Monday, 21 June 2010

Missed Opportunities

I did have this gorgeous moment when Charlie was sitting right next to the strawberry pot plant looking as if he was about to munch on the fruit.

Unfortunately the batteries in my camera were flat.

So by the time I recharged them, the strawberries were still there…




… but Charlie had gone off to be adopted next door!



I could equate this little episode with how it's useful to always be prepared for the unexpected in case a once in a lifetime opportunity arises - but heck it's Monday and the Summer Solstice is upon us.

Have Druid filled Monday everyone!

32 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

MOL! Sorry we didn't get to see that. Oh wow, those strawberries are gonna be so yummy when they're ready!!

ABBY said...

Oh Charlie
Out to make a new friend?

purrs
Abby

SF said...

Yes! We've just celebrated the shortest day over here. I didn't see many druids about, but there's a feeling in the air like everyone's breathed a sigh of relief!

Like the new blog look very much btw, hope I'm not too far behind everyone else in noticing it!

Medeia Sharif said...

That would have been a precious picture.

Many cats seem to love being adopted by neighbors.

Theresa Milstein said...

It's awful when the batteries run out (or go flat, as you say). It happened to me on our recent vacation, but luckily we had a second camera. Then it happened when were at my son's play. And at the Red Sox game the other night, just I was trying to snap a picture of the dancing man in front of us!

Apparently, I've been using my camera a lot these days.

Lovely strawberries. I'm glad Charlie didn't eat them. Enjoy the fruit when they ripen.

Brian said...

I wish our batteries in our camera would wear out, that darn thing is always there. Hey Charlie, tell the neighbors we said hello!

lupie said...

Hello Jenn! and Charlie!

Looks like Charlie is going over for a cuppa tea and scones!!! And perhaps strawberries and creams with a little bit of nip sprinkles!

He looks so natural in that picture, like he was about to ring the bell!!

Well Jenn and Charlie dear, have a good Monday!!!!

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Katnip Lounge said...

Thanks for the reminder...I must go out and sing to the fruit trees.

The Cats will have all their suspicions of me confirmed...

MomKat trish

Deborah said...

Happy First Day of Summer! I had my batteries go dead at my daughter's high school graduation...OMG, it couldn't have been any worse!
xxoo
Deborah

Jacqueline said...

You can never be prepared for everything, so sometimes I just chalk that missed opportunity up to fate...Charlie loves you too much to ever leave you=we know he's a friendly sweetheart and just went next door for a quick visit!...Happy week and Summer Solstice sweet friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

fairyhedgehog said...

That made me laugh, especially the bit about being adopted!

Reenie said...

Hahahaha.... I'm sure Charlie's planning on 'recharging his batteries' and not getting adopted...

Have a good Monday, at least as good as a Monday can get :)

Winston said...

Charlie you are just like Harry always wandering away when it's photo time!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hope Charlie wasn't going to knock on the door and run away!!

Bossy Betty said...

You have learned a little about working with Super Models like Charlie now, haven't you? They can't wait around all day!

Sammy and Andy said...

Blasted battery....we hear our mama say that quite often. We tell her if she would learn to charge it up periodically she wouldn't end up with a dead one!!!!!!!

Did ya meet anyone interesting Charlie??????? xxxxxxxxxx

Watery Tart said...

My cat would have wrestled every one of those tempting berries off that plant! Happy Summer Solstice to you, too!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Why do cat's always try to get adopted elsewhere? Happy Summer Solstice! The weather in france stinks. You'd think it'd be nicer on the first day of summer!

Marg said...

Oh dear, Charlie, you had better come home. Those strawberries are going to be good, just be ready to race the birds to getting them.
All right Charlie, it is time to report back home now.

Barrie said...

My camera never seems to be charged when I need it to be. So, I've come to depend on taking photos with my cell phone. :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

LOL! If I were Charlie I'd wait for the strawberries to ripen a bit more before snacking! :)

Talli Roland said...

A Druid-filled Monday! hehe! Somewhat hard to do but I will try my best to chant away tonight. At least the weather's fine.

Hppy Solstice to you and Charlie!

Lisa said...

Thank you for your sweet comment about my guest post on Esme's blog!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Summer Solstice to you and Charlie!

You will enjoy those strawberries when they come ripe, but I don't think Cahrlie will ;-)

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, that would be cool to meet a Druid! Anyway it's too bad he didn't munch on one of those berries as they don't look quite ripe. I imagine the look on his face would have been rather adorable.

hampshireflyer said...

I hope the neighbours are cat people too.... or rather cat people who respect boundaries :) If it gets to the point of them starting to feed him you may have to swoop over and have a word!

Ginger Jasper said...

That would have been good. The strawberries will be yummy.. Hugs GJ xx

notesfromnadir said...

That's cute--Charlie went next door! Gotta love how cats just do what they want when they want!

Jackee said...

Hooray for the Solstice. And I hope Charlie came to his senses and went back home. No one could love him more than you.

Now I'm off to stave my craving for strawberries... can't imagine where that came from... :o)

Ann Best said...

Lost opportunity . . . but there ARE those strawberries. And Charlie DID go off on his own little adventure. A good Summer Solstice for some, maybe. Here in No. Virginia USA it's so hot and humid. Would love to chase some druids through a green, shady forest!!

Guinevere said...

LOL! I never have my camera out in a timely fashion either.

But Charlie does look lovely in that second photo, even if he seems to be a bit miffed that you missed the earlier shot!