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Jonesy’s Wild Ways…

Jonesy with his intense stare directed at the movement in the bushes...
For those new to the GritBlog, you may not know about Jonesy. He is my eldest of 2 children, and was adopted approximately 5 years ago. I’ve heard many animal lovers express that “he chose us to be his family”, and I have to agree with this sentiment. He was never in a shelter, rather he made friends with another cat that was living in our apartment building – his first steps to being socialised. The moment I saw him, I fell in love and wanted to make sure that he had a decent chance at life.

We got him “fixed”… bye, bye little gonads… and then attempted to find him a home. One plan was to leave him at my folks place while we were away on holidays over summer. This was done with a hope that he would bond with my folks and we would have succeeded in finding him a home. In retrospect, I think he was wise to that, as he would only come back to be fed. Cloaked in darkness, he would creep up to the deck for food (so I was told); that is until we (myself & Dave) arrived to pick him up!

You may be asking, “what does this have to do with this week’s camera critters post?” Well, this week I wanted to share some “wild boy” images with you. There’s a saying here in Australia “you can take the guy (or girl) out of the west, but you can’t take the west out of the guy”… I feel that you could also say that “you can take the cat out of the wild, but you’ll never remove the wild within him (or her)” – and these images are my proof.

With respect for all wildlife, I like to keep an eye on him when he’s “playing” outside. In doing so, I’m now able to share these images.

At the top of this post is my pick for “Camera Critters”….I like how you can see his intense stare through the movement of the greenery.

Another shot of him keeping a close eye on the surrounding activity…
Jonesy taking in the view...
And a final photo where you can see his full cheeky face – he had his eye on a bird here also…
Jonesy and his cheeky face close up!

By Manz

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  1. i like his style

    Posted by deryke | January 31, 2009, 12:58 am
  2. What a handsome guy! It’s funny how they “choose” their family…I have four kitties of my own and I love them to pieces.

    Please check out my Camera Critter at:


    Posted by JenReg | January 31, 2009, 6:19 pm
  3. That last shot is precious!

    Posted by June | January 31, 2009, 6:45 pm
  4. The first shot is definitely my pick. Absolutely love it.

    Posted by b13 | January 31, 2009, 8:08 pm
  5. Hi, I’m flattered that you’ve joined the ‘drunken’ bunch of Brinkbeest’followers’, welcome!

    Love your Jonesy-story. Love you for taking care of him. He’s a good-looking fellow. Great pictures!

    Posted by Carolina | February 1, 2009, 2:26 am
  6. oh thanks for taking care of him!!

    he’s beautiful

    Posted by Dianne | February 1, 2009, 1:04 pm
  7. Jonesy is the best….but he still runs away when I drop in to the studio. One day I’ll make friends with him.

    Posted by Max Drake | February 1, 2009, 8:22 pm
  8. Forgive my tardiness…
    And accept my THANKS for the comments!

    Hope to see you all drop by my next cc post.

    Posted by Manz | February 6, 2009, 8:42 pm
  9. I love cats

    Posted by Shea | February 6, 2009, 10:22 pm

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