'Hugs' In The Morning

© Mary A. Legler

'Hugs' In The Morning

Uploaded: February 15, 2009


1/80, 5.6. 'Hugs' was outside resting on the chair in the late morning, watching our dogs play. He has been a loving part of our 'pack' since we adopted him as a kitten, 15 years ago.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 46.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Ann Coates level-classic February 15, 2009

Great capture and he looks fantastic for 15 years of age. #1084534

Betsy Labuschagne February 15, 2009

Wonderful portrait of this beautiful cat Mary!! #7170021

Dianna Murphy February 16, 2009

Looks like you're new to BP Mary... welcome. You're gonna love it. Nice composition and lighting. Hugs is beautiful. #7172175

Mary A. Legler February 16, 2009

Ann, Betsy and Dianna, thank you so much. I really appreciate your encouragement. As a relatively new member of BP, it helps to feel welcome. #7172380

February 20, 2009

Beautiful cat portrait,Mary! #7188893

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 20, 2009

I thought you meant... hugs from him to you in the morning... great name, and awesome shot!!! I love it...
Congrats on your EP!!

Mary A. Legler February 24, 2009

Walter and Christine, thank you! As for his name, it suits him perfectly and yes I was playing on his name in the title. He actually hugs, like a human. Its the strangest thing. If you sit anywhere near his level, he will come up from behind and put both paws around the back of your neck, and lay his head down on your back, hug, and purr. He is now 15 and has been doing this since since he was about 8 months. #7207450

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 24, 2009

Christine- SMILING
PS did you say you had him when he was two?

Mary A. Legler February 26, 2009

Hugs was part of a 6 week old litter that was found boxed up and thrown out on a country road. Some nice person saw the box and decided to open it up and found the litter. They all survived. The local animal shelter used my farm for their overload. I was foster mom. Hugs showed up with his siblings. He ended up staying with me when the others were eventually moved to the shelter. He was one of the stories with a happy ending. #7218430

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 26, 2009

Great story too... I'm smiling...
Chris #7218663

Tori A. Gonzalez April 17, 2009

Wonderful portrait! He looks so in intent watching the dogs, like a dad watching his kids :) #7415800

Jodi Zimmer August 02, 2009

I love this shot! What a cute portrait...nice gallery Mary #7808904

Patti Coblentz December 11, 2010

What a great member of your family...he definitely belongs....nice portrait of him, Mary! #9093561

Mary A. Legler April 19, 2012

Rest in Peace.
September 1995 - April 19, 2012
Hugs is at peace. My heart aches. Til we meet again. #10099806

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