Photographing 27 cats and kittens in 3 hours
Last weekend I was thrilled to do my 2nd photo shoot for H.E.L.P. (Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets). This group is a volunteer based not-for-profit organization who fosters cats, dogs and of course kittens and puppies in their homes. They adopt the animals out at the local PetSmart and through adoption events like the one last Saturday.
I you are interested in finding a new furry friend to bring into your family call HELP at 877-364-2286 or check out their website at http://www.helpinganimals.org/.
Being spring/summer there were quite a few young cats/kittens at the event this month. Every one of them is full of personality. Some are shy, some are curious, some are playful and some just wanted a nap. The most curious loved playing with the cat toys while I was snapping away and one little guy wanted to see what was inside the lens of my camera.
Here are some of the cats I got to meet and photograph. Of course I’m tempted to post them all but I’ll restrain myself.
For a slideshow of all best images at full size click here
EVA WALL-E & SIMON
Who can resist 3 5 week old kittens. These little guys are being bottle fed by their foster mom. They go by Simon, Eva and Wall-E. They weren’t camera shy in the least!
|Wall-E takes a bite out Simon|
|High5 dress for her debut|
Orange Tigers Abound
There were several orange tabby cats. I wrote down their names as I shot the photos but at one point we did several siblings in a row and it was very hard to tell who was who during post processing.
Going to be Big
Kya, Kaffa & Carib are part Maine Coon cat. They may be little now but they are going to grow up and up.
The Out-takes – These speak for themselves
|Jerry tries to escape|
|Nyjer – “Did you see that????”|
|Tammy – “You said it was ok to play with this thing”|
These guys were a few of the lucky ones who got to go home with a new family.
At the end of the day one last furball came over. This is Rosie. She is one of the lucky kitties that got to home to a new family this day. We put her down on the table and I got 3 photos. Here is the first…
The other 2 photos were of her back side as she went streaking away. She is fast – probably one of the fast cats I’ve seen – and she only has 3 legs. She lost one of her back legs to an infection. She is now very healthy and has a new home.
I’m going to stop here but check out all the cats at http://www.pawprintspix.com/help-2010-july
Don’t miss Anna (mama), Ben & Jerry, Berny, Brandon, Bunny, Jack & Jill, MacKinzie, Nyjer, Tammy & Tara and Wilbur