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or not – Weekly Photo Challenge | Refuge

I’m sending you something besides an update to the RandomBlog2011 Challenge for a change. I like having some other fun too! There is nothing bugging me today!

I just saw Barb19‘s blog and I remembered that I had this great photo of my cat. Cinnamon will be 19 years old this July 24th and I’ve had her since the minute she was born. She was the runt of the 4 kittens in the litter.


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Cinnamon's Refuge

Cinnamon loves working her way into the layers of the comforter. Once I realized this I always made sure that it was handy for her to sleep in. It used to be my daughter’s comforter when she was younger but it’s now Cinnamon’s.

Cinnamon knows she is not allowed up on the sofa unless there is another throw or blanket and when she wants up she will just sit on the floor in front of me until I notice her. As soon as the throw is on the sofa, up she jumps to snuggle up beside me. Unfortunately she has never been a lap cat and this as close as she allows me to get to her. If I try to pick her up, I risk being clawed which makes visits to the vet real fun trying to get her into the carrier.

Are you taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge?


If you’re participating in the Photo challenge you’re welcome to leave a comment and post a link to your site.

There is nothing bugging me today!


Quote for today

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

  1. February 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    Aha – all is revealed, my question has been answered!
    Rose, this is a beautiful photo of Cinnamon, she is absolutely gorgeous with those amazing colours, and she looks very content in her “refuge”!

    Thanks for allowing those of us who are participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge to post a link to our site; here is mine.


    • February 18, 2011 at 7:16 PM

      Hi Barb, I’ve already got you linked in the post, but a second one is just fine.

      Cinnamon does have nice colouring doesn’t she. I hope you don’t mind that I used your idea but I just couldn’t resist posting this photo. 🙂

  2. February 18, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Great photo Rose, I’m going to struggle this week 😦 When I first read it my mind was elsewhere and my dyslexic brain thought they meant refuse – I had just the picture!

    • February 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM

      Thanks PiP, I hadn’t given it much thought with everything else going on but when I saw Barb’s photo I knew I had to post this photo. 🙂

  3. February 19, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    Love the pic- love her “beauty mark”! Also love the quote!

    • February 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM

      Thanks Carla, she usually buries herself right in the blanket so you can’t see her. 🙂

  4. February 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Cinnamon sweet!

    • February 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM

      I had a thing for naming my cats after spices and herbs. There’s a story I will tell one day. 🙂

  5. February 19, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    I had a dog named Cayenne. Mostly I named my babies after playwrights and movie stars.I am looking forward to the story…I too love the beauty mark! Great picture Rosemary.

    • February 19, 2011 at 12:26 AM

      Thanks Jaxie, I need to dig out some more photos first to include in the story. Everyone loves her beauty mark. 🙂

  6. February 19, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    Thank you for your kind response in “Weekly Photo Challenge: Refuge” .
    I try to post in English once a week.
    Please visit my blog.

    • February 19, 2011 at 4:00 AM

      I start new blog in English.
      Please visit it and encourage me.

      • February 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM

        Thanks for subscribing Summerfield and welcome.

        I’m sure you will find plenty of other bloggers who will support your effort to write in English instead of your native Japanese.

        Good luck with the WordPress Challenge. 🙂

      • February 21, 2011 at 8:38 AM

        My English blog address have been modified as following.

        Thank you.

        • February 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM

          Thanks Summerfield, I’ve updated the link on the post. 🙂

    • February 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

      Hi Frizz, that’s a great photo for “Refuge” and I love your quote. 🙂

  7. February 19, 2011 at 6:29 AM

    I can’t believe you also have a cat called Cinnamon! I suppose it’s not such a rare name, but I haven’t come across many. I used a photo of her as my PhotoAWeek last week, for curiosity. She was ginger and white, also very pretty.
    I was heartbroken when I lost her last year as she had been with me for 15 years. She was my first cat. It’s funny how similar they are – she also was a sitting next to me cat 🙂 never a lap cat. She would let me pick her up, but only for about ten seconds, so I could take her to the vet, but it was a challenge. It took years to persuade her to share her tummy, but once she had been convinced, she liked frequent tummy cuddles. But only for ten minutes at a time. After ten minutes, if she wanted more, she would get up, turn around and curl up again for another ten 😀

    • February 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM

      You’ve got a great photo there. I used a photo of my first cat last week too, which was the first time I posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

      The 10-second rule, I know it well and I still usually get scratched. Even though Cinnamon is almost 19 she still enjoys chasing her own tail and it’s hilarious. 🙂

  8. February 19, 2011 at 8:11 AM

    Aw, she’s cute and 19? Wow, that’s some age for a cat isn’t it? Great photo.

    • February 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks Marcia, it is pretty old for a cat and she was an outdoors cat for the better of it. She used to be terrified of most people – even most of my family members. 🙂

  9. February 19, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Another random cat of kindness? Great pic.

    • February 19, 2011 at 9:28 PM

      Thanks for the laugh, that would make a great caption.! Thanks for the visit. 🙂

  10. literaryescape
    February 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    So adorable! My cat loves to bury herself under blankets too. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Your post made me smile.


    • February 19, 2011 at 11:20 PM

      Thanks Michelle. My youngest cat likes to get under the covers with me. 🙂

  11. February 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Great picture Rose. Cinnamon is so beautiful. And such a loving Mama to spoil her by throwing her quilt on the sofa when she wants to curl up there.

    • February 20, 2011 at 9:50 PM

      Thanks Seashell, it was the least I could do. I’m just glad I trained her from when she was a kitten that she wasn’t allowed on the furniture. 🙂

  12. February 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Great picture! You must be a really great mommy to her if she is 19 years old. And, to know that you’ve had her since she was a kitten.

    • February 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM

      Thanks Sondra, My daughter, who was almost 5, and I witnessed the entire birth of 4 kittens. 🙂

  13. February 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    aww.. that’s a cute shot. she looks like she is definitely all comfy in that sheet.

    thanks for the invite to post my link here. i’m afraid i don’t have explanation on my photo but i think it is quite self-explanatory. well, here is my link: http://shakenotstired.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-refuge/

    • February 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM

      I just realized that I looked at your photo and commented by didn’t come back here to reply to you. Yes, you’re photo is self-explanatory. She loves that comforter. 🙂

  14. February 22, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    yeah, this is my first time answering this challenge… Take a look of mine here : http://boisterousgirl.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-refuge/

    Btw, your cat is really cute lying under that blanket… 🙂

    • February 24, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      Thanks Zura, you’ve got a great shot too. 🙂

  15. February 24, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    that’s so sweet and I’m missing my cat sooo much… thnx.
    you may check mine here: http://suvesabun.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/fragile-weekly-photo-challenge-refuge/

    • February 24, 2011 at 2:58 PM

      That’s an interesting photo you have there. 🙂

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