Friday Cat Blogging – 6 June 2014


Today we have a stripey Domino. This picture required a bit of art direction: I had to pick up Domino and move her a few inches to the left to get her fully into the stripey shadows. Surprisingly, she allowed me to do this without complaint. This was never a problem with Inkblot. I could plonk him down anywhere I wanted and he’d obligingly lie there like a sack of potatoes. Domino is not normally so cooperative.

Anyway, I’m mentioning this because I don’t want a big scandal after I win my Pulitzer Prize for catblogging and somebody rats me out to the jury. They’re pretty strict about this kind of thing.

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