Category Archives: Quincy

Slithering Around the Christmas Tree

♫ What a happy holiday…

My daughter and I were getting ready to decorate the tree when we found this.

Quincy, lounging along the lower branches. He then proceeded to slither around the tree.

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Sensing he wasn’t in serious trouble, he paused to sample a branch.
(Doesn’t he know by now that eating Christmas trees is a bad idea?)

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Naughty Mr. Q!

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About that time, Barnie wandered in and sat under the tree, which did not go unnoticed.

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Every few inches, Quincy stopped to “rest,” acting completely “comfortable” and… innocent.

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Barnie and Quincy Celebrate National Cat Day

October 29th has been designated National Cat Day. I’ll be honest. Every day is Cat Day at my house.

Barnie and Quincy welcome each new Cat Day sometime between 12am to 3 am, chasing each other up and down the stairs, running crazy through the house, and finding loud or crinkly things to play with.

Then they retire for the next 20 or so hours, each day spent much like this:

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Purl is left to wonder…

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How do your cats celebrate National Cat Day?

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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.