Yes, it’s now been six turns around the wheel with these adorable kittens:
They are now middle-aged kitties, with occasional middle-aged-kitty health issues: Fritz went to the vet earlier this year with a urinary tract blockage, and Tigress needed anesthesia for a periodontal deep-cleaning, though fortunately she didn’t need any teeth removed. We are not looking forward to brushing her teeth for her!
(Fritz’s teeth were just fine – apparently his fetish for chewing on cardboard and packing tape is good for something!)
The cats, however, are still eager studio assistants. Here’s Tigress assisting with a studio shoot, by guarding my samples from would-be sample molesters (i.e., me!):
Of course, every photo looks better with a cat photobombing it, especially if the cat is wrinkling the silly little bits of fabric and getting cat hair all over them! But somehow humans never seem to understand that. Go figure.
Also, sometimes humans get their priorities wrong and need to be reminded of who’s in charge. Here Fritz is laying down the law in the middle of a photo shoot (yes, he did get his belly rub!):
The cats, of course, continue to excel at cat things. Here’s Fritz, practicing the ancient art of Taking Up Enormous Expanses of Bed:
And here’s Tigress, mere moments before the human decided that perhaps all that yarn needed to be relocated:
Lest you think this mere paranoia, this had happened to an innocent skein of yarn earlier in the week:
So yeah, it’s a good thing that our little furry fiend…
….is also infinitely adorable:
Here’s to six wonderful years, and hopefully many more to come!