Postcard From Lunenburg

"Love, Dill"

A run of kitty photos on my calendar wouldn't be complete without turning my thoughts back to my captivating friend and his summer friendship. His owner, David, wrote today specifically to update us with some pictures, and photos of Dill's winter residence. Http://www.catsinn.ca/page2.htm In the note he said, "Thought maybe it could somehow be a message from Dill to his many fans to let them know that he’s OK and contented. And not fending for himself in the wilds as one person thought!!" "Dill’s room is the last picture, bottom row on right. He has a window, blue litter box and plant outside the door."

David & Billy will be our traveling companions and tour guides this winter, and Dill spends this time every year with "Auntie Lisa" at The Cat's Inn. I've been told he's quite accustomed to the accommodations and will be well cared for. On the other hand, it will feel quite strange to have a home with no kitty to curl up with us over the course of a winter's evening...

Updates:
"Mango" has returned as was expected. It would seem we've now bought ourselves another cat. While not fond of his name, he was called that all summer, so I'll have to start getting used to it...

Tomorrow we're transferring my information from this computer to our little netbook for traveling. It's going to be a whole new learning curve to type on that tiny thing and to have to share computer time! With all the final stages to wrap up, I'll be preoccupied with last minute activities and "I shouldn't be spending time on 365" (I'm actually writing that as a note to myself!). You know I'll drop by to peek a bit, but I may be off the grid for the most part until we get settled in Chicago. Be back soon!
Really, it is not possible for that cat to get any cuter! I find myself trying to scratch his scruffy neck through the computer screen.

Have a fantastic trip! I look forward to pictures and your wonderful stories and comments! (When you get back!) Vacation, fun and adventure first... we're not going anywhere! =)
posted October 14th, 2010  
And, yeah, I'm favin' that face!
posted October 14th, 2010  
What a sweetie!
posted October 14th, 2010  
awwwwwww so cute and soo white!
posted October 14th, 2010  
That is a beautiful shot of Dill.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Thank you Louise, you know that I'm one of the many concerned by Dill, don't know why but I fall in love with him, he looks like the nicest and most friendly cat. And this picture is gorgeous.
posted October 14th, 2010  
@LindaC @lettersforkaren @gavincci @bradsworld I found this picture amongst a file I'd never opened late this summer. Mrs Smith had written that she missed Dill (as have I) so I thought I'd parade him out one last time this year. Thanks all!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Yea! More Dill! You know he's that hansdome because he's from Nova Scotia, right?
posted October 14th, 2010  
oh my you can just hear Dill purring in this photo! I am not going anywhere so I will see you when you have a spare moment. Still on the edge of my seating waiting to hear about the grandbaby. Can't wait to see that picture!!!
posted October 14th, 2010  
He is so sweet and beautyful. Love that tiny little pink nose.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Hooray for Dill. This is a lovely treat to see more of my favourite cat!
posted October 14th, 2010  
That's a beauty. Love it.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Well Dill will be landing some lush accomodations. Good for him. And I knew Mango would return... the life at your place is too good to give up. Good luck packing.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Dill's a cutie. Love the crop. Have a good trip.
posted October 14th, 2010  
A beautiful cat deserves a fabulous portrait!
posted October 14th, 2010  
So beautiful! Fab cat pic, gorg!!
posted October 14th, 2010  
so beautiful
posted October 14th, 2010  
This image made my day a lot better.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Aaaaahhhh... contentment!
Safe travels to you!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Yay! So good to see Dill again! That's quite the place he'll be staying, but I knew David and Billy would make sure he was well looked-after in their absence.

I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my selfie. I wasn't sure if you'd have a chance to read through your notifications, and I wanted to make sure you saw this so I figured I'd post here. I really appreciate you taking the time, especially when you're so busy with preparations, to help cheer me up. You, and many others here, are truly wonderful and I feel blessed to have "met" you.
posted October 14th, 2010  
What a lovely snow white cat - looks like there's a lot of stories too. wonderful shot!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Great shot. He just looks lovable.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Well based on the referenced site, Dill is quite comfortable in his home away from home, LLooks like a wonderful place. Love this photo of him, as it would appear he is in deep thought of you all. Enjoy the day as I'm sure you are quite busy.
posted October 14th, 2010  
I know people who don't live so well! Dill definitely looks like he's thriving.
Bon Voyage and can't wait to get news of the Baby Watch!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Dill is such a beautiful cat and looks like he has great accomadations for the winter. Have a happy and safe trip.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Cute cute cute! :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
I just caught up on some of your latest postings...you are one busy lady! I love your cat postings. Your life is full! Have a safe and wonderful trip...again...and I look forward to more of your good news...
posted October 14th, 2010  
beautiful photo - so fluffy
posted October 14th, 2010  
Beautiful, sweet, content Dill. :-)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Oh Dill...how great to see you again! He looks ready to enjoy the stay at Cats Inn.
posted October 14th, 2010  
Wouldn't that be "cat-ivating" friend? Dill looks quite content and quite healthy. I have a solid black cat, and a black and white cat so if I ever get another I must get an all white one! LOL...........
posted October 14th, 2010  
Love Dill's white furry face and pale pink nose, perfect colour coordination!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Dill is giving you his best face. Btw. there are enough stray cats in Europe.So if you feel the need to have "a kitty to curl up with us over the course of a winter's evening..." I am sure you could find one... Have a lovely trip.
posted October 14th, 2010  
What a wonderful photo of darling Dill!
Thanks so much Louise! was wondering about Dill & how he was getting on. I didn't want to appear too obsessed :D.
What a lovely place for him to stay - very apt for one so loved :) nothing less !!
We all love him so much here on 365 .
posted October 14th, 2010  
Cuute cat! So white! Great photo :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Beautiful photo! I've been thinking about little Dill and wondering how he was doing. It looks like he's got some really nice new diggs for the winter. Hope you two have a safe trip and can't wait to see photos of the newest member of the family!
posted October 14th, 2010  
He sure looks contented! Have a good trip!
posted October 14th, 2010  
I love that picture! So so cute and doesn't he look so content?
posted October 14th, 2010  
Sweet picture! He looks so peaceful!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Such is the life! Being a much loved cat has its own rewards! Am anxious for the baby news...I can remember driving from Minnesota - where we were RVing to Missouri for the birth of Lyndee - and she waited until we got there! Ten minutes after we arrived, Lyndee debuted! We were the ones who were still huffing and puffing!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Great capture, Louise! He looks like he is in heaven.
posted October 14th, 2010  
We have a netbook (technically it's my husbands but he's nice enough to let me borrow it) and I really like it. It's wonderful to travel with and you do get used to the keyboard size. Much lighter than a full sized laptop and very comfortable to use on your lap.

And on that note - I love the adorable close up here. Just begs to be cuddled!
posted October 14th, 2010  
I love this one! It's beautiful! He looks so soft and the bokeh is lovely!
posted October 14th, 2010  
This is a wonderful shot. A fav.
posted October 14th, 2010  
do you know Dill hits the PP Louise? =^.^=
posted October 14th, 2010  
@parisouaillers Thanks for the note about our Dill! It's so sweet to see how many people respond to him...his family knows, even if he doesn't know he's a rock star!
posted October 14th, 2010  
So glad to see Dill ,Looking so content.
posted October 14th, 2010  
beautiful!
posted October 14th, 2010  
hi dear louise! thanks for your message. i have been going through some rough times and just a bit uninspired, otherwise all is well with me. the biggest part of whatever extra time i have is spent building my photoblog which i will share here in 365 as soon as it's ready. my best regards!
posted October 14th, 2010  
Hi Louise, Dill will be living down the road from my husbands workplace... I wonder if Dill is allowed guests? I'd love to drop in to say hi if time permits. Not sure if that would be alright...just let me know.
posted October 14th, 2010  
lovely white and pink picture of Dill!!! he looks so so sweet!
Maybe you should rename Mango and call him Tango instead,he won´t hear the difference probably...

Have a very safe and wonderful trip!!
posted October 14th, 2010  
@fotofem I *like* it! I can use that and no one will be the wiser! Thank you!
@tamara The proximity is amazing! What fun it would be for you to visit & send pictures! I sent your request to the guys! So thoughtful of you!
posted October 14th, 2010  
.....such a blissful face.......i think I want to be a cat next life (in a home like yours).
posted October 14th, 2010  
Oh my god!
FAVE FAVE FAVE FAVE FAVEEEEEEEEEEEE.
That's my favorite picture out of all of yours!
posted October 14th, 2010  
I think that this is really the nicest picture of him yet. Such a handsome cat.
posted October 14th, 2010  
His face says it's painfull to be without you.
posted October 14th, 2010  
I've come on board just lately so this question was probably asked before. Are all these cats yours?
posted October 14th, 2010  
@bpizzo Dill, here, is my neighbors cat where we live in the summer...he was at my house daily & I took a lot of pictures of him! Back in CA, we have 5 cats, all of whom have adopted us, the latest while we were away this summer. Having just paid to have him fixed, I think he's now ours now to stay... One more mouth to feed & be cared for in our absence... *sigh*
posted October 15th, 2010  
Zen happy face cat. love the update. have fun on your travels.
posted October 15th, 2010  
Awww... Sweet dill, he looks so happy. I bet he is so cozy in his hotel room !! I missed him too !!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@kmackenzie @andifree @loa @rich57 @elizabeth @seattle @skychick @pinktornado39 @blightygirl @maioya @monna @pennewolf
...Thank you all for taking the time to come by with comments! It was a delight to share Dill one more time!
@cglist Thanks for the thought...can't believe it's time to leave again! @mirares Dill was pretty central to my summer this year...lots of stories there! @melissapike @digitalrn @allie912 Dill will be given the best of care while we're all away! Glad you took a moment to see his kitty spa!
posted October 15th, 2010  

@madeline515 @jennylee @demortega @hayley @greenpots @tjramutkowski @janeterry @loey5150 @zanna @timandelke @jenni_elyse @vinadity98 @noliesjustlove @mommablogsalot @nenaslug Thanks for coming by to say you enjoyed seeing Dill again; I was so happy when I found this unopened picture of him on my computer! @mirmax You could probably guess that if I see a kitty amidst Italian ruins, it'll have 15 minutes of fame on 365! @skt thanks for all the well wishes and for letting me parade another cat photo past the boys! @mama Thanks for sharing your grand-baby story; it makes me feel welcomed to the Club!

Thank you all for coming by here today! I hate responding in this way alone, but know you all understand!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@snowy @hockechick @gill @bbm I've loved sharing Dill with this community one last time this year! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to notice him! @daliadestructo @rubberbiscuit Thanks for the high praise! He's such a pleasure to photograph! @sytse @gayleaustin Your comments were both priceless and made me smile! Thanks for taking the time to come by!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@LindaC @nenaslug @loey5150 @sytse @christijo @daliadestructo @maggie2 I *love* that you love this picture of Dill enough to make it a fave. Thank you for that; it's such a pleasure to share him with you all!
posted October 15th, 2010  
oh my goodness!!!! this is toooo cute! i miss Dill too :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
Safe travels, Louise! I'll be thinking about you and Ken and looking foward to your news. This is a purrfect picture. I just love Dill.
posted October 15th, 2010  
SUCH a beautiful cat!!! I absolutely LOVE all the white :)
ps) Im so sorry I hardly have the time to comment anymore... havnt forgotten you :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
I'm dropping in - hopefully you'll get this before you pack up your netbook! You are too funny -black and white, indeed! I was thrilled to see Dill's mug greeting me and now I'll back up to catch up with your "doings." I've been busy and uninspired, but now I'm caught up and ready to visit my 365 friends! Safe travels! (When is that grandbaby due?)
posted October 15th, 2010  
@mrssmith I didn't want to push you to come visit, but true to my word, you've been in my thoughts. I tagged this for you especially.
posted October 15th, 2010  
@lauren211 I don't know where you find the time to do as much as you do each day!! I know we both know we're out here...I enjoy your pictures so much, but run out of time, too, to visit everyday. I know you're making the most of your senior year...thanks for taking the time to bring us your wonderful photos!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@ZG There's a lot of "slump" to go around it would seem! Glad to see you back in the neighborhood! Thanks for the well wishes...tomorrow night, Chicago! Looks like we'll be there in time for the due date...which is forcast for the 18th! Can't wait to meet our newest family member!
posted October 15th, 2010  
What a gorgeous photo of Dill! Just lovely! A fave for sure!
posted October 15th, 2010  
oh my goodness, i LOVE this shot of dill! i'm sure you miss him. and i just knew 'mango' would come back! and about that name--when has a cat ever come when called by his name?!! i say change it if you don't like it. for now we could call him 'the cat formerly known as mango'...ha!! (:
have a great time--i can't wait to see photos of your grandbaby!!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Cute cat
posted October 15th, 2010  
What a great photo!
posted October 15th, 2010  
aww...so glad that dill is doing well. those winter digs are awfully nice!! what good parents he has to spring for such a nice place!! such wise words yesterday too...thank you so much! ((hugs)) back at ya!
posted October 15th, 2010  
I think is my favorite kitty picture--love the close up and how white he is!!
posted October 15th, 2010  
This is sooooooo adorable! Dill looks so relaxed...so...zen! :P He is a gorgeous kitty and I'm glad to hear he is doing well. :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
@mozette @dmrams @binabrockbank I really appreciate that you like my picture of Dill today! Thanks for making him a fave!
@andiejaye thanks for your constant visits and for the thoughtful words re:Dill. @keristephens @katrinacristy Thanks for taking the time to enjoy my picture of Dill today; he's a special friend! @bcurrie yes, I'm on Kitty Overload! You'll be amongst the first to know when I have some grandbaby news! Thanks for holding the good thoughts!

Sorry for the abbreviated notes to you all as you know I like to do better than this alone, but tomorrow morning we're on our way & I have to focus elsewhere this evening. See you again when I'm settled! And if there's anything you think I really shouldn't miss, don't hesitate to drop me a note! xo
posted October 15th, 2010  
I hope these show up as hearts on your computer:
❤ ❤ ❤
Hi Dill! I love you!
posted October 15th, 2010  
This is a beautiful photo, by the way...I faved it. :)
posted October 15th, 2010  
hooray for more traveling ! :D lucky duck!
this is a beautiful photo of Dill! Mango is a slightly unfortunate name for the little guy (well, big guy. BIG PANTHER GUY.) but i think it will match him soon enough. another cat is always exciting!)
posted October 15th, 2010  
it's even better too because mango chose your house!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@ellen ...boohoo...no hearts on this computer...but the thought counts 100%! Dill and I thank you!
@wheezeburger Dill and I thank you! Cat's seem to see me as an easy mark, so yes, the family continues to grow! (New name suggestions welcome!)
posted October 15th, 2010  
Awww Dill - you are such a beautiful cat! Great shot of him. Safe travels to you and Ken. Expecting some fun and exciting pictures from Chicago!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@Weezilou I think he looks dark and mysterious. Maybe Clark Gable? Or Edward. I will ponder this further!
posted October 15th, 2010  
@wheezeburger noooo you can't name him Edward, it will have twilight associations! i meant edward as in edward scissorhands!
posted October 15th, 2010  
^^^ i just sent a note to myself
that kind of thing takes skill.
posted October 15th, 2010  
You are something else! Thank you so much for that little song you left over on Sheridan Avenue! Be Safe!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Dill is just so gorgeous!
ooh, and Mango, interesting name :p
posted October 15th, 2010  
aww, so perfect! love the bokeh!
posted October 15th, 2010  
gorgeous, i love this shot...
posted October 15th, 2010  
Ohhh so cute! I love Dill! He has got to be the cutest kitty! I'm very happy he is gonna be set up somewhere nice. I looked at the photos of the place and looks like he's going to be pampered.

Happy travels!
posted October 15th, 2010  
So ncie to see Dill again..bet he misses you both. Just quick like to say again Have a Wonderful Time in Europe
posted October 15th, 2010  
Great shot. So glad to see Dill all healed up and rejuvenating in the sun. Safe travels!
posted October 15th, 2010  
Had to make this a fav! I love Dill! Glad to hear he'll be confortable and cosy in his new temporary residence! To funny you called new kitty "Mango" - in Bulgarian that's a slang term for a gypsy ;-)
posted October 15th, 2010  
Lovely shot of Dill. What a thoughtful piece of mail to receive. Glad to hear of Dills comfortable new surroundings. Have a wonderful time on your holidays. :)
posted October 16th, 2010  
Have a wonderful, WONDERFUL trip! Glad to hear Dill's doing well :)
posted October 16th, 2010  
What a precious shot...he photographs very well! I am glad to hear, and see that he is doing well =) Hope you have good and safe travels.
posted October 16th, 2010  
Ira
Oh my gosh! Love this! Oh yes!
This makes me want to take him out of this picture for a cuddle session.
posted October 17th, 2010  
Super sweet and what a fantastic photo of Dill.
posted October 18th, 2010  
I can't get over how completely adorable this cat is! So cute! Soooo cuuuteee!
posted October 26th, 2010  
Oh my, FAV FAV FAV!!!! Love his cute little smile! : )
posted October 31st, 2010  
thats one contented kitty
posted February 4th, 2011  
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