Friday, April 22, 2005

Happy Kitty Days!



These are my two oldest cats. They came into the house 15 years ago on this day -- just little furry things, along with their late brother Kincaid. They've been very good cats. I'll try to get a couple pictures of them today and post them. And I think I'll talk Russ into getting them some fish if he has time. He's been very busy this last week, and I think it's going to keep going through the weekend at the very least.

Anyway, happy kitty day!

Oh, and if I forget, Gracie the Wonder Dog will have been with us for 11 years on the 27th.

I'm getting quite a bit of writing done -- 4k a day for several days now. Unfortunately, it's not on anything that I can really use right now. (grin) But I am enjoying the work, and I'm also editing quite a bit of Farstep Station -- the last time through for it. Kinship is the one that's going so well. I'm not unhappy with that. I have to get it done at some point anyway!

I've also been taking walks every day now that the weather is nice (more or less). I have to admit that I live in the most boring area in the world for walks. I drag my camera out with me, of course, and I have managed a couple flower shots and a few birds and squirrels, but nothing very exciting. I wish I lived closer to the edge of town and could just go walking out on the dirt roads. I used to love to do that when I lived in areas where it was possible.

It would be nice if I had something exciting to report. I think that's going to have to wait for another day. I'm going to go spend time with the kitty guys.


Joy said...

Your cats are terribly cute, Zette :)

~ Eponin

Zette said...

Well, they're terribly something anyway. (grin)

Valerie Comer said...

Usually when I take a pic of my cat, I get bright glare where the eyes ought to be. (Pretend Kwi is my Georgie, they look enough alike to be litter-mates.) Any photography tips? Or should I just invest in a good editing program? (grin)

Jean said...

Look at those massive paws on Kwi! Happy Kitty Day.

Last Sunday was Magellan's 11th birthday. Must be something in this time of year for kitties. (grin)

Zette said...

Val -- there are two different tricks for this that don't involve post picture taking work. The first is to not use the flash if you can avoid it. I took both those pictures without flash in brightly lit rooms.

If you have to use flash, try aiming it not quite into the eyes. An off camera flash is even better, but if you're using a point and shoot (film or digital) you won't have that option.

Post-picture-taking work really isn't that hard though, once you get used to it. I used to do it by hand on print photos even. It's just a matter of learning how much dark to apply to the eye area.

Zette said...

Jean -- Kwi has big furry paws. He loves to have them rubbed.

Valerie Comer said...

Of course the flash on my digital is built in, so if I'm aiming at the cat, the flash is in the *right* place. Or the wrong place, as the case might be. My best bet seems to have hubby distract him a little, so kitty isn't looking straight at the camera.