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First Day Out by kayaksailor First Day Out by kayaksailor
Several of you have asked me if our cats have been allowed off the deck yet so this afternoon we decided to let Panya have her first day outside wandering the new property - well, one very small part of it.

She almost made it around the house. Did very well, no major freakouts, but I bet her nose is tired! So much sniffing...
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Squirrelflight-77 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:wave: This awesome image has been featured in my journal!! [link] :love:
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beautiful
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
She was sooo happy to be able to be out wandering :love:
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mirceabun Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
:iconthankyouplz1: What a great collection! Thanks for including my sweetie :love:
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LineBendergirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
she looks calm and curious, happy to be in the beautiful grasses;)

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if it ends well it is well
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
And now we can't keep her indoors! As the days have gotten shorter and light later in the morning, she's still yowling to be let out at 5am...there's creatures out there with big teeth at that time!!! I'm a bit concerned about how she's going to handle the winter "up" here - we moved from Southern California last April and rain down there meant maybe a day or two at a time with it only raining at night! Here in Northern CA it will be much longer and continuous...
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psychopu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Lovely! :)
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wingedkitten Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I know first hand how hard these shots can be. Nice work, I love the composition and the little flowers look great. Good luck with your cats and having them be outside.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
:D Thanks! I had fun wandering in your gallery, you've got pretty kitties, too!
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wingedkitten Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :glomp:
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
awwww she looks adorable! She didn't get lost? what about hunting, do you think she'll be interesting in eating mouse? :giggle:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I don't know about mouse but she's very interested in lizard! She's already caught two...but I think she's more interested in the 'chase' than in the consumption - she hasn't killed either one. We just hope she don't find a rattlesnake!

We didn't let her out for several weeks after we first moved and then took her out a few times with a harness and leash. Then it was out 'with supervision' for several days...until we were sure that she knew this was home. She'll go exploring and the coming running back up the hill like somethings scared her and flop down on the driveway - like the driveway is 'safe'!
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I'm glad that your lovely cat is safe now. She'll get use to the place. And for the mouse think, my cat LOVED them. Maybe a bit too much... sometime she will bring to us some live gift (mouse!), you know what I mean? Si the poor little think will run all over the house looking for the door! Hiiiiii! :giggle:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Our older cat, Tigerlily, was quite the rodent killer in her day...more gopher and mole parts were left on our porch than I care to remember, don't remember any mouse tails though. more recently it was lizard feet :D

Panya, as I've said, doesn't have the killing thing down... it took her awhile to realize that if she brought the birds or lizards into the house and we knew about it we'd take the critter away from her (she's got a belled collar on whenever she's allowed outside - I'd hear her come in and there was a very distictive rhythm to the jingles :D) I also released a few excapees back outside, too :laughing:
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
haha! Cats are the best, don't you think? We don't have lizards here, but I can easely imagine the scene. really funny. :lol:
Thanks for sharing! Have a great day Ruth! :hug:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
I am a heart and soul person. I've never had a dog, but from the time I've spent with friends...some have their charms, but they still DON'T PURR!!!
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
hihi! No, they don't :laughing:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
:blush: just re-read my comment...I meant to say "I'm a heart and soul CAT person"... ooops.
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely image!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Purrrr! :D
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: :D
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Papillonbleu Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way your cat stands :)
and the perspective you took is very nice! beatiful shot Ruth!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Stands...as in still: HA! Especially on this day I had a really hard time staying up with her, let alone in front! She was sooo excited to be out smetling everything. she's calmed down a bit, but she still would rather be out than in...MEOWout...
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Papillonbleu Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hihihihi, yes, It's difficult to walking a cat :)
but she looks so lovely :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
we have a harness, leash and collar that we started her outside with, but she's free of all but the collar now :D
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BeautifulDesaster Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Awesome shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
:blowkiss: Thank you!!!
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BeautifulDesaster Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
You're welcome! :kiss:
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
very very sweet. she's beautiful!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
She is a really good addition to our family! And has my husband - a cat tolerator at best - wrapped around her little paw!!!
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
I must say I adore cats! :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
:heart: Me too!
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redbeard31 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
i'll bet she is a happy cat now! so many little creatures to hunt.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Oh, she's having fun! And we've started something - she now sits at the front door and mews pitifully .... 'mmeee oowwtt?'
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K23GJ Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
awesome DOF!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
:blowkiss:
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K23GJ Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
^^
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty shot@!
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Violet-Kleinert Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Photographer
:aww: Kitty had a big adventure today :w00t: Beautiful shot.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
And she was ready to go out again this morning! Sitting by the door with this ';please, pretty please?' expression on her face :D We let her out again, and she's already caught a huge lizard! It got away :( fot the cat :) for the lizard !!!
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Violet-Kleinert Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Photographer
She is a good hunter, I'm happy for the lizard (don't tell kitty that :lol:)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Down south she'd catch birds and lizards - not ALL died, we saved a fair amount and a few escaped - but she never ate them like our other cats did! Love finding the liver and a couple of feet and tail on the front porch :giggle:
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Violet-Kleinert Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Photographer
:giggle: That is all that they want to share :giggle:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
:rofl: Yep!
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Ralooq Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Photographer
so cutie:aww: this pic was featured in my colection "I luv cats":aww:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
:blowkiss: Thank you soooo much! I love cats, too :heart:
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blaufeuer Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
I'm glad she doing good!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
purrr!
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azulbliss Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
great shot and i'm so happy she got to go outside! :bounce: i on the other hand have a v. shy guinea pig... when we take him out he will only hide! he does not budge... which i am kind of sorry for as he spends his life in a 50 gal aquar and jesse's arms *.* well, at least the latter!
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