Update: I’ve discovered from the minder of the cats, that they’re in fact male. I guess it was wrong of me to have jumped to conclusions because of the larger one being rotund in appearance.
As I looked out the front door yesterday I saw this autumn cats scene. The two feline creatures definitely must be related, as they are sometimes seen beside each other in the garden. What I really like about the photo is the way ‘mama’ is protectively peeking through the bench gap at her ‘offspring.’ The absorbing contentedness on the young one is so telling. A look that is the preserve of loved ones. The young white one reminds me of Oisin, a wild cat I had in the country. Just like the magpies have made this garden their home territory, so too have many cats and foxes, and two dogs.
Photo: Marie-Thérèse O’Loughlin Donnybrook, Dublin Oct, 2012