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Marko Ramius & Me

Posted on 2012.01.12 at 15:45
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Eric Howton & Marko Ramius 2012

Here lately, every time I bend down to pet Marko, he lifts his paws in the air like a toddler wanting to be picked up, which I then do - and he promptly places his paws over my shoulder and sits contentedly there, sometimes for a very long time. Once day I was having Scotch and a cigar in the garage while grilling and he remained perched up there for half an hour, during all my activities. That's a long damn time, especially given all the movement and smoke.

I often ask the kids, "What's he doing up there?" And they always reply, "Just looking around." A couple of days ago I found myself within a confluence of events in which I would be able to see with my own eyes just what the hell was so fascinating about hanging off my shoulder - I was in the master bath at the end of the day, Marko wanted to be held, and my camera was within reaching distance.

And while I would love to photograph my cat more often, every time he sits still long enough for a photograph, instead of doing this beautiful pose (one of a series of my all-time favorite cat pictures, ever) all I ever get is this:


michelle1963 at 2012-01-12 23:18 (UTC) (Link)
I love that look of disdain on Marko's face. Fantastic picture!

So before I commented, I wanted to make an avatar of my own fuzz butt. But alas, just as your post described, there was not a good picture to be got for the project.
ehowton at 2012-01-14 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! He sure is tough to photograph! (And yeah, I laughed quietly and to myself when you suggested it.)
suzanne1945 at 2012-01-13 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
Had to laugh at the last photo.Who says those candid shots are the best? I seem to have the same problem photographing our cats. They move so quick. However, the first photo is quite good of Marko.
ehowton at 2012-01-14 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
Four years in the making!
codekitten at 2012-01-13 13:17 (UTC) (Link)
my how beautifully he's filled in since the kitten picture!

we have a cat that would perch on j*'s shoulder all day (as a kitten). now he's too big but while it lasted it was hilarious! i'll have to find one of the pics i took.

and yes, my cats are constantly in that last pose! ha!
ehowton at 2012-01-14 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah well...some of that is still "winter coat" he's wearing. Maine Coon's. God I love 'em.

Would love to see your kitty pics!
codekitten at 2012-01-16 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
will do. found some this weekend i'll scan in...
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