My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

The Gothic subculture is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, and looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Tim Burton, Siouxsie Sioux and Anne Rice et al.) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. Goth should not be limited by what is considered "goth", inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Adorable Cat Pictures

This is completely irrelevant to anything Goth. I just like cats.

My neighbour's cat is really friendly, to the point where "Friendly Puss" has become her nickname. She  waits on a window ledge for passengers coming from the bus stop and comes charging over to glomp anyone she thinks will give her some cuddles and affection. She's been on this blog before, sitting on my neck/head/shoulder. 

This was the best photo. Photographing her was really hard,
mostly because she wanted to wriggle and chew the basket.

I commute to work and back (and town, and other short journeys) by bicycle. Initially this meant me having to make some emergency stops because she leapt out in front of the bike to accost me, then after a couple of times I just dismounted well ahead of where she'd wait so that I was not in danger of accidentally hitting her with the bicycle, and now it has progressed to where she sits on the wall by the road and climbs into my cycle basket. If the cycle basket has my bag in it, she climbs onto me. I won't ride the bike with her in the basket because I am worried that it would frighten her, or that she'd try and leap out while it is moving, so, I just let her sit. Trying to get her OUT of the basket again is always a challenge, as if I pick her up and put her out of the basket, she tried to jump straight back in! She likes chewing on the bits of the basket that got broken when I had the accident before Christmas.

She's taken up following me (and other gullible folk) around, to the point where I once had to dissuade her from trying to follow me onto a bus. She follows me home, but isn't allowed in our apartment because of a very strict "no pets" rule. She does however play in our garden. 

6 comments:

  1. Aw, she sounds adorable! I love your use of the word glomp! I adore friendly cats, I am not allowed one, either, I can't wait to have one in the future! I once had a cat down the road come sit on my knees while I was crouching down to pat her, and getting her off was really hard! She was sooo cute!

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    1. She's very adorable :3 Friendly Puss is a bit... clingy? Once she comes up to me, it's going to take me between 15 mins and half an hour to get from the bus stop to my apartment!

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  2. Aww, she's adorable. I'm more of a dog person myself (I don't really know what to do with cats), but they can be very friendly when the mood takes them.

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    1. Cats are certainly affectionate on their own terms.

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  3. I like cats too. Mine is quite wild and independent. I'm the only human that he'll have anything to do with. He prefers to be outside but will come in when it's particularly cold as long as I'm home. I had to take him with me to my sister's house ahead of a potentially dangerous ice storm a couple of days ago. He's not a happy camper at the moment; even though he's much better off than being outside in cold and ice.

    If the roads clear out enough, he might be greatly relieved to go home tomorrow--or the next day at the latest.

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    1. My own cat, Kuro, is quite independent, and definitely not much of a lap cat. He's kept indoors quite a bit at my Dad's house because my Dad lives near a busy road and we don't want him to get run over.

      While your cat might not be too happy at being a house-cat for the time being, it's certainly better than him being out in nasty weather. All the news reports I've heard about the weather in America at the moment are quite dramatic!

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