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Harry and his "baby"

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A few more photos

Mostly of the boys with a few flowers and clouds too.

Reuben and Harry had fun on the cat tree today.

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Hope you are not bored with all these photos of my boys.



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October Teitho Challenge

teitho: October challenge "Sky"
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:31 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Autumn is here, the time of migratory birds, kites and changing weather. To see them, you have to look up, to the sky. For inspiration, the sky is the limit, and it's also our theme for October.

How would you describe the color of the sky? Is it blue like a clear summer day? Pink like dawn, violet like dusk? Is it the grey of storm clouds or the glimmer of starry night? The sky can have hundreds of faces, each of them different. And each of those faces gives a different mood and atmosphere to the events happening below. Even Sauron relied on that, when he covered the sky with the darkness of Mordor during the battle on Pelennor fields.

The sky of Middle-earth has a specific structure, described by Tolkien: Vista was the lowest layer of the atmosphere, filled with normal breathable air: above it was Ilmen, and above that Vaiya. Vista was divided into two parts: The upper part was Fanyamar, the home of clouds, and the lower part was Aiwenórë, the "land" of birds. Ilmen is the level of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars so it was also called Tinwe-malle (star-street) and Elenarda (Stellar Kingdom). Vaiya was the dark sea surrounding the world of Arda before the fall of Númenor, and after that, it became the upper atmosphere of the spherical world.

Sky is the domain of flying creatures, and to those earth-bound, it inspires dreams of flying. It is where the Eagles of Manwë fly, and where Eärendil sails. Not once did Tolkien's characters look up to the sky with hope, if not looking for the coming of eagles, then at least for a glimpse of light in the darkness: stars or sunrise. A skilled ranger can also look up to the sky for a hint about the coming weather, and plan his journeys accordingly. To a knowledgeable Elf, sky can even give some insight about the events going on far away: “A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.”

The deadline for this challenge is October 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach http://mirachravaia.deviantart.com/

Reuben Redfur ect

Here's a photo I especially liked of Reuben, more of the ginger boys and a few from the church concert last night. The guide dog(blurry photo) was a strange one as it sniffed me carefully and kept moving towards the cakes!


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Harry is Cat of the Day

Harry is cat of the day!


He has not yet got many comments, but those who did comment are impressed by how many adventures he's had.

He had another adventure today as my friend and I took him in the garden and he vanished into thin air! I was terrified he had climbed the wall into the next street. Then he suddenly reappeared so I fetched da bird and he followed me back in the house.

He actually played chase with Reuben for half a minute though he still eyes him with sheer disgust and apprehension.



Interesting Article

Interesting if only to make one choose those six characters one thinks are Tolkien's greatest.


My personal choices. I cheated and chose 7.








Leo was Cat of the Day

I'm getting daft in my old age as I misinterpreted the e mail telling me Leo was featured to mean they had received my very recent submission! I only found out as I e mail to ask if Harry's submission was received.

Luckily, I found his page and a page of lovely comments about him.

Hope you will check it out and for anyone with a cat it is a lovely way to show them off.



Incidentally,if 3 months equal a year to a cat, Leo is 94 today!



A Worthy Cause

This lady is known to me on Facebook. She is a big cat lover who has run a run a group where I often enter my boys in photo contests. She has fallen on hard times and is in danger of losing her home and her cats. She is trying to get help from the social security, but in these times it is like getting blood from stones.

Please help if you can and share.

I know how I would feel if I risked losing my boys. My heart would break. This lady loves her cats as much as I love mine.



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