Recently, a neighbor stopped by for a little sunbathing on the deck.

Tanning the left side…

Tanning the tummy…

Tanning the right side…

Life is good.


Uhh?!  Did you hear that?

I’m pretty sure I heard something.

Rats!  The paparazzi found me again!

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  1. Katie @ Wildwood Creek says

    What a cutie!

  2. Love it! What a sweetie. Diane

  3. Hello my dear friend. Happy New Year, new days of happiness.merry chritmas

  4. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Awww! What a pretty kitty.
    Wishing you a Wonderful 2012!

  5. DearHelenHartman says

    Purrfect day for enjoying the sun – Happy New Year!

  6. what a sweetie……i have a few espisodes like yours i always enjoy the cat's reaction to vistors (outside critters)

  7. You are surrounded by layabouts–it's a wonder you ever get anything done with the bad example they set!

    My neighbor has decided I'm her very own personal waitress. When she wants to dine al fresco, she runs to get me and I serve her kibble in her dish on the deck next door. I'm also her masseusse.

  8. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Long time no see! I loved this post, Susan! 🙂

    I did my post today in the hopes that you are doing your blooper post tomorrow. Are you? If not, that's okay. I did a retrospective post for the year and linked to my blooper post from last year. Do you know that's my "most viewed" post??? LOL!

    Love you and wishing you a blessed 2012. I'm going to try and play catch up over the next weeks.


    Sheila 🙂

  9. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Sheila, I'd love to see yours…I'll stop by! I had so few folks join the party last year that I had decided to not do it. Wonder if folks are interested it again?

  10. Love it!

  11. That was a cute post Susan. What beautiful eyes your visitor has. Was Mr. Max watching?

  12. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Junie…that's the truth! lol They know where to visit, don't they? 🙂

  13. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Megan, no, afraid not. He was upstairs snoring away in the office. I had to crawl to the window to get the upclose pics and wouldn't ya know, I bumped the wall with my knee. That's when I was spotted. lol She/he didn't run away immediately. She loves to come visit and lay on the front porch, but that's the first time I've seen her on the deck.

  14. How nice you have a cute visitor. Max is probably happier watching his Cat T.V.. Have a wonderful New Year!

  15. What an adorable kitty – stunning photos. See…even Kitty loves your porch!

  16. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says

    Hi lovely lady.
    Max is so sweet love your photos.!!
    I hope you have a wonderful 2012 New Year with your family xxoo Diane

  17. Tombstone Livestock says

    Love the cat pics and the captions.

    Happy New Year, looking for more entertainment on your blog in 2012.

  18. What a cutie! Awwww – for the life of a cat. Stretching out in the sun and taking a nap sounds pretty good right now here in dreary Ohio!

  19. Susan, thanks for your visit to my blog and your comment on the Christmas Eve tablescape. I learn so much from your tablescapes and try to replicate the beauty on my own table.

    I love this cat! He certainly knows how to stretch it out and relax!

  20. Very cute!! Happy New Year!!

  21. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    Great pics and captions! Happy New Year Susan:@)

  22. Tombstone Livestock says

    hmmm, I just noticed the new banner, but the Christmas wreath is still on the door.

  23. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    lol Actually that's a different wreath…not a Christmas one, this time.

  24. She is too cute! Have a Happy New Year!

  25. Modern Country Lady says

    Priceless!! What a great sequence of pictures.I see you love cats as much as I do.
    Have a very happy New year, Susan!!

  26. FABBY'S LIVING says

    I love this post, it's adorable, who woudn't even if we're dog lovers! Great pics Susan. Happy New Year!

  27. Too cute and right at home obviously!!

    Wishing You and Yours all the best in 2012!

    Art by Karena

  28. On Crooked Creek says

    O, how darn cute is that??? I enjoyed seeing Max watching the squirrel. Have a Happy New Year! See you soon!!!

  29. Michele/Ohio says

    Such a cute post all I can do is grin. She is a real beauty. Too bad Max missed his opportunity for a New year's Eve kitty date, gotta be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time, Max – quit yer nappin, kitty!

    Loved this post.

  30. Phyllis@Around the House says

    You are lovin that new camera aren't you…the cat is pretty but noy as cute as Maxx…come on over for a visit..I want you to see the New Years table…phyllis

  31. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Smart cat! I would choose your porch to sunbath on too! 🙂
    Happy New Year, my friend!

  32. All the comforts of home! Adorable kitty.

  33. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…to be more like this cat!

    God bless and have a wonderful new year!

  34. I'm wishing for some of that sunshine. I would have been right there with her sunbathing today.

  35. You did a great job getting those photo's. Max is one lucky cat being able to enjoy a squirrel that close. Does he chirp at birds he sees outside? In case people aren't familiar with chirping, it's a sound a bird makes, they say to try to hypnotize the birds they are watching, so they can catch them. I'm not so sure about that hypnotizing thing. Never had a cat who could do that.

    Happy New Year


  36. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Patsy, I haven't seen him do that but in the past, I've had cats make a funny little vibrating noise with their mouth when they spotted a bird.

  37. What a fun visitor you had! To bad Max didn't get a chance to visit with the playmate! I can about imagine the "conversation" they would have. The middle of December we took in a homeless kitten and Max and her have the most wonderful talks! Happy New Year!

  38. says

    Thank you for the darling post! Purrfectly relaxing for New Years Eve Day!

    I have just subscribed to your Blog and am so excited to go back and read past post. Well Done!

    Thank you for the great work. All the Best, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Pam Kelley

  39. Adorable post! What a pretty kitty! She obviously found her "sweet spot". Great pictures and captions!

  40. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    How cute is that!!! Love the captions!


  41. Awesome. We're having a squirrel and hawk throwdown on the wires above our lovebird aviaries this morning. Nature is the best show in town. Life is good, indeed. Happy New Year's Day. ~CJ

  42. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says

    What a pretty cat! We have 'adopted' a stray outdoor cat…we named her Matilda. She is so loving and wants to come in so bad but, as much as I love cats, we're not letting her in. :/ One feisty little dog is all this mama can handle…lol

  43. Passionate for White says

    It's as though the cat was there for a staged photo shoot! 🙂

  44. Tracy Boyle says

    Glorious cats! I don't think I could ever live without at least one…

  45. melissamevans says

    LOVING THIS POST! awwww!!

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