Friday Cat Blogging – 2 November 2012

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When I sat down on the floor to take a picture of Domino this morning, she immediately made a beeline for the camera and started smooching it. Needless to say, this didn’t result in very much high-quality catblogging photography. But once she got bored and backed off a few inches I managed to get a few shots of something that was recognizably a cat.

In any case, this is it: your final catblogging before the election. Try not to let the next few days drive you too crazy.

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