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Sat Aug 11, 2012, 02:06 AM

 

I love Cats

Three of my Cat friends. They are very photogenic. Photos taken with D7000 and off camera flash.

Kira, the serious one


Leo, The Orange Ruffie


Andrei, he always eats first


Chompy Cats


Does anyone else subject their cats to such torture?

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Reply I love Cats (Original post)
rDigital Aug 2012 OP
canonfodder Aug 2012 #1
Callalily Aug 2012 #2
rDigital Aug 2012 #4
handmade34 Aug 2012 #3
NV Whino Aug 2012 #5
kickysnana Aug 2012 #6
DollyM Aug 2012 #7
rDigital Aug 2012 #11
Celebration Aug 2012 #8
rDigital Aug 2012 #9
rDigital Aug 2012 #10
MichaelSoE Aug 2012 #12
Bertha Venation Aug 2012 #13
rDigital Aug 2012 #15
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #23
Bertha Venation Aug 2012 #14
Bertha Venation Aug 2012 #16
rDigital Aug 2012 #17
rDigital Aug 2012 #18
rdking647 Aug 2012 #19
rDigital Aug 2012 #20
rdking647 Aug 2012 #21
rDigital Oct 2012 #29
Blue_In_AK Aug 2012 #22
rDigital Aug 2012 #24
rDigital Aug 2012 #25
rDigital Sep 2012 #26
rDigital Oct 2012 #27
Mz Pip Oct 2012 #28
rDigital Oct 2012 #31
REP Oct 2012 #30
rDigital Oct 2012 #32
REP Oct 2012 #34
rDigital Oct 2012 #33
REP Oct 2012 #35
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #48
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #36
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #37
Sissyk Oct 2012 #38
rDigital Oct 2012 #39
Sissyk Oct 2012 #40
rDigital Oct 2012 #42
rDigital Oct 2012 #41
rDigital Oct 2012 #43
misschicken Oct 2012 #44
rDigital Oct 2012 #45
misschicken Nov 2012 #46
rDigital Nov 2012 #47
rDigital Dec 2012 #49
rDigital Dec 2012 #50
justiceischeap Dec 2012 #51
rDigital Dec 2012 #52
rDigital Dec 2012 #53

Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:02 AM

1. The boss cat

 

We all know which one that one is.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 08:50 AM

2. Your last photo of the

cats eating is awesome!

My favorite photo of my cat - RiP!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:33 AM

4. Great nose on that cat, very cute. My cats pose as soon as they see the camera.

 

It appears this meowmeow is no different. Excellent whisker definition.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 09:06 AM

3. your cats

are wonderful! great photos

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:12 AM

5. Of course we do. When out of subjects, enter the cats.

Welcome to DU. It seems to be cat central.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 10:18 AM

6. My grandfather said: "In order to appreciate cats you have to be smarter than they are...

dogs not so much."

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 07:37 PM

7. white kitty

your white kitty looks like mine except mine has blue eyes. Cassi is my clown of my four cats, has a thing about feet, likes to chase them and lick them! It's kind of disconcerting to wake up to a cat licking your toes!

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Response to DollyM (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 03:08 AM

11. I wake up

 

nose to nose with a cat every day (Andrei). The orange cat is a toe biter too. He also like to lick people's scalps. Wierd little cat he is.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. great portraits

The last one is awesome. They are really cute kitties.

How do you keep your floor so clean around the bowls?

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Response to Celebration (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:57 PM

9. Thanks : )

 

The bowls are special. We only use those bowls when they get special treats. They were loaded up with Friskee's meaty bits Ckn in gravy. When they hear the dishes clank they know something special is coming and they go wild.

Their regular food bowl and water bowl are always a bit of a mess in progress.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:59 PM

10. This thread needs more kitties. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 07:59 AM

12. More kittens? I think I can help

My wife and I lived in Aruba 2005 - 2010 and we started Aruba Kitten Rescue. Since we moved back to the states we still do coordinating to help visiting tourists take kittens home with them. During our stay there we rescued over 150 kittens and "hotel cats". We have a website that gives more info.
http://www.arubakitten.org

This is Keebler. We got her when she was hours old and was our last rescue while we were there.


Bunny and Dude were 2 days old when we got them


Luna was hours old and our first rescue along with her 2 brothers, George and George.





Jenny was pregnant and feral when she wandered into our yard. It looked like she swallowed a volley ball. My wife managed to catch her and put her into our guest room. She had 4 kittens the next day. A week later we got a call from the vet. He had 2 one week old kittens that needed help as the mother had been poisoned. She accepted them. We decided to keep Jenny as she had a hard life and it would be so hard to get her adopted. After the kittens were weaned she moved under our bed and stayed there for 3 months, only coming out in ninja mode to eat and use the litter box. That was 6 years ago and she is now my lap cat while I watch tv in the evening.


Stanley (the big orange palooka) wandered into the yard. He was injured from a fight and was facing the possibility of losing his eye. He didn't. Though a big male, he would tend to the kittens. We would call him "Uncle Stanley".


And last but not least is our Missy. She is a Maine Coon that we had in NJ. Naturally she wasn't going to be left behind and she emigrated to Aruba with us and then back again. This was the shot I took of her the day we brought her home as a 3 month old kitten.


These 7 came back with us to the states. What a scene it was going through the airport. Just as an extra - here is a clip I made of Stanley. He is like my best friend.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 11:51 AM

13. Hi, Michael,

You are a man after my own heart. Thank you for caring for the kitties. I did some TNR in my neighborhood, but all the ferals are gone now.

But as a result of the TNR, we now have ten cats, because we could not say no when they were kittens. They range in age from 3 to 11 years.

It's a lot of work (as you know) but we love them all. Of course!

I love your photos. Thank you for posting them.

And welcome to DU!

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:06 PM

15. This post is full of win.

 

Kittens from Aruba? Heart melting. Kitten with the bottle puts this one over the top.

Good on you and your wife for helping those meowmeows.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 04:30 AM

23. Oh, my goodness! What miraculous work you do!

And such stunning and affecting photos... Kudos to you for both, choked me up.


Welcome to DU. We're honored to have you with us!

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 11:54 AM

14. Oh, your cats are beautiful!

Thanks for posting. Thanks for starting this thread. As I have time, I'll post some of my own pics.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:22 PM

16. Our menagerie

These are all just taken like snapshots (I know little about photography) with Pentax and Nikon DSLRs (we left the Pentax behind at DFW, we think ).

Our first full feral family. The tuxy is the papa, we named him Domino. The tortie is the mama, she is Ringtail. We didn't name this litter. We got them spayed/neutered/vaccinated (but we could never catch the adults). In a year's time, they were all gone.


Sweet Richard, RIP. Made the drive from California to Virginia, in 2000. Died at age 12.


Harry, the kitty love of my life, RIP. Richard's littermate.




Cocoa, Mrs. V.’s special kitty. Found in the undercarriage of a truck at 5 weeks of age.


Petey and Charley Girl. Petey, the Siamese, was born on 9/11/01. Charley is about seven years old.


Here is Charley Girl. We had her ear-tipped because we thought she (and her whole litter) would be feral. Little did we know . . .


Toby The Long, Petey’s littermate.



This is Daddy RIP. He was badass. We named him Daddy because we guessed that he must be Petey’s and Toby’s daddy.



Daddy on the left, Richard on the right, and a transient pal whom I called Big Charlie, stuck in the middle.


Skittles, named after the DUer who will KICK YOUR ASS! One of Charley Girl's littermates.


I'm going to have to post the others later, as Photobucket is having a spasm.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:54 AM

17. : )

 

Extra points for gratuitous "cat in cardboard box" shot.

I'm also digging the outdoor cat party. Serious business.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:25 PM

18. More cats required. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:37 PM

19. one of our 3

Sheba.
20 years old,One eye due to glaucoma and still feisty

sheba by rdking647, on Flickr

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:19 PM

20. Wow, she's a cutie!

 

20 years old, that's like 140 in cat years! Excellent whisker definition and use of DoF.

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Response to rDigital (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

21. she got 2 feline brothers and sisters and 3 canine ones

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:06 PM

29. Let's see some FX cat photos! : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:02 AM

22. My latest kitty picture

This is old Sugar, now over 17 years old.




and the dog, too (because she hates to be left out).


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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 02:20 PM

24. Cutie Cat! It's good that you brought the dog too, nothing good can come of leaving her out : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 03:41 PM

25. Some fresh Ruffle for all to see:

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:27 PM

26. More of the snowball cat

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:31 PM

27. Cat Smootch

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:14 PM

28. I have a few, too

I've been working with a local TNR group for over 10 years. # of my 4 are rescues.

This is Dexter. I rescued him and his two brothers from under the bushes in a parking lot next to a 4 lane street. There were about 6 weeks old. He's about 16 lbs now.


This is Wicket. He's a 15 year old British Shorthair.


Tache is the newest addition. She was dumped at about 10 weeks on our street and was coming onto our porch to eat. It took me a week to trap her. She was pretty scared but is now doing just fine.



Scully started it all 12 years ago. She was one of the kitten in three litters of kittens that were born at the same time in my neighbor's yard. We trapped all of them, fixed them and their moms, found homes for the sociable ones and released the rest back into the yard where they lived out their lives. There are still 2 left. Scully I kept. It was 4 months before I could touch her but she became very friendly and is quite the lap cat now. Though I still can't put flea medicine on her without her freaking out.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:39 AM

31. Love it.

 

It looks like your black cat was a bush baby just like mine. We found him with a bunch of other micro kitties sitting under a bush in NE Ohio. Our Andrei is 15 lbs, they could be cat-cousins!

Wicket looks like he has some stories to tell.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:30 PM

30. Someone say cats?

Alice, pretending to be a pillow:



Fannie, at 10 lbs, the tiny cat:



Stewart, the 23 lb little black kitten:



Thomas, made entirely of fur, love and muscle:

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Response to REP (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:40 AM

32. What do you feed your cats to make them so fluffy? Inquiring minds want to know! ; ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:49 PM

34. They're (rescue) Maine Coons

And my husband loves to comb them.

Canon XSi w/250mm zoom

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:51 AM

33. D600: Cat in Box test. Andrei the Cat obliges.

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:52 PM

35. Nice!

Also love the one of all of them chowing down. Nice looking bunch of predators (and photos of predators)!

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Response to rDigital (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 09:54 PM

48. Great picture!

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:55 PM

36. We'll here's two of my four cats.

Couple of Vinnie - my last remaining Chinchilla Persian.





Pinkie who's a Maine Coon / British Short Hair cross.



And yes - I do collect banjos. Pictures on request.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:53 AM

37. Milo is three today.

This is when he was a kitten. He's a pedigree colour point BSH. His eyes really are pale blue.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:45 PM

38. All are beuatiful kitties!

Here is mine. He is an only child. lol


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Response to Sissyk (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:19 PM

39. He looks like he woke up on the wrong side of the bed...lol! So cute. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:30 PM

40. No.

That is his side...lol. Here is one of him awake, sorta!

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Response to Sissyk (Reply #40)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:43 PM

42. Cool cat, he looks just like my orange Ruffie. BTW, welcome to DU, friend. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:36 PM

41. A Kira Portrait.

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:35 PM

43. Andrei The People Cat.

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 09:05 PM

44. The best part about cats- their tiny little toes!

 

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Response to misschicken (Reply #44)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 09:15 PM

45. Hey! That's my cat! nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:21 PM

46. Who, this cat?

 


Couldn't be!

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Response to misschicken (Reply #46)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 12:15 AM

47. Yeah, that's my cat Andrei. I'd know that nose anywhere. : ) nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:58 PM

49. 20mm Whiskers today : ) One non-stop Cat Party!

 

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:23 PM

50. The Distinguished Gentleman

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #50)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:47 PM

51. My cat Emma showing her impatience

I just purchased a Nikon D5100 and have also been battling a pretty severe case of bronchitis, so I can't get out much to take photos and she's plotting against me I think... The first photo would have been better had I focused on her eyes, but I wanted to focus on her nose.





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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:44 PM

52. You're correct.

 

Cats are always plotting against us.

Excellent Whisker Definition as well. Focus is fine. Thank you for the quality feline submissions.

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Response to rDigital (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:39 PM

53. Kira is unimpressed today.

 

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