This is a wide angle close up shot, in a shadow box. If you click on the image, and view the large, or original sized image, Abby’s eyes are hypnotizing. They remind me of the Kaa, the snake in Jungle Book. I like the 3D effect you get with a wide angle lens, close up shot. Fun stuff.
This is an archive shot, from the last time I went to visit Wendy, at Ragnificent Ragdolls. These are Kahlua & Cream on the left, and Kit Kat on the right. I wish I could have taken them home with me.
Abby is so patient with me. In this shot, she has finally reached the end of her patience. If she could talk, she would be saying “Do you love me? Put down that camera and pet me. Some bonita flakes and catnip would be nice, too.”
This is the only picture that I can find of Annie, my mom’s Ragdoll. Annie just passed away.
Taz is in the shadow box, ready to pounce. He tends to do that a lot, lately. He’s getting to be a big boy, so when he pounces on you, it doesn’t go unnoticed. We were curious, so we broke out the scales. Taz weighs 8 lbs, and he’s not even 4 months old, yet. He now outweighs all of our pets, except for Arlo. It’s a good thing he is a sweet boy. This is another one from the day we picked him up at Ragnificent Ragdolls.
This is a fun photo using selective desaturation. All colors are removed, except for blue. Abby has very blue eyes to start with, but this treatment really makes them pop.
Taz decided to investigate this funny looking stuff on the bed. He didn’t recognize that other cat, looking back at him. They grow up so fast! He is not fooled by reflections any more. He is busy protecting me from that dangerous mouse, though. What is it about cats and computers…
This is one of Abby’s sisters, or a niece. I love the Birman markings. Abby has those cute little socks, too. With all of the cool cat breeds that went into the Ragdoll, how could they go wrong?
Taz is very playful. He means well, but he is kind of a Baby Huey. He is 4 months old, and already weighs over 10 lbs. He is the sweetest kitten, ever, but he doesn’t know his own strength. We are pretty sure Arlo’s eye injury came from playing with Taz. In this picture, Taz wants to play, and Stormy looks nervous…
A few days ago, we noticed that Arlo had a red eye. We had him checked out, before leaving for a weekend. It turns out that he had a 103 degree fever, and his eye was about to burst. We had no idea that he was this sick. Arlo is feeling better, now, so we are pretty sure that he’s going to be around for a while, but it is still touch and go with his eye. Our pets, especially Ragdolls, will not complain. You really have to keep an eye on things, to know if they are sick or hurt. It’s easy if they are coughing, or have GI issues, but fevers, tumors, bites, and puncture wounds can easily go unnoticed.