It’s come round to calendar time again on RB, and though I’m making my KATZ Calendar available for yet another year, I’ve decided to make a few changes…
As regards the cover, don’t let her scare you off… the inside is full of pure kittysweet as previous, but with a few omissions and additions. So much kittysweet that it actually smells of catnip… your own kitties will have a total blast if you let ‘em turn the pages. Trust me. Mine’s been at it all year !!
Now a bit about my relationship with felines…
Anyone who knows me will be aware of my feelings towards our cats. Though we’ve provided them throughout their lives with a warm and comfortable home and kept them well fed with their favorite foods and drinks (hey wait a minute… does beer affect cat behavior?), and given them the freedom to come and go as they please (except when we lock them out when it looks like they’re gonna drag something bad into the house), and make sure they get the very best possible medical attention when they’re ill (amazing how few vets know how to deal with arsenic poisoning)… I’ve always had the feeling they hold a deep hatred for me, to the extent that I’m scared to give them access to me while I sleep. Especially as feline homicide largely goes unpunished where I live.
But having said that, none of the 6 cats we’ve owned have ever chosen to live with us. It’s me and my wife who’s subjected them to that. And in fact, in their brief time as kittens, two in particular have given me the pleasure of many a heart warming photographic moment. When I look back on those moments, I realize how much love I actually have for the little scumbags.
So this 100% feline calendar is, with the exception of a couple of shots of my sister’s cats Smeagol and Deagol, exclusively devoted to little black OJ (who alas left us at a very young age), and Scratch the arrogant Siamese (who is still very much at large), and is a tribute to their contribution to my life.
For anyone who ends up owning this calendar, I hope it brings you as much pleasure as I had making the pictures :-)