Tia II by LjMaxx

A portrait of my very old & most wonderful feline Tia…

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I found her homeless just barely surviving life along the Ct. River when she was just a young feline, exact age unknown… Her now gorgeous long thick orange-white fur all matted up & knotted.. Her wide eyes in emerald green looking so scared yet full of hope… I coaxed her over to me then snatched her up and put her into my carrier. She howled with fear.. so… I started singing.. She continued to howl but much less infrequent as I drove her to her new home to be. . Oh no I thought… Another responsibility in my life is about to accour.. Perhaps I will find her a home I thought.. I cut off her snarled hair to grow again… Picked off the ticks attached to her tiny boney body & bathed her… She consumed lots of food & drink and in less than a day I decided to keep her home with me… She is double pawed in the front with a crackling high pitched voice & a cry that of a babies. She is extremely feminine and gentle.. She walks like a runway model, one paw placed intently in front of the other and a sultry wiggle to boot… She is a calender cat indeed… She is special because is so gentle & loving back at me along to other people & with other animals of all species… She is special too because she made my quality of life better starting the day she roamed out from the woods along the river & into my life. Did I mention she has the looks of a leading calender cat? She’s a 10 & is just simply special across the board… :) Thanks for checking her out here..

update: My precious Tia passed away on 11-20-11 early morning. I was with her.. Getting her some food ready to eat.. She made that darn howling noise again… I went running over to her of course.. She was looking right in my eyes connecting with me the way she did all the time. then.. after a soft meow cry… she just died. I am so pleased I was with her and all that.. Anyway.. just updating this info of my Tia.


  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 6 years ago

    WOW! How intense is that look!
    Well caught LJ.

  • Thanks Murray.. She rules the trees.. hahahha.. Have yourself a terrific weekend too.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisover 6 years ago


  • Thank you Michael.. She is part of the Princess breed of Kittys commonly found all over the world.. lol.. Big giant hug coming your way.. o)….

    – LjMaxx

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • T.Y.S.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Lj…She is glad you took her home… ..New home! what new home!!!! I don’t think she is going anywhere.

  • Thanks Kate.. I am glad I took her home with me too.. She has been with me for 13 yrs now.. Have yourself a terrific weekend .. :) LJM

    – LjMaxx

  • peggywright
    peggywrightover 6 years ago

    What a beautiful shot love the green eyes and the gray color of the trees really bring s them out what a beautiful cat!

  • Cimmerrian
    Cimmerrianover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot , and wonderful story !! Absolutely great on both !

  • Thanks C… :)

    – LjMaxx

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 6 years ago

    She’d had been waiting for you for days and begun to wonder if you’d ever show up.
    But you did and all is well in the kingdom.

  • She is as smart as she is pretty.. Thanks Von.. Have yourself a delightful weekend.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 6 years ago

    LJ…This is a beautiful photo. Beautiful colors and a great pose…Nice job…Lynn

  • jadeast
    jadeastover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Kitty, I love to see cats out of doors, My cat tolerates being in for the night but thats it.

  • T.Y. Jade.. All my pets go outdoors.. Tia stays very close to the house but she is a runner and an avid tree climber.. I do so appreciate your taking the time to comment.. Have a terrific weekend.. :) LJM

    – LjMaxx

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    oh is she gorgeous- fabulous portrit!

  • Thank you Cheryl.. She is a fine looking feline.. Have a terrific weekend… :)

    – LjMaxx

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