Some exotic visitors found in the beautiful surroundings of Union Wood, Co. Sligo, before flying off to their new home.
This cat is an all too common sight in both rural and urban areas.
He and his type are the product of too few people neutering their cats.
The cat population is increasing with rescue centres stretched to capacity. The cat that this knitted version is based on is a lucky one who has a permanent home at a veterinary clinic where he oversees the comings and goings, organising patients and staff alike.
Many thanks to Darren Carr for more fab photos:)
Someone asked me if, as well as cats and squirrels, I could knit them a red bellied woodpecker. So here he is pictured far from his usual home in Canada and northeastern USA, flitting around the woods on the shore of beautiful Lough Gill in Sligo, Ireland before heading off to his new home.
The name is rather misleading, I suppose, as the red plumage is mostly on the head but there is another woodpecker called the red headed woodpecker who obviously got in first in the naming stakes!
I love the way tabby cats have so many wonderful patterns, tiger stripes, mackerel pattern and lovely splodgy blotches. This one is called Ginger, appropriate, don’t you think?
Last weekend, woollycats.com went on the road to People’s Photography! Every year, the railings of St Stephen’s Green in Dublin are opened up to photographers from all over Ireland to exhibit their photos and this year, Darren Carr displayed his superb pictures of woollycats’ little hand knitted felines. Of course, some of the models made the journey too, and both the photos and the cats brought smiles to a lot of faces as people wandered around the Green enjoying the photos on display.
You can see more of Darren’s photographs on his website, todayintheoffice.com, and more of his woollycat pictures will no doubt appear here in the near future.