Vintage Photo: Morning Tea With Peaches

calico cat with teapot
Morning Tea With Peaches.

Peaches was such a little girly girl that it was easy to want to place her in Victorian settings with ruffles and flowers. I never had the chance to set her up in anything like that and still don’t have the photo studio I’ve always dreamed of, but I do have some interesting artifacts here and there that add to my everyday photos.

This was one of them, at dawn on a winter morning, yellow light streaming straight in the door from the sun just come over the horizon in early 2008, washing the 40s-era handmade wooden cabinet, the vintage white-with-blue enamel teapot, and Peaches as she looks at me intently, expecting more breakfast perhaps. She may have come late to the party and loved another before she came to me, but she never doubted for a moment that she belonged here or that she could shamelessly try to manipulate me. That expectant expression on her face brooks no refusal of her wishes. I adored her every move. I know she adored me too.

Many people think they need to adopt an animal as a “toddler” in order for it to truly bond with them. Cats like Peaches proved that wrong right out of the cat carrier.

And many people are afraid of losing any pet, so adopting a pet that’s already lived half or more of its life seems to ensure the loss will come sooner than usual. Don’t worry about how old they are; I’ve lost young cats. Older pets have love to give every minute they are alive, and our lives are the richer for it.

This photo is featured, along with lots of lace and ribbons as a border, on one of my Animal Sympathy Cards (it’s near the bottom), also in my Etsy shop.

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2 thoughts on “Vintage Photo: Morning Tea With Peaches

  • September 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Maybe it’s the lighting, but I had to look twice to see that this was a photograph and not a painting! It was the level of detail in the background that made me realize it was a photo.

    • September 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Vicki, I was very tempted! But the more I looked at it, the less I thought I could add much to it if I did paint it. I like it very much as a photo.


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