She Will Be Loved

End of June, we welcome a black and white kitty into our home. Our home of four dogs ranging in size from big to little – rowdy to shy. We have no clue how she will do with the dogs, kids, or even the grand baby. In fact, I am not sure if I will be raising a cat or a cat who thinks she is a dog.

The only thing I know for sure…she will be loved.

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And she will be photographed.

Evidence clear in this post.

This is the baby kitty mama. A little mama gifted a cute kitty for her eighth birthday present.

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This is her new housemate, the ever-curious Anna dog.

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She gives her the welcoming lick and sniff initiation.

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A sweet greeting of the canine-kind.

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Mya is not impressed.

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Cuddled up tight in her new world.

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She purrs peacefully in the arms of her favorite eight-year-old.

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And she is most definitely loved.

Maybe too much…

Three Kitties and a Baby

Is there anything cuter?

Recently, I got to take the grand baby and my two little younger girls to see three four-week-old kittens.

And…OH MY WORD…four-week-old kitties are SO CUTE! And no, I don’t need another animal, but I miss my B&W cat. I miss an indifferent pet that doesn’t follow me from room to room, making me trip, stop, and swerve just to get around my house. I miss the soft fur and how they keep themselves clean. I miss the sound of purring and they way they rub their face on your leg.

I miss having cats so much, I started feeding the neighborhood stray cats, except, I don’t think they are stray. I bet their owners wonder why they are getting so chunky. Ha.

My cat, Gidjet, had the coolest vibe. She meshed with the dogs and didn’t let anything phase her. She could “talk” and open doors. I only wanted to yell at her when she brought half-alive mice in the front door, but I knew it was an act of love….so how could I be mad? She has been gone for many years now. It’s finally been long enough that I think I could accept another cat, not to replace her, but to remember her playful spirit.

But back to the kitties. The sweet four-week-old kitties who will just be old enough to bring home on Bridget’s birthday. And the question is…do we or don’t we?



Whitaker (the only boy).


The baby loved the kitties and she is not quite mobile enough to get close. The girls went nuts (as you can see).

And the kitties, well, they all seemed to go with the flow. Even Mama didn’t mind us handling her younguns’.
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And who knows? Maybe, I can talk my husband into a kitty…
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Or maybe the birthday girl can talk him into a kitty…
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Or maybe one of these cute faces will do the trick. No matter what happens…we had a blast visiting. We love the kitties and do hope they find good homes. I wish I could take them all. Then, I could start a show – Seven Pets and Counting.

Just kidding, honey (ha ha ha!).

WordPress tells me today is my 5th year of blogging. Happy Blogiversary to me! I think a really nice anniversary present would be a kitty, yes?

The 5 Ways I Put My Dogs To Shame

  • 1) I made them the most ridiculous signs to wear.
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  • 2) I set them in front of my best camera to share their stains with the world.
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  • 3) When they didn’t look properly chastised for the photo. I reminded them of their indiscretions by pointing and shaking my finger.
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  • 4) I used special lighting, props, and wardrobe to add drama and flair to their event.
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  • 5) I am posting them on my blog, my Facebook Photography page, and entering my favorite into a special contest at work.
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    And that is how you do it. Five easy ways to humiliate your pets.

    Are they properly mortified? I’ll let you be the judge.

    My dear pets…I am not afraid to put you on the spot in front of the world wide web.

    Besides, I think you look pretty darn cute ashamed.

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    Pet Portrait Photo Tips

    Tip #1 – Find you a good-looking pet. A willing subject One that doesn’t know any better. Not any ol’ mutt will do, it has to be a looker (of course, I think all dogs are cute).

    Tip #2 – A little grooming goes a long way. If you have a brush handy, all the better.

    Tip #3 – Bring lots of treats and a handy assistant helps too.

    Tip #4– Use a versatile wardrobe.

    Tip #5– Work with expressions. Be ready for the moment.

    Tip #6– Watch for signs of fatigue.

    Tip #7– Make sure the talent (your pet) is comfortable.

    Tip #8– Know when it’s a wrap and call it.

    And don’t forget to show your before and after work.

    Before and After shots

    And that’s it! That’s all there is to pet portraits. Add lots of whistles, tweets, cat calls, and an occasional bonk on the head. Works like a charm.

    A special thanks to my furry friend Brownie for being my first pet portrait victim. It was lovely working with you in my make-shift studio. Next time, I’ll bring more jerky!