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I forgot to put this up yesterday, but better late than never, right? It’s Charlotte (the big fat one) and Vlad (the little one) cuddled up as a ball of furry dark matter on the couch.
Dammit, how do you get them to pose for cute pics? Last night my cats were sound asleep together in the cutest pose, heard me unzip the camera pouch, and were instantly up, away from each other, each pretending that they had not been anywhere near the other, and certainly not asleep.
Karen, let them get used to you taking photos, don’t try to sneak them. You no longer have to ration the pictures you take, you can take all the pictures you want, and erase the bad ones.
As for the photo itself:
Golden eyed chaos
Jumble sleep tangled repose
Karen; Charlotte and Vlad are both pretty mellow and were asleep when my wife took the picture of them. Our other cat, Chase, hates cameras, though, and it’s unusual that he’ll be still. Are you using a flash? That might be part of the problem; try to turn on another light or something so that you don’t need to use it.
Other than that, I would say (like Alan said) don’t try to sneak, just keep a camera handy and take pictures every now and then when they’re around. They might get used to it, they might not, but just be as cool as possible about it so they don’t suspect something’s up.
Allen and Laelaps,
I think you’ve given me good advice. I’ll take pics regularly, whether or not they’re doing anything interesting, and dump the rejects.
I was thinking of sending out a homemade Christmas card this year, with a cover photo of my feline boys wrestling, a caption of “Wishing you a season of brotherly love”, and then an inside photo of them sleeping together. The wrestling photos are pretty easy to capture; they seem to have a physical discussion about “dominance” every couple of days or so. But they truly hate to be noticed sleeping together. I also haven’t figured out how to get my third, female, tiny, geriatric cat into the story. She mostly stays out of their way, and I don’t expect she’ll be with us for many more years… so I’d like her to be involved, too.
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