Category Archives: Cats

Methimazole in syringe

Methimazole in syringe

Warren, Connecticut. It’s raining so time for a little kitchen table macro fun. This is the syringe of methimazole that we give our 19.5 year old cat for hyperthyroidism two times a day. We’ve been doing this for many years now and her thyroid condition is under control. These "dosings" are not her favorite time of day and she attempts to hide if she thinks I’ve got the syringe in hand.

This image is about 2 inches edge to edge.

Methimazole in syringe closeup

This image is about 1 inch edge to edge.

The Kitty turned 19 today

The Kitty turned 19 today

Warren, Connecticut. Our wonderful old black cat who is now all gray had her nineteenth birthday today. She’s quite arthritic and has a tough time getting around these days and her thyroid needs medication twice a day but she does have her moments and we do our best to keep her happy. The Kitty was born a month before I met Anne and has been with us through three houses and many happy times. She’s what Anne calls a "professional cat" which I’m told is one who eats her kills. These days the kills are in her dreams.

Three Wise Cats

Three Wise Cats

Warren, Connecticut. I got these small stuffed cats at my favorite Japanese handmade paper store in LA a while back. They’re too small to be pincushions so they’re simply dust collectors (or stuffed hello kitties). They’ve just earned their keep by posing for this shot.

Happy Holidays to all of our friends both offline and online (analog and digital). Anne and I hope you’re warm, dry, safe, and happy wherever you are.

The Kitty turned 18 today

The Kitty turned 18 today

Warren, Connecticut. Our wonderful old cat had her eighteenth birthday today. She’s quite arthritic and has a tough time getting around these days but she does have her moments and we do our best to keep her happy. The Kitty was born a month before I met Anne and has been with us through three houses and many happy times. She’s what Anne calls a "professional cat" which I’m told is one who eats her kills. These days the kills are in her dreams.

Red Rose Tea Cat

Red Rose Tea Cat

Warren, Connecticut. I have all kinds of mini-ceramic animals from years of buying Red Rose tea but this is the first cat I’ve gotten. I must say, the smug look is quite cat-like. Those Brits know their cats.

Kitty, Gary, Anne

Kitty, Gary, Anne

Warren, Connecticut. I know, this is not a great image but I like it anyway. I was trying out Gary’s Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM lens and even though the light in the room made this a tough exposure (for me), it demonstrates what’s so interesting about shooting with a fast wide angle lens (subject isolation with a lot of background context). And, it was one of the few times the cat came out of the basement and posed for a few seconds.

Kitty Peeps through the Blur

Kitty Peeps through the Blur

Warren, Connecticut. Our seventeen year old cat, Kitty spends most of her time hiding these days but every now and then she comes out for a pet and the possibility of a photo op. She was a black cat at one time but has now turned very gray, just like her "parents" and one of the nurses at our Veterinary hospital calls her "salt and peppa."

Check out the bokeh this lens can make. Dang, it’s so good it hurts!