Category Archives: Quincy

The Poser

Big changes are (finally) in the works over at About.com. A major redesign, the first in forever, is happening this summer. Right now, lots and lots of busy work getting ready. Frustrating, fun and everything in-between.

I am most excited about photos. Bigger, better, and more cohesive to the piece. I was reviewing an older article about cats peeing in bathtubs (it happens), and needed a photo. I searched a few places, then remembered… I had a cat and a bathtub. Problem solved?

Quincy was the model for the one photo that appears in the article. Just one photo, but several were necessary to get the one I wanted to use.

Here is a little behind-the-scenes peek on the Bathtub Poser.

Quincy explores the bathtub

I just plopped him in there, waiting to see what he would do.

Quincy in the tub

Let’s get to work, Quincy.

Quincy gets to work on the perfect pose

No, don’t look over there. Over here. Wait. Quincy! Kitty, kitty!

Q in the bathtub

Momentarily distracted, I thought my model was going to jump tub.

Quincy in the bathtub.

Just before he really did jump tub. I had the shot.

 

Everyday Superhero

The day after a day blizzard, Quincy finds his true calling.

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The Stair Master

You may have seen the You Shall Not Pass, Dog video making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. I watched it, and was laughing and nodding in agreement — the power that cats have over dogs.

This recurring theme is definitely true in my house — everything from Barnie and Quincy owning the dog beds to the Invisi-Cat Shield saga. And now, cat control over the stairs.

Stairway to Trouble

One of Quincy’s favorite things is to exercise his control over the dogs. In this scene, he realized that he was in prime position to block Argos from coming down the stairs when I called him to go out for a walk.

Here is how it unfolded.

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This impasse wasn’t going to be over anytime soon. I had to rescue Argos. Quincy knew the game was over as I made my way up the stairs.
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In case you missed it, here is the “You shall not pass, dog” video: