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DarkPenguin

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So much for a 5D mk II
« on: January 03, 2008, 08:01:05 PM »

This dude has run me at least $2k so far today.  (He has been upgraded to "better".)  That would be the bulk of my new camera budget.  Oh, well.  What are you going to do?

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 09:05:41 PM »

Teach that dude to operate Photoshop or Lightroom for you, so you can at least get some return on your investment.

Many years ago I had a similar 'lab assistant'. When my wife and I went out for dinner to celebrate our first anniversary, the critter decided to get into a losing argument with a car. Much surgery with accompanying medical bills, made photography look like an inexpensive hobby.

Think of it this way: you won't have to clean cat hair off the sensor of a 5D MK II.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 11:10:03 PM »

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I would suggest
1. Head Scratches
2. Chin Scratches
3. Cheek Rubs
4. Back Rubs
and
5. a still lap

I love both cats and dogs but when you get love from a cat...
Tom
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 08:52:10 AM »

"when you get love from a cat," then you know that you really really need help!

We once had to feed twenty-three of the mothers, each a personality in its own right, because we made the grave mistake of feeding two abandoned kittens. They just multiplied with the speed of light, creating a cathouse - in the literary sense - for all the marauding males for miles around.

In the end, whilst we were on a trip abroad, the neighbours took matters into their own hands and a great poisoning descended upon the Earth:  We were both dismayed and relieved - the dog, who had been on holiday in boarding kennels, was indifferent, much as the cats probably were.

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 11:47:33 AM »

Thought Iīd add: the cats did not live in the house with us! They were about 90% wild, even though it seemed normal, at the time, for the mothers to give birth in a cardboard box on the terace. In fact, they damn near demanded this service.

One little incident remains in memory: we used to have a large alsabrador which was inclined to spend time during summer asleep, just inside the french windows to said terrace. In order to keep the cats out of the place, we would errect a large fireguard across the open part of the doorway. One day, the īseniorī mother, whom we called Sid Vicious on account of her instant and deadly response to any challenges, took it upon herself to take a graceful leap over the fireguard, only to land on the poor old pooch on the other side of it. We could see disaster happening, and the mutual surprise of both animals was something to behold. Quite surprising that the cat hadnīt mapped the exact whereabouts of the sleeping dog.

I lost a little confidence that day about the magical powers of beasts to sense danger etc.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 12:17:27 PM »

A friend has become the caretaker of a bunch of cats because he bought the property they live on.  Same thing.  His take is that they are nice to have around and you don't have to do anything other than feed them.

Vo (the dude above) is doing much better if one considers the battle we had this morning to feed him his medicine.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 12:30:42 PM »

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And your camera was where?  Of course your flash batteries were charged and ready to go.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 12:32:38 PM »

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I am glad Vo is better.  Reluctance to take medicine is usually a good sign.

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 07:01:11 PM »

In the spirit of the OP, how about posting pics of our four legged friends. But to keep in the spirit of LL we then argue about how best to count how many hairs we can resolve!  
Here's  my Cat as a Hat!

     
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DarkPenguin

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 06:08:56 PM »

That's great.

Vo is looking more like this these days....

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