caturday

Zoë in my lap
Joan Jett
Luke
Beau

A Saturday without cats is an empty day; I suppose I could say that about every day. The two top photos are of Zoë and momma Joan Jett. They’re dilute Torties, a variant of Calico. If you look closely you can see black, white, gray and touches of ginger in their coats. They both share the same green eye color, but Zoë’s is more intense than mom’s. Of course Lil’ Danï is also Joan’s offspring, and she’s all Ginger. And everybody in this group is polydactyl. It would have been interesting to know who the male was that sired them.

The last two are Luke and Beau in various napping positions. Although the last photo might be of Luke as well; who can tell all curled up like that.

Cameras were all Olympus; Pen F with the Leica 25mm for all except Joan, OM-D E-M1.2 with the 2.8/12-40mm PRO for her’s.

ginger easter

Luke
Beau

I don’t need Easter bunnies when I have a house full of Easter Gingers and Easter Torties. As usual the oldest felines, the Gingersnaps, got first dibs on attention this morning. Luke is in his usual kitchen spot supervising the human’s breakfast while Beau is off on the kitchen table contemplating I-don’t-know-what. To celebrate Easter both boys were fitted with new collars and bow ties. They were about $5 each. I love my cats, but not crazy like. I’m retired and on a budget, and so are they all.

Camera and lens were the Pen F and the PanLeica 1.4/25mm at f/1.8. And if Beau’s photo is less than your definition of sharp, well, as Henri Cartier-Bresson is alleged to have said, “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” Beau was actively looking around at the time, and cats aren’t going to sit still for anyone, especially cats in a dark area.