Kelly On a Rainy Day

tortoiseshell cat at window
Kelly on a rainy day.

Many years ago Kelly lived with a stray and feral colony of cats in a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, and I sometimes wonder if that’s what she ponders when she looks out the window as she does here. She seems to have carried a lot of trauma with her, and while she loves to look outside and sit by open doors and windows, she has absolutely no interest at all in going out there. Not that she needs to worry about that. I love to let my rescues know they are inside now. Someday I’ll have to get her to tell her story.

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7 thoughts on “Kelly On a Rainy Day

  • November 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm
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    Just the intent look she does seem to have as she’s looking outside. One “would” indeed wonder just what her thoughts would be. Amazing shot!

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    • November 24, 2011 at 1:48 am
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      Dianda, they both have tortoiseshell-patterned fur, and that’s where the similarity ends! Cookie is short and round, and Kelly is long and slender.

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  • November 23, 2011 at 8:36 am
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    It seems her story is just crying out to be told! Lovely photo 🙂

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    • November 24, 2011 at 1:47 am
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      Carolyn, Kelly has agreed to let me know as many details as she remembers. Hope we’re ready for this!

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  • November 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm
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    Beautiful photo! I see another greeting card in the making 🙂

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    • November 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm
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      Thank you, Ingrid! It was nearly a quick little painting, but when Kelly notices I’m looking at her she runs over for some affection, so I only managed a photo. Think I’ll still paint her like this, my contemplative little Kelly.

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