Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Puddle Jumper

While the Artist and I were out weeding the fruit beds one evening, we decided to bring Ember along and begin to acclimatize her to the great outdoors. She appears to have the makings of a natural born hunter; she crouched among the soy bean seedlings and stalked every bug in sight and when she tired of that game she ran wild all around us, running through the strawberry patch to gather enough speed to leap over the tall grass that lines one of the small pond feeders. She was zipping around so quickly, at some point she must have become a little disoriented or perhaps she lost her head a little because seconds after she ran full tilt past me, I heard a large splash. I turned around expecting to see Callie wading in the pond or the usual tell tale ripples on the water of a fish jumping. I saw neither. What I did see was a certain redhead scrambling out of the water so fast it looked like she was water skiing. She had leaped over a different spot of grass not realizing there was a pond on the other side.
It might just be me, but I could have sworn she slowed down a little after that.

It was at that point I decided I'm glad that should I ever fall into the pond,
I won't have to lick myself clean.

And then it was decided, much to the chagrin of Ember,
that perhaps a return to the old farmhouse,
for a proper cleaning was most certainly in order.




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~Be well friends~

35 comments:

Kia said...

Ciao, over from Kim's TT. I love what you did with her texture and the adorable kitty! :)

Farmchick said...

Cute kitty and I bet that proper cleaning was a lot of fun for the owner!

Gail said...

Poor baby, I bet that was a shock!

Wonderful photographs.

Nicole said...

What a precious kitty! Love the look the textures gave to these photos!

deb duty said...

She's such a cute little kitten even soaking wet! Love your photos!

MJ said...

Aww! She's learning!! So fun to watch :). Can she get any cuter??

Laura said...

Aww..poor baby!
She is such a cute little kitty!

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful use of this texture!! :)

texwisgirl said...

oh, thanks for letting us share her manic kitten-ness. :)

Judy said...

Poor kitty...I love the top photo.

Deb said...

Kitties just hate getting wet so much! Lovely photos though.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

And I thought Kitty's hated water.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Andrea!
LOL don't they make you laugh with their antics. Your Ember is a sweetie and looks to be a little older than our Henry. I'm so glad you had your camera with you so you were able to capture the end result...wouldn't you have loved to capture that on video! I wonder if she ever runs full tilt towards the pond again LOL! I hope your weather is cooler up there than it is down here. Our temperatures are hovering around 40C and have been for quite some time. This Canadian is having trouble handling the heat but gardens need watering and chickens need checking on so I have to suck it up. Enjoy your kitty and have a wonderful week!
Maura :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Awwww Ember! They always seem so embarrassed when they goof like that. That is a very sweet Marmelade face in the last shot Andrea! Love those little pink paw pads :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

MarmAlade. Can't spell!

missing moments said...

Oh, the indignity of it all!

Tara said...

Aw, what a cute little kitty! Great captures!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Andrea,
Oh, I just had to laugh hearing about your sweet kitty cat :) :) Thanks for telling the story a nd making me smile and laugh to day :):)love and hugs from Oregon , Heather :)

jabblog said...

What a pretty cat but I had to laugh at her 'accident'. I'm sure she'll be far more cautious from now on;-)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I had to give Bo a bath yesterday. He literally screamed like a baby and we had a whole audience of felines and canines watching the bath!
Lovely pics. Adorable Ember...and she won't make that mistake again!
Nope. Nada.
LYLAS!
xo, misha

Kathleen said...

A very cute story and wonderful images to go along with it! Your texture work is superb.

{ T G L } said...

What a cute kitty! She has the sweetest little face, pond disaster notwithstanding :)

Blessings,
This Good Life

MarieElizabeth said...

oh poor kitty! What a surprise that must have been. Love the use of texture.

Barb said...

So cute! excellent photos!

Vintage Country Girl said...

She is a beautiful cat!

Pat said...

Terrific work!

Cindy said...

I found your blog through Misha and I am glad I did! You have a lovely blog. I love this post on your kitten, so sweet! I look forward to reading more.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Poor little Ember. Hope she recovered from her surprise swim! She's adorable! You did a great job with the texture.

Elle Bee said...

Haha! So cute! I love your description of her craziness. It's so kitten-like!

Karen said...

I do love that kitty's face.

Ms. S said...

love orange kitties! a female in that color, I believe, is a bit of a rarity. I could be wrong on that.
fabulous texture application too ;)

Camelia said...

Happy Birthday, Andrea! I'm wishing you all the best and a gorgeous celebrations!
Big hugs and thousand kisses!
Camelia

Camelia said...

... :( and sorry I confused the dates, somehow I thought is today :(.

Rose said...

Ahhhh---I have not laughed this hard in a LONG time--thank you! I have had a cat jump in a bathtub of water and get out quicker than a wink....but it happened so fast it was just done and over...this I could see so clearly in my mind's eye. Aren't cats wonderful?

I tell everyone this, so hope I am not repeating myself...are you familiar with the videos of Simon's cat? If not, google it...

Joan said...

She is sweet. Great photos.