Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Meet Jade: Psycho Kitty + Bundle of Energy

So, around one month ago, we went out to eat for dinner at Big Wave Dave's Mongolian Grill, meeting up with Jacques on his way home from work.  Little did I know that we would be coming home with much more than just a full stomach.  I remember Jacques was still a bit sick (and I was still dealing with the stuffy-ear-problem) and recovering from a bad cough, and since we were already headed to Food Maxx to check out the movie selection from Redbox (although I cannot remember now, for the life of me, what movies we rented), we decided to buy some cough drops there too.

Well... just outside the door, there was a group of people with a basket of kittens.  They were giving them away free because the mother was allergic.  Erin instantly fell in love with the first kitten she held, this 6-week-old, multi-colored, longhaired tabby.  And yes, I have to admit, she was incredibly cute... and so tiny!  I ended up having the final say, and I'll be honest, there are some days that I wish to God I had said no.  But when I saw the way Erin's face lit up, I just couldn't.  I guess I'm a bit of a softie that way.

You have to understand, I am so NOT a cat person at all.  And I never have been.  My family grew up hating cats, so naturally, we only had dogs as pets.  I keep hearing people say that this kitten will turn me into a cat person eventually, but I can guarantee you, that will not happen.

However, she does make a great model for my photography (and I actually do enjoy photographing cats):

This is the look I often get from her... I'm always having to discipline her for getting into things I've already told her not to mess with, several times!

She likes to pose sometimes when she knows a camera's pointed at her.  This photo shows off her multi-colored coat, especially around her face.

Waving to the camera?  Or I caught her at just the right moment during a stretch.

Reaching for my hand, but she was getting tired so she just held the pose.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

#photoadayAUGUST: The Conclusion

So here's a quick post for the rest of August's photo-a-day challenges.  I say quick, because I am about to go update our food inventory, which hasn't been updated in months.  It has to be manually updated (I wish I could figure out a way for it to be automatic) so I've kind of neglected it these past few months because, honestly, I just haven't felt like dragging my laptop to the kitchen and examining every inch of our pantry & fridge.


As always, some of these need more explanations to really understand my thought process as to why I took a certain photo for a particular day, so feel free to visit my Photo-A-Day Pinterest board to clear up the confusion.  The good news, though, is that I only missed ONE day this month!  Hoping to make that zero days in September.

Now I'm off to update our inventory!  Expect a new post very soon, as I have some photos to share from a new addition we added to our house almost exactly a month ago!!