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β€œIn order to understand rejection, man must first be ignored by a cat.”
― anon

This morning – before the sun was even high in the sky – I had a photo shoot with a cat! Now I usually don’t like cats. I find them unpredictable and scratchy. I have nightmares whereby they sit on my lap and dig their claws into my leg and never let go – ever.

So whilst I was meant to be photographing a dog, and the cat was just a nice addition – I was wary of it! But this cat was amazing – it was more fearful of me than I was of it!

This cat was beautiful – her eyes are gorgeous and she is quite rightly named Sapphire. So it was actually quite fun to get her in the right light (without touching her because Cats are viscous!) and capture the colour.

In between it all, the dog was more interested in chewing her teddy bears than posing for photographs and since we weren’t outside I couldn’t get that adventurous. But I managed a couple! Really the focus ended up being on Sapphire – which more than suited her!But Ebony – the lovely black fluffy two year old – did begrudgingly pose for me once or twice…

The weather is sort of rainy/windy/sunny – it’s never one thing for more than an hour or so. I decided it wasn’t worth risking waiting for a sunset tonight as my images of the day. Especially as it’s quiz night! Yippee!

Sapphire was the first cat I’ve really concentrated on with pet photography – and it was surprising how photogenic the animals actually are. Patience is definitely key though as Sapphire seemed more enamored with the camera bag than she did with me…

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