One of my main goals for 2016 was to take some photos of my cats that I am proud of. I wrote about it on this post. I will be honest with you, it's it's not been as easy as I thought it would be. Cats move very quickly and some of mine our seemingly camera shy. The above photo of my oldest named Chanel (a Himalayan Persian rescue cat) is especially camera shy so I was happy to get this shot of her.
The title of this post " Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls" was taken from the movie "The Titanic" . This movie came out in 1997. It's hard for me to believe it is almost a twenty-year-old movie as people still watch it a lot nowadays.
As you can see Fleur LOVES the camera. She seems to like posing in front of flowers. She was found in a flower bed when she was only a few weeks old almost 9 years ago. We took her in as a foster cat around that time. I think after nine years she will be with us for good ;)
Here is another of my "foster" cats named Peanut. He will be 10 years old this fall. I'm grateful that he is not very camera shy either!
And here is peanut again while I am practicing with a new Focus type lens that I've been having a tough time learning to use:
Here are some of my very camera shy kitties. The black one is named Princess and is about nine years old. The Siamese looking one is named Sasha who just turned six. The Tortoiseshell cat is named Piney. Piney is FIV positive and about four years old. She is kept healthy with a fairly new drug the few people know about called T-cyte. Many people ask me if it is expensive. It costs us about $60 dollars each time she gets a shot which is about twice a year.
Here is peaches sporting her lion cut. She is normally very fluffy so we get her groomed during the summer because it's so hot here in Florida. Peaches is also FIV positive. We took her in more than two years ago when she was found nursing seven two week old kittens next to a dumpster. We took her to the vet the next day and learned she was F I V positive. Only two of the kittens tested FIV positive, but after six doses of T-cyte when they were very young they became negative. T-cyte truly is a miracle drug in my opinion.
We don't know peaches exact age. All of our cats are rescues so we don't know most of their exact birthdays. The only one we know for sure is our oldest who is pictured at the top she was born in her foster home on May 29, 2004.
Lastly I will leave you photos of Elizabeth and Jasmine. They are sisters who are approximately 10 years old. Elizabeth, pictured first, looks like she got into my eyeliner. They were the first foster cats that we took in. They were very lucky to survive as they were found in a barn in the middle of the winter in Ohio. Their mother had been stepped on by a horse. Luckily they are happy and healthy cats now.
I think Jasmine tries to make me feel guilty when I'm packing to go out of town :)
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my first kids. I will continue to work on their portraits throughout 2016 and beyond. I would love to hear your comments and advice on taking pictures of pets. As always you can use my photo for free using my Pixabay account here. I hope you all have a wonderful week!