Monday, October 7, 2013

Sylvester & Emma

Saturday was the perfect lazy day. I got home really late Friday night after seeing The Lumineers in St. Louis with my sister (it was awesome!) and wanted to just relax on Saturday. The chilly, dark, rainy weather was conducive to lounging, so David and I enjoyed couch time under a pile of blankets.

Mid-afternoon, I peeked out the kitchen door to see how all the animals were doing, and noticed Sylvester making himself cozy on the back porch while hiding from the rain.


I gave him a little pet and went back inside for some more couch time. A bit later, I peered back out the door again and this time saw Sylvester had a cuddle buddy.


No matter your species, rainy weekend days truly are best spent cuddling with those you love. Just when I thought they couldn't get any cuter, this happened.


It has been so heartwarming to see how Sylvester has taken Emma under his wing (er, paw?) and welcomed her to our homestead. I didn't expect anything less of him, because he has shown us in the past that he is a lover, not a fighter. Seeing these two together always makes me smile and makes my day that much brighter.

Do any of your animals have special bonds?

~Tammy

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54 comments:

  1. Oh Sylvester is such a loving cat and Emma seems to enjoy all the attention. Cute. B

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  2. I love this so much and I have to agree .. Rain is a blessing because we can cuddle with the ones we love. Those kittens are precious

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  3. The more you watch animals - any animal - the more human they seem to be. All mother mammals and birds seem to love and nurture their young. They also have varing personalities - shy, loving, mean and loving creatures. And as it is for humans - so it is for animals. SO - eat your fruits and vegetables :-}}

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  4. Awww, how sweet! You watching your animals is the same way I like to spy on my kids when they don't know I'm watching :)

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  5. Oh, how peaceful and lovely your neck of the woods is.

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  6. Nothing is more precious to me than watching my sweet cats cuddle together. They just look so warm and cozy and happy!! Gosh I love cats. I don't understand how anyone couldn't!!

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  7. Awwwwww how adorable that Sylvester was giving Emma kisses :)

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  8. They are so sweet. Much like Ed and Lily here.

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  9. Awww.....such sweet kitties! Love the video.

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  10. Sydney and Riley LOVE kitties - I will show them this video and am fully prepared for a ton of "ooohhhhs and awwwwwwsss". Your pics are beautiful, as always!

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  11. What a lovely cats photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  12. Oh my goodness, that is just too sweet. Great photos and adorable video.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

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  13. AWWW, they are so cute! Cuddle together, why not on a rainy day. Cute video! Have a happy week!

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  14. Great shot! and I love those rainy days too! So great for quiet time

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  15. I can see why you'd want to cuddle on the couch with all rain. Beautiful shot of Sylvester on the porch. Seeing the two together must make your heart sing

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  16. Our horse and our billy goat are close friends. The goat likes to stay in the stall with the horse and the horse became very upset the last time we moved the goat to a different pasture. An unusual relationship, but I think it qualifies as a special bond. :)

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  17. This is just darling Tammy. I believe animals are much smarter than most people think. They can feel when someone isn't well or is hurt and they can certainly help each other out as well. Layla and Ginger swoon and groom daily:)

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  18. I am so jealous of you ;-) I LOVE THE LUMINEERS!! They were in St.Paul, my husband could not get off from work. We hope to try again to see them.

    I love your photos.

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  19. so very sweet! ours have a mostly love, sometimes hate relationship. Sibling rivalry and all......

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  20. So very sweet!! You could just watch them all day long! I do just love where you live and the woods around you :)

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  21. Adorable. Such a sweet duo they are, I love how sweet he is to her. Sylvester looks a lot like a little girl I picked up today. What a great porch view you have!. Your trees are so pretty.

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  22. I love it! The girls are litter mates and while they chase each other and Winston can be a bully, they sleep with each other and sleep circular and groom each other.

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  23. The Lumineers!! - Lucky!!
    Do you guys listen to the Avett Brothers? They've been at the top of my favorite musicians for several years, and are finally achieving great recognition & popularity.
    I adore these rainy day photos - especially the movement of the rain falling from the roof behind Sylvester. We had a rainy, quiet, stay-inside-and-make-a-warm-fire kind of weekend, too. I think the rest was needed for us all!

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  24. So sweet! We have a large isa brown chook and a bantam chook that like to share a dirt hole together on a warm spring day! Although it might just be a case of the isa brown sitting on the bantam.

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  25. We have a lot to learn from animals, no?

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  26. awww this is such a sweet post :)

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  27. Hiro is definitely our daddy cat. He bathes the other two cats and even acts as a therapist to us humans. If Silas is throwing a fit or Wade or I are having a bad day, he is right there next to us purring and calming us down.

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  28. Awww that's so sweet of Sylvester. I do have have 3 pets, 2 dogs and a cat. Kitty our cat is so attached to Gizmo (our Shih-Tzu) while Gizmo and Dolce (our Maltese) fights all the time. It's so funny because Gizmo doesn't like Dolce getting close to Kitty. He wants her all to himself. :)

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  29. Aww, that's sweet that they love each other. :)

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  30. So sweet! My dog and cat used to have that kind of bond. Kitty went through a little depression after the dog died and has come out of it just fine now. I was so sad not only for losing our dog, but that the kitty was sad too!

    Sylvester seems to be such a sweet cat. You are lucky to have him in your family.

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  31. Ah, they're so sweet! I agree, a rainy day now and then is perfect!

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  32. What a precious pair! I love when animals form such loving bonds. Rainy days are so good for cuddling. xo

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  33. Belos gatos...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  34. A cuddle buddy! That is too cute.

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  35. i'm glad you enjoyed the Lumineers. we are seeing them in a week and i'm all excited and more excited now that I know someone who went and liked it!

    and I love rain days. relaxing.

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  36. Emma was very accepting of her short face wash. How sweet.

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  37. Awww! My children (aka animals) have bonds with the rest of our animals. Does that count?

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  38. I cannot believe you saw the Lumineers. I mean, You SAW THE LUMINEERS. You lucky lucky thing.

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  39. How sweet!! I have a few special bonds, the first one that comes to mind is my Pekin duck Lou and Max the Great Pyrenees.. Lou sleeps on Max's back :) I hope you enjoyed The Lumineers! Bet it was fun :)

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  40. My heart just melted a little bit :)
    Janie x

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  41. So very cute and love that they get along so well!

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  42. Awwww....that was super sweet. Sylvester and Emma are just adorable. Some of our cats like each other a lot but then there are others who tend to pick on certain ones. Cats are just funny creatures.

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