Monday, July 2, 2012

Fur Cat, Tin Cat

Esther shares her sunny window spot and a couple of toys with a blackwood-and-chrome cat sculpture:

I've waited over a year for the opportunity to get a shot like this!


  1. Kitty looks like she's working on ignoring you completely...

  2. Yah, I know what ya mean about trying for a year or more to get a shot, I keep trying to get a good shot of TMF watching the world go by in the front window, but he always turns around and comes to me to beg for food when he realizes I'm paying attention to him. (Yes, he's 18 pounds. No, he shouldn't be. Yes, he's on a diet. No, he doesn't want to be.)

    Ellroon -- of course. Cats only pay attention to their humans when hungry or in search of cuddles. Duh.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  3. ellroon - Esther actually glanced around to see what the commotion was and decided that nothing I was doing merited her attention. BadTux is absolutely right: food and affection are the principal drivers of feline/human interaction.

  4. BadTux - the reason it took so long is that I was absolutely determined not to pose any part of the shot. This is where Esther settled to soak up sun. This is where the tin cat has been since Stella put her there. And the toys... well, you know, cat toys can turn up literally anywhere. Finally I saw everything together in one frame... and my damned camera flash batteries were lifeless. Fortunately, I've gotten fairly quick at changing them, and at last... I had my prize shot!

  5. Esther does not seem much impressed with the beautiful piece of fine art intruding into her window reality. Maybe she thinks it's an eggplant with a kittah mask and will not give it the time of day.

  6. Esther has filled out a lot from your last picture of her, Steve.

    Yeah, the flash problem is one of the main reasons I bought the Nikon. I'm positive that charging the capacitor in my old camera to power the flash was the tip off to my cats.

    Nice to see it came together for you.

  7. Hey Bryan, Esther's not fat, she's just big boned. Just like The Mighty Fang ;).

  8. Bryan, the good news is that Esther is slimmed down considerably from her peak weight a few months ago, which we deemed unhealthy, and put her on a vet-prescribed diet. Even Lily has dropped a pound, though you wouldn't know it to look at her.

    This camera uses AA-sized rechargeable batteries. The ones I have are of the quick-recharge kind that last just about forever, but their shelf charge diminishes more quickly than it did when they were new. As Stella requires about one camera per month worth of electricity to cool herself, non-negotiable, I won't be buying any new cameras for a while.

  9. karmanot - I hadn't thought of the eggplant resemblance, but I will think of it now, every time I see the tin cat!

  10. BadTux - every time Esther ascends to my lap, I'm reminded of just how "big-boned" she is! :-)



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