space to put the packed stuff. Sytse is going to his (unrelated) Aunt & Uncle's house about 5 days before closing. Then I'll still have 2 weeks to move. They will keep him as long as I want, so that will be a big help. Closing is on a Thursday and I hope to get the furniture and heavy stuff moved before the end of the weekend. I'll take about a week to get everything in and settled, then I'll bring Sytse over the threshold into his new home. Rabbits do not like change so it will be interesting at first. He may have to sleep with me the first few nights until he adjusts. Yes, he really is a spoiled rotten "child".
posted June 23rd, 2010  
About the favs - I agree, I do love everyone I saved and, like you, I wish I could put them into a coffee table book so that I could just look through them anytime I need a quick pick-me-up.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
I see that little face peeking. I really like this photo.
Re: comment: yes, go figure my chickens would illicit so much response. I'm silly sometimes. And, as far as the theme contests--I really don't like artistic contests, I probably won't be entering my photos in any (save for my ear--that was a joke!).
posted June 23rd, 2010  
You're on the popular page!! Well deserved I must say!

Re: the car shots on my facebook. Thank you so much for the comments. I do have two favorites but I like all of those that I posted. I took almost 400 shots so it's hard to narrow that down to just a few LOL.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
Amazing shot; gorgeous looking cat; and fabulous looking porch - well done all round.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
Dill knew you'd put him on the popular page again. He just had to lay there and look sweet! Well done, Louise.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
What a great character Dill is! He looks so at home on your lovely porch.
posted June 23rd, 2010  
Dill! I feel the need to comment on all the Dill pictures. It like that where's Waldo book... I look for Dill in your photos. ; ]
posted June 24th, 2010  
HAHAHA very true about the 365. What a pretty kitty!
posted June 25th, 2010  
I can see why he likes it on your doorstep.
posted July 20th, 2010  
hahaha! it is like he is stalking you!
posted August 22nd, 2010  
beautiful, this would make a beautiful greeting card
posted February 4th, 2011  
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