A few days ago I found Astrid in the guest room looking out the window. She had a view of the side yard. This is a view the kitties normally do not have as the guest room is off-limits, unless a guest invites them into the room.
Currently, however, the guest room is disassembled and the door has remained open. A few days ago a new plaster wall and ceiling were installed and repairs made to the remaining walls. It is now waiting to be painted.
It seemed like an opportunity to get a photo or two of Astrid, who is usually less than cooperative. She normally closes her eyes or tilts her head down. To my amazement, she decided to pose for me.
She even gave me a couple of tock shots that I had hoped to use today, but they were too dark. I apologize that the photos in the collage are a little blurry and dark, but I took them with my iPhone. I knew if I went downstairs to get a camera, she would be long gone when I returned.
The photo below is what Astrid did while I put this post together. (She actually was asleep most of the time.) This is pretty much how I spend my day; though, Astrid is not always the cat camped in my lap. However, she is the smallest and lightest one!
I apologize that this post somehow was published with the incorrect title and prior to being completed. If you are a subscriber and got two e-mails, your first e-mail has an incomplete post. I am sure it must have been Astrid’s fault.
Astrid you little devil purrrrr
Astrid, no matter what…if YOU are in it, it’s perfect! xoxo
Such a beauty! Happy Halloween!
beautiful moggie xx
gorgeous girl!xx Rachel
What a beautiful kitty! I really like your blog. Do you have a facebook or twitter page for your blog? If you do I will follow you there too.
Hey! It’s good to see you after that wacky Internet hiccup this morning when you disappeared. Whew–I’m glad you’re back XOXOXOOX
Hmmm, in our experience, when the photos are bad it’s always Jan’s fault, not ours. So we’re sure Astrid was very, very good. 🙂
Yow Astrid me Sisfur ya iz lookin so fine n furry…ya iz gorgeeuss!!! Me iz glad ya posed fer sum pix!! Me n Mum wundered why dere were 2 postz….MOl 😉
Ya iz so funny…
Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen
Pee ess: Me iz doin all right…gained 1/2 pound back n had a Pepcid injeckshun n sum Mirtazipine n fightin da guud fight….Mum iz so tired she can not see strait so me just wnated to pop in & let ya nose me iz ok n we lubbed yer blog….
Astrid, you are so beautiful you should pose more often! Some of your poses actually look just like me! 🙂 It wasn’t very nice of your mom to blame you for her screw up but we know better.
We think little Astrid knew you wouldn’t normally let her into the guest room so she thought she would be extra flirty and posey to ensure her prolonged stay! We know this because we are CATS!! 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
astrid…ya look gorgeous ta uz….eye fone ore knot !!! happee mewzday ta all :!
Mom tries to keep one of the guest rooms off limits to us…but you know how enterprising we kitties can be!
We suppose being in the “off limit” room (is there even such a thing?) made Astrid really happy, happy enough to pose. 🙂
Miss Blue! It’s National Cat Day today! Congratulations to all the kitties! also a happy Halloween to all! Astrid looks gorgeous!
Yous looks marvelous darling!!!
It’s so much fun to explore that “off limits” room. We had an off limits room too. One day Cali discovered that if she keeps smacking the door with her paw that sometimes she can make it open. (We thinkz catz are smarter than hoomanz.)You are very pretty Astrid and you should let your Mom take pickshures of you more often. Love Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)
Hmph, Yes Astrid just like your person to blame you for her obvious Fax-Pas!
I, like you, do not easily show my beauty to the flashy box. Really. We are not showy Man Cats we are delicate flowers passing beauty on quietly.
Oh “The Call Of The Forbidden Room” sounds like a great title for a Halloween Post anyway!! HAHAHA
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Nothing like exploring forbidden rooms. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
Awww, she is a true model! Just lovely!
Great pics of Astrid! We love to explore the formerly forbidden rooms!
Nice modeling job, Astrid. You could be a *star* if you wanted 🙂
oh sweet Astrid…good job making Mummy’s photo op more challenging…heh…heh
Now, isn’t that just like a Human: Trying to blame the kitty! Astrid, you looks sooo beauteous in your pictures today!
That’s right, blame the kitty for your own mistakes! You humans are so incorrigible!
Aw how cute! Astrid looks adorable posing all pretty like in those photos!
We love “off limits” places best too, Astrid! And snuggling with our mom when she’s on the computer second best.
I think I know Astrid because she reminds me of my own Shadow and some of her poses are similar. Shadow is now 12 years old but still has that kittenish look and behavior of the shy cat. Hug Astrid for me!
I’m just trying to wrap my head around a room being “off limits” Love, Cody 🙂
Astrid was so happy to get into that room, she threw caution out the window. That online program I told you about has a filter to brighten photos that are too dark.
Aw, she’s so sweet. How nice that she graced you with some nice poses. 🙂
Forbidden Rooms are so INTERESTING! No doubt that’s why you forgot yourself, Astrid.
It sounds like Astrid had a bit of an adventure!
New views are really special to kitties!
such a pretty lady! It is okay to be shy.
Nice! Grizelda is hard to capture, too. And she is beautiful.she is so private and elusive. Nice job here!