Welcome to week 13 of The Pet Photography Project Blog Circle. This week’s theme is “Day In The Life”. The instructions were to document a day in the life of a pet. I choose to feature my 5 cats – Max, Ruby, Stanley, Cali and Libby.
I couldn’t really do a day in the life of each cat, so this is more about little snippets of each one. Besides, a day in the life of a cat involves mostly sleeping. 🙂
My oldest cat is Max. I found him in the parking garage of an old job about 10 years ago when he was just 3 months old. He doesn’t like other cats so he stays in my bedroom most of the time. He can even be a bit of a pill with me too, but he still loves to cuddle up next to me when I’m watching tv. He’s also the Max half of MaxNorman Pet Photography. Norman passed away several years ago at the ripe old age of 18.
The next cat I got is Ruby. I adopted her from a rescue called Smitten With Kittens in 2013. She’ll be 6 this year. Ruby spends most of her time looking worried.
Since Ruby and Max didn’t get along I decided to get Ruby a playmate. I adopted Stanley in 2014 from Smitten With Kittens also. When he was found as a kitten he had a bad eye infection and he lost his left eye. Stanley is the sweetest of the bunch and follows me around meowing for attention.
My 4th cat is Cali. I rescued her off the street not long after I got Stanley in 2014. She had already been TNR’d before I got her. She hid under my desk for about a month, only coming out to eat and use the litter box. Although she’s come out of her shell and will sometimes come sit on the desk with me while I’m working on the computer, she is still very skittish and will bolt if she hears a loud noise or I move too quickly around her. Fortunately she bonded with Stanley and they cuddle all the time.
The last of the bunch is Liberty. She got her name because she approached a very nice couple sitting outside a cafe called the Liberty Cafe in Coral Gables, FL. They took her in and found out she was pregnant. Once the kittens were done nursing and had all found homes I took Liberty. That was 2 years ago.
Some of our day…
In spite of the fact that I open feed my cats, meaning there is typically always food in their bowls, Liberty is a shameless beggar. Whenever I open the refrigerator or am preparing food she is there.
So that’s pretty much it for a day in the life of my cats. I love being surrounded by them. There’s always one next to me. I love walking around my house and just seeing cats everywhere. I am slowly becoming the crazy cat guy.
Up next in the blog circle is Danyel Rogers, photographer of Wag to my Heart serving the Portland Metro Area.