Friday Cat Blogging – 3 May 2019

Let’s give Hopper and Hilbert a break this week and check in on my mother’s cats. This is a rare sighting of Luna, who does not usually allow strangers to get within camera distance. As you can see, she’s keeping a close eye on me even though I was about 30 feet away at the time. After I took this picture I moved very carefully a couple of feet toward her and sat down in a chair. That was too much and she took off like a shot. But at least I got this picture.

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