Monday, 6 February 2012

Riddle-me-dee

A Riddle by Old Kitty

He stalks across the snowy path
He jumps on walls and shows his wrath
He blends in with the virgin ice
He purrs and meows and looks so nice!
Who is this creature, this little beastie?
Why of course it’s the one and only Charlie!




Pics taken on the 5th of February when snow finally arrived! Yay!


To lovely Helena of Becoming Layla! I cannot access your blog - this nasty message keeps coming up:
"FORBIDDEN: You don't have permission to access / on this server"
I hope you are reading this – I am waving a big hello to you! Hope I’ll be unforbidden soon!

See y'all at Valentine's Day! Awwwww!

100 comments:

klahanie said...

What? "virgin ice" don't tell Richard Branson owns the ice as well. Good grief :)
I reckon on Valentine's Day, you will not be able to get past your front door. What with all the cards from your adoring fans. Awwwwww!
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog who has manned, or should that be, dogged the keyboard. Wait, that doesn't sound right...xx

Mark said...

Hehe he'd blend right in if it wasn't for his tail. We've finally got snow too but I'm yet to see one of my cats in it.

Southpaw said...

Oh Charlie is so cute in the snow. I love the action shot.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Amazing photo...almost magical, really! Thanks, as always, for visiting and leaving your pawprint on our bloggie!

Cheri said...

Wow Charlie - you can almost get lost in the snow except for your tail! Be careful! Stay warm and safe to your Mom too.

Julia Hones said...

Amazing pictures! Amazing poem! Thanks for sharing.

Pasha said...

Ah will you look at that? That is some snow. It's awsome, just like the awsome Charlie in it. very nicely done, the poem, the riddle, the color coordination and all :)

mshatch said...

I think you have more snow that we do! And my, doesn't it look like Charlie's enjoying it :)

Susan Kane said...

I have not been by your blog forever, and regret it! Your niece (her fingers) must be adorable. I saw a new baby girl at church today, and melted into a puddle just looking at her!
Charlie almost is invisible in the snow!

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Charlie looks good! Read well.
Sally Ann and Andy

Whisppy said...

You blended right into the snow, Charlie! Your riddle made us laff and laff!

Prancer Pie said...

That was great poetry and great pics. We are so jellus of snow. Unseasonably warm here this winter. xoxo

dopdavid said...

awe that kittie is so pretty she blends perfectly in with the snow

Teresa Ashby said...

Aw he's beautiful - Happy National Libraries Day x

Donna Hosie said...

A lamp post in the snow? He's off to Narnia!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - Charlie looks as though he's enjoying himself - we didn't have quite so much down here on the south coast.

Happy Libraries Day is it .. and I had a post I could - well it'll have to wait for now!

Blogger is frustrating - so many people have challenges of one sort or another .. I wish Google had left it alone!

I can't comment on embedded comments - and it swallows comments occasionally ...

Hope the snow and ice don't disrupt your day too much .. cheers Hilary

Brigid said...

Beautiful photo, Kitty. Hope you are keeping warm.
I have had a lot of viruses on my system too, I will be back to blogging at some stage:)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Love the riddle. Charlie certainly is camouflaged out there, at least from certain angles. :-)

It looks pretty, all that snow. Europe and the UK can keep it, though. LOL.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Awh Charlie is so sweet. Love his little poem.

Anne Gallagher said...

No snow for us this year. But the monsoon season will soon be here.

Charlie looks well equipped to handle the snow. Although for some reason I thought he was an "inside" cat.

RumpyDog! said...

Oh Dog! I loved your riddle! woo woo woo!

KarenMcG said...

Man, what a bunch of snow! Sure glad Charlie has some color to him, otherwise we wouldn't be able to see him.

Love your little "ode", "Old Kitty"!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We took a moment to find you in the picture Charlie - we hope you enjoyed the snow and made a snowcat! We had quite a dollop of snow too but when the sun came out it started to melt yesterday in the afternoon. We still have plenty left though so if Charlie would like to he can come over and play. Hope your journey to work is not to delayed.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Samantha Vérant said...

Charlie and Bella would get along great! She loves the snow, too!

Stay warm- both of you!

LTM said...

LOL! omg--I love LOVE Charlie's poem! I could totally see him running and pouncing in the snow. Too cute. And here's to you getting unforbidden. :o) <3

Talli Roland said...

Wonderful snowy photos of Charlie! He blends right in... except for the tail. :)

Rene said...

Oh beautiful Charlie, we can hardly see you in the snow!

Jennifer Shirk said...

YAY, libraries!!!

Stephen Tremp said...

If it weren't for Charlie's dark tail he'd be lost in the snow, a ninja cat waiting to strike!

Random Felines said...

we have just one thing to say: brrrrrrrrr

Hart Johnson said...

Yay for Charlie in the snow! He looks so handsome! I will try to get to Helena's blog, or will email her otherwise to come see your message.

Brian said...

Oh Charlie, you look terrific out in the snow, but it does make my whiskers shiver!

cleemckenzie said...

Ahhhhh. Loved the Charlie Riddle-me-dee! He's quite at home in that snow, isn't he?

Helena said...

Darling Old Kitty -- thanks for the personal shout-out and concern about my blog. Yes, I discovered yesterday (Sunday) that something weird was up with the server it's on. It should be back up (fingers crossed) by tomorrow.

And Charlie is gorgeous -- he beats my funky-looking old cat hands down.

Lydia Kang said...

Charlie looks so cute in the snow! If not for that black tail, he's be perfectly in stealth mode.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Charlie you are braver than me. I hate the stuff. I just love the pictures of pristine snow and your white furs they are really lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

Clarissa Draper said...

Charlie is finally camouflaged!

I wish I could join a library. They don't have any English ones where I live. When I used to live in Canada, I used to go once a week or more.

fairyhedgehog said...

That's a great riddle! And who could it be but the lovely Charlie.

Esme said...

Charlie looks quite regal in the snow. Stay warm.

Angela Ackerman said...

That is a cute shot! Love that dark tail too.. so unexpected in all that white. :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Really enjoyed this post, as we have zero snow so far this season here. :)

LynNerdKelley said...

That's a great poem! Very cool! And those pics of Charlie in the snow, awesome! Thanks for sharing these with us.

Manzanita said...

Oh I love that poem for Charlie. I like Riddle-me-dee. You have so much snow. Here in Montana, land of the ski people, we have had hardly any snow and temps in the 40's...what's going on? What adorable picture of the Snow Bunny Cat.

Debbie said...

Charlie looks very comfortable in the snow.

Betsy said...

beautiful snow...and of course, beautiful Charlie!

Lynda R Young said...

wow that looks like a LOT of snow!! Those pictures are gorgeous.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the riddle!

That photo reminds me of the (wonderful) picture book Santa's Snow Cat; the cat in the story was identical. :) Except for the black spots, but they aren't visible there which is why it made me think of it. And now I'm rambling.

Happy National Libraries Day!

ABBY said...

Charlie
We love your poem and those pictures of you are fab!

and cold....

tee hee
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Claudia Del Balso said...

Does Charlie like the snow? My cats absolutely hate it and won't go out at all. My poor kitties sit and wait by the window until spring arrives. Cute pics of curious Charlie ;)

Glogirly and Katie said...

Charlie is very courageous to brave that snow! ...maybe a little crazy. We hope he keeps his little paws warm!
xo Katie & Glogirly

Jackee said...

Such gorgeous pictures of Charlie! Love the poem too. :o) That's a lot of snow!!

xo

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Charlie looks so angelic in the snow! Wonderful photo!

YAY for National Libraries Day and I think we need a "Stop Using Kindle" Day to keep the libraries in business!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the poem.

At least with that tail, you won't have to worry about losing Charlie in the snow.

Tracy Jo said...

Awesome!! I love the pictures! I didn't know Charlie had a black tail...so cool looking. Great riddle...put a smile on my face. :-)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Awww! cute... it's funny to see a white can look yellow in the snow. LOL

Happy Valentine's Day!

@AprilA2Z

#AtoZChallenge 2012 Co-host

Theresa Milstein said...

Look at all the lovely snow. We've had so little of it this year. Beastie/Charlie--like the rhyme! Look how brave he is trudging through all that white stuff.

Happy pre-Valentine's Day!

Susan Fields said...

Lovely poem, Old Kitty! Charlie looks so nice out stalking the snowy path!

I'm glad you're happy about your snow. I'm not a fan, myself - but we've had very little this year, so I'm happy about that!

Maria McKenzie said...

Charlie blends right in with the snow!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Beautiful Charlie pics! And love the rhyme. :-)

suzy doodling said...

Charlie looks really cute.

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh, he is definitely a snow cat!

GRAÇA said...

Piccolo amico ai è un sacco di neve e freddo...Qui abbiamo solo freddo e molto
Già tirato fuori le pelli pelli foto entrato?
Ti sto dicendo!
Che cosa volevi dire per me stare attenti? Sai qualcosa che io non so o capito male!!!
Turrinhas di amico amorevole
Kika

Au and Target said...

Hey Charlie, you are seriously camouflage kitty! Hope your toes aren't too frosty.

Aubrie said...

Awww...a snow kitty. Great poem!

Angie Paxton said...

I love that first picture of Charlie. Maybe he was a snow leopard in a past life :)

Life 101 said...

Charlie looks like the snow. He's a beautiful beastie.
R

Marg said...

Wow, Charlie, you are a snow kitty. You really do blend right in. Was it really cold on those paws?? Looks like you are enjoying all that snow. Great picture. You two take care today.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW--that is a lot of snow! Charlie blends in so well with it. Does he mind cold paws?

We have had a mild winter so far in NYC. It has been a blessing to me as I am in the midst of clearing out many bags of donations form my Mom's house --a rather sad task.

I love the " National Libraries Day"! It should be a whole month of love for libraries.

Stay warm and enjoy making a snowman, Jenn!

Words A Day said...

good job he has that nice dark tail or you'd never see him:) good rhyme, love the virgin ice!:) No snow here, just a sneaky cold...

Adam said...

nice cat

LynNerdKelley said...

Hello OK! Thanks so much for sharing you darling story about your nephews! Now that you have a niece, too, I hope you'll have more stories for me in the future! LOL! Take care.

Al said...

Charlie the snowcat. Nice!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Charlie the snow leopard. He looks so cute and so at ease in all that snow. It's a good thing he has that black tail or you might lose him in all that whiteness.

m.q said...

hii Charlie!! we love your picture

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

William Kendall said...

"Here we see Charlie the mighty mountain lion, stalking his prey, the common mouse through the snow..."

Janet Johnson said...

Loved the riddle! And my kiddos would be jealous of all that lovely snow.

Roxy said...

I wish we had snow. Charlie looks so cute playing in that white stuff. The poem made me smile!

DWei said...

Hehehe, my ferrets used to blend it too by digging tunnels through the snow.

Theresa Milstein said...

Old Kitty, I left a comment note for you on Lynn Kelley's blog.

Jay Paoloni said...

Nice blending, but hmm, Charlie's tail won't pass unnoticed in the snow!

Tracy said...

awww, what a sweet sweet photo of Charlie and gosh, that's not bad poetry...you are pretty good!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Look at sweet Charlie blending in with the snow. I think you've had more snow than we have! Happy winter to you both!

Misha Gericke said...

Charlie's adorable. :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Charlie, we almost didn't see you out there in the snow, pal! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

He looks adorable and almost blends into the snow. I loved the riddle.

Shawn said...

Wonderful pictures, hope your little paws didn't get too cold!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh such beautiful snow!! Yep, lots of flights canceled that day.
Charlie looks almost mystical amidst all the beautiful snow.

Ellie Garratt said...

Bless Charlie. He looks so at home! Loved the poem as well.

Patsy said...

Charlie certainly does look at home in the snow!

McGuffy Ann said...

Awww! I love it! You guys are awwwesome!! Hugs!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love those pics!! :)

So hard to believe we're almost at Valentine's Day already :)

GRAÇA said...

I wish you a good weekend and does not esquessa the fetografia for the draw
Turrinhas and good weekend
Kika ♥ ♥ ♥

Purrfect Haven said...

hey, we love the riddle... and the shot with that gorgeous fluffy tail and Charlie at its end.. so bold. We were born on Valentines Day so will be certain to visit you then :-)
Love Darcy and Bingley xxxx

Soggibottom said...

Wpw, look at you Charlie, at last you have a chance to try out yer snow boots. Hope those fluffy bits are keeping warm in the snow. You only need a carrot and a little black topper, you could be a snow cat

You too huh about not letting you in :-) Thought it was just me everyone avoided :-)
Keep warm Charlie and make sure you hog the fire.... YOU DESERVE IT for going out there in the first place :-) X X X X

Oskar said...

We got snow today & I don't care for it at all. Charlie is a crazy guy!

We'd love to feature you sometime on www.PetBlogsUnited.com. If you're interested you can send an e-mail to PBU at comcast dot net.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie, you blend in beautifully in the snow. Have a great weekend! Purrs!

orbit said...

we do not miss that snow stuff!!

Father Tom said...

That's the kind of photo that inspires poetry!!

Charlie looks all wintry and the flourish of his tail was a nice, added touch!

Have a happy Sunday!

Tom
xoxo

G said...

great photo....I love the snow, we just don't get enough over here in the UK
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sillylupie said...

Looooooovee the photos!

Charlie blends in very well with snow and I love the bit with his butt! :)

Lovely!