Some Enchanted Morning

The thing that’s really annoying about animated movies is how they completely mislead the public. Who’s going to believe that animals like kitties & deer are the greatest pals? It’s totally unrealistic!

The above cat (Prince Purrsalot?) gets a very special visit almost every morning from his very dear best friend (Lord Kissyface). Wow, Harrisburg, PA is such a magical place!

Thanks to Sue P. for forwarding the photos.



  1. Rosewolf says:

    Awww! What a wonderful thing to find on CO first thing in the morning! 😀 Too Cute!!!

  2. shahinrani says:

    So, the whole thing is awesome, but that last pic is constructed of pure, unadulterated win!

  3. Hon Glad says:

    Mutual grooming and complimentary colours.
    Do you think they are actually hooman star crossed lovers.
    Changed to animal form by an ebil enchantress,Morgan le Fay,

  4. Dave Nelson says:

    Might actually be from Harrisburg, OR instead of PA.

  5. awwww! i loff the leetle horn nubblets 😀

  6. Okay, a Fantasy Island AND CHiPs reference? Awesome sauce.

  7. gatita bonita says:

    That’s adorable! A great way to start the weekend. Happy Friday, everyone!

  8. Yes, of course, Harrisburg, the heartland of magic!! But this is amazing. May Lord Kissyface and Prince Purrsalot live happily forever after in their enchanted world of Interspecies Snorgling.

  9. Wow, that is incredible! Sue is very lucky.

  10. Paunch? I think it was Ponch. Did he get paunchy?

  11. **sigh** this made my day…..

  12. I LOVE this! I only wish I could be there to see it in person!

  13. SQUEEEEE!!! They are kinda “Matchingks”, too, dontcha think?

  14. Wow, is this seriously in someone’s back yard?!? I look out my back window, and all I see is a parking lot….

  15. I’ve died and gone to heaven. This is my heaven.

  16. haunch noms…sigh

  17. I have to say, in picture #3, it looks like Sir Purrsalot is trying to figure out if venison is on the flavors cats crave. In picture #5 they’re trying to recreate the Toothbrushing While Wearing Cat Headdress scene, but it just doesn’t work as well without a bath towel turban.

  18. i’m feeling all warm and fuzzy now. aaahhnn. ♥ interspecies snorglingks!♥

  19. We CAN all just get along!!!!!!

  20. Psilopathic says:


  21. Every morning my cat used to walk down our lane and disappear into the woods. One morning, I was sick and got up much later than usual to let her out. As I opened the door, I looked down the lane and saw three deer standing there staring at me. To my astonishment, my cat happily bounced down to them, touched noses, and the four of them trotted off into the woods together.

    Perhaps there’s a cat/deer accord we are not privvy to?

  22. Actually, it was Ponch and Jon. I don’t know how I know that. 🙄

  23. 🙄

  24. 😀 @ Theresa. I will admit to a crush on Jon….

    These pictures are made of 100% win!

  25. Elisha B. says:

    How did these 2 meet? Love to know 🙂

  26. 260Oakley says:

    Worlds greatest cat toy, yours for just a buck!

  27. Jackie Rose says:

    @ Chris … This many years later, we’re all paunchier than we used to be.

  28. d’awwww… what a loverly world we are blessed to live in.

    I liked Ponch and my sister liked Jon. She’s always been the goody-two-shoes/favorite daughter… 🙂

  29. There is only one thing to say: aaahhhnnnn.
    I would totally almost move to Harrisburg PA if I could be guaranteed such things as this in my backyard.

  30. Hon Glad, I think that you need to rent Ladyhawke this weekend.

    I love those little nubbin horns. And that fourth pic is too adorable!

  31. Interspecies bromance!

  32. Unbridled squeeing occuring now in joodswurld. Thank you.

    @ 260Oakley…I love you man! Read your reply et voila I snorted Irish Breakfast tea onto my ‘puter screen. Win!

  33. SoccerSue says:

    I may have some pictures like this of my own soon. When we first moved to our 3 acre property, one of our cats was so terrified of the deer she’d growl, run upstairs and hide under the bed whenever they came around. Lately she’s decided maybe they’re NOT evil creatures who are out to get her, and has actually gone outside when they’ve been in the yard. No snorgling yet, though. Maybe I’ll show her these pictures. 😀

  34. I cannot stop looking at these pictures.

  35. They even match

  36. Resriechan says:

    ladyhawke is one of the top 5 Best Filmes Evaire IM(Personal)Opinion

  37. This made my day! And it’s only 8:12am! This is truly magical…they’re buddies!

    My kitteh lives indoors; maybe I should get one of those sproinging lambs for the apartment??

  38. skippymom says:

    My brother sent me these pictures several weeks ago. He wanted to know whether it was Skippy and a friend in my back yard. Skippy doesn’t go out, and we don’t have deer in our neighborhood, but when I look at these I totally convince myself that it’s the Skipster (although I think he might draw the line at climbing on a deer’s head).

  39. I love how the cat still appears to be nomming the deer in that one picture. so cute!

  40. Autumnsong says:

    I would be willing to drive across the country to witness this in person! So adorable.

  41. Ummm, why is this tagged cartoons?

    Don’t be a nada, be an Estrada people.

    [Read the text. – Ed.]

  42. Hon Glad says:

    I shall have to look out for Ladyhawke but I will probably have to buy it, as there are virtually no hire shops left in this country, even the local Blockbuster has closed.
    I think it’s a combination of smart arses who know how to download, I don’t nor am I interested in finding out, (something I think Resriechan would echo)
    or else these postal services, which are not worth me joining
    cos I don’t get the time to watch a film except in 1/2 hour segments.

  43. That kitty is fawn-ing all over his friend and who could blame him that deer is a dear.

  44. I love the side-eye the deer is giving the cat in the third picture, over the haunchnoms.

  45. very very cute …I can not really describe in words … but these pictures are great!!!! 🙂

  46. Coincidentally and for the first time ever to my knowledge, I had a rather large buck in my back yard yesterday. But being of the indoor persuasion (sauf when they enter the cat enclosure), my four furballs didn’t take notice. Sigh.

    Maybe I should stick a salt lick outside of said enclosure?

    Then again, is interspecies snorgling a good thing? Do we WANT to encourage more of it?

    I say, heck yes, especially if it results in more qtness in the world. The world needs more squeeing!

  47. I really like Ladyhawke as a movie, but the music is SO AWFUL and has aged so badly that I can no longer enjoy the film. I wish to god someone would re-score it so I could properly enjoy it again.

  48. Kitteh is definitely sizing him up in pic 2, then taking a nibble in pic 3. There is no “qtness” about this, the kitteh just wanted a snack. NOM NOM NOM NOM

  49. BStrange says:

    260Oakley, your “Worlds greatest cat toy, yours for just a buck!” made me choke on giggles.

    And I see that at least one young buck has found a way to combat the itchingks of antler-nubbins growing in! Mutual grooming probably requires the cat to divide the deer into grid squares and work on one or two each day, though; talk about tongue fatigue.

    As for head-catness, the cat is a cat, and is towel-orange, so it combines the two into a single package. I think he’s just waiting for the deer’s rack (antlers) to grow in so his deer has a *drumroll please* catrack.

    Say, wouldn’t that make this a “cats’n’racks” photo also? 😉

  50. skippymom says:

    @BStrange, yes! We definitely need update pictures of these two when the antlers are grown, posted under Cats’n’Racks. Brilliant!

  51. Resriechan says:

    Mika is giving 260Oakley some SERIOUSLY HUMOROUS
    pun competishe today!!! HOO-rah!!!

    Hi HonGlad:)

  52. Resriechan says:

    Let’s try that again 🙂

  53. Resriechan says:

    that’s better.


  54. As I mentioned, we do have [i]nubbins[/i] of antlers so we kind of sort of have racks so to speak

    [Try this: openanglebracket-e-m-closeanglebracket “nubbins” openanglebracket-forwardslash-e-m-closeanglebracket – Ed.]

  55. Love the 1st pic the way kitties head is flat when he gets smooch. Both animals are adorable. Keeping each other company. Looking at this set of pic all is well again.


  56. Tagged cartoons cause it reminds me of Bambi. LOL

  57. Not Fair!! LOL, looks the kitty has more grooming to do. The deer is done with one lick!


  58. lism, the music is the BEST PART of the movie!! How can you say that? So 80s, so fantasy – it’s just perfect.

  59. aaaaawwwwwwww……

  60. Totally a Disney moment. It seems like things to good to be true actually can be!! I have tears in my eyes…. just a bit of dust or something….

  61. Oh. My. God. Now I can die happy, having seen the cutest thing on the face of the earth. *thud*

  62. Photo obviously not taken during the PA hunting-season……!
    (Thank you, Captain Obvious….. 🙄 )

  63. Did someone say Ponch was Paunchie?

  64. Martha in Washington says:

    Adorabuhl pictures and an “NYPD Blue” reference too!!! You absolutely made my day! “Blue” is one of the best TV shows EVER!! (Beaten out of the #1 spot only by “The West Wing”)

  65. Lism – By awful music, do you mean what I call ooh-ing i.e. wordless chorus,
    this seldom works with a few exceptions, such as Rachmaninov’s vocalise.
    It strikes me as a lazy form, if your going to write a chorus get some bl**dy
    lyrics written, or is it…heaven forefend…soupy synthesiser?

  66. why is bloody a swear in the UK, I don’t get that.

    OK nevermind, not suitable for CO probably.

    Still, makes no sense to my yank brain.

  67. Seen this?

    I had it as my desktop background for a while. 🙂

  68. Andi from NC says:

    …what? No Starskey and Hutch????

  69. It’s a behind the scenes featurette from Milo and Otis!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  70. The dear here in PA are smart. They disappear a few days before season and reappear a few days afterward. In the poconos they come right up to the back door in the developments and beg for cookies, bread, cheezedoodles, cereal. There as tame as dogs. Usually they hang in groups of seven to ten. Its down right weird. As a matter of fact they know which developments are a safe place to shelter all year long.

  71. Oh goodness, that would be deer not dear. I always see this stuff right as I am hitting the send button.

  72. @violet – I’m sure they’re dear deer, so you’re not all wrong! 🙂

  73. @ceejoe – Thanks, I am sure that the substitution was a mere reflection of how I feel about these pictures.

  74. Aww how cute!
    I just want to suggest Oakely if you ever want to add to your fantastic team of picture captioners. I love Oakely’s comments, they never cease to make me laugh or snort.

  75. A few years ago, a friend of mine noticed some deer in her yard, eating out of the bird feeders (they stand up on their back legs and tip the feeder toward them w/their front legs). Several of her mostly outdoor cats were milling about….and deer and cats started playing. Seriously! They’d “chase” each other around in circles. No one got hurt, everyone seemed to have a good time. This was in NJ….

    …come to think of it, I’ve another friend in northern (way northern) CA who said her cat (Norman Bates) also plays with the deer in the yard….

  76. Resriechan says:

    …a cat named Norman Bates????????

    “eeeeezz a Puzzlement…..”

  77. Adorable!!!! Its like Bambi meets one of the Aristocats kittens…yay for Disney in real life!!

  78. Oscar and Felix?

  79. Good friends include a little bum-nomming? Hmmmm….

  80. BStrange says:

    Resriechan – that Normal must be one stabby kitty then. Or maybe just generally psycho?

    Paunchie: *nodnod*

  81. Resriechan says:

    @ Ed re Kar # 54:

    Theees ees ah guuud example, uv
    why Ah do not struggle to learn bettois, Comput-Speak. Typewriters were *FAR* less demanding. Even electric typewriters.


    [Thing is, Kar was close enough already that my spelling-it-out-ese almost certainly made sense. I would’ve written the actual HTML code, except WordPress doesn’t like that. Tends to just disappear. – Ed.]

    […OK, I think I found some look-alike characters I can use: ˂em˃italicized text here˂/em˃ …looks like: italicized text here – Ed.]

  82. There is hope!

  83. SoCalSis says:

    You folks do know the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts, right? Beer nuts are 99 cents and deer nuts are… under a buck (ba-dum-BAH!)

  84. Resriechan says:

    @ SoCalSis:

    HonGlad and I are planning to put on a Vaudeville show.
    Care to participate???

  85. Queen of Dork says:

    *looks around* Am I in Disney Land?

  86. SoCalSis says:

    Sure, Resriechan– I’ve got the best bad jokes in town!

  87. Hon Glad says:

    Stephanie Turner – What are you doing with QoD’s Avatar?
    Wait a minute, hang on, I think I get it 🙂

  88. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Hon Glad. I was prompted to put in my info again in order to comment. Now keep in mind that I’m rather loopy and in pain right now from almost two hours in the dentist’s chair getting work done on my teeth. So I put in the wrong name.*hides head in shame and embarrassement and goes to watch Contact on DVD.* Maybe that will cheer me up. (ouch. my mouth hurts)

  89. Resriechan says:

    @ HonGlad: in re QoD & avatar: Let’s just say…..

    it’s a conspiracy by Al-Quaida to ruin the Universe.

    Yeah. That’ll work.

    The QoD Crisis Mgmt Team

    [I’ll see what I can do about that. 😉 – Ed.]

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    Thanks you peeps! Love U!

  91. Awwww how sweet! So cute! I really like the one where the cat is climbing “Mt. Deer”! ^-^ I’m pretty sure deers and cats could be BFFS. ykwim

  92. Resriechan says:

    @ SoCalSis: 🙂

    Registration is first thing Monday morning @ QoD’s cubicle in Las Vegas. K?

  93. Queen of Dork says:

    *sigh of relief* Thanks, Ed! You’re the best. 🙂

  94. OK. Mr. Buzzkill is here.
    I saw these photos 3 weeks ago and I still think the same thing I thought when I first saw them; the cat is wishing that he weighed about 140 pounds.

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    This has nothing to do with this picture. (promise Ed, I won’t say anything bad) But I got this mouth wash from the dentist today with which I’m supposed to rinse twice a day. I just read the ingredients and it contains…(are you ready for this? And I’m seriously not making this up. I’m reading this straight off the label)…okay. here we go. It contains…tetraazatetradecanediimididamide di conte) in a base containing water) (I’m not even kidding here, folks). Also it has some:
    [N,N”-bis (4-chlorophenyl)-3 12-dimino-2, 4, 11-13 in it. I just put that in my mouth. What the heck is that?! Oh, also there’s some C22 H30C12N10*2C6H12O7 and a molecular weight calculated to be 8977.77.


  96. Fleurdamour says:

    What a deer friend!

  97. QoD — um, you typed all that out? 😕

  98. @Stephanie, that does NOT sound like something you should put in your mouth!

  99. Queen of Dork says:

    Theo: yeah. I type about 90 words a minte. I really do. And: zoiks! The ingredients, eh?
    Hey, that just reminded me of when I lived in the U.P. and people had this bumper sticker which read, “Say ya to the U.P., eh?!”

  100. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I know. That’s why I read the label in the first place. I think it sounds so very chemicallized. But that’s what the dentist said I should do . Maybe I’ll be okay so long as I don’t swallow the sh–

  101. Queen of Dork says:

    Is there a chemical break-down dude in the house tonight to ‘splain to me what in the *&^$% I just washed my mouth out with?! Prolly not. I’ll just pretend I just washed me mouth out with puppy breath and kitty fur smell. 🙂

  102. Hon Glad says:

    QoD – from my somewhat loose grasp on Chemistry (O’Level General Science) I know the chemical formular for respiration starts of C6H12 O6+ 6O2= = 6CO2 and the unladen molecular weight of a Swallow is 98. It sounds like your drinking a Vodka and tonic.

  103. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: Thanks for clearing that up for me. A Vodka and tonic, eh? I thought maybe I was rinsing with nuclear waste of some sort. Vodka I can manage.

    There’s this little bit in a book I love called, The Education of Little Tree where everybody in the cabin is basically partying. But Grandma doesn’t drink herself. So she “coughs”…and takes a bit of her cough medicine….(moonshine). 🙂

  104. Paunchie says:

    Hi Q of D! I send bisou bisou!

  105. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Paunchie!!!! Kittens and puppies to you, too! 🙂

  106. MamaLana says:

    Sooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. OMG! That has to be the most DARLING deer I’ve ever seen on Cute Overload!
    What a social cat to become BFF with a big, majestic creature like a deer!

  108. platedlizard says:

    Queen of Dork, the clorophenyl methyl sulfide is an antiseptic. I’m guessing you had some oral surgery and the dentist wants to keep the wounds clean. One problem with mouths is that it is impossible to keep bacteria out of the wound, all you can do is wash things out with a prescription-strength mouthwash like that. Don’t let the big words scare you, it’s just to make sure everything heals right.

    But yes, you don’t want to swallow it unless the dentist specifically told you to.

  109. Gah! I usually don’t comment but this is killing me…it is so …it’s so…..animals be crazy yall. I think that kitty was a lion in the last life and the dear was a cape buffalo (see kitteh former lion practicing his “killing skills” in pic 3). This life they are getting one it is so totally ON.. 🙂

  110. I meant deer not dear but it seems to be a dear deer…

  111. Queen of Dork says:

    platedlizard: Wow! You are so very smart and thank you for that explanation! I can’t believe how you knew that. I’m so…speechless and amazed. And I’m serious. I’m in no way being sarcastic. I’m often so surprised at how smart people are. Thank you, dear! Well, gosh. I think I’ll go to bed now. Thank you. You explained that to me much better that the dentist did. I just wish you the best. I just really do. My mouth is STILL sore but I think if I go to bed I’ll wake up okay. Thanks. 🙂

  112. 😀 AWW 😀 What a lovely picture 😀

  113. what the? I wish I saw stuff like this going on in my front yard!

  114. So beautiful! Thank you guys you made my day!
    Now I can go to bed and have sweet dreams =D

  115. BStrange says:

    @SoCalSis – Under a buck, huh? Well at least they aren’t half off. I’m not surprised that that deer’s hanging out in a yard instead of trotting through the woods over hill and dale, either: You know what they say, a buck doesn’t go as far as it used to…

    (I think this must be why people say not to get me started. Ya think?)

    QoD: Oral surgery of any kind holds a special place on my loathe-list (thanks to crappy teeth genes I had my first major installment before I was old enough to drink, which IMO should be illegal on general principles). I know you like flowers, and this sort have always seemed particularly appropriate after a dentist visit:

    You have my sympathy and wishes for a speedy recovery! (I also hope that oral disinfectant tastes better than I remember. Blechshthhpt.)

  116. Under a buck? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! 😆

  117. platedlizard says:

    QoD, no problem! No genius here, I was just a dental assistant for a year. Hope you feel better soon!

  118. Flavia A. says:

    Aw… so cute 🙂

  119. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange: How gorgeous! Thank you!
    platedlizard: You are so kind!
    I love this site. 🙂

  120. .QoD – When I had my impacted wisdom teeth out (they had to cut the gums) the hospital told me to rinse with saltwater My Chiropodist also recommended that I bathe my feet in salt water.
    So if you want a more natural antiseptic, try salt water.

  121. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: Oh! Thanks. I fell asleep earlier but woke up again so now I have to try to fall back asleep again. The cutting of your gums sounds icky. I don’t get teeth. Subject them to a million degree fire and they stand up to it. A little sugar and they’re screwed.

  122. Queen of Dork says:

    The cat in this pic is super cute and so is the deer. But my cat could win the Mr. Kitty Universe Contest. Easily. He’s so cute. He said he’s going to sign up for it this year and give it a go. Loretta is going to be his cheerleader. I’m going to pay for all expenses.


  124. Hello, everypeep. QoD, “mouths heal quickly”, so the tale goes, I hope your is no exception! Love to everyone. Great pictures!

  125. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Katrina! I’ve just finished listening to Carly Simon sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider and I feel great this morning. 🙂

  126. Queen of Dork says:

    Happy Spring, Peeps!!!


  127. skippymom says:

    Hi, QofD! Thanks for the picture, and happy Spring to you and Sam from me, Skippy, and the rest of them.

  128. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: Thanks! Kiss the gang from me and Sam and Loretta!

  129. skippymom says:

    Wait–who’s Loretta?

  130. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: Loretta is an adorable little cat who recently has been jumping over my back yard fence and playing with Sam. They love to pounce around in the grass out there and she sometimes even comes in Sam’s cat door and spends the night here. I have no idea whose kitty she is but I’ve fallen in love with her and she’s quite welcome to visit whenever she wants. She’s black and white with adorable pink toe beans and she’s just sooooooo sweet. I told myself I would not go on about my cat friends but…oh well. 🙂 *goes to nom Loretta’s toe beans* By the way, I have no idea where the name Loretta came from but it fits her.

  131. skippymom says:

    Sam and Loretta up a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  132. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: I know. I sang that song to Sam once when Loretta wasn’t here and he said “it’s not true! I don’t like girls!” Then he demanded more food from me. (They totally have kitty crushes on one another). But when Sam moved in, he was neutered so I won’t have Sam/Loretta kittens in a box in my closet. 🙂 But they really do love each other. It’s so cute!

  133. can almost see the cats thoughts now

    Mmmm yes

    you are coming along nicely. Nice and plump
    This will be a good thanks giving

    let me just measure your head, have to fit in the oven you know

    seriously though, tis too cute for words =]

  134. skippymom says:

    QofD, my Eddy and Chloe are in twoo, twoo wuv. They just adore each other. Chloe has packed on some chub in recent months and I joke that she has Eddy’s babies in her tummy (not scientifically possible). Even though he has a girlfriend, Eddy still sometimes makes out with his brother Franny. Skippy looks extremely askance at all these goings on. He still wonders how three other cats ended up living in HIS house, with HIS mom.

  135. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: 🙂 How funny are our little darlings!!

  136. Queen of Dork says:

    Where’s that post with the turtle and the butterflies?

    [It’s still on the front page… – Ed.]

  137. Queen of Dork says:

    “And she rolled back down to the warm, soft ground
    Laughing…she don’t know why… she don’t know why,
    Dog and butterfly…..”

  138. Queen of Dork says:

    Here’s one more. I hear rumors that the Eagles will be playing here! In Vegas! Soon! I think I need to get tickets to this one. That’s part of the fun of living here..always something cool to do. 🙂

  139. skippymom says:

    QofD, if we all come down for the Eagles concert, can we crash at your house?

  140. Queen of Dork says:


  141. Queen of Dork says:

    Ed, you really are the best! Thanks for stuff you did for me in the past 24 hours or so. Thanks very much, Theo! 🙂 I really do appreciate you. You have a tough job and you do it so well. Thanks!

  142. Lovely daisies. They’re almost perfect!

    *visualizes deer and kitty romping through daisies*

    Ahhh. Perfect. 😉

  143. skippymom says:

    There’s a new post!

  144. Queen of Dork says:

    Seriously though…if you guys want to come to Vegas, you can stay with me. Although I haven’t figured out a way to organize this because I’m too afraid to put my info online. 😦 *gulp. too scary* I really think we should have some sort of convention here. But not in the summer as it’s much too hot at that time of year.

    (he-he) Happy Saturday.

  145. Can somewhere tell me where or who these photos are from? Who has a tame doe and a cat in their life? What’s the background story here?

  146. I love the fourth pic showing interspecies nuzzling. So full of win.

  147. This is too cute for words!!!

  148. darwinia says:

    This reminds me of when, after there was a great deal of develpment and the deer were forsaken, a small herd showed up at my back door. The matriarch and my cat touched noses tentatively and then more aggressively, smelling each other and she the house. It was a moment I will never forget as I was holding the door open at the time. Will this doe come stampeding in the house? All was calm as I held the door, and the animals said hello. I was just the doorperson/witness. Magical and lovely.

  149. its so freakin adorable

  150. Side note: did anyone else have very bad things happen to their computer when they clicked on the link in post #67? :S

  151. reese120 says:

    One day there were deer in my sisters yard 1 was sleeping they are pretty friendly also she went up to it and noticed one of the cats was sleeping w/it. told her the next time to keep her camera handy for moments like this..these pics made my day..just precious!!

  152. Adorable, precious, stunning, etc. The two are best buds 🙂

  153. Megan and Kailee says:

    We love deers and cats! thats why we are leaving this comment. this picture is so cute!

  154. Well of course I can’t find it- I’m sure it’s on my ome compy though- I have photos of a similar (though not even as remotely close up or awesome) situation that my two cats engaged in with a deer when I lived outside of Bellingham, WA.

    My thought was that a cat always asks 3 initial questions about everything, and I suspect that the deer does something similar, only in a different order:

    1) Can I eat it/ threaten it?
    2) Can it it me/ is it a threat?
    3) Can I play with it?

    1) Can it it me/ is it a threat?
    2) Is it edible?
    3) Can I play with it?

    Looks like both of them ended up on question 3.

    My cats had the same sort of arrangement, only much more tentative- the deer seemed interested (and came around often enough), though not wholly unsuspicious, and the cats seemed bent on impressing it with their prowess- they would leap in the air in acrobatic displays of their vigor and chase nonexistent insects when it was looking- and when it was looking away they would be pointedly focused on regaining it’s attention. The deer appeared curious, but by no means as permissive as Lord Kissyface.

    I’m just sorry I couldn’t find my photo.

  155. How Sweet! We can learn something from this. We should all get along! I love the cute pictures. They are so lighthearted and fun!

  156. Resriechan says:

    @ Esmerelda:

    very nice talespinning/ descriptions; I can entirely envision your friends’ encounters; thanks for the description…

  157. @ Resriechan-
    the best part about the whole situation was that one of my two cats was much more forward than the other with the visitor. His name is Ludwig, and he is a lavender angora rescue- quite a lovely cat, but also… damaged. So skittish that he was known for many years as simply “the grey streak” but he showed absolutely *no* fear around the deer. He was demanding in his quest for the attentions of the creature, and if I manage to find it, I will share the photograph I took of them “bonking noses”.
    It was delightful to see him trying to keep the attention of the marginally interested visiting deer; who had no doubt decided to visit my house becasue of my vegetable garden. He would flail about in a sort of eccentric interpretive dance when the deer was watching- and the MINUTE it looked away he would run towards whatever direction it was gazing in.

    Thank you very much- I’m glad my description came across well, though as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and no description can do justice to the bizarre feeling of elation and alien incomprehension I felt while watching them “play” together.

  158. Resriechan says:


  159. Resriechan says:

    @ Esmerelda:

    (My college was an MLS & my career was in reference libraries!!!
    If you wanted to consider writing, you’re more-skilled than average in several ways)


  160. Awww… that’s very sweet 🙂

  161. Catsquatch says:

    1 – Hmmm, I dont know what you are, but you clean ears pretty good….
    2 – Wait aminit here, I seem to be recalling some ancient racial memory…..
    3 – Oh yeah! Im a predator and your spozed to be my LUNCH!
    4 – But you really do clean faces like a pro….
    5 – No no no, Im spozed to be a PREDATOR!! Or maybe I just need to take a nap while I figure this out…..

  162. The mighty kitteh and his prey. ATTACK!!

  163. OMG deer kisses! Deer kisses cure cancer!

  164. Precious moments!

  165. That right there is pure “peace”……

  166. “If only I was a leopard, the things I’d do”.

    My kitty waits for me to walk past the diningroom table, and dives for my ankles. sometimes it’s hard (especially if we’d just been playing rough).

  167. that sooo cute!!! 😀

  168. dats sooo cute!!!!! 😀

  169. That cat looks like my cat! Though I doubt my Darrell has secret deer friends.

  170. that is the best smile I have had in a while thanks you for sharing

  171. This is so cute, the neighbors lab loves on one of his horses, I love to see things like this

  172. Lucy's slave says:

    PAUNCHIE: Here in the UK ‘bloody’ isn’t strictly considered a swear word anymore. One theory as to its origins is as a corruption of ‘By Our Lady’ / B’Lady’ and, as with so much of our common use language and phrasing, can be found in this form in Shakespeare’s plays. No idea if this is correct though. I suspect no-one really knows….It seems funny having this discussion in the face of these beautiful images here, the sight of which has transported me to a heavenly place on this drizzly British Sunday afternoon 🙂

  173. Queen of Dork says:

    Lucy’s slave: Oh! You live in the UK? I’m going to start incorporating the word, “bloody” when I talk to people whenever possible. For instance: I think I’ll tell my supervisor at work something like, “Stop dumping your bloody work on my desk, you bloody &#$%@!#!!! (bleep. bleepity bleep!) (did I do that right? :))

  174. Lucy's slave says:

    That’s it! 🙂

  175. Queen of Dork says:

    Lucy’s slave: Suuuuhhhwwwweeeet! 🙂