Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Way-Back Wednesday


#1 here. The other day, I was going through some old photo files on my computer and found this lovely portrait of Ikkyu, my first cat:


The photo was taken on November 1, 2003. We were already living here in France at the time and Ikkyu was a very healthy 11-year old. He was a wonderful companion, devoted and sweet, but only to me! Definitely a one-person cat!


25 comments:

  1. What a handsome fella - khat or not ;-)

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy - and speaking of handsome....

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  2. What a handsome thoughtful chap. Very noble looking.

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  3. Ikkyu was very handsome, we love his white-furred chin.

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  4. Wasn't he a beautiful mancat - he had such lovely eyes. We wonder what Illyu would think about all your furries now.
    btw the word verification is
    chanitio

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  5. Arrestingly beautiful boy! Such an air of mystery and reserve about him. His big luminous eyes the only tip-off that he is deep in thought. What a treat to be so loved by an animal. You were blessed.

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  6. Mommi loves looking at old photos , but usually winds up getting all teawy aftew.
    Ikkyu looked like a most bootiful kitteh and I'm suwe gave you lots of love
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  7. What a handsome boy Ikkyu was! My human heard that Abys and Somalis tended to be one-person cats, which is why she got me. My feeling about it is that means I am basically "stuck" with her.

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  8. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous!! Mom said that it is interesting to see how Ikkyu has a white chin and jaw line...did he always have that because Mom could swear that my jaw line has gotten whiter with age so she was wondering if Ikkyu's did too. He sure is beautiful. Of course, I am terribly partial to you Abbys being one myself. You are the ultimate in beautiful cats there in your house...I'm also impressed by how well you guys get along with the canine. I manage to occasionally hiss at ours, but I would NEVER think to sleep near him or against him!! Heaven forbid!! Sure, your canine seems like a pretty nice guy...ours is a raging maniac..hyper spastic livewire...ach, what are us aging cats to do??? Vidock is so handsome...we love to see pictures of him though I'm sure both Lautrec and I would be scared out of our minds if we happen to be near him!! So much for being tough kitties, eh? Purrs to you all, from all of us. Tiny, Lautrec and Ellwood the dawg

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  9. What a handsome AND sweet boy Ikkyu was - even way back then you were getting gorgeous photos:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  10. What a wonderful experience it must have been to be the Assigned Person to such a handsome loving boy. Ikkyu sounds like he was a one in a million Cat.

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  11. Ikkyu was very handsome! We always love looking back at photos ... memories are so important.

    take care
    Clive and Murray

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  12. What a beautiful cat Ikkyu was, and a lovely photograph of him as well.

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  13. What a handsome cat... so soulful and wise. I bet you got lost in his eyes numerous times, #1!

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  14. What a beautiful boy!My husband's favourite breed is the Abysinian.We think they are beautiful too!
    The critters in Critter Cottage

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  15. He was so handsome. Isn't it wonderful to be the "chosen being" for an animal?

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  16. He was very handsome for sure.

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  17. Such a gentle face, and a sweet expression!

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  18. This is a lovely photo, thanks for sharing !
    He was a beautiful cat. Love the expression of his face.

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  19. Just gorgeous! You must have such wonderful memories of him!
    --JB

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  20. What a wonderful, peaceful portrait of Ikkyu.

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