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If all else fails, shoot the cat.
10-JAN-2010

If all else fails, shoot the cat.

When I started taking my PADing seriously, that is posting a freshly taken image every day, I thought Toffee would feature in it a lot more than he has.
Today he provided inspiration in more ways than one. Although we had snow overnight, a thaw rapidly set in and much of the countryside was taking on its familiar green appearance under a grey sky. I was contemplating going out to see if I could find something worth shooting but I didn't really fancy driving up mountainous roads which could possibly still be icy. Then I looked at Toffee settling down for a nap on my husband's t-shirt and I thought 'he's got the right idea'.
So, I had a lazy Sunday. Caught up with some housework, packed all the Christmas decorations in boxes for storage in the attic, and finished reading 'American Wife', an interesting if flawed novel based on the fictional recollections of the wife of a certain US president recently left office.

And when Toffee's not sleeping, he spends a lot of time looking out the window at the birds. I finally managed to get a few passable pics of the birds coming to the feeders yesterday. Cleaning the kitchen window helped, as did the light reflected by the snow.

Nikon D90
1/20s f/2.5 at 50.0mm iso1000 full exif

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slhoornstra15-Jan-2010 05:56
A beautiful shot of this cozy tabby. I fond I am not at home in a house with no pets. V
Colin Storey11-Jan-2010 20:00
Great idea, stay in and stay warm.
Nicki Thurgar11-Jan-2010 19:11
Cats have the right idea :O)
Walter O. Koenig11-Jan-2010 17:37
Hello Toffee! He's got the right idea. Wonderful portrait of your photogenic cat Mairead. "V"
Kevin Chester11-Jan-2010 15:05
LOL Poor cat, they make great shots but I havn't seen many that are willing models
Neal Nye11-Jan-2010 12:27
For having a lazy day, you certainly got a lot done! Very nice images!
Blandine Mangin11-Jan-2010 09:06
very beautiful capture ! v
heather11-Jan-2010 08:36
He's got his eye on you for sure! Lovely shot of Toffee, Mairead. V
Ann...11-Jan-2010 08:33
He certainly looks settled for the day!
Betty Vlasiu11-Jan-2010 06:55
Gorgeous light! Lovely image! v
Jason Anderson11-Jan-2010 02:48
Sunday was cat day for me too. They have some very good ideas, this being one of them. Really nice, unguarded shot too.
LynnH11-Jan-2010 00:59
A wonderful picture of Toffee today!!! I'm so happy to see you got to have a nice day. Nice of him to oblige with a photo so you didn't have to go outside! V
Dave Hein11-Jan-2010 00:19
I've spent my Sunday with Virby (the cat) too. It doesn't even matter that it's nice out. :)
Mary Terry11-Jan-2010 00:04
A perfect subject for a lazy Sunday! Very cute shot of Toffee.
Phillip Normanton10-Jan-2010 22:56
Heehee - he has his eyes on you - you'd better watch your step :o)
Stephanie10-Jan-2010 22:36
Toffee watching your every move Mairead. Such a beauty! V.
Patricia Kay10-Jan-2010 21:51
Love this shot of Toffee Mairead...definately has the right idea on a wet and grey Sunday...BV
Valene10-Jan-2010 21:35
Sweet shot of Toffee. He looks like he is settling in for a long winter's nap. V
pkocinski10-Jan-2010 21:28
Ah, Toffee looks very sweet here but don't dare disturb him - LOL :-)
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