Sunday, 20 January 2019

Imperfectly perfect.

Hello and welcome to The Sunday Selfies!    



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And now here is my selfie for the week:-




     Like our pal, Summer, who is a consummate professional in such matters–and way better than I at such things, I do have to do a photo shoot every now and then, for competition entries, Christmas cards, the blog, and as part of my royal household duties.

     Recently we had to pull out of one UK national competition, in which we'd secured a place in the finals, as the distance to the finale venue, hosted by a true TV celebrity, was just too far for me. Travelling to, into and around our busy capital city really isn't easy at the best of times for a human, let alone a small shy cat in my Sleepy Pod. The whole trip would have been filled with logistical issues for my own wellbeing, comfort and safety, over what would have been an extremely long 16 hour day. 

     So alas, that competition and a chance of stardom as the face of a big corporate, had to be bowed out of gracefully. 

     This week's selfie is from a recent photoshoot for a yet to be entered competition, and is entitled . . .  Well,I will let our dear readers decide what we should call this one.  


     Have you guys ever had to make a decision that meant you lost out on something that could have changed your life?

     Mrs H says to me, when I begin to doubt myself because of my rough edges and wrong-side-of-the–track past, that I am imperfectly perfect, and very special–like all cats are–no matter their pedigree. It is what's in your heart that matters, not the size or shape of your ears.

     Real cats rock, always have and always will . . . 
     





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46 comments:

  1. You did the right thing. Not every cat wants to be under TV lights performing like a seal.Noe of ours would be capable of coping with such stress.

    PS Good news from Katie and Lily, they are being adopted. I am going to close the appeal this weekend.

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    1. Excellent news about Katie and Lily– we sure hope the future stays bright for them from now on....
      Purrs
      ERin

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  2. OMC, Erin, dat selfie are purrfeckshun! And never doubt yourself - your tuxie cuteness are over da top!

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  3. Erin, that selfie is just PURRFECT!! Oh my stars, you look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, we just caught the pose right ;)
      Purrs of appreciation
      ERin

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  4. Only the idea of transporting my cats somewhere makes me shiver ! It's a loud concert of soprano voices and I prefer bariton !

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    1. Hmm, yes I understand. I go for the less melodic more more plaintive meow which is in tune with every but or turn in the road!
      Purrs
      ERin

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  5. Your selfie is beautiful sweet Princess and you are always a winner in our book...and you always will be purrfect just being you!

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    1. Thank you, Brian, we really appreciate that.
      Thankful purrs
      ERin

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  6. That is a very beautiful selfie, Erin. I am sorry you had to bow out of your big day, but it is better to do that than you and Mrs.H. get stressed.

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    1. You are right, stress is a real killer and London is not a nice place to be when you are stressed. Better at home in the warm dry and quiet of the country than there.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  7. love that selfie!!! I am so sorry you had to leave the competition, but yep, I have had to change course a few times that definitely had an impact on things. You must keep in mind, there are no coincidences in life and everything happens just as it is supposed to. :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, you are right about direction and purpose, sometimes though it seems quite unfair or ill timed.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  8. Oh my heart stopped when I saw your gorgeous selfie Princess, it is just stunning!

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    1. Thank you, it is now in our 'best' folder for special pictures for special events. It is Mrs H's current favourite, too, so may well be put on a card or some merchandising for the book.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  9. Erin that is a thoughtful selfie and it reminds one of when a cat sees the answer their human has yet to grasp. Purrs my sweet and see you at Buddys BD Pawty
    Timmy and Family

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    1. MOL, yes I know exactly what you mean ;)
      See you at the party– my suit is cleaned and flattened and ready to go :)
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. Great selfie sweetie!
    Have a super Sunday...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Thank you, and yes, you too.
      Toodle pips and purrs
      ERin

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  11. Oh, I don't blame you for dropping out of that competition - a long 16 hour day sounds terrible. You're a winner, no matter what!

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    1. Thanks, I hated to do it but my enthusiasm waned when I saw the location and schedule. It was the right thing in the end...
      Purrs
      ERin

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  12. Yore most beeuteefull Selfie eFURR ERin Purrincess!!!
    Yore simple amazin….
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

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    1. Thank you, I shall keep this one special, and close to Mrs H's heart, well on the beside table ;)
      Appreciative purrs
      ERin

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  13. You are a beauty Princess Erin. I think you deserve to win every contest you enter. XO

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    1. Thank you, Aunty Ellen, that is so very nice. We wish we could win everything then we could share the awards to all in need, cats and dogs and humans
      Purrs
      ERin

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  14. You are absolutely perfect Erin, and I think the right decision was made for you!

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    1. Thank you, sad though it was for Mrs H to make the call, we did the right thing.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  15. Erin, your picture is FABulous gurl! And I thinks your Moms did the right thingie ~ not all Princesses need a million twitter followers ya know? I thinks you are our special secret, and will be the Princess Cat of Blogville for all time! That's a win in my book!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Hi, Ruby!! Thank you so much, to have a secret admirer or three is so nice, even if they say they are is wonderful for little old me.
      Big pawhugs and Rubylicious purrs just for you.
      ERin
      XOX

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  16. Princess, You look EVER SO lovely in your selfie! We did know you lived near London--we dream of going there (well, let's be honest: the Human does. I am perfectly happies where I am). But say, what the heck is going on with your Prince over there? Shouldn't Her Majesty rescind his driver's license????

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    1. Thank you, it all came together in that shot, and believe me there are a few but none better. yes,I do wonder if HRH was had put too little water in his whisky. Plus I did hear that the Queen has put her foot down on his driving, but thankfully not on the accelerator! ;) MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  17. You look so pretty!

    Travelling is hard for both of us and so we don't blame you at all for not going. We both hate noise and crowds and busy humans buzzing around. You did the right thing, we're sure.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Thank you. I do think sometimes folk and organisers do forget about travelling with companions, and how it will affect us.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  18. I like travellin' either, unless teleportin', of course, but that goes without sayin'. Recently, I've had a couple visits to the doctor and do you know what I do? I pee on the peep when she's puttin' me in the carrier. Yup, I do that every time. And when I say every, I mean EVERY time. That kinda puts the kibosh on my takin' any trips with her right now. MOUSES!

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    1. I've never yet done that, well not that I know of. Now teleportin' does sound fun, but I think Mrs H will no doubt put paid to me doing that just incase I went on a shopping spree at the dairy, MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  19. Mrs. H is so-right. You are special, Princess. Everything about you, from head to toe & inside and out, makes you unique and special. Your ears just happen to be your unique signature that sets you apart - they don't make you any less of a kitty, 'cause you are every bit wonderful. Kisses my sweet Tuxie dearest. From Your Prince V (Valentine & Kerry of Noir Kitty Mews)

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    1. Bless you, my sweet floofy prince. You too are wonderful, in every way, each and every day.
      Purrs and smooches, you forever princess
      ERin
      XOX

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  20. You are the most adorable kitty I have ever seen, sweet Purrincess and this Selfie is just on top of adorable. You look just like the purrezzie cat for Granny's Birthday, remember? I truly believe that when you were in a contest, you are always a number one...at least for us😸Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead from a cold, snowy Netherland🐾😽💞

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    1. Thank you, maybe I should go into gifts :)
      Oooh no snow here yet, but we wish we could have a little just to say we have. Stay safe and warm, Binky and see you next week...
      Toodle pips and purrs
      ERin

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  21. ERin, thiz iz one oh yur most gorgeouzz est fotoz ever...troo lee....pluz...stayin home mite bee a good thing fora bit...rememburr de "kitten" escapadez of a few weekz bak !! ~~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

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    1. LOL, yes escaping into the city would NOT be good. Thank you, we love this picture, too.
      Happy appreciative purrs
      ERin
      Xxx

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  22. "Thinking lovingly about my dear, Valentine." "Under the same starry sky as my love, Valentine ... yet oceans away."

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    1. Aww, that is so romantic! Are you practicing for anyone in particular, perchance?
      Purrs
      ERin

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  23. Erin, we are sorry we missed this post earlier. Your selfie is simply gorgeous!

    Sorry you had to pull out of that contest, but your reasoning is sound and you and Mrs. H made the right decision for sure. You are always a winner in our book!

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    1. Thank you, and no worries. Yes it turns out for the best.
      Purrs
      ERin

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