Saturday, January 19, 2013

Achilles - A Year in Pictures

I had written about an “incident” which happened exactly a year ago today, that is the day I lost (and found) the most lovable, cutest little guy ever. I christened him “Achilles” as he was so brave and courageous. He has been a member of our family for a year now and it has been one fantastic, roller-coaster ride. He is most delightful little kitty who has brightened up our lives. I can’t think of a day without him, he’s always up to his antics doing something or the other and I just love him to death. To celebrate the one year anniversary of his homecoming, I present you some his most precious moments captured in pictures. 

My Little Tiger

Ready to Strike
Achilles used to play a little hide and seek game with me when he was younger. After turning a year older he feels he is too old to play such “childish” games. But when he gives you this look, you know what to expect, don't ever go near him even by mistake, else be ready for some scratches on your arms. I have experienced it quite a few times already.

Bird Watching
Achilles in a very contemplative mood or is he staking out for his next kill? We can never tell what he is up to.


Achilles and Me
With Maa
Achilles watching his younger self
This was a unique moment I was able to capture when I was playing a video of his on my old desktop computer, he came running after he heard his own meows and started staring at the monitor.

Various moods of Achilles

Achilles' sister Enyo with her triplets
Achilles' sister Enyo was being taken care of by my friend since the past one year and she gave birth to 3 beautiful kittens in September of last year.

The triplets when they were a month old

43 comments:

  1. 1. I found you and 2. Too cute!! I have a doggie at home, and he's the love of my life, apart from the other love of my life :)

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    1. Hey Sabitha,

      It was lovely meeting you, we had so much fun. :) And yes, you found me before I could find you. :P
      I love dogs too, but my love for cats exceeds all else. :)

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  2. You are lucky indeed! Enjoy the great times ahead!

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    1. Thank you Ma'am. From one cat lover to another, I would like to wish you the same. :)

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  3. How cute and adorable! A very sweet post Akshay, did you show him this one?

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    1. Thank you so much, Arti. I will definitely show this to him, in fact he was sitting on my lap when I was editing this post. :)

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  4. So sweet! Loved the 2nd pic the best!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sir. Yes, the second pic is my favorite too. Can't stop laughing every time I see it. :D

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  5. Lucky are these cats to have you as their care taker Akshay and even more luckier are you to have them as your friends :)

    Achilles is one pretty boy.. I have a crush on him now ;-)And the triplets so much resemble their mom.. Love them.. :)

    You had told me that I am gonna love this post.. And Yes! You were right :)

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    1. Thank you, Sonia. I knew you would love this post, that was not much of a surprise, was it? :D
      I know, cats are such wonderful animals, they just brighten up our lives. I can't think of a day without him even though he's been with us for just a year. :) And Achilles has lots of admirers, so get in line. :P
      The triplets are indeed super cute, just like their mom. :)

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  6. Awww...The second shot is my favorite. I don't like having pets but my parents always have all kinds of, from dogs to rabbits to parrots and what not BUT after seeing such lovely shots and narration, even I should have one. So so adorable. Happy Birthday Achilles. :)

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    1. The second pic is my favorite too. I literally laugh out loud every time I see the pic, his expression is priceless. :D Oh and you should definitely consider having a pet, they will surely brighten up our lives. :) Thank you for your lovely words, dear. :)

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    2. Yeah, expression is priceless, like a small kid upto some mischief. I can't have a pet as Alok will hate it. :(

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  7. Aww! they're beautiful, all of them.

    Good for you that Achilles wasn't threatened by the cat on the computer screen. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Divya. They are indeed super cute. :)

      Actually, Achilles was looking at his younger self. I was playing a video of his when he was much younger, but yes, he wouldn't have realized he was looking at himself though. He does get all worked up when he hears a cat scream either while we are watching tv or otherwise, goes to every window of our house and keeps looking outside for a while to see if there are any cats around. He calms down after sometime. :D

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    2. So cute, I imagine him going on a little treasure hunt. :)

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  8. I love animals, and find dogs adorable, Akshay. Your posts on Zorro and Achilles are so beautiful and touching that they have made me rethink my love for cats too. They look so cute, and your post so clearly conveys your deep bond with them. Your group of pet bloggers seems to be shaping up very energetically.

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    1. Thanks a lot Subho ji for your wonderful words. :) I love all animals in general but I absolutely love cats. Zorro and Achilles did find it bit difficult to get along initially but after a few days they became best buds. Unfortunately, Zorro isn't with us anymore, he went missing sometime last year, I have not been able to find him, miss him a lot. :(

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  9. Hi Akshay,

    Wow, what a cute looking cat and even cuter looking kittens. Indeed, that's a good name to give the brave cat. I just loved the pictures, especially the one where it is looking at the screen at another cat(?). Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

    Do check out my entry to Get Published. :)

    Regards

    Jay
    My Blog | My Entry to Indiblogger Get Published

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    1. Hi Jay,

      Welcome here and thank you for your kind words. In that pic, Achilles is actually looking at himself when he was a little younger. I love that pic too, very unique moment. :)

      I will surely check out your entry.

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  10. Did you read The Wildings? You should read The Wildings!

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    1. The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy? Cats with special powers seems like my kinda book, will surely read it. Thanks for the suggestion, Shovonc. :)

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    1. Indeed they are. Thanks for stopping by, Abhinav. :)

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  12. I love pets...and he is so cute...would love to meet him sometime... :) :) :)

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    1. Definitely bro, my Achilles is super adorable. Thanks Paji for stopping by. :)

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  13. Happy Birthday Achilles! Though it's Home coming anniversary, it's like the birthday. I am so happy to see Achilles grown up now. I can understand how he must be feeling like to forget the childishness and grown up now. No surprise, he found the place near Bhagwanji, the purest hearts on the earth are cats. That's so cute. I am so happy to see the pics. I love cats like mad and they know it too, cats are very understanding. :-).

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    1. Thank you so much, Mohini for your wonderful comment. Yeah, Achilles is growing up so fat, I miss playing with him. And you are very right about cats having the purest of hearts, they exactly convey how they are feeling like innocent child without any pretense or hesitancy. All animals, in fact. That's what makes them so loveable. I know how much you love cats as well, I knew you would love this post. Thanks again. :)

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  14. He is really cute & that was a stroke of genius--watching him watch himself

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    1. Yes Ma'm indeed. That was a unique moment indeed. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. They are such little rascals aren't they. They steal your heart.

    Lovely post.

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    1. Definitely. I just love them to death. Thank you for you words, Ma'm. :)

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  16. Aww..now I want a pet too..a pet dog ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Ash. I love dogs too. They make great pets. :)

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  17. wow! u r one hell of a man! and Achilles is damn lucky!
    loved the pic in the temple ..and ur caption on it....and also the TV one...well actually most of the pics were good

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    1. Haha!! He is indeed such an adorable little devil. He creates so much ruckus in the house, still love him to death. Thank you so much, Ma'am for taking time out to read my older posts. Means a lot to me. :)

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