Merry Christmas 2014

I have noticed that some of my favorite shots happen to be right around Christmas so I went back and looked at posts near that time.


Morning View

Julius Caesar looking over the back wall towards the Santa Monica mountains to the Southeast.

A Day in the Sun

Calla trapping a sunbeam out on the rocks in the back yard.

Gus Outside

Gus showing off his “Jewel Eyes”

Gus, Calla, and Light

Definitely one of my favorite Gus pictures.


Wild Julie

Wild Julie

This year I had a new camera with a very long zoom (24x).  It’s flash was a bit overpowered for indoor shots in the confines of the rooms I have, but it could produce nice outdoor shots.

Zoom Julius

Zoom Julius

A lot of Julie’s time outside was spent perching on the boundary wall looking out at the world outside.

Christmas is for Tidying Up

Christmas is for Tidying Up

The cats never got into using this cedar house, so it got moved outside.  Gus was good enough to pretend to use it for a photo that day.

Hero Julius

Hero Julius


Julie led two lives.  Inside he slept, and acted silly, and would often flop on you like a boa. But one he got onside, he put that all aside and was all business.  His focus was on his neighborhood.

This Bed is Mine

This Bed is Mine

Calpurnia wouldn’t make it to another Christmas.  She died suddenly in November 2013.


Kitten Pile One

This was a few days before Christmas, but too good to leave out.  Rhea and Davout were adopted at the start of the month, and were just integrating with the two older boys.

Even Old Men Play

Gus, approaching his 17th birthday was still willing to play with Davout with this motorized toy.  He made it to that birthday, but not much longer.

Tired Julie

Julie usually kept his exertions for the outside.  This would cost him the next August.

Safe Napping

Rhea had been napping in front of this post – it is a mount for a stereo speaker for the television.  When the larger cats Julie and Gus starting coming closer, she snuggled a little bit farther back for safety’s sake.


Sleepy Girl Anna

It might be stretching a point but I wanted to have Anna Comnena in this post too.  She was adopted in late November to keep the kittens company.

She’s sleeping on this same sweatshirt right now.

Merry Christmas!

About Oldcat

Engineer with Cats
This entry was posted in Anna Comnena, Calpurnia, Cats, Gustavus Adolphus, Julius Caesar, Marshal Davout, Rhea Silvia and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Merry Christmas 2014

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    And a very very Christmas to you and your sweet kitties. What wonderful memories you have in your photos and in your heart.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sunsetdragon says:

    I hope you and the kitties had a blessed Christmas and your day was filled with blessings and joy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Merry Christmas! I love seeing Julie, Gus and Callie again, such sweeties. And the baby pictures of Davout and Rhea are adorable. Anna is a lovely girl and I’m sure by next Christmas she’ll be out and about more instead of hiding so much. Love all of your furry family members, past and present.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Marc-André says:

    Merry Christmas. 🙂


  5. weggieboy says:

    Poignant, but still fun to see your departed kitties again and your current ones in their early days. Thank you for sharing them with us, and may you all enjoy a wonderful 2015!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Jo Woolf says:

    A belated Merry Christmas to you, too, and thank you for all the gorgeous photos. Lovely memories!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.