Saturday, November 24, 2012

No Way, No How

I'm not cooperating with any picture taking today. After trying about six shots out on the balcony, the lady resorted to taking my photo through the screen door. As you can see, I refuse to look at the camera. Don't ask me why I'm being difficult today. I will never reveal the complex workings of my impenetrable psyche.









The lady is decorating her Christmas tree. Over the next few weeks, she is going to share some photos of of her favorite ornaments.

Starting in 1977, her younger brother started giving her a Christmas ornament every year. Here is the one from 1977:



21 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Mr. Black, those are still some nice photos of you. And that's a nice ornament too. We can't wait to see more!!

William said...

I often thwart the picture taking experience, so I get it. Can't wait to see the ornaments. We haven't had a tree since Russell. I don't know why.

Oskar said...

People & flashy boxes are just out of control!

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Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Honestly, there are days I refuse to look at that flashy box just out of plain old SPITE. I see that thing comin' at me and I turn my head. It's just a reflex now but I love how it frustrates the Human. She'll kneel on the floor and make kissy noises (oh yeah, that'll help, MOL! It's just. . .sad.

She needs one a them attention-rhymes with 'more' cats that *love* to pose for the camera. They're all "I'm ready for my close up now." Sillies. Why make it easy?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Kudos to the Lady for trying!

It will be nice to find out about various ornaments. #1 has quite a few that she treasures, including all of our personal ones!

Purrs,
The Chans

Brian said...

You are looking mighty fine anyways!

Mariodacat said...

Lovely ornament. It's fun to hear hte history of some of them. M talks about the history of a few of ours too.

Katie Isabella said...

Heehehe...another mean thing is to keep going to the same place that your mom already has too many pictures of you in..some place that is very recognizable as being posted with you on it a dozen times..and she'll give up and not take another there no matter what you're doing. It works!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Impenetrable, or just thick?

A few Good Cats said...

Good going, Mr. B! You're letting the human staff know who's the boss. Our human staff thinks we're nothing but photographer's models sometimes and it drives us nuts.

Prancer Pie said...

It's good to keep the humans "on their toes". Some days we are difficult out of spite! Just have fun with it. MOL!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I like those first shots, the sun and shadow from the railing makes for a very artistic picture! you're adorable no matter if you're looking at the camera or not!

Sparkle said...

I get my grouch on about photos sometimes too! And then there are times when I find it easiest to just sit there and get it over with. But when I do, I do not look pleased about it.

CATachresis said...

Mr B, you are the past master of the disdainful look!! Flashy box must be in need of therapy by now!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you NEVER have to explain yourself if you don't want your photo taken!
LOVE that ornament because it includes EVERYONE!

Pretinha said...

Mr. Black Haha, no use to do difficult, your lady is persistent and always manages to give us a picture of yourself. Beautiful ornament peace (PAZ) there is written in Portuguese.

Catherine said...

Christmas tree decorating time! My idea of a good time!
xo Catherine

Derby, Ducky said...

Some days we just don't want to do photo shoots.

michico*Adan said...

Have a great Sunday Mr. Black~!!
We can say no to the flash box anytime!!

sparkyspitfire said...

i applaud yer stanch anti-pose 'tude, however, it is clear you is JEALOUS of teh tree and teh ornaments, my Royal Friend. nuthin to be ashamed of, but can't let it ruin yer holiday. I say climb teh damn thing and be done wif it. den evabuddy knows who's boss. simple.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Re: Cube Cam
Yes! You are very observant! My cube has openings on several sides, so while I was artfully draped on the outside, the Human oh-so-cleverly (::rolls eyes::) stuck her big ole paw with the flashy box in there and snapped away. She was even too lazy to get down on the floor to look at what she was doing--she just snapped 'em blind. Lucky for her a couple came out.