Picture This

You like pictures of my boys?  So glad to hear it and we aim to please.  All righty then.

Let’s start with the “I Know You’re Out There” (IKYOT) series.







More in this series will follow, no doubt.  Actually more does follow, in the next one insofar as Bugs is concerned.

“Talk To The Paw.”

“May I see a menu, please?  Thank you.”

“Talk to the Paw and the Tail.”

Is this what Carl Sandburg meant by silent haunches?

Do you mind?  We’re having a private moment here.

About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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44 Responses to Picture This

  1. Love the new banner! And of course, love the pictures, every one of them.

    • nadbugs says:

      Thank you, Andrea. That new banner is really something, isn’t it. But — I’m waiting for the banner to “randomize” between the new one and the old. I WILL NOT leave Fangie behind!

      • I obviously don’t have the same host as you as I cant randomize at all, but from being a frequent visitor over at Three Cat Yard, I do know that their banner changes every time you refresh or change page, so I’m wondering if you have yours set right? Because I’m not seeing the banner change either. I’m not the person to ask how to do it.. but perhaps OldCat would know?

    • Oldcat says:

      I’m glad you got it worked out – I saw the new banner before and the unchanging nature and was wondering…

      Great headers, and especially liked the picture of your grandmother in with the cats. I remembered your earlier posts on her.

      • nadbugs says:

        Thank you so much, Oldcat. I love her that way too. And that you remember. You know what they say when somebody dies, that they never really die as long as people remember them . . . . A comfort.

  2. CATachresis says:

    Wouldn’t mind seeing pics of the boys bouncing heads sometime!! Austin will offer advice as he is very experienced, what with practicing on Tigger and all!!

    Love the banner, but who is it in the picture?? 🙂

    • nadbugs says:

      I really need to get some shots of the head-bouncing. But I’m usually cowering in a corner somewhere, far from the camera. Could use some assistance from Austin; heading over to yours right now.

      The picture is of my paternal grandmother. I loved her very much. I’m sure she saved my life. Not so much in the last five years of her life (putting it mildly) — but big-time during my childhood. Thank you for asking!

  3. Oh, wow, you can have 2 headers show up randomly? That’s so cool. Because Fangie still lives in my heart, and Barney never ceases to amaze me with those long legs…oh, boy! LOL
    I’ve noticed all the ‘changing’, from description to header… I feel it is very healthy that you stay flexible to ‘redefine’, so to speak, yourself as life happens. Life in itself is ever changing, so we have to follow life’s example. Easier said than done, though, right?
    I’m proud of you for sticking to yourself and what you know to be true.
    Anyway, LOVE the pix and all your words and definitions (IKYOT). Much love to the 3 of you!

    • nadbugs says:

      And to you too, dear Ivy. You know, the change is actually not hard — but it feels kind of funny. Like the change *should* be hard. I feel — uneasy about it, I guess. So your noticing and encouraging is so very welcome. Thank you as ever. I am so glad to be sharing with you back and forth like this.

      • You said it so perfectly just now, dear Anita: you feel uneasy about it. I guess feeling uneasy only happens because we’ve been conditioned for such a long time that ‘change is hard’, or ‘change is bad, painful’. Breaking through those glasses of conditioning is what makes the experience feel ‘funny’. However, one can only live so long without questioning pre-set concepts, right? I say – go for it. Refuse all the set expectations, make it your own way. That’s why there is so much diversity on this planet. No two cats are exactly the same, let alone two human beings! Oooooh, look at me rambling already.
        I think you get the poing (I hope!).
        I love to feel connected to you. Thanks for being.

  4. Great job with the headers! Such lovely boys! I also noticed the new profile that goes with your great new gravatar photo. Love the picture of you with little Bugsy! So sweet!.

    • nadbugs says:

      That picture is just killer, don’t you think? He was SO cute back then. Still is, of course, but honestly. Yup, you saw the new profile too. I have some plans. More as soon as the launch is ready.

      • Well, I wouldn’t use that word to describe all the indescribable cuteness in that photo but I can’t think of another. Yup, tons o’ cuteness. I am quite eager to know your plans. I will be lurking nearby — as usual. And I second what Ivy said — thank you for being!

        • nadbugs says:

          Well pole-axed, or killer — what I was going for was the experience of being stopped in one’s tracks utterly, which is what happened to me when I realized what my boys and my camera had done for me. And — as of now, I have lost track of why I was so coy about my new enterprise. I think I was just super-tired. Fresher now, to be willing to unveil for you. All I’m waiting for as far as the launch is some help with Paypal, so I can offer my movement lessons for sale as part of the blog. Here’s what’s happening — and let me tell you, typist, I *so* appreciate you for your interest and big-heartedness:


  5. starlight says:

    more, more, more.. i love the pictures of the boys 🙂

  6. littlemiao says:

    i love the photo series, especially the two of them lounging together so contentedly.

  7. Just gorgeous. Love that last photo – how special!

  8. Dianda says:

    Gah, so cute that last photo! Suki and Hiro never sit that way! Well… Hiro wants to, Suki doesn’t. 😛

  9. Charles Huss says:

    Great pictures, especially the last one. I also think the directional lighting adds to the appeal of some of the photos where they are looking out the window.

  10. Love love love this last picture!

  11. Marilia says:

    I love this photos!

  12. Wazeau says:

    Wonderful photos. I cannot look at Barney without smiling, those marvelous face and chin markings – the black in such great contrast with Bugs’ pink!

  13. Anne D says:

    Barney’s head is twice as big as Bugs’ head.

    • nadbugs says:

      That is absolutely right, dear Anne! Sometimes it’s not so clear — but in truth, Barnes makes Bugsy look like a little junior petit. He is so so big! As gentle as can be, though. At heart. Even though he gives Bugs a run for his money. See next post.

  14. cats cats cats everywhere!!!!!!!!! You have the perfect home! 😀

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