Brave new world

by Helen Hooker February. 26, 2011 5153 views

A month since she came to live with us, Lucy finally made her first foray into the outside world today. We offered her an opportunity to go outside last Saturday but she seemed rather reluctant, although this quite possibly something to do with the fact that it was pouring with rain at the time! This morning was yet another grey one but it wasn??t wet so we decided to give her another chance. She didn??t need much encouragement this time and before long she was scampering all over the garden, exploring the undergrowth and climbing up the trees and fences.

The first step over the threshold….

Lucy's first port of call was this wooden shelter which my Dad built for our first cat, Bob. It was obviously full of interesting smells!

Lucy in motion

She figured out how to scale fences very quickly!

Back inside for a moment to take it all in…..

….and we're off again!

Lucy found the bamboo fascinating.

After scaling the trellis behind the bamboo she sat on the fence for a few moments, surveying her new territory.

After a brief trip down the side of the shed she came back looking a rather scruffy. She didn't like the cobwebs at all!

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Olga Helys 6 years, 2 months ago

Great set !
Cute :)

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April 6 years, 2 months ago

this set is so fun! and such an adorable cat :D

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Andrea 6 years, 2 months ago


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Snowpie 6 years, 2 months ago

Was she an outside cat before she was in the pet shelter? and by the way, do you know "simon's cat"? this strip makes me remember the comic named "first snow" it is really funny.

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Goldbrandi 6 years, 2 months ago

Superb set!

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Marsha 6 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic series of shots!! You really got some great looks and angles of Lucy, the explorer!! #7 and #11 are best for me, but they're all wonderful!

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Liz 6 years, 2 months ago

what a fabulous set and the captions

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Carole Gledhill 6 years, 2 months ago

Every one of these is GREAT. She is such a beautiful cat, even with the cobwebs.

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Moira 6 years, 3 months ago

Great set of Lucy's adventure outside, her startled expression in her eyes make me smile.

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Art Bee 6 years, 3 months ago

What a beautiful wide eyed pussy cat! Lucy looks like a hunter......I know I know she's your pet and gets spoiled....a lot. She's so pretty how can you help it.....haha
I live in the country and cats are for keeping the rodent population down that's why I see her as a good hunter! Beautiful set of great photos!

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Tom 6 years, 3 months ago

Wow wonderful set of Lucy looks like she had a blast exploring

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Felecia 6 years, 3 months ago

I am so happy to see Lucy adapting to her new surroundings. She's just beautiful Helen.

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Kate 6 years, 3 months ago

Oh she is looking very beautiful - I love the permanent inquisitivness of her eyes. I agree with her on cobwebs...yucky!!

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Sachiko 6 years, 3 months ago

So nice set!

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Gonia 6 years, 3 months ago

beautifull cat and excellent pictures!

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Eiram 6 years, 3 months ago

What a great adventure for Lucy! Beautiful set!

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Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 3 months ago

So nice to see she's doing just fine!!

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Josy 6 years, 3 months ago

I really like the last one! Lucy is too funny covering of cobwebs

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Lynda 6 years, 3 months ago

What a lovely set. She will be so happy to finally be outside and looks just like a panther.

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