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12-FEB-2010

What is it about cats and books? Or cats and anything which raises them up above a surface.
I've seen Toffee choose to sit on a single sheet of paper on the desk or on my son's homework
as he studies at the table.
In the daily photo opportunity that is my lunch break I was contemplating arranging the
books I'd got in the library the other day into some sort of a still life. Until Toffee sat on
them. Lacking the time and inspiration to do anything else, I decided to shoot the cat again.
But I promise I'll keep Toffee out of my PAD for a while. For a week at least.

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Linda Johansson17-Jul-2010 12:01
I love that cat!
Bob B.31-Mar-2010 18:52
V! What a GREAT shot. Title: The Learned Cat?!
LynnH14-Feb-2010 13:35
Ah, I see Toffee longs for Italy! I LOVE this and I'm so glad you posted it. V
larose forest photos14-Feb-2010 04:32
No, no! Don't stop taking photos of Toffee. He is one of the most adorably beautiful cats I have seen, and you do such an super job of taking his portrait. VV
Mary Terry14-Feb-2010 00:03
Toffee is such a perfect model! I'm fairly certain he would like to be part of your PAD gallery on a regular basis. ;) V
Peter Sussex13-Feb-2010 18:12
In my opinion Toffee simply loves Italy, he has finished the books underneath and waiting for more to enjoy. Anymore question?
Nicki Thurgar13-Feb-2010 18:10
What a great model - cats are good to shoot! ;O)
Neal Nye13-Feb-2010 12:19
No need to keep one of the world's favorite cats out of your PAD! What a handsome lad, so perfectly positioned between the seed pods in the background.
laine13-Feb-2010 11:24
King's & Queens of the castle...I'm sure that's what cats see themselves as :)) Toffee's welcome on my computer any day !!
Kevin Chester13-Feb-2010 10:29
Maybe Toffee doesn't want you to go to Italy.
Patricia Kay13-Feb-2010 10:27
Such a beautiful pose that would be hard to resist.....Fabulous shot Mairead...BV
Cathryn Gallacher13-Feb-2010 09:42
Lovely cat portrait! When I work at home, I always set up a decoy pile of papers for Bailey to sit on. Once he's settled, I can get out my *real* papers.
Alan K13-Feb-2010 08:19
"Yeah hoomin. I haz other ideas" says Toffee, neatly positioning himself in front of the lens for tomorrow's PAD. (Or perhaps he was just smart enough to see how well the light would fall on him for today's one.)
heather13-Feb-2010 07:53
Picture perfect. a beautiful shot Mairead! V
Jeff Real13-Feb-2010 05:36
Such a beautiful expression. Wonderful! ~V~
Dave Hein13-Feb-2010 04:31
This is as good a still life photo as they get.
I don't know what it is with kitties and papers either, but every cat I've ever had has done the same thing. Recently with Virby we've had fun with a stack of slippery magazines. Such fun.
Yvonne13-Feb-2010 03:26
What a gorgeous cat, how can you not include Toffee! v
Jason Anderson13-Feb-2010 03:19
Big smile for this one. They really do like the high ground.
Nora van Beek13-Feb-2010 02:40
I never get tired of Toffee portraits. He's such a handsome boy!
globalgadabout13-Feb-2010 02:37
there's a look that tugs at your heartstrings...oddly enough I've just recently picked up the same Italy book...perhaps I can rub whiskers with Toffee this spring in Umbria..
January Grey13-Feb-2010 00:40
I think Toffee was trying to tell you it was time for another portrait! It's much sweeter than a pile of books! V~
lou_rozensteins12-Feb-2010 23:25
Maybe she has literary asperations! A great portrait. Well done.
pkocinski12-Feb-2010 22:52
Can I borrow Toffee? I could use a reliable subject :-)
Colin Storey12-Feb-2010 22:10
Lovely image of Toffee contemplating which book to read.
Doug Cruden12-Feb-2010 22:02
He's gorgeous! :o)
Máire Uí Mhaicín12-Feb-2010 22:02
Toffee loves being shot. Perhaps he's like to accompany you to Italy sometime too?
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)12-Feb-2010 21:55
This cat is really a friend of mine!He sits on Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna .... but I'm here:him is sitting on top of me!!! OMGosh! BIG VOTE, of course!
Ciao!
Paolo
Johnny JAG12-Feb-2010 21:37
He loves it!
Stephanie12-Feb-2010 20:49
Toffee has pleading eyes ~ please take my picture mom!!! Who could resist? :-)))
Phillip Normanton12-Feb-2010 20:43
Aww, poor Toffee - can't you see the pleading to continue modelling in those eyes?? =^^=
slhoornstra12-Feb-2010 20:35
One of the best cat portraits I have seen!! Toffee is an excellent model. Beautiful color and light. Cats sit on anything that makes them the center of attention at my house. After all, they are that important. V
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