They say a picture says a thousand words, but what do 1,000+ cat pictures say? A few things really, but mainly that I really love my cats. If I have to pick the top reason for why we have so many cat pictures, it would have to be that there is always something unique about that particular expression or pose, or they are in a new spot or are looking out the window at something new. It wasn’t too long ago where Hank was watching the snow come down for the first time, as far as he remembered, and when we discovered how much he loved laying in front of the fireplace on the rug. You can imagine the explosion of pictures that occurred when we figured that out.
The progression from lithe and energetic youngsters to thicker and lazier cats makes seeing them stretched out on your legs for the 100th time still feel fresh. No one is the same as they were yesterday*, and the cats are no exception. They, Hank especially, are still learning, trying out new things in the new house, and getting more adamant about what they want. B is the one that seems to be changing the most right now, and figuring that out is especially tough. Even though I’m not sure what’s wrong, I’m sticking with her until we do.
Perhaps the easiest thing to point to as a source of endless cat pictures can be summed up in one word – toys. Buying a new cat bed and growing wheat grass certainly resulted in their fair share of pictures, but the icing on the cake – or better yet, the whole cake – was the new camera and its high powered lenses. Sure, sunsets and landscapes are nice, but they are also somewhat inconvenient and a bit generic. Hank and B, on the other hand, are characters worthy of our focus.
*“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus ~500 B.C.