Daily Photo: Family Portrait

five black cats on dresser
Finally, the best shot: in order of faces, Mewsette, Mr. Sunshine, Giuseppe, Jelly Bean and Mimi.

Well, this was the best I could do without a tripod, and this photo is better than nine others I took that day! I’ll have to try this again when they’re all in the mood to model, and when the sun isn’t reflecting off the house across the street…Below I have a slideshow of the series of photos that led to this one, and it’s not ironic that the very last one was the best of the lot. The piece of furniture they are sitting on is the cherry mahogany triple dresser that my mother had bought in the 40s and I grew up with. It’s downstairs in my office because it won’t fit up the stairs, but it adds a touch of class to the place.

We were organized like this because a couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by a local reporter about purchasing pet medications from sources other than my veterinarian, which I’ve done a number of times for chronic conditions for the past decade and more. My veterinarian doesn’t keep a large pharmacy because she is mobile, but will suggest other resources and will call in the prescription when you tell her the source; she never writes a prescription on paper.

I do regularly purchase medications through her but for the chronic conditions through the years, beginning with Stanley’s methimazole (Tapazole) for hyperthyroidism in 2002 and especially for nearly five years Namir’s four daily heart medications—the same ones my mother took for the same condition, ironically—she called the prescription in to my pharmacy after I confirmed they could provide the medication and dosage she had prescribed. I got a better deal through my pharmacy than I would have online with shipping, and thought the pharmacists weren’t veterinarians they do know their medications and remembered Namir even though he’d passed in 2009. I have had hypothyroid disease since 2000 and with several cats with hyperthyroids we’d always joked about taking the right medications, and while Namir was on the diuretic furosemide (Lasix) for years my doctor gave me a prescription for it recently and the pharmacist asked, “Now, is this for you?” and remembered filling Namir Kazmarski’s prescriptions.

The reporter had wanted a photo of me with my five black cats because he wanted me with “a lot of cats”. We did have our photo taken but it wasn’t used in the article. I had one paragraph in it, but that’s okay, my friends saw it. Here’s the article.

Here they are in the order I too, the ten photos I took for this one!

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6 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Family Portrait

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  • February 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    We love that all five of you are together looking at the camera!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  • February 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Beautiful family..I wish I could get a picture with everyone in it..Beautiful dresser also!

  • February 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Cannot believe you got that photo at all. I would have had to glue everybody’s butt to the dresser to get a photo like that. The only time I can get that many in a photo is if they are on our bed asleep or have there heads in their food bowls. Great job!

  • February 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I saw that image on facebook and did a double take! Quite stunning!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Carolyn, it cracks me up when I look at it–I think it’s just the big eyes on all of them!


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