Sunday, August 17, 2008

Big Kitty



I have been spending alot of time in the blogosphere, looking at everybody's beautiful pets, and I have posted Girl Whirl many times over.... so, in all fairness to my Big Kitty, here he is (again). I love this picture of him. It is not easy taking pictures of black/very dark brown cats. When the flash goes off in the camera, it reflects on their fur and they look like cat aliens and it can be VERY SCARY (I know, I know, I can turn off the flash...)...but in this picture, the light hit him in all the right places...isn't he gorgeous? He is such a good guy as well...got to love him...

26 comments:

Henson Ray said...

Great pic. I love black cats. They are sleek and cool and look like little panthers. I agree, it is hard to take pictures of them...and video as well...but one must do what one can...

The Fitness Diva said...

Awwww... he's a sweetie pie!
I love black cats, too. Well, any cats, but I have a special fondness for black cats with beautiful eyes!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Henson...he's such a good animal..he'll be 11 next week...still very strong, quick, got some gray hairs under his chin...this is one of my favorite pics...glad that you like!

Hey Fitness...we got him from North Shore Animal Shelter in NY, when he was 4 months old...he is pretty laid back and was not at all afraid when we first brought him home...he has always had great presence and is definitely 'the man'...and yes, he does have very beautiful eyes!

IMA WAHM said...

I saw your cat and said "ahhh that looks exactly like Tracy" (our cat) LOL

The Natural State Hawg said...

Black cats are my favorite. I was raised around them and prefer them still. We've got Itchy the Cat here and she's very difficult to photograph.

So, congratulations on getting a good photo!

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Kim said...

I love the expression on Big Kitty's face Amy....
and what a gorgeous coat of fur...so shiny...
wow he looks young for 11!!!
I love both your cats names Girl Whirl and Big Kitty ...really creative :) :)

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What a beautiful cat! We have a black cat and he is just so beautiful! I think they in general have wonderful personalities too!

-emirie- said...

It seems like he is waiting for a hug in the picture. He have a very shiny fur. Nice shot.

Azure Islands Designs said...

Great photo, Big Kitty is definitly gorgeous...black cats are so sleek and mysterious looking...love them!

I have my grandsons cat as he couldn't take her with him when he moved so in order to keep LiLo (his name for her)out of the animal shelter I kept her...I call her Kitty

Cheers

Petra Voegtle said...

Well - all cats are adorable and I love especially the black ones - I had one myself many years ago - I still miss him because he was very special...

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hi ima....awwww, right back at you for Tracy...lol

Hey Natural...Itchy...allergies anyone...he was just the right cat for us when we went to pick out a kitten...such a good man he is! Yes, thank you about the photo...I could post some of the scary alien ones..but....

Oh Kim...that beautiful coat of fur sheds like crazy...especially now during the sultry months (sorry I know you're cold)...and he MAKES SURE that I groom him...he just won't let me miss a day...shocking that he has any left at all after all the brushings...and I'm constantly, literally, catching fur...but I love him and grooming him is part of who he is...Big Kitty has many other names..Mickey, Jack to name a couple...but Big Kitty is the one we use the most...:)

I guess Health Nut, that like orange tabbys, black cats have their own kind of personalities...I had an orange tabby...and never again...long story...but our Big Kitty is a love!

emirie, he is a real lap cat...he sometimes sleeps on my head, my back, and loves, loves, loves being held...

Heather, so glad that you were able to take you son's Kitty..that's a good name for her...there's nothing too mysterious about Big Kitty...he's a pretty straight forward kind of guy, very consistent and just a good, good animal!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

hello Petra...I'm sure you do still miss your kitty...boo hoo...and I'll just bet that he was REALLY special...

Daisy said...

He looks very handsome!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Oh Daisy, he is quite the good looker...you would like him...I'm certain...lol

Michelle Gartner said...

He looks like my KEY. Key does not mind the flash and it makes her eyes look incredible.

PurrPrints said...

that is a great shot--i have a black cat too so i know exactly what you mean...

Mary Kitt-Neel said...

Our new baby kitty "Blackberry" could be Big Kitty's Mini Me! You're right, it is hard to photograph black cats. But they're so beautiful that it's worth the extra effort.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

hi Michelle...the flash doesn't really bother him...just ME...because of all the light bouncing off of every inch of him..alien kitty!

Thank you purrprints...I knew I had a good one w/ this shot...you know!

Mary Knit...what a funny, yet up-to-date name for a kitty...yes, I agree, it is worth the extra effort...but, in this digital age, delete, delete, delete, comes in very handy...lol

Luanne said...

Wow, gotta love those eyes. We have a black as well except she has some white on her. My daughter would fall in love.....

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hi Luanne...if you look real close you can see a white hair above his left eye...and he's got some gray/white under his chin now...he'll be 11 on the 22nd...I hope that he sticks around for a while! yes, he sure has 'those eyes'...

Elise O. said...

Aww, he's SO cute. I'm going to get myself a black cat and name him/her Opal... and I'm going to get a white cat and name him/her Ebony. Just to mix things up. Then I'm going to get a Chihuahua... but I forgot what I was going to name that one. :)
He's very cute. Keep taking pictures of him, you'll get another perfect one like this.

- Elise

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Uniquegarden said...

Very beautiful cat and great picture!

Jennifer Robin said...

He looks beautiful! I like black cats. I like his name too!

Thank you for being so nice to me this summer. I'm glad you like my cake I made. I did it almost all by myself.

I really like your blog and hope I can keep reading it in California.

Love,
Princess Cupcake

The Muse said...

As I said...the cat is a looker LOL

Very handsome! Nice Shot AMY!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Princess Cupcake, I think of you with my every post and I too, hope that you can keep on reading it in California. I hope that you have a great year in school and I'll look forward to hearing from you ANYTIME!!!

ps. you would REALLY like Big Kitty...he's very gentle and sensitive...