Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cats and Not Much Else

So, while we have been keeping busy, I really don't feel like I have a lot to say lately. But, I did want to give an update. I can't believe we are already seeing signs of Fall! The Lantana that I talked about in the last post is absolutely out of control. Unfortunately, I haven't downloaded those pictures yet, so they'll have to wait. Just imagine that you cannot see even a peek of the HVAC unit.

We got a photography class for our digital SLR for half off through half-off depot. We went this past Saturday. I learned a few things and I hope to build on them. I took some pictures of the cats when we got home. I am not sure if they are any better than ones I have taken in the past, but I did take them without the I felt pretty good about that.

Mathilda is now 10 pounds! She doesn't really look much bigger, but she is more round. She's pretty sturdy looking, that's for sure. She guards the food bowls. We went out and purchased a second automatic feeder so that she could eat out of one and the boys could eat out of the other. She sits there and watches them eat or lays down right next to them and nudges them. Sometimes we hear hisses or growls and we figure she got too close and is being put in her place. It's about time is all I can say about that. But, there you go. There's not that much else going on I guess.

I have begun making Christmas cards again. It's going faster this year, I think.

Here are some pictures I took this past Saturday:

How much is that kitty in the window?

Grrr...I am SO fierce!

I don't know if I have said this before, but Maxwell and Sampson are very long, have long tails, and are also tall. They have long legs. It's not as obvious on Sampson because he is so fluffy and fat, but Maxwell is sleek, so when he walks, it makes me think of a Great Dane. Yep, feline version of Scooby Doo. Well, Mathilda is compact. Her legs are super short, even by normal cat standards, I think. So, I say that while Maxwell is the Great Dane of cats, Mathilda is the weiner dog of cats. Heehee. But, she makes up for it with her feather duster of a tail. It's not as long as the boys' but its much furrier and poofy!


Wendyk625 said...

Good Picture of Maxwell....good perspective and I also like this last one of Maxwell...

I would like to take a photography class myself...there is so many different factors you have to consider when taking a photo and it can drastically change the outcome!

Wendyk625 said...

I meant the last one of Sampson...not maxwell!!!!

Andy's Bethy said...

I almost went to a photo class this weekend, but there was just too much going on. I just got my new camera this week, so will just play with myself for a while I guess.
Did you ever get around to reading "The Host". You said you were thinking about it in your June post, so I was just curious. It is my favorite of Meyer's books.
And I have to agree that I really like that last photo - the sunlight in the background is really cool.

Marcy said...

Hey Bethany. I never did read the Host. I haven't read much besides the Bible and our small group study books since this post, actually. And, I am still working on the Julie Andrews book. When I finish that, I am moving on to Feminine Appeal!