Feline Quotable Photo Series – A Cat at Play

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Our dear, sweet Mia is such a delightful mix of earnest shyness amidst a newly blooming personality of boldness, that you can’t help but want to hug her, even if she is not quite ready for it.  She has an endearing chirp to her meow and when she follows after you like a little shadow, she does it with a wonderful bounce and prance to her step that seems to say she is always ready for whatever playtime adventure might come her way! In this photo, that adventure would be a palm frond that has seen its last days! She is completely enraptured with this seemingly mundane object and captures the essence of this quote by Monica Edwards with appropriate charm and inquisitiveness.

Monica Edwards (née Monica le Doux Newton; November 8, 1912 – January 18, 1998) was an English children’s writer of the mid-twentieth century best known for her Romney Marsh and Punchbowl Farm series of children’s novels. She had only a fragmentary formal education and was also a cat lover, as evidenced by this photo of her taken with her cat, Vashti, circa 1954. (Wikipedia)


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  1. wonderful quote and photo…I would just have to change “adult” to “ALL” 🙂

  2. Dawn says:

    Beautiful photo! And so true, even for dogs. :0)

  3. Thanks for sharing a quote I haven’t seen before! And we never get tired of seeing the beautiful Mia.

    • Deb says:

      Layla, Mia has just the sweetest little face ever that it is impossible to tire of looking at her! Glad I could share a new quote with you!

  4. Wendy S. says:

    Mia is darling and I could spend hours watching kitties like her play!

    • Deb says:

      Wendy… I actually do spend hours watching kitties like her playing! My gang is far more entertaining than a lot of TV shows!!

  5. Cheysuli says:

    We think that is a gorgeous photo for that quotation!

  6. Zoolatry says:

    OMC, what a beautiful blog you have! Thanks for stopping by to see us; we don’t “get around” very much, but do like to check out those who are “new” to us. I hope you’re on our email list to get news about all the
    events around the pet blogging world, if not, and if you want to be, just let us know at
    Your photographs here, your writing ~ awesome! Are you “Florida”, we are … west coast.

    • Deb says:

      Thank you for such a warm welcome and the wonderful compliments Zoolatry!! I will definately sign up for your newsletter! I am in the South Florida area…

  7. Marg says:

    Glad to see you over on the CB. It is a great place. Also Zoolatry is the very best too. Love the quote and the picture. Well done. Have a great day.

    • Deb says:

      Yes Marg, I was happy to visit the CB and Zoolatry – they look like great cat lovers and I am looking forward to visiting on a regular basis!! Glad you enjoyed the picture and quote.

  8. Carolyn says:

    Monica Edwards is a name from my childhood library trips! I used to read her books and loved the horsey ones! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. The photo is superiffic xox

  9. That is a beautiful photo, the colour is gloriously rich.

  10. awww Ms Mia…so precious…so graceful…purrrrr

  11. Colby says:

    Love the picture and the quote! Swift, light, and graceful are 3 words that do not describe my black Lab Stetson. He’s the clumsy loveable dog!

    Happy Wednesday!

    • Deb says:

      I know what you mean Colby… if the picture were of Zee, it would not work at all! He is the poster cat for clumsy and can barely jump without making a delightful fool of himself!! He is a dear boy, which more than makes up for his lack of grace!!

  12. meowmeowmans says:

    Hi Deb! I LOVE this quote, and the picture you selected to go with it. There really is something magical about an adult cat playing with the reckless abandon of a kitten, isn’t there? 🙂

  13. Beautiful photo of a lovely kitteh playing, and a quote that sums it up so nicely. Now…what else could anyone possibly want?

  14. Leah H. says:

    Cats are so sweet and precious..

    Visiting for Wordless Wednesday- hope you can stop by..