“Just a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep” – Proverbs 6:10
“Cats sleep Anywhere, Any table, Any chair, Top of piano, Window-ledge, In the middle, On the edge.”
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
“It is better to cut off the sleeve of your best robe than to disturb a sleeping cat.”
Little Frankie in his favorite spot, the top of the wooden platform rocker. He loves to jump up onto the back cushion with full force so that the it tips back, then he settles down for nap time.
And so he sleeps, our Frankie cat
Knowing all is right with this and that
But if he hears the sound of food
Then he sure can change his mood!
– H. William Lewis
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
“Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed…the Great Cat.”
Photography is an interesting creative process. There are several schools of thought on what might be considered art. Does the photographer have the responsibility of producing photographs that are “true” to the scene? Can he or she use the same type of creative process that other visual artist employ? Is manipulation of the photograph a mortal sin? Where do you stand? What is your thought?
The photograph that appears here is obviously not an actual representation of the scene that my camera first captured. It has been manipulated dramatically with various adjustments and programs. However, to me, this photograph more clearly represents what I felt at the time of capture. There is a power and majesty that could not be shown in a normal color image. Is it reality? I guess that depends of your definition of reality!
Aggie is the feral cat that has decided to stay around for pets and food and Frankie is our new indoor kitten who has taken over our house and our hearts.
It took awhile for Aggie to warm up to us. At first he/she (it may be a fixed male) would just come and eat the outdoor food we left and then run when he was approached. After time he would let me pet him and even pick him up. Now he is waiting on the back deck every morning for his breakfast and the other day he actually stuck his head in the house when I opened the door.
We got Frankie due to a flat tire! We were on out way to weed wack some weeds at Shirlee’s son’s house when the front tire went flat. We pulled off the road right beside a yard sale that among other things had some kittens to give away. We had to wait awhile for someone to come and put on the spare so Shirlee started looking at the kittens. Our last indoor cat had passed away not long before and we were without an indoor kitty. So, as you can imagine one thing let to another and we took Frankie home. What a fantastic addition to all out lives, Duke and Buster’s included! We had both forgotten how interesting a young kitten could be…