Surprises come in many different shapes and sizes. This furry surprise came to us on one snowy night in Fort Worth…via his mama. We opened our back door to see the snow falling down and in darted a very friendly mama cat. We felt so bad for her and knew she needed a warm place for the night but we had no idea she was having kittens soon. She had no collar and we tried to find her owner with no luck. I would like to say the kids talked us in to keeping her until she had her kittens but honestly no one had to even try once my husband saw her. He’s an old Marine and can be pretty gruff and tough…but there is one thing that can melt him in to butter. A kitten. My kids have even caught on to it now. They will point out ever stray cat they see in our neighborhood. If it’s a kitten with out a home then they know who to go to. Daddy.
Well a few weeks after finding Miss Kitty she had her litter. In this litter of 5 she had One very cute orange tabby. He was the first to do everything. First kitten to open his eyes, first kitten to climb away from his bed, first kitten to become playful. We all fell in love with him and of course had to name him Tigger. THAT was our first mistake, naming him. Once the kittens were old enough, we found homes for everyone except Tigger. We just couldn’t let him go. Now he is our beautiful orange tabby and acts like he owns the place. Since the kids are in school during the day, I find that I use him for target practice a lot. Ok, not really target practice but I like to shoot him from time to time. Ok, not really shoot him but take his picture with my Canon. Ok, yeah, you get the point. lol I love to find him gazing out the window and deep in his thoughts of catching that pesky squirrel in our back yard. He is an easy target because he rarely moves. Just from the sofa to the window sill to the bed. This month, he is my fine art. I loved the capture that I got of him and the focus in his eyes. It will be a shot that our family will keep furever. I hope you enjoy it too.
You can follow our 4TLOF Fine Art Group by visiting each link on the next blog. We are all posting our fine art each month as a personal project. Continue on to the next photographer by clicking to see Stephanie Greenwell Photography, Southeast Missouri.