Nigella Shadow foils the paparazzi
Every once in a while I manage to catch a great picture of Niggy. Today wasn’t the day. The cats had post-blizzard jumpiness … flying off the window seats each time a strong gust of wind blew snow against the panes, then hopping back to their spots when the wind subsided. I took some cute shots of Peanut and Marble, who both photograph nicely, because I’m doing a calendar for 2011. Niggy mostly photographs looking crazy, or not looking at the camera. See the fingers under her chin? It’s really hard to hold a cat and take her picture at the same time. She was not amused. I LOVE this cat because she is the most loving, gentle, sweet tempered feline ever, no matter what she looks like in my photos. I had a bout of food poisoning over the holiday, and she sat in the hall outside the bathroom crying while I was sick. She cried and cried and cried, pacing back and forth like a dog. But let the little minx see me with a camera and she turns this face on me. Ten minutes later she was snoring happily in the timeshare box next to my desk. Go figure!