Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Naughtiness and Non Co-operation

So I decided to do a photo shoot with the cats and some pumpkins that I’d just bought from Warwick Pumpkins, a great place with so many different varieties of squash it’s amazing. They also have two cats, one of whom sat on a pumpkin for me (she'd obviously trained from kittenhood for it) and let me take her photo.

Dora the pumpkin farm cat - 'Don't try this at home'

It was this that gave me the idea of getting my own miscreants to pose with some pumpkins at home. 

Anyway, I arranged the pumpkins artistically on the lawn and sure enough the cats arrived to be nosy, and that's when the naughtiness began... 

Things seemed to start off well with the ever-reliable Posky having a sniff at them, but before I could do more than take a couple of shots he got distracted by a leaf and was off practising his footwork on it. This was very discouraging.

'Yes but what's my motivation?  Oooh look, a leaf!'

'Skillz - I haz them'

Then it was Pepper’s turn – she walked into the garden, took one look at the camera, and threw up. I’m not sure what kind of comment she was trying to make with this… After she got that out of her system she had a brief look at the pumpkins before spotting Posky, still dribbling his leaf around the lawn. This obviously looked much more fun than stationary squash so she charged full tilt at him and jumped on his back.

'But I don't want to pose prettily with the pumpkins, I want to throw up
again... Hmmm, is that a leaf Posky has over there?  I'm going to take
it off him and I'm going to make him cry like a girl...'

'Just winding up for the attack launch... two degrees right, one degree left...'

'LAUNCH ATTACK!!! KILL, MAIM, DESTROY!!!'

I hoped I could count on Mrs Pod who was at least lying on the grass. However she obviously didn’t want to invade the pumpkins' personal space so wouldn't get any closer to them than about four feet.

'You can yell at me all you want, I'm deaf and I can't hear you.
Anyway, Charlie said the orange ones are poisonous'

'Why is Pepper beating Posky up?  And is that a leaf he's got there?
I want one!'

'Here's one! Quick, come and take a photo of this instead!'

I was beginning to tear my hair out at this point, not helped by Charlie doing his ‘don’t talk to me about life’ face and going to sit on the garden bench away from everyone else.

'I refuse to set foot on the lawn while there are weird looking vegetables on it'

'Are they playing with leaves there? Bloody luxury! I've never had a leaf of
my own.  All I had to play with when I was growing up was a dead twig'

It was then that I decided the only option was to dismiss the cats and bring in a professional.

'Hmmm, let's see, yes I think I can do something with these...'

'Next time, just come to me first...'


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32 comments:

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! typical cat, when they have to pose they do unusual things! Your pictures are so cute ! It looks so strange to me now in such a heat and sunshine to see Pumpkins, lol ! I miss cats here there is none in the hotel !

Ruth said...

Very funny! Great photos.

catsynth said...

Very funny series of photos - yes, the housecats don't quite take cues for posing. Very seasonal, too :)

The Chair Speaks said...

It's not easy to balance sit on a rounded pumpkin with its stalk sticking up at your rump. Lovely cats and cute bunny.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your post for the day and what fun cats and bunny! Such fun photos! and perfect for the day! Hope your week is going well, Barbara! Enjoy!

Sylvia

RuneE said...

"The attack of the Master Pumpkins" :-)

Nanka said...

LOL :D Such a hilarious post!! Loved every word of your commentary and your cats are superb!! Not to belittle that cute little bunny, a late comer. But the best pumpkin should go to Charlie with the face that say "don't talk to me about life" :) Simple cat philosophy!!

Rural View said...

This post is hilarious - love your captions! We are trying to make friends with a stray cat who has been hanging around here for a couple months. If he'll get friendly enough, we keep him and bring him in when the weather is nasty. I just started feeding him. Is this what we're in for?

Cheri said...

Your bunny did a lovely photo shoot for you..not so much the cats. I try to let our cats come up to my halloween display by they run everytime.

Cats of wildcat woods

EG Wow said...

Hahaha! This post was very funny!

Roger Owen Green said...

A cat's middle name is NON-COOPERATIVE. Got good pics anyway.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Dianne said...

this is hilarious!!
the photos are precious and your captions are wonderful

photowannabe said...

Clever and entertaining commentary. I love your attempts at getting "N" co-operation.
Smiles all around.

Mara said...

So funny and I can so relate. Whenever I want to take a nice photo, they change whatever cute expression/position they are in and the only thing I get is a bum or a blur! I love your shots though and the story is hilarious!

Babooshka said...

Brilliant. Love a post with humour and wonderful photography.

Wanda said...

Cats and Bunnies posing on Pumpkins... Watch out Hollywood...we have some new actors on the go.

I love unique and strange pumpkins...You have so many here.... Love them all.

MorningAJ said...

I can't get my cats to pose for anything! These are great photos.

Granny Smith said...

This post really made my day. I can't stop laughing. I only wish you had more cats so that the fun wouldn't stop!

Cindy said...

Great pictures and story! Love the throwing up part.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, this is too funny! Hard work to get 'natural' poses! :) Hilarious narrative...

Gramma Ann said...

So cute.. they are all such cuties, and Mr. Bunny showed them all, he was very good.

lailani said...

lol! Such a fun post - really enjoyed coming to visit!

Kay L. Davies said...

Throwing up on cue -- oh, no, not on cue. O well.
And the leaf...what's with the leaf? My yard is covered in leaves, and our dog isn't interested in them at all.
I love Charlie's expression, now THAT is the ultimate in disinterestedness.
Lotsa laffs, thank you much.

Kay, Alberta

Au and Target said...

These kitties are def trained models! So's teh rabbit :-)

ChrisJ said...

Must tell Roger a cat's middle name is Independence -- I'll do it MY way and WHEN I want to. Cute photos and an interesting group of cats with personality.

Joy said...

Very funny and a killer last line/picture. Cats enjoy teasing humans.

jabblog said...

Cats will not be told and anyway, things that move in unexpected ways are so much more fun :-)

Karen and Gerard said...

This reminds me of my photosessions with books for our book blog header. Sometimes it's hard for mom to get us over there. You should have placed leaves in with those pumpkins, naturally a leaf is more fun! You have a great group of cats here!
--Spunky Doodle

Ann in the UP said...

You certainly did capture typical cat behavior! That's exactly what mine would do. "What is that? A leaf?"

My inside cat sneaked out during a torrential rainstorm yesterday and came in wet, cold, and full of raspberry brush. He won't do that real soon again.

Karen and Gerard said...

I think this is such a cute post that I shared it on Facebook and linked to it on my blog. Maybe next time you could try mixing some leaves among the pumpkins to get the cats attention.

Kara said...

This is so fabulous! Thanks for the laugh. Loved it! And your cats are too cute. I bet you totally read their minds and that's exactly what they were thinking. ;)

Barbara said...

Thanks! I've only just noticed the comments so apologies about that, and Karen - how kind you are, thank you :O)

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