When Jimmy, the CatHuman gets in trouble or is about to get in trouble, I call him ‘James’ with a stern male voice. It doesn’t do anything at all since Jimmy pretends I’m not talking to him cuz I didn’t use the “right” name. Nevertheless, I use it because I’m the Big Human In Charge and he’s the cat. It generally tickles the other human Jimmy owns, my good friend and guide in photography, and she laughs which is the reason Jimmy assumes he’s not in trouble when he is. Funny how he can tell when someone is laughing he’s not about to be yelled at. And now that he has the sole run of the place, he’s into all sorts of stuff he wasn’t into before: “taste testing” my food for me; meowing like a banshee when he wants anything or is just plain bored; being more finicky eating than any MALE cat has a right to be. Sure, that might be a tad sexist but ‘facts is facts’: female cats are just KNOWN for being “high maintenance” (sorta like… well, you know) so JImmy’s newfound “needs” are a bit unsettling for a father figure like me.

Anyway, Jimmy daydreams like all other furry lifeforms and sometimes you can catch him in one when he’s really comfortable and doesn’t know I have the camera out. Goodness knows what he daydreams about since he has just about everything a spoiled cat can have. But he day dreams regardless. The embarrassing part is that he day dreams while in his owner’s arms. What’s that about? Is he mentally cheating on her and dreaming of licking someone else’s fresh salmon right off their plate when they go to the bathroom? Or is he thinking about biting me the next time I call him James?

Since he usually follows me to the bathroom, I’m going to hope he’s dreaming about someone else’s food instead of making my trip a very unhappy one.
I read the chapter about selections and faking shallow depth of field with Gaussian Blur in my Elements 3.0 book today. I bet you could tell, huh?

My love and appreciation to the Caws and Claws Group for featuring this piece early Jan 2010!

I’m a “scatter-focus” artist. ANYTHING may be here or roundabout my galleries. Expect nothing anywhere and you’ll always be OK. ;-)

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  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 6 years ago

    Such a blissful guy! Sweet shot. :)

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    Awesome LL : ) Jimmy is about the cutest male cat I’ve ever seen… well done with the capture! Wen x

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    How could you get cross with him Lenny ? beautiful boy he is !lovely capture

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 6 years ago

    Lovely image, gorgeous face :O)

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...over 6 years ago

    Really great photo Lenny!!! Love the commentary as well!!! I too am a cat owner… or as you put it so well, a human owned by a cat!!!!

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 6 years ago
    I thank you all so very much! I have a good owner! (Damn, I hope nobody takes that the wrong way…)
  • LindaR
    LindaRover 6 years ago

    great portrait of your Jimmy ~ sweet shot! I have 2 kitties and they all have their own personalities and quirks ~ love them to bits :)
    my Maya loves to “steal” food too ~ and my earrings, my bluetooth earpiece (THAT was gone for 2 weeks and thought for good ~ but then I found her playing with it! lol) xx

  • Your bluetooth?!?!?!? That cat would hear her FULL PROPER NAME if she tried that mess with me! LOL! What’s next? Your keys?

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 6 years ago

    Love the photo.
    I can’t remeber, but I think it was Heinlien who said, “Women and cats will do what they want, and men and dogs may as well make up their minds to it.” He’s just asserting his catliness.

  • I can believe Heinlien would say that and I’ve lived long enough to know it’s true. :-D

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnover 6 years ago

    This is an adorable image of a very content kitty kat. And I LOVE your writing, Lenny. You are a very sweet soul.

  • Thank you, imageaddict! I hope I’m doing James justice but I’m afraid to ask him: he can recognize himself on the computer screen already. He’ll be reading before Halloween!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL capture of your lovely feline Lenny…………….

  • I thank you, PrairieRose, albeit who-knows-how long late. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

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