© Laurie Minor

  • 7 Challenge Wins
  • 14 Top Tens
  • 15 Features
  • 5 Sales on RB (7 including editorial publications)
  • Published in Cat Fancy magazine years ago (July/94), as part of a photo essay featuring Max
  • Many thanks to the person who purchased a 12.0″×7.8″ print
  • Many thanks to Dorothy Pinder for purchasing a calendar (“Cute Critters”) featuring this image
  • Cards sold, thank you ever so much, Mieke Boynton!
  • Card sold unknown buyer 15.10.13 Thank you!
  • Cover shot for calendar

- image made years ago, Ilford HP5 B/W film custom developed, printed & toned in the traditional darkroom, Nikon FM

Max was our ‘charismatic’ cat we adopted from the Humane Society…You never knew where he would turn up – in an open drawer, a cupboard, on top of a roof, etc.- but his most unusual habit was leaping on to the shower rod from the vanity & he accomplished this feat often & with great skill (never landing in the tub! :)) I eventually made sure my camera was present whenever I saw him sitting on the vanity focusing intently on the shower rod, mentally preparing for ‘the leap’. The jump was the more difficult shot of the series & the proof of his actual leap from the vanity is shown in images below. This ‘peekaboo’ shot was a bonus and totally unexpected – he even posed & gave me time to focus & get it right! :)) …the camera being a totally manual SLR at the time
RIP Max!

Featured In:
- Winner, Freedom To Shine challenge (81 entries) view
- Winner, #1 Favorites challenge (46 entries) view
- Winner, Bathrooms challenge, 12.18.10 view here
- Winner, Photography Challenge group, 10. 22.10 view here
- Winner, Cats & Dogs challenge, 8.17.10 (34 entries) view here
- Winner, Goofy Cats challenge, view
- Winner, Amazing Challenge Entertainment, view

- Creative, Talented & Unknown
- Superbly Visual
- Theme Thursday – Feature Friday
- Film Photography
- Images of Endearment
- Top Ten, Colour Me Nothing challenge, 41 entries
- RB’s Explore Page/Featured Photography
- Top Ten, All Animals Great & Small challenge (132 entries)
- Top Ten, Bathrooms challenge
- 25 Favorites group
- Top Ten, Tell Your Photo Story challenge,
- Top Ten, Pets Are Us challenge
- Top Ten, Tabby Time Cats challenge,
- Bathrooms
- Top Ten, Just Fun challenge
- Freedom In Words & Art
- Top Ten Bits & Pieces challenge
- #1 Artists of Red Bubble
- Top Ten, Cats and Dogs challenge
- Black & White Photography Group
- Top Ten, Pets Are Us challenge (75 entries)
- Top Five, Featured Women Photographers challenge
- Top Ten, Color Me Nothing, challenge
- You Big Softy
- Freedom of Expression
- avatar, Live, Love, Dream challenge, View
- Top Ten, Alphabet Soup challenge (56 entries)
- Love These Creatures
- Cat’s Pajamas
- 3rd Place, Top Ten, Alphabet Soup ‘Uncommon & Unique’ challenge (55 entries)
- Alphabet Soup


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  • Justine Walke
    Justine Walkeabout 4 years ago

    one of those once-in-a-lifetime shots! cooool. love his expression, too

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 4 years ago

    You just have to love quirky cats.
    Great photo.

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 4 years ago

    lol…great timing

  • danamh40
    danamh40about 4 years ago

    LOL!! I love it!! Great capture!

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    PURRRRFECT shot…Love it…adorable!!! Cats rock!!! :-)

  • Kristy  Dorris
    Kristy Dorrisabout 4 years ago

    LOVE THIS!! Superb capture

  • ronda chatelle
    ronda chatelleabout 4 years ago


  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    So typical of a cat. So very adroable!!! Congrats on our feature!

  • MagicalDecor
    MagicalDecorabout 4 years ago

    What a capture adorable! :)

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