Monday, December 28, 2015

Cat Quotables-Insomnia

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."
~Joseph Wood Krutch

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes-Stilwell

Okay, I feel like I've saved the best for last.

Stilwell was my first model and I started out with the cutest little hunter's cap on him.


I can practically hear Evelyn back there thinking "What a tool."




 So I switched to the scarf. First, he thought it was a toy, then he got distracted by the other outfits laying around.






I think he's trying a bit hard to pull off the "angelic look."

And then, this happened.

Rawrrr!

Maybe he's trying to impersonate Bumble from the Rudolph TV special.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes-Evelyn

Since Evelyn is our only girl kitty, I wanted her in a pretty Christmas dress for her holiday photo. She disagreed.



She doesn't exactly do "lady-like." She then decided she was so embarrassed that she was just going to hide in the cottage.




I don't think her stalker knows what he's about to get himself into.

Finally I thought I was getting some cooperation when she sat under the tree. Unfortunately, she sat there and gave me the stink-eye.





She wouldn't be Evelyn if she didn't have the attitude!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes-Lowenstein

Lowenstein is such a doll and looked super cute in his Christmas sweater last year. I was tempted to use it again, but I had this scarf theme going...




Still super cute, right? Then he realized how much fun the little ball on the end of the scarf was. I just had to wait until he was ready to come down from the cottage!




Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Photo Shoot Outtakes-Harvey

I waited until the last minute to get our Christmas cards together, which included waiting until the last minute to take the cats' Christmas pictures. I got some good shots, but there were a lot more crazy ones. Here's what happened when I put the scarf on Harvey.

I'm pretty sure he's plotting my death.
 Harvey can look rather smug at times and I was really going for more of a "cute" look. That turned out to be a challenge.




Then he couldn't decide if he was going to bolt from the room or try for the ultra-closeup.



But he's oh, so handsome, even in the bad shots!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Cat Quotables-Philosophers and Cats

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."
~Hippolyte Taine

Monday, December 7, 2015

Cat Quotables-Spirits Come to Earth

"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."
~Jules Verne