Have You Seen A Duckling? - Cat - NZ by AndreaEL
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Dinky duck goes for a walk each day to the big pond at the Pukerau Nursery where there are other ducks. She may want to leave home someday and find a mate and raise a family of her own. “Monkey” came to see what was going on in her garden…. A flowering Rhododendron made a lovely back round as she stood observing us…
Have You Seen A Duckling?

The word cat derives from Old English catt, which belongs to a group of related words in European languages, including Welsh cath, Spanish gato, French chat (French pronunciation: Basque katu, Byzantine Greek κάτια kátia, Old Irish cat, Frisian and Dutch kat, German Katze, Lithuanian katė, Finnish Kissa, Armenian katu, and Old Church Slavonic kotka. The ultimate source of all these terms is Late Latin catus, cattus, catta “domestic cat”, as opposed to feles ‘European wildcat’. It is unclear whether the Greek or the Latin came first, but, like Arabic qiṭṭ and Nubian kàdíís, they were undoubtedly borrowed from a word in an Afro-Asiatic language akin to Berber kaddîska, meaning ‘wildcat’. The term puss (as in pussycat) may come from Dutch poes or from Low German Puuskatte, dialectal Swedish kattepus, or Norwegian pus, pusekatt, all of which primarily denote a woman and, by extension, a female cat. A group of cats is referred to as a “clowder”, a male cat is called a “tom” (or a “gib”, if neutered), and a female is called a “molly” or “queen”. The male progenitor of a cat, especially a pedigreed cat, is its “sire”, and its female progenitor is its “dam”. An immature cat is called a “kitten” (which is also an alternative name for young rats, rabbits, hedgehogs, beavers, squirrels and skunks). In medieval Britain, the word kitten was interchangeable with the word catling.
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Have You Seen A Duckling?

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Thats One Mighty Big Fowl! – Kitten

Oooh Yum..That Looks Like Dinner!! – Tom Cat

Featured 27th Nov. 2011

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Oooh Yum..That Looks Like Dinner!! – Tom Cat

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    She’s a beauty, Andrea! She doesn’t bother the duckling I hope!

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Dot. Dinky is now a little to big to be tacked by a cat…lol

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    hope someone told her duck was off the menu xx

  • I sure did tell her Lynn… I think she understood… Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Andrea of a cat that looks as though it means business ! How wonderful that Dinky Duck can go to the pond each day and mix with its own kind.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Roy. Dinky is a little unsure of her own kind, she thinks that she is a Chicken…lol

    – AndreaEL

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 3 years ago

    She’s very pretty – reminds me of our neighbour’s cat, Oscar You’re right about the background – perfect

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Chris

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Great capture. What a beauty.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Bunny

    – AndreaEL

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Lovely shot, looks like a Siamese?

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Viv

    – AndreaEL

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful pic Andrea, love the light shining through her ears and lovely background!!

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment and support, much appreciated Elizabeth

    – AndreaEL

  • TrixiJahn
    TrixiJahnabout 3 years ago

    The enemy! – lol – great how you captured the “sly-look”!!!!! (I love kitties – but dont tell Buschi!)

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Trixi. I love them too, but birds come first…lol

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago

    Monkey is beautiful – lovely capture

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Loree

    – AndreaEL

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