Firstly I want to send out special purrs to Storm and Orange Boy. Storm's getting ready to tackle lymphoma again and poor Orange Boy was bitten by a rattlesnake. All of us out here in the woods are purring and sending healing wishes to those kitties and their families.

Secondly, on a lighter note, we succumbed to our curiosity and donated money to The Cat Realm to find out what Sassy was up to after their big party. We received the photos and you really should go check them out. All proceeds go to Cat Friends Helping Friends. I found myself giggling in the middle of the night thinking of the photos whereas Goldie tossed and turned all night as he was quite disturbed by them. I think it is available until Wed. night.

Now I would like to share with you my third photo tip. If you are worried about looking too round always extend a limb out very far to trick the eye. You will be perceived as being very long and lean.

Be careful though to keep yourself in balance. Nothing looks more "out of shape" then a tumble of the couch.


Isis said...

We're all purring for Storm too...

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Look at you showing off your tummy! Cute!

We are purraying and purraying for Storm and Orange Boy!

Daisy said...

That's a good tip! And judging by your photo, it works very well, too.

I am purring and purring for Storm and Orange Boy.

Figaro the Therapy Cat said...

I am purrifying for Storm too!

I likes your tip, I will pass it along to my brother Figaro who is...should we put it nicely, a little bit big in the tummy.


Mr. Hendrix said...

we're purring for our friends too.

great photo tip. i'll have to do that so my beans stop calling me a weeble. sigh.

i'm heading over to Cat's Realm now!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

I am purring for Storm and Orange boy.
Oh, you look extra long and slim!

Parker said...

Shade! What a great tip! I have taken notes and will use your advice! Thanks!

Tiggie FOC said...

What is with you Tuxie cats and your bellies? Hart always wants to show off his belly in pictures too.

Purring here for Storm and Orange Boy.

Halloween said...

Hi Shade and Goldie. Sorry I haven't been visiting so much lately! I saw the fox picture. Wow. Maybe I should send my coyote to your fox and they could go somewhere else - away from kitties - together!! I hate having to stay inside in the morning and dusk but I think I'd hate even more to be fox or coyote munchies, don't you, Goldie?? Shade, you are a cutie, your tummy is just fine.

Many purrs, Halloween

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh I agreez!!! Stretchee outs dat leg... I do dis on a reggular basis. (Da floof justee doezn't help!)

We iz purrin' fur da Storm. She iz sooo beeotyfull.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

That's a great photo tip, Shade, and a fabulous photo! :)

We are purring and praying hard for Storm and Orange Boy.

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I am purring very hard to our friends as well~!

I am sure you are doing just fine, not to worry about the shape thing.

Jack, Persephone, Tenzing and Lancelot said...

That sounds like a good camera trick! I'm all sleek and svelte, but it might help Persephone the squishy little butterball!

Hey! You take that back, Jack!



And yes, we're Candian kitties. We live at Almost-the-North-Pole! Or at least it's cold enough to be! We're in Northern Alberta! Really northern! Like 2/3 of the way up from the U.S. border!

Nice to meet you!


Hi Goldie! Hi Shade! Wow! You caught a real live dead mouse?!? I wish I could! But we live way up off the ground and there are no mousies in our housie. Well, except the mousie-toys.


The Crew said...

What great advice. I look round in all my pictures, too. I wonder if it's a Tuxie thing?

Max S

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