Lovely Cats to Melt Your Heart

Cozy fall vignette with fluffy cats in bed on Hello Lovely

This image above (via Tumblr) was perhaps my favorite from my last post with quiet autumn inspiration, and I couldn’t help myself…I had to spotlight more kittycats for you feline freaky lovelies!

I love that owning a cat can reduce your risk for stroke or a heart attack by one third and that a cat’s purring may be a form of self-healing…how lovely is that?

When I was a child, our family rescued a white “male” cat named Tonto, who had a love affair in the neighborhood leading to the birth of three kittens…by Tonto! Tonto ended up falling in love with our other rescue, a mixed breed dog named Noah who was the homeliest little guy you have ever seen with the worst manners. Noah felt maternal and enamored with those kittens, which won over Tonto’s heart, so we got all these gender-bending lessons and the gift of watching them become this unlikely family.

My friend and owner of Swede Furniture, Colleen, recently shared a photo ofย  their gorgeous, once homeless kitty (Ascot) whom they loved back to health and welcomed into their family…who adopted who? These matters often remain unclear.

Ascot, pet of Swede Furniture owner on Hello Lovely

Lovely Cats: Ascot

Cats truly are remarkable creatures…did you know cats have 20 muscles that control their ears? Or that a group of cats is called a clowder? There are even cats involved in politics. Yep. A cat named Stubbs has served as mayor of a town in Alaska for 15 years. Find more crazy cat facts here.

Enjoy these heartwarming images from around the web of cats, and if you can handle more sweetness, do read this treasury of sweet cat stories.

Cats, books, and bed. Three of my favorite things.

Lovely Cats – via Instagram

Tranquil, Comfortable, Modern Country Living

Lovely cats – via Fresh Farmhouse

Fluffy cat asleep on back on grey sofa on Hello Lovely Studio

Lovely cats – via Desvre

Orange cat asleep on a book with teapot on Hello Lovely

Lovely cats – via Silent Soul

Beautiful sleeping cat in a window sill in Paris on Hello Lovely Studio

Lovely cats – via Dying of Cute

Darling cat peeking through book pages on Hello Lovely

Lovely cats – via Pinterest

Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz

From BOOKSTORE CATS by Brandon Schultz (Glitterati, 2017)

Cats and books seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, and it turns out cats love hanging out in bookstores! Author Brandon Schultz was inspired to investigate the lives of bookstore cats and collected their tales and photos for the charming BOOKSTORE CATS (Glitterati, 2017), which makes an excellent gift for your favorite feline lover.

Any special kittycat in your life (past or present)?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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8 Comments

  1. KELLY a ELARTH
    September 30, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I LOVE cats! Love these pics! Do you have a cat??

    • September 30, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Hi Kelly. Not at the moment. We lost our shih tzu, and I haven’t been able to think about adopting another pet with the heartbreak. But eventually…

      • KELLY a ELARTH
        September 30, 2017 / 9:40 pm

        oh no! Loosing a animal is so painful. I’m sorry for your loss. Cats are very “easy”. I’m currently trying to talk my husband into a Golden Retriever !

        • October 1, 2017 / 12:04 am

          thanks, Kelly. good luck!

  2. October 1, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Michele, Thank You for sharing the photo of Ascot. He is giving his gift of love to us and he is pure joy. We absolutely LOVE every day with him and so blessed he chose our back door to come to when he became homeless. He has changed our lives forever. Loved seeing the other photos of kitties as well.

    • October 1, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      He is adorable and deserves to be honored! I think we need a blog series just for Hello Lovely Pets! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Suzanne Doin
    October 11, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Life has always felt like something was missing without cats, they bring smiles when we are sad, remind us to stop and enjoy the moment, savoring small pleasures.
    Thank you for the beautiful photos, they warm my heart!

    • October 11, 2017 / 11:13 am

      Thanks for adding to the beauty, Suzanne. ๐Ÿ™‚

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