The Lion’s Head Trail Welcome Cat

During our trip to Ontario last Spring we went on a couple of hikes through the trails around Georgian Bay. On this particular day we were heading to the cliffs of Lion’s Head, so we parked our car and had to make our way along a road to access the main trail. It was a lovely warm spring day for a hike and as Steve and I walked along together chatting, we saw in the distance a little orange cat heading down a driveway towards the road. He seemed to be coming with a purpose, as he turned at the end of the drive and headed in our direction.

Visitors spotted, better go and say hi - Ellie Kennard 2016
Visitors spotted, better go and say hi – Ellie Kennard 2016

He kept walking towards us as if intent on greeting us personally at the start of our trek. As he drew closer  he slowed down and sat as if waiting for us to reach him. We’re used to cats that talk to us all the time, but this cat never made a sound.

So glad you could pass by - Ellie Kennard 2016
So glad you could pass by – Ellie Kennard 2016

As we got up to him, he rolled over and invited us to pat him, loving the attention from another set of hikers that he waylaid at the start of their climb up the cliffs of Lion’s Head.

Welcome to my world cat - Ellie Kennard 2016
Welcome to my world cat – Ellie Kennard 2016

As Steve patted him I got this portrait of this gentle, beautiful ginger cat who gave us such a great welcome to our start of the Lion’s Head Trail.

The Lion's Head Welcome cat close-up - Ellie Kennard 2016
The Lion’s Head Welcome cat close-up – Ellie Kennard 2016

4 Responses

    1. I think you are saying that this cat reminds you of your mother’s cat and brings back good memories? I’m glad in that case! Thanks for the lovely comment, Damares.

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