Saturday, July 23

Daily Farm Photo: 7/23/05

Eighteen-Year-Old Gretel Soaks Up The Sun

Attention Cat Lovers!
It's time for Weekend Cat Blogging #7!
Food Bloggers around the world unite each week and share pictures of our favorite felines.
See cute cat photos and discover yummy food blogs.We'd love to have you join us. Just send your permalink in a comment to Clare at Eat Stuff and add a "Weekend Cat Blogging" tag to your post.

This week, check out:

Alley cat and her toys at Masak-Masak in Malaysia
cats in residence at Tigers and Strawberries in Ohio
Kiri as a Kitten at Eat Stuff in Australia
Tanuki having a rest at A Cat in the Kitchen in Sweden
The Angry Kitty with luxurious whiskers at Belly Timber in Washington


  1. OOOH! Kitty :)

    She looks remarkably fine for the distinguished age of 18! :)

  2. OK,
    Finally, after three years, a face to go with the name!

  3. oooh I love old special. My first cat lived to 20. Gretel is precious sunning herself.

  4. There are 2 new entrants this month!!!! Dagmar from A cat in the kitchen and Mrs D from Belly Timber :)

  5. Awww... she looks so relaxed. I had a cat growing up who lived to be 21 years old. I bet Gretel has many more years ahead of her.

  6. Hi farmgirl - Gretel looks beautiful, I thought she was a kitten at first, is she very small?

  7. Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for all the nice comments. Gretel is a real sweetheart. Spoiled rotten, but a sweetheart! She gets about ten treats a day--literally. Boy, does this girl love her raw meat (especially venison)!

    Besides being deaf and having a little arthritis, she is doing just fine and hopefully will be with us for a long time to come.

    You're right. I looked back at the photo and realized Gretel does kinda dinky in it. But she's not. She used to weigh about 12 pounds, but I think she's slimmed down. She also used to be a real bruiser--going after big neighbor cats when she was just a little kitten! : )

    When you're a hundred and something years old, you have my permission to lie in the sun all day and do nothing. : )

  8. My best friend growing up, my cat Dusty, lived to age 18...I love old kitties...


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