Weekend Catblogging

Last week, I had some downtime at my parents’ house and decided to try to take some cat photos.

First up, we have Haley.  Unfortunately, flash isn’t that conducive to good photographs with cats, as you can see below.

Haley, with flash.

Haley, with flash.

I also have some pictures of her without flash, so you can see the relatively poor lighting available at the time…

Haley, without flash.

Haley, without flash.

Maus also wanted in on the act, so he jumped up onto the table.

Maus on the table

Maus on the table

I ended up getting a better shot of them both a bit later, though the table’s a bit cluttered what with all of the newspapers I don’t read and advertisements I don’t care about.

Maus and Haley on the table

Maus and Haley on the table

Nani was upstairs in my room, though I didn’t get any good shots except for the one below.

Nani, stretching

Nani, stretching

Leo let me get close enough that I could take a picture of him.  Thank goodness I have a good zoom…

Leo, hiding under a table

Leo, hiding under a table

In my old bedroom, my parents have an ironing board set up, and whenever I stop by there, I end up using it as a desk.  At the end of the ironing board, there are a couple of elastic-like cords hanging down, as it’s a fairly old board.  Leo, knowing when I’m not able to reach my camera, decided to pick Sunday morning to play with the cords.  I could have had a couple of great shots of Leo (including one where one of the cords is poking in his nose) but he only does that kind of stuff when I can’t photograph him.  Otherwise, it’s under the table or nothing.

The star of the show this time, however, is Shadow.

Shadow, happy to be outside

Shadow, happy to be outside

Shadow close-up

Shadow close-up

Shadow, lounging on the floor

Shadow, lounging on the floor

Shadow’s an old dog with a lot of problems, but he’s about as happy-go-lucky as a dog with arthritis, a torn ligament in his leg, problems seeing and hearing, an enlarged heart, and an ear infection we can’t do much about can be.  It’s sometimes annoying when he does his “bark-bark-bark, let me out!  Bark-bark-bark, let me in!  Bark-bark-bark, let me out!” routine, but he’s a good dog and I can only assume that if we had an old woman chair for him like on Absolutely Fabulous, he would gladly use it to get up and down the stairs outside.

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