Siesta by Craig Shillington
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^This is my other Cat Basil. :) Basil is about 18 years old now and had all his teeth removed when he was about 10. I guess with all the fuss over Jordy for the last 6 months or so, a lot of people wouldn’t realize that I have Basil and my little dog Fudge as well. Basil is a much more quiet Kitty who would prefer to spend all his time inside and sleeps at my feet on the end of the bed every single night. I guess at his Golden age … he isn’t going to go out on the town every night ;)^



Comments

  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineover 6 years ago

    aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :) :) :) hee hee this shot is beautiful baby :) xxx

  • VBS Mwaaaaaaaaaah :) Thanks beautiful! :) He said hello ;) VBS

    – Craig Shillington

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    Does Basil have a girlfriend named Cybil ? he looks like a nice fiend. :)

  • HA!!! Maximus, it’s funny you should say that!! ;) Sometimes I call him Mr Grumpy ;)

    – Craig Shillington

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    what a beautiful cat, Craig…my kitty, tiger is young (2) and lays at my feet too; I feel special :) How is Jordy doing? I haven’t been in contact with you for a while …

  • Awwwww Thanks Laree :) We ARE special aren’t we :) Jordy is doing okay. :) he has a few problems with his remaining eye that I need to get checked with the vet as soon as I can afford it, but he seems to be doing well apart from that :) VBS

    – Craig Shillington

  • Angela McConnell
    Angela McConnellover 6 years ago

    was basil a bit hot that day? he looks in beautiful condition for 18 – sending pats for basil :)

  • VBS Hello Angela :) Basil pretty well has his tongue out 24/7. The reason he had his teeth removed was because he suffers from anxiety/depression and is constantly cleaning himself … and the build up of fur between his teeth rotted them. I think his tongue being out all the time has something to do with having no teeth, but it’s a bit cute too. On really hot days he pants like a dog and dribbles everywhere ;)

    – Craig Shillington

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    My prayers are with you and Jordy that all will be ok …atleast he knows he’s VERY loved by you :)

  • {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} Thanks so much Laree!! I worry that by not getting him to the vet soon I might be making matters worse … but I can only do that when I can afford it, so things will be as they are meant to be I guess.

    – Craig Shillington

  • Angela McConnell
    Angela McConnellover 6 years ago

    tis so cute though – i have a thing about cat tongues! our little boy pezzy has started doing this thing when he is sleepy where his mouth falls open – but completely disturbing when he stares at you mouth agape!

    my old boy (who passed away a couple of years ago at 18) essentially developed kitty alzheimers, starting pulling out clumps of fur at the base of his spine and used to get lost in the house all the time – problem was he was deaf and you had to go find him to reassure him instead of calling out – apparently cats in particular develop a lot of the “senior” disease states that humans do eg dementia/alzheimers – its very sad but at least they are still very loved

  • ;) I know about the stares with mouth wide open ;) And I fear Basil is suffering from Alzheimers as well. I can pour milk in front of him and he forgets he likes it. Or will just wonder the house and stop and stare at the wall (like he is trying to remember what he was going to do etc) He too, is pulling fur from his belly and has huge bald patches … but he also gets hug fur balls and maybe he is just pulling those out. He is still gorgeous!!! And I love him so much :)

    – Craig Shillington

  • WJPhotography
    WJPhotographyover 6 years ago

    Awe…..Basil is beautiful craig…fantastic capture VBS…..

  • Hehehe He’s a bit very cute eh ;) I have been meaning to upload more shots of him for a long time now, Jordy seems to have stolen the Limelight ;)

    – Craig Shillington

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 6 years ago

    Excellent angle great SC

  • Awwwww Thanks you two :)

    – Craig Shillington

  • Megan Vaughan
    Megan Vaughanover 6 years ago

    Awww, he is too precious!

  • Thanks Megan :) He really is :)

    – Craig Shillington

  • digitaldavers
    digitaldaversover 6 years ago

    He has aged well, for an “old cat”! :D Precious. Thanks for sharing.

  • There was a long time where he looked his age DD!! He even came a whisker away from death in a big way. But he’s a strong little man and I am truly blessed :)

    – Craig Shillington

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