WC: The Good Kitty

My kitties are my kids.  With how active we are, and with how much we love to travel, cats are the perfect companion, as they can survive a few days alone with only an ample supply of food and water and a clean litter box.  We don’t like to leave them behind, but we have the freedom to do so.  And they’re all the more lovey when we return.

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They’re also the perfect photography subjects.

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Weekly Challenge: Three Relaxing Kitties

This week’s double challenge, for once, was pretty straightforward!  The first is amazingly appropriate: relax.  With the holidays fast approaching – shopping, cooking, photo gifts, and Christmas cards – this is a busy time of year.  Add on top of that the fact that I’ve been up to my eyeballs in Kumoricon photos with their own deadlines, and you can bet that candle’s burning at both ends.  And that’s all within the confines of the limited schedule additional holiday travel affords.

In short: I’ve been busy!  So a reminder to relax is in order.

The second prompt is “one, two, three,” encouraging posts pertaining to threes.

Therefore, I am happy to present to you: three very relaxed kitties.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2015

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Photo of the Week: Cat Cafes


As you’ve probably learned by now, I have a thing for cats.  Each one is a distinctly unique individual, and they never cease to amaze us with their quirks, their cuteness, their brilliance.  They capture our hearts and our internet.  I love the process of getting to know a new personality, and I have never known a home without at least one of these furry companions.

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Japan – Day 7: Rainy Wandering

Day 7 marked one week in Japan.  It decided to grant us rain, so we mostly stuck to the indoors.  Fortunately, stores still have plenty to offer when the outdoors are less than inviting!

Having heard about it from a gal on our bike tour, I decided to try a Japanese beauty mask.  The most popular brand is Pure Smile, and they come in all sorts of patterns, from geishas to cats.  They can be found in any convenience store.  I didn’t notice immediately radiant skin, but it was a fun little pampering. Continue reading