From the Archives: Little Ones, 2008

black cat silhouette on windowsill
Mr. Sunshine takes in the fresh air.

Here, at ten months old, already inspiring with their shapes and habits. Above, Mr. Sunshine turns to look out the “old” bathroom window, and below, Giuseppe and Jelly Bean explore a little bit, from this date in 2008. They were no longer required to “stay” in the bathroom, but still loved the place like their little playroom. I remember how they felt when they were this age, still kitten-slender and lithe while they grew tall and long but beginning to fill out their muscles, solid, warm, full of life.

Just about all the photos I’d taken to this date were “kitten” photos. This was about the time they really caught my eye as art subjects, and the photographs increased. Capturing their silhouettes, studying their shapes watching them interact became a total joy, and obsession.

This old casement window had decidedly seen better days but it had character. Each of the six panes was filled with a different pattern of tempered glass for privacy and the metal frames were lumpy with rust and paint and caulking from decades of being soaked by showers; by this time I could only get the window to open a few inches. It would be replaced the next January with the familiar window you see in photos today. For another few images including this window, see “From the Archives: Autumn Sun”  and “I Love Being Spayed”.

two black cat silhouettes on windowsill
Jelly Bean and Giuseppe examine something on the deck roof.

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