Category Archives: Cats

Feline Friday: Lazy summer days

Here’s Mr. Romeo welcoming you to Feline Friday.

Mr. Romeo

He doesn’t normally jump up onto our kitchen counters. This time I put him up there hoping for some good light as he explored the space. It worked.

Things have been relatively peaceful in the cat household the past couple of weeks.

No vet visits. No new illnesses or suspected illnesses. No breakout attempts. But lots of hot weather napping, window watching, and snack begging.

The regular, I guess.

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Behind the Tiny Toby photos

In this age when cameras, even cell phone cameras, are way up there on the megapixel scale, there are lots of good photos possible with much lower pixel counts.

The Feline Friday photos posted yesterday, most of which dated from late 2002, were taken with two cameras.

The first few pictures were with a Canon Powershot A50, introduced in 1999. I probably bought it not long after that.

It was advertised as a One Megapixel camera, a step above the prior generation at that point. Maximum resolution was just 1280 x 960 pixels.

It was slow and relatively reliable, as I recall.

Really too slow to catch good kitten pics. So using the kitten as an excuse, I bought a new Canon G2. This model was introduced in late 2001, and had a screen that flipped out and rotated. Boasting 4 megapixels, it has a maximum resolution of 2272 x 1704. It seemed very special at the time.

It all seems pretty primitive from today’s perspective, with some phones having more than 10 MP cameras.

But both cameras did the job and created these lasting images.

Anyway, that’s just for your useless information drawer.

Feline Friday: Tiny Toby

Toby was a tiny kitten when we rescued him from the empty four-acre parcel of land in front of our house in Kaaawa back at the end of October 2002.

I ran across a CD of old digital photos that period which brought back all those memories of Tiny Toby!

This photo, taken earlier today, shows Toby today and back in 2002.

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Tiny Toby 2002

A Mighty Fine Feline Friday

Duke and RomeoI’m happy about today’s collection of Feline Friday photos, the best in some time, as I think you’ll agree.

Several things happened. First, I pulled out a lens that hadn’t been selected in a while, and this resulted in more close-ups of the cats. The lens is a 100mm macro for my old Canon 5D ii, now about 7 years old. I recently had to have the camera refurbished by Canon, so it had gotten out of my routine rotation. It was good to have it back in play.

Second, maybe I was around the house more, but for whatever reason there was more feline activity when I had a camera within easy reach.

And then there was Romeo, who spent the week getting into everyone’s business. He cozied up to Duke all week, tried to intimidate Toby, and even came within swatting distance of Ms. Annie. That last encounter luckily took place on our bed while I was there to monitor the situation and keep it from turning into a fight.

To enjoy this week’s cats!

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A Feline Friday “Welcome Home!”

Romeo and Toby

Welcome to Feline Friday!

We arrived home late yesterday after nearly a week in Portland, and I just had time after our morning walk this morning to follow the cats around the house and get enough photos for this Friday photo gallery.

Romeo has been most demonstrative on our return. Last evening, he took every opportunity to climb into my lap and immediately settle down. Any time I sat down, it was Romeo into the lap, a seamless transition. When I flopped onto the bed, he was right there to stretch out on top of me. So I know Romeo missed us. Well, he especially missed me.

The other cats came running when we got home, and stayed for some petting and attention, but they just aren’t as focused as Romeo has been.

Luckily, there were no cat emergencies while we were gone. It’s always a background worry when we leave our older cats for any length of time.

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