The photo in my header is one I took from inside my kitchen. Playing around aimlessly with my camera is one of my favorite things to do. Most of the resulting photos never see the light of day…at least by anyone other than me…but others keep beckoning to be published at the top of my blog, Sometimes.
Regular visitors will recognize my favorite vantage points for staging my pictures: my back deck, my front deck, assorted windows, and the outdoors within the confines of my yard. In this photo I am inside, shooting the reflection through the glass door.
There are two cats in this photo: Tinkerbell and Baby.
Tinkerbell is old, in her 18th year–even older than I am (in cat years.) I think that would make me 126…or is it 101.3? Is that even possible? My math skills, which never were always below-adequate, fail me when applied with paper and pencil. It is immaterial, I suppose. I read recently that some breeds of cat have a life expectancy of 20 years…or more.
Baby has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, also known as “tumbling kitten,” a condition that is very serious in that it affects the motor skills of kittens, causing them to tumble head-over-heels, fall over because they cannot stand, and wobble uncontrollably. Baby was fortunately less crippled from her condition than other kittens, especially her sister, who could not balance for more than one or two steps before going into the “swimming-like” movements which are typical of such kittens.
Baby was well accepted by the other house cats, including Tinkerbell…who as a general rule hates kittens. Baby trips and otherwise loses her balance, and she has a very heavy step rather than light-footed as are most cats. She has a gait much like a colt or other hoofed-animal, and does not curl up in a ball as most cats do.
I changed the colors on my blog, too. As for the theme, which is Colinear, I have decided to keep it for the time being, at least. I like the way it works, and the theme has all of the features that I like. I do need some widget work…I often think of widgets I want to add or change, but by the time I get to the change page I forget what I wanted to do. 🙂
Why fix if it ain’t broke?