Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Black Cat Project

I never set out to acquire a black cat, but when a snowbird heading north found this kitten the night before she was to leave, I got the call and took him in as a foster. He's named Ozzie and now he's a teenager, a force to be reckoned with. He wakes me at 2 in the morning by sitting on my chest and ducking his head under my hand for a scratch. He regards Sugar, my other cat, as his surrogate mom and still likes to occasionally nurse on her, which she tolerates with amazing grace. They've bonded to the point that the Capt says they're inseparable and I'd better forget trying to find him another home (to my secret relief).

One of the biggest challenges about Ozzie is photographing him. I've spent considerable time at it (always thankful for digital cameras), and aside from the fact that he's very active, because of his coloring he's usually just a cat-shaped silhouette! I try to get his  eyes (see below) because otherwise you can't tell whether you're looking at his front or his back. But this morning he sprawled in the sun on the kitchen table (normally forbidden territory), revealed all his glossy glory. Lucky me, I was around to get the shot.

Hope you have a lucky and happy Halloween.


Judy said...

Nice looking kitty! Did you shoo him off the table after the photo session? :>)

Brenda Maas said...

such a handsome fellow.

Anonymous said...

ahhhh, what a beauty! the only thing i don't like about lving here is that we can't have pets. i am sure we will more than make up for it when we move back home.

took a bad spill while on my morning walk yesterday. tripped on a reflector in the middle of the street and went down fast. i called it a 4 pt. landing because i fell on my right knee, hand, shoulder and cheek. luckily i was walking with onr of my japanese friens and she went to get her car and drve me home.

did you receive the halloween pix i sent a fe days ago? would love to hear frm you sometime.

teresa in nagoya

Steve Cotton said...

I am not much of a cat person, but all of the cats we have had were black. I wonder what that says?

Steve Cotton said...

Where have you gone?