Friday, August 10, 2007

Liberating Lizzie

D- has a new kitten, another orphan found wandering around somebody's garage. She's about 7 weeks old, all black except for a few chest hairs and a tiny white bikini, and has big bugged-out eyes that give her a frantic look, and as much energy as six normal kittens.

Kinda cute, isn't she?

That's the thing about black kittens. It's hard to capture their personality in a still photo. And for Lizzie, add the complication that she is rarely still. At best you get an occasional pause as she prepares to launch in another direction, a scramble of flying limbs.

For a variety of reasons, Lizzie is confined, alone, to a spare bedroom. We decided to bring her over here for a play date with the Country Cousins last night, and oh my, how much fun they had. Unfortunately, I was so busy ROFL I didn't think to take any photos.

Today I suggested maybe she could spend some time in Day Care while D- is at work, and burn off a little more of that excess energy. She loves the company, and the attention, too.

No ulterior motives on my part whatsoever, let me emphasize. But I did take the opportunity to capture a minute or two on film.

Elle and J.J. are the featured Cousins, and John appears in a cameo, doing what normal cats normally do in the early afternoon.


CelloGeek said...

They are hilarious! I don't know how you were able to keep the camera on the kitties as they were running around.

PeggyMac said...

Great camera work! I know the challanges of trying to photograph a black cat. In my Binky Baby shots, all that is visible on the black beauty is her headlight eyes.

Peggy, Lilly and Laila

Anonymous said...

Yes, but what about the CELLO?!

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David E Maeda said...

Lizzie looks like a great cat with lotsa energy. I love the wide eyed look.