I’ve been asked if dogs will use a Cat Ball. I’ve even been asked about hamsters, bunnies and ferrets. Well, they probably will. The bunnies might try to eat it, but all of these animals will probably give it a try. I just wasn’t expecting this:
She’s a little dog, and she fits in quite nicely!
Can you see the cat in this photo? ZOOOOM!
I see some fuzzy kitty butt!
I’ve included the kitten photo because this Cat Ball actually belongs to the kitten. Matilda the dog is just borrowing it for a nap!
I was trying to photograph this ribbon in a creative and artistic way.
And then Twix showed up.
So, how do you photograph cats?
Well, you start by trying to photograph something else. Probably something that you don’t want them to mess with. You’ve got to be like the house guest who doesn’t care for cats, and exhibit body language that says, “Ick! Stay away from me!” And then they will come. They will arrive and they will be ready to rock and roll.
So, here are the results of the photography session:
How To Photograph Cats #2: An Exercise in Futility
I’ve been using a tripod and remote shutter control device a lot lately. This allows me to reposition the cat frequently (these things move around a lot). The disadvantages are that it can be hard to get the camera to “hear” the remote, and my butt seems to be in about 50% of the photos. I figured this set of photo outtakes was worth a giggle.
The wonderful and far reaching blog, Moderncat.net is hosting a product giveaway featuring my one of a kind Easter Egg Cat Ball!
This unique cat bed is modified from my standard design to look like an Easter Egg. The tiny opening on top is intended for kitty play time. All you have to do is dangle a toy in front of that hole and kitty paws will start poking through!
I’m out of town this weekend and won’t be able to stay connected very well, so I thought I might just go ahead and put everyone on the alert! Umm….. just be sure to check Moderncat.net on Monday! Here is the link to the Moderncat Facebook page, too.
This Cat Ball was made with two small openings. I’ve never done this before (and for many reasons I’ll never do it again). Most cats can easily exit the Cat Ball through the small opening, but it can be difficult to enter the Cat Ball through the small opening because there is no weight inside, so he keeps pushing and pushing to enter, and eventually he pushed himself off the table….
…. And then he got back up on the table and did it again off the other side! I was in stitches!
Not the sort of cat that pukes on your bed, your head or your couch. How pedestrian! Any cat can do that.
Not just the sort of cat that tracks mud in the house, gets soot on his feet, or sap in his fur. Sure this might catch the hoomans by surprise, but it’s all pretty much something you could expect.
I want you to imagine a Business Cat who gets mustard on his button down shirts. Lipstick on his collar. Grease on his elbow. Pizza in his box.The cat who forgets to use a pocket protector and gets ink all over his shirt pockets. This cat has been known to spill coffee, wine and even something that may have been pressurized cheese. Perhaps this cat once came home with tar stains, spots and globs. This cat has been stained with dog blood, mouse juice and sparrow puree. This cat once got arrested for vandalism, and when you picked him up at the clink, you learned that he’d been tagging the walls with Sharpie pens, (which he stole from your desk) and of course he got the ink all over himself.
I think I’ve found a fabric that can survive all of these abuses.
I’m pretty sure that this batik print, which seems to include every possible color, will hide any stain that man or beast could direct toward it.
I think this fabric would hide any stain.
What do you think? Would mustard just disappear? You would only smell the tar now. You’d never see it. What I like is that this fabric is pretty, too!
This Batik is 100% cotton and has a nice, heavy hand. It was imported from India and is one of several batiks I currently have available in my studio.
Tired of the political sandbox? Then get your kitteh to help with the vote!
OK. It isn’t really a voting booth. We all know that cats are too Independent to choose a party.
I was curious to see if my cats preferred one of these over the others. Maybe I could make my own voting decisions based on their preferences. As I took the photos, I realized they always preferred the one that the cat treat was in. Bribery is not limited to humans!