Monday, January 26, 2015

The weekend in pictures

Well, come ON, I got a new camera - I HAD to take some pics, didn't I?

Let's see.  Saturday I cleaned the bathroom (thrilling!) and then went to the movies.  If anybody else has seen The Imitation Game, please let me know, because I haz a question.

Saturday after the movies, I took down some of the holiday decorations out front.  Soda and Pony came out to supervise.  Pony decided he needed an aerial view:

Soda was also watching closely:

You can see how the light reflects differently in his damaged (left) eye. And those white whiskers on his chin crack me up.

Pretty soon they were done supervising and ready to play:

Sunday morning I saw this blue jay fluffed up against the cold:

That pic was taken from inside my house (come on, it's cold out there!) and quite a distance away.  I am very pleased with the zoom capabilities on the new camera.

Another shot:

And then it was time for an adoption event, my first with the group for whom I am now volunteering.

Looks like a dead day, but the store was actually quite busy - we all took this break in the action to get some pictures.


That orange boy on the right was insanely friendly - I had him out and about on a harness and leash for a good part of the day.  There was a lot of interest in him, and a little black cat named Olive found her new home, so it was a good event.

Then I had to transport some of the cats back to their foster homes and head home myself.

Oh, and what did Tinks do this weekend?  He was the only smart one in the family - he declared it Sofa City Time and called it good.


Robyn said...

Great pictures! What kind of camera did you get?

I love Pony's swirls and Soda's white whiskers (and the smattering of white hair on his chest), and Tinks is just flat-out gorgeous. Somehow, I suspect that's not news to you. :)

rockygrace said...

Robyn, first off, please accept my condolences on your loss. Losing any cat is hard; when they go so young, it's a flat-out tragedy. I was very sad to read about Corbie.

The camera is a Fuji Finepix F850EXR. I couldn't make up my mind between cameras, so I picked the cheap one! So far, the only thing I don't like about it is it doesn't have a viewfinder and the display screen can be hard to see in bright light. But it's a lot smaller than my old camera so it fits better in my purse, and because it was cheap, I won't be horrified when I drop and break it, which is what happens to all of my cameras sooner or later.

And yeah, Tinks is a good-looking boy! Back when I was fostering him, people would adopt him on looks alone, then return him a few days later when they found out how ... quirky he can be. It's like dating a supermodel - He may be beautiful, but he's flat-out crazy! Ha. That's okay; I love him anyway. Interacting with him is always an adventure.

Robyn said...

Thanks - we miss him an awful lot, but we're starting to deal with it.

I think that "quirky" is an excellent description for Tinks, and I'm going to keep it in mind for future fosters. :)

Domestic Kate said...

Olive is a super cute name for a black cat.

rockygrace said...

Robyn, I also use "interesting" and "lively" to discuss, um, cats like Tinks.

and Kate, yeah, isn't that a great name? I'll have to keep it in mind for future fosters of my own!