A Saturday Caturday Walk

in caturday •  8 months ago  (edited)

CATS BIG AND SMALL


It's Saturday/Caturday, so I decided to come out of the woodwork and post something before I take off on another trip on Wednesday! Yes, I'm on the move again! I have not been around much for the last few weeks because I have been busy planning a trip involving three plane rides and two train rides before I arrive at my destination in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales where I will be meeting up with family for a couple of weeks. When I return, I really have to finish all my French Polynesia posts too!

This little kitty is a neighborhood stray who comes to eat at our house every evening around five or six o'clock. He is pretty skittish, so I was amazed that I could get this clear shot of him.
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Normally he hides underneath one of the cars until I go back into the house to fetch him some food.
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I met this little guy while participating in a 10K walk with my walking club, The First Coast Trail Forgers, affiliated with the AVA - American Volkssport Association. Check to see if there is a club in your area if you like to walk! It's a great way to keep fit, socialize and to check out interesting things to see and photograph on the routes!
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Our walk today was in the historic area of San Marco in Jacksonville Florida, and not only did we encounter a few furry felines, but we also kept coming across these big cats everywhere! Not being one to be left wondering about something, I searched on Google when I got home to see if I could come up with a reason for why lions seem to be so popular in San Marco. People I talked to on the way didn't seem to know the answer!


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Here's what I found out! San Marco is Italian for Saint Mark who is the patron saint of Venice, Italy, and whose symbol is – THE LION!
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This last photo has no lions or cats in it, but thought you might like to see this little tributary of the St. Johns River we passed on our walk.
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What a lovely post and wishing you safe travels and a great trip

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Thanks so much. I've been a bit preoccupied lately. LOL!

Planning a trip can take ones time up for sure
Life’s been a bit crazy for me also

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Thank you Pixie!

Amazing that the Patron Saint's symbol was the lion. Who knows, maybe ha had a connection to somewhere here in Africa?
Take care on your trip and enjoy the time my friend.
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Maybe! Thanks! I am looking forward to some good family time!

Great and we are looking forward to some photos of your trip and visit my friend.
Blessings!

Ooohhhh, how exciting... another trip! :)
I have been telling myself to drop by your page and keep missing it!
Looking forward to more shots soon... And love all your kitties - big and small!

Safe travels!

I’m on my way and up in the air now. I have not been posting much. I can’t keep up with life these days. 🤣🤣🤣