Monday, February 14, 2011

Romeow and Juliet...

"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?"

(click to enlarge any photos)

A Valentine love story, played out in photos, with a pane of glass separating the two potential lovers...

It was a frigid Saturday morning when Juliet first spotted Romeo sitting on the balcony outside her window.


It didn't take long for him to come closer, unable to resist her feminine feline charms.


Baby... I mean Juliet, tried prying open the door.


Not having any luck, she called in reinforcements to help...


..unaware that I had already bribed Mr. J with a dog biscuit to act as a chaperone, keeping the ill-fated lovers apart.


After hours (and I do mean HOURS), Romeow finally gave up and sought greener pastures (good luck with that in this New England winter, Romeow)... In reality, I only thought Romeo had gone. But about an hour later when I opened the slider to let Mr. J outside to do his business, Romeo appeared out of nowhere and ran lickety-split into our house! Now Romeo is no stranger to our yard. I think he spends more time here than he does at his own home. We have an abundance of little chipmunks, squirrels and birds because we feed them, and unfortunately Romeo and his brother, who are outdoor kitties, find our yard very enticing (grrrrrr). Because it was so bitter cold and because Romeo did run into our house (which he has never done before), I put on my jacket and carried him home to his rightful owners, where hopefully he will stay and live happily ever after.
I have been flat on my back for 9+ days with the nastiest case of bronchitis ever, therefore I haven't been posting or visiting anyone, I'm sorry to say. Back when I was a smoker (I quit on July 4, 1994, my Independence day), I would get bronchitis and/or pneumonia quite regularly. Happily, since quitting, I've rarely gotten either.
Wishing you all a wonderful week. I, for one, am hoping to feel good enough to get out and take Mr. J for a walk later this week as it is going to hit FIFTY DEGREES here in New England - a true heat wave after our bitter cold winter!
Enjoy the week, everyone!
ROMEO CLARIFICATION: I just wanted to clarify some Romeo facts. Romeo lives a few doors down from us and is a well fed kitty. He is not forced to be an "outdoor only" kitty (that would be too cruel, especially in our area during wintertime). Rather he is a kitty who is allowed to roam free whenever his little heart desires (which happens to be a LOT, with one of his favorite places being our yard). I just didn't want anyone to think he was being forced to live outside. His owners were there when I brought him home, so clearly he could have headed home whenever he wanted. And Sharon, we have talked about how we would love to keep him for our own, too. He is a gorgeous, affectionate kitty and we'd love to have him join our indoor only gang, but I'm afraid we would be charged with cat-napping :(
Donna

17 comments:

Junk-it Junction... said...

What a gorgeous story, but they are not meant to be....we had a neighbourhood cat like that.When we first moved here, he befriended us, practically moved in! I fed him, he slept on our lounge, he'd come and go as he pleased.He had a tag on with his name and place, which was in another state! I thought the owners had left him.But we found out he had moved here and they hadnt changed his tag, and he made the rounds to all the neighbours....that is until we got a dog! Havent seen him for a few years now, shame, he was gorgeous and so friendly!

Garden Girl said...

The story was making me laugh!!! The pictures are so cute!

Vintage Gal said...

This story has me gigglig ~ feel better soon ;-)

Dogwood said...

Too too cute.
Ohmygosh...cats are the greatest.
Our Rocky has a orange and white tabby that visits him.

Happy Valentine's Day.

stefanie said...

oh, how romantic!!

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet love story! Hope you feel better soon. Carla

Joanne Kennedy said...

How sweet! But yet, I find it so sad that someone would make their cats be outdoor cats in the freezing cold!

Sure hope you feel better. I have a feeling I'm coming down with the same thing. It's all in my chest and I keep coughing.

Susan said...

Oh Donna, that was darling. Romeow and Juliet in your sweet castle! What a romantic "tail" for Valentine's Day! Loved it. Two ill fated lovers on a winter's day. Oh boy, wait until springtime when Juliet can go outside for a breath of fresh air (and Romeow?) ha ha Susan

Catch the Kids said...

I am seriously jealous of your pretty snow. Here in Australia, we're in the middle of a very hot, humid summer.

Gorgeous story and lovely photos.

A New England Life said...

He's such a handsome fella! I'd love to have him as my own, and he would NEVER go outside again. Glad you're concerned about him enough to take him home Donna.

My goodness, rest up and I hope your feeling better soon! Gorgeous day today with more on the way. Yippee!!!

Ellen Hite said...

Glad you are back and feeling better. Been missing my Baby fix. You must have cute kitties in New England.

Donna said...

That's a cute pictorial story, and the idea of a chaperon was so, so clever! I hope that you get over our bronchitis soon! I had it this last fall, and it was a particularly bad strain that required several z-packs.

Celestial Charms said...

I'm so very glad I happened upon your blog, to see this post. So adorable are the photos and the sentiment. :)
Maureen

Melissa Miller said...

Aw, I see our cat Chestnut has somehow made it all the way to New England from NC. LOL! Our cat is identical to Romeo! Come by and take a look and read his story if you have a moment. Your cat is gorgeous and I enjoyed seeing them love on each other even if it was through the glass. How adorable.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

:) What an adorable post, Donna! Hope that you're feeling better today. Tis the season for that type of bug...... :( Get well soon, friend!

xoxo laurie

Pamela said...

Sweet post!!
I am a huge cat lover...your kitties are beautiful!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Adorable.... fun post... and "cat napping " made me laugh out loud.