"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."   Leonardo da Vinci






Cats have been dear friends of mine all my life.  I admire their intelligence, beauty, independence and contentment.  I do believe in friendship, and that includes inter-species friendship.  However, I find that most other animals are too busy doing their job in order to pay proper attention to curious humans, clumsily trying to make friends.   Cats, though, have always graciously accepted my signs of affection.  I learned a lot of wisdom through them and they gave me countless moments of happiness and comfort.


My present cats, Celestine and Ernestina, are both completely black.  The reason why they are black is not that I practise too much black magic - in fact, I did not choose these cats at all.  One fine day they simply moved in, leaving our neighbours and their house behind.  I never got to know the reason behind this decision but I decided to take it as a compliment.


Here are three pictures of my cats and also a picture of a swan that lives in the lake nearby.   Click on them if you want to see them in all their glory.  After that, you can see some more nice pictures of cats, kittens and other animals.  Enjoy!


"What is he doing there with that camera?"

Taking a graceful turn....

"I am the master here!"

There is no place like home.






A moment of tenderness



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"With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us would be capable of becoming cats?"   Fernand Mery


"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want."   Joseph Wood


"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."   Abraham Lincoln




You are the sweetest thing on earth!



I have always been good at opera singing...



"Oh, this joke is so funny!..."

Dance, dance, dance...


A bouquet of fresh cats




"Please, give me just one little kiss..."



"Come on, let us play..."


"And they say I lack inspiration..." 




Black beauty

"No more work for me today, I am knackered!"






"How was that formula?..."