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Sharing Some Springtime, by Guiness the Cat

Hello, this is Guiness the Cat. We've had a lot of beautiful spring days here in between the rainy ones, and Debbi and I have been busy with a lot of photo shoots.

It's exhausting work being such a celebrity. I posed for a lot of good shots, but I've spent so much time resting up on the rainy days that I haven't had much time for sharing the results of my sunny day labors.

I'm not big on flowers, but I do enjoy a good patch. Most of the time when I come outside, I hang out on the driveway, but since the jonquils have been in bloom, I head out to the jonquil patch just about ever single day I come outside. I love to smell them. (Right-click on the title photo to open a full-size version in a separate tab so you can see how adorable I am.)

Photo (c) 2015 Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

Sometimes I just sit and admire my jonquil patch. I do grow some pretty jonquils, don't I?

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

P.S. This is beside the point, but, yes, that is a tree growing out of the greenhouse. And that is a topic for another post. Or two. Or twelve.

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Content (c) 2015 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.


Image Credit » Photo (c) 2015 Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

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Feisty56 wrote on March 24, 2015, 7:37 AM

What a stunning flash of yellow and green! Not even the crocuses have pushed through the soil here yet, so it's quite a treat for my eyes to view these signs of spring. It's lovely of you and Debbi to share these photos. Oh yes, I almost forgot -- you're looking pretty dapper yourself there, Guiness.

LindaCPearson wrote on March 24, 2015, 8:52 AM

Dearest Guiness. It's Mildred, Favorite Feline of Many. You are very photographic which is why you are in so many photo shoots. Those jonquils are very pretty. We don't have jonquils. We only have snow so far. Do you ever find any cute little playthings among the jonquils, like those cute little chipmunks I see sometimes out the window? My mom told me our chipmunks are very happy I'm an indoor cat. I think I know why. Love and smooches, your gal Mildred the Cat.

scheng1 wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:10 AM

If cats can help in the gardening, that will be good.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:32 AM

They are very pretty and the yellow sets your black fur off wonderfully.

SLGarcia wrote on March 24, 2015, 11:35 AM

It's so nice that you have flowers to enjoy Guiness. Here in Minnesota they have not yet begun to show up.

AngelSharum wrote on March 24, 2015, 4:38 PM

You have a very pretty yard to take walks in. Glad you are enjoying the sunshine.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:00 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. The crocuses died out about the time the jonquils bloomed. Fortunately the jonquils waited until after the snow and ice to bloom, although they had been up for a couple of weeks. They wouldn't have survived like the crocuses. Now half the jonquils are dead and half are dying. The Bradford pears bloomed then turned green before Debbi even had time to get good photos. The redbuds and maples are just starting to come out as of today.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:15 PM

Dear Mildred, Favorite Feline of Many including me,

You're so sweet. I wish you could be here to enjoy spring with me. We could do some photo shoots together and snort jonquils. It's a lot of fun.

I'm not sure there are any chipmunks around, but there are tons of squirrels. They don't bother with the jonquils, though.

I keep baffling my human by snorting the jonquil bulbs. She doesn't understand why I do that. It's perfectly obvious to me.

Love and purrs, Guiness the Cat

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:16 PM

This is Guiness the Cat.

Help? Silly human. Cats don't do manual labor. That's for the dogs.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:18 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I do make yellow look good, don't I?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:18 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Oh, you poor human.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:19 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I'm soaking up some Vitamin D.

AngelSharum wrote on March 24, 2015, 9:36 PM

That is always good. I try to myself because mine is low

LindaCPearson wrote on March 25, 2015, 9:02 AM

Dearest Guiness - I've never snorted jonquils. I sometimes snort catnip. Is catnip snorting similar to jonquil snorting? Your curious, sometimes-buzzed-from-catnip friend, Mildred.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 26, 2015, 12:01 AM

Dear Mildred the Cat,

That's what Debbi would like to know. I have declined to explain the fascination to her. Got to keep the humans wondering.

Sincerely, your Sweet Punkin, Guiness the Cat

HappyLady wrote on March 27, 2015, 2:47 AM

Dear Guinness, You are truly adorable and I am glad you have spring where you are too. I have no Jonquils so I wander among the daffodils in the rockery. Daffodils, like the tree, are growing in the wrong place, but why should we cats care. I am resting between photoshoots. Love from Freya, the Catblog Cat.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 28, 2015, 1:00 AM

Dear Freya the Catblog Cat,

I have spending so much time on photo shoots on the sunny days, that I've had to sleep hours upon hours on the cloudy days to catch up. Being a celebrity is so exhausting.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

Firecracker wrote on April 6, 2015, 5:21 AM

You've done a beautiful job and certainly a lot better than poor ol' Debbie! ;) lol

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 6, 2015, 10:47 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. Well, obviously. After all, I'm a cat. She's only human.

BarbRad wrote on February 2, 2016, 4:43 AM

i wonder why I never commented on this. I must have missed it. I do miss getting to read the Guiness blog now. I'm looking forward to Huck's new one someday soon.

MegL wrote on February 2, 2016, 6:26 PM

And that patch of brown vegetation looks warm and dry, just right for sunbathing in early spring.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 2, 2016, 10:37 PM

I think I'm finally ready to get back to work on The Guiness Blog. There are a few unpublished manuscripts that were "found", and I've got a wealth of homeless posts to archive there. Huckleberry the Kitten is going to help me with that. It was still pretty emotional working on it for awhile today.

By the way, I signed up for the Pajama Affiliates course you recommended. I can't wait to get into it! Hopefully it will help me start making real money writing.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 2, 2016, 10:38 PM

The jonquils will start coming up again soon. It May be a hard spring for me.