Karate Kitten!

Chasing Loopies!

December 18, 2013 - While stuck inside over Thanksgiving break during that annoying series of cold fronts, Whiskey and I played with my flashes.  We set up my softbox and reflector and experimented with key lights and fill lights.  We tried manual mode and ETTL mode.  The hardest part was getting Whiskey to sit still!  I had to break […]

Green Eyed Monster

Black and White and Pink All Over

November 10, 2013 - Whiskey says that we’re overdue for a post about cats – after all, this blog was inspired by cats and turtles!  He asked me to share some pictures that we took this afternoon.  Rich and I joke that Whiskey is black and white and pink all over because his skin is pink underneath his fur. […]

Pansies for Three!

Oh Happy Day!

October 18, 2013 - It’s the most wonderful day in Squirt’s year!  Pansies-R-Us (a.k.a. Lowe’s) has fresh six-packs of pansies.  Squirt has waited six months to devour his favorite flower! Squirt loves his six-packs.  As soon as we walk out onto the porch carrying one, Squirt comes running up to his, meowing his head off.  Then the leg-rubs and […]

Whiskey Cutie

Happy Birthday to Someone Special!

October 10, 2013 - Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people in the world!  Our cats wanted to share their birthday wishes and advice… Don’t wear your cat grass or your birthday cake on your chin. Look for something unexpected, whether it be a lizard, hummingbird, or Mr. Warbles! Good things come to those who are patient.  Note: […]

Whiskey Loopy

My New Camera Assistant

July 30, 2013 - Move over, Filter Boy – I have a new camera assistant!  He’s black and white and pink all over.  I think he’s the most adorable little boy in the whole world. :) Regular readers of my blog may remember when Whiskey fit into my Beast’s lens hood.  Whiskey is two years old now, and he’s […]

Whiskey Loopy Turns Two!

May 10, 2013 - It’s hard to believe, but our “kitten” Whiskey turned two today!  Happy birthday, Whiskey Loopy!  You’ve come a long way since we first adopted you… This is a recent snapshot of the birthday cat in one of his favorite poses – sitting at the window!  Our neighbors remark that they always look for the cats […]

Post-Processing Help From My Cat

March 19, 2013 - I took soooo many pictures this weekend!  I filled my cards with the Sandhill Cranes at Circle B, then again with the Ospreys at Blue Cypress Lake.  It was awesome!  It feels so good to get back out with my camera.  Just in time for my favorite time of the year, bird nesting season! I […]

Cat Tales

March 8, 2013 - Squirt is hereby charged with aiding and abetting a hoodlum! On Monday morning at 6 a.m. the hoodlum, one Whiskey Loopy, was apprehended in the hallway without his bell collar.  Kittens in “stealth mode” are prohibited from wandering the house, by order of Goldilocks.  Goldy hereby accuses Squirt of romping with his brother and releasing […]

The Story of Whiskey Loopy

March 3, 2013 - Whiskey Loopy is proud to announce that his kitten story is now available along with Goldy’s and Squirt’s! If you haven’t noticed these links on my site before, let me give you a little bit of background information.  When I was a little girl, my parents used to read to me the story I am […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013 - Whiskey Loopy wants to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day! The picture below is Loopy’s favorite new hangout – the back of the couch. It’s right next to where we keep the cat treats. Whiskey jumps up and looks cute every time he wants a treat…many, many times a day!

Whiskey Loopy Perfects the Art of the Slither…

January 19, 2013 - I was able to catch Whiskey Loopy in action yesterday.  He likes to chase his “loopies” (his little spring toys) around the house, but he buries them under furniture and then can’t play anymore.  Usually he waits for Mom to come and fish them out, but sometimes bored cats sometimes have to take matters into […]

Taking Down the Tree

December 30, 2012 - All throughout this Christmas season we’ve had ornaments mysteriously coming off the Christmas tree. We’ll walk in and find them scattered on the floor in the general vicinity of the tree. The cats, of course, deny all knowledge. But today I think I might have found one of the culprits red-pawed… Of course Whiskey can’t […]

¡Feliz Navidad!

December 25, 2012 - Merry Christmas! This year Rich has been having fun with his Santa iPhone apps. One of them is a naughty or nice scanner. You take someone’s picture, and it analyzes the person and determines whether he is on the naughty list. We tried it out on the cats and it was pretty accurate. ¡Feliz Navidad!¡Feliz […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2012 - ‘Twas the night before Christmasand all through the housenot a creature was stirringexcept for Whiskey Loopy! The stockings were hung on the staircase with carein hopes that St. Nicolas soon would be thereand Goldy in her cat-bed and Squirt in his boxhad settled down to dream of birdie flocks When out in the hall there […]

Silly Kitty

December 21, 2012 - If you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, you also can’t keep a young cat from discovering some! Whiskey’s latest trick is to turn lights on and off. We started to be suspicious when random lights started coming on around the house. Then we started to notice him jumping up to paw at the […]

What’s Black and White and Pink All Over?

December 15, 2012 - I needed something to cheer me up today. What could be better than our loopy kitten? This one was taken as he peered through the banisters at me. You know how it is with kittens, they go from tearing around the house in one second to falling asleep in the next… This video was taken […]

Happy Meow-o-ween!

October 31, 2012 - Squirt is the “Vampire Cat” tonight – and he didn’t even have to dress up!  Seriously, I took this picture of him when he was gawking at a nearby lizard.  But those big long teeth are great for Halloween…

First of Fall Pansies!

October 27, 2012 - Oh happy day!  Squirt sent us to Lowes yesterday to check for his favorite leafy greens.  We’ve been anxiously awaiting this day since we had our last pansies last spring.  Lucky for Squirt, Lowes had them!  So today our cats got their first pansy fix in months.  Squirt likes to tear at the leaves and […]

Black, White, and Pink All Over

October 20, 2012 - I think I have finally perfected my technique for photographing Whiskey Loopy. He’s such a curious little guy, and whenever I get down on the floor with my camera to take his picture, I end up with a sweet pink nose investigating the lens hood. He just won’t sit still! But I found that if […]

Anxiously Waiting…

September 28, 2012 - It’s almost the first of October, which means that Squirt and Whiskey have just another month to wait until PANSIES!!! (These leafy greens are a feline favorite in our household.) Enjoy the cooler weather and the promise of things to come!

Feline Manipulation

July 29, 2012 - Today Rich and I must admit that we are sometimes guilty of shameless cat manipulation. Our cat Squirt has very long fur, which tends to tangle if we don’t occasionally brush him. Except he doesn’t like to be brushed. He scratches and claws and growls and bites. Rich got me leather gloves many years ago, […]

Whiskey and Squirt

Happiness is…

July 23, 2012 - …a nice big pot of fresh cat grass! All three of our cats go nuts over this stuff. You can buy it in bulk and save a ton of money. Now we know what we’re getting Missy for Christmas! (ssh! don’t tell!) Squirt and Whiskey provided a review of our recent Amazon purchase. Mmm…good! Photo […]

One Year Ago

July 16, 2012 - It was one year ago today that we brought a tiny black-and-white kitten home. Whiskey Loopey has been such a joy in our house ever since! We now refer to Whiskey and Squirt as “Mischief and Mayhem.” I’m not sure which is “Mischief” and which is “Mayhem” – and it doesn’t really matter, because the […]

Happy Birthday, Whiskey Loopey!

May 10, 2012 - Our kitten Whiskey turns one year old today!  It’s hard to believe how much he has grown… We love you, Whiskey!

Thank you, Carla!

March 26, 2012 - We celebrated Squirt’s birthday this weekend – he is now eight years old!  Carla came over and surprised him with a toy cat racetrack.  You can assemble it in a bunch of different ways, then bat a ball around it.  As is often the case in our house, our kitten Whiskey took over the toy […]

Silly Cat Tunes

February 5, 2012 - Rich and I enjoy making up silly words to songs about our cats.  I’ve been meaning to post some to the blog for a while.  This weekend’s rainy weather motivated me to actually do it, in honor of Whiskey’s nine-month birthday in a few days.  (Our apologies to the original song writers…)   Whiskey’s Song […]

Nose to Nose

January 28, 2012 - Our oldest cat Goldilocks has been a little hesitant to welcome 9-month-old Whiskey Loopy into our family. Whiskey just doesn’t understand that all cats don’t want to play or be chased all day long! But she can be pretty sweet with him when he’s not threatening her Personal Bubble…

Happy Kitty…

January 23, 2012 - Rich took this picture of Whiskey over our Christmas break.  Doesn’t he look comfortable? :) One of Whiskey’s many nicknames is “Squeaky”…check out this sound clip that Rich recorded while I was playing with him. :)

…and to All a Good Night

December 24, 2011 - Whiskey is eagerly anticipating his first Christmas. Every year I cross-stitch a dated ornament for our tree, and this year’s featured the newest member of our family. Merry Christmas Eve!

We Give Thanks

November 24, 2011 - On Thanksgiving Day, it’s important to pause and give thanks for the good things in life… Goldilocks gives thanks for her blue blanket for cushy cat-naps, for her bird-bird-birds in the yard, and of course, for the people who feed cats dinner at 1:30 in the afternoon. Squirt gives thanks for cuddle nap time, for […]

First of Fall Pansies!

October 28, 2011 - It’s the most wonderful day of the year…for cats, that is. Rich and I took a trip to Pansies-R-Us and found the first of fall pansies!! Squirt’s favorite treat is a nice six-pack of pansies. He’s taught us to carefully select plants with lots of leafy greens. Today was Whiskey’s first experience with pansies, and […]

Whiskey Keeps on Growing!

October 27, 2011 - Our kitten Whiskey just keeps on growing! He’s getting heavier every day. Even Squirt has noticed the difference, and has started to be a little less gentle with Whiskey when they romp. (Well, what do you expect a boy to do when his little brother tackles him?)

Whiskey Turns Five Months Old

October 11, 2011 - It’s hard to believe that we’ve had Whiskey for almost three months now. He’s gotten so big! Dinner time is a real hoot — we start getting pleading meows from Squirt and squeaks from Whiskey in unison. One of the reasons we got Whiskey was to provide a young, energetic companion for our two older […]

Watching for Warblers

September 27, 2011 - There are all sorts of reports of migrant warblers across the state on Birdbrains this week. I’ve been watching the neighborhood for Bow Tie, our Yellow-Throated Warbler that comes to our yard each winter. I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t seen him yet. At Wild Birds Unlimited two weeks ago they told me that […]

A Whiskey Update: Four Months and Counting!

September 25, 2011 - I forgot to post a very important milestone about a week ago: Whiskey caught his first lizard! Our new kitten is a little over four months now. He’s just adorable. He loves to play with his big brother Squirt. Whiskey was featured on the Cats are My Love website not too long ago. On a […]

Ornithology 101

September 6, 2011 - This is a special guest post by our cat Goldilocks.  We call Goldy our resident ornithologist.  She spends most of her days at our windows, watching outside to see the birds there.  When she was younger, a call of “bird bird bird!” from anywhere in the house would bring her running.  Now she is training […]

MIA: The Pink Mouse!

September 1, 2011 - For years, Squirt has liked his pink mice best of all his toys.  Rich reminds him that little boys are not supposed to like pink, but Squirt didn’t care.  Now Whiskey’s toys are the springy-thingees, and Whiskey also prefers the pink ones.  But a funny thing has been happening.  Every time we get out a […]

Whiskey: Week 4

August 21, 2011 - Whiskey decided that we should celebrate my birthday by giving him toys. He’s been having a blast with these little springy toys that Rich found on Amazon. He chases them all over the house for hours on end. He’s particularly adorable when he carries them around in his mouth. Whiskey is starting to take an […]

Rain is good for catnip

August 12, 2011 - Squirt was dismayed when I took his potted catnip plant outside a few weeks ago. But after a few good rains, the plant has quadrupled in size. Now Squirt gets to teach Whiskey the joys of playing with catnip… Now this is cool…this post was brought to you via my iPhone. I took the picture […]

Whiskey: Week 3

August 9, 2011 - The rain and heat have been keeping Rich and me from taking our afternoon walks. Indoors, my best photographic subjects tend to be our cats. We’ve had Whiskey for three weeks now, and he’s grown so much!! Check out the highlights from playtime below…

Kittenhood…

August 1, 2011 - So some proud photographer parents pose their two or three year olds with super-telephoto lenses, showing how the lens is taller than the kid. I thought it’d be fun to pose our new kitten in the Beast’s lens hood. I figured he’d be so cute sitting inside it, and I’d look back in a few […]

A New Member of the Family

July 16, 2011 - I’ll digress from my usual nature photography posts to show you some pictures of the newest member of our family. We adopted a little kitten today. Meet Whiskey Lou, which we will likely shorten to just “Whiskey”. Goldilocks and Squirt are adapting surprisingly well to the new little intruder. It’s fun to have a kitten […]

Squirt Wants to Congratulate Aaron, Too!

May 7, 2011 - Squirt thinks it unfair that feline study-buddies are not allowed to attend graduations.  He spent long hours helping Aaron with calculus!  He worked so hard that he put himself to sleep.  Look at that big yawn! So Squirt wants to join in and congratulate Aaron on his accomplishments…

Not Your Finest Moment, Goldy!

April 19, 2011 - Goldilocks had a great time watching a little frog that hopped onto her window.  Then she got bored and gave a big yawn.  Sometimes the camera doesn’t always catch her most dignified moments!! :)

First Images with the 500mm Lens!!

December 26, 2010 - Rich gave me the most awesome lens ever for Christmas!   The weather has been gross (cold front = cold + wind) and so I haven’t been out to Circle B with the lens yet.  But here are a few pictures from around the house… Every time I get a new lens or piece of camera […]