This picture reminds me of certain photo-averse friends of mine.
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Winter has settled in, and now it's the long three-month haul until spring finally arrives. I'm not complaining: Demeter's wanderings are already almost three months shorter than usual this year. For indoor creatures, it can be wearing, and maybe the one in the foreground is no exception. She lives in our studio, on an upper-level floor, and although there are large windows they look out on a busy street full of menacing, fast-moving cars: not a pleasant association with her past history.
A friend came over yeserday and observed that no matter what we do, it will never completely satisfy our cats. "I believe we live on a cat planet," he said. "Actually, it's their place, and we exist to serve them -- we just haven't gotten it through our heads yet."