December 27th, 2008

Christmas Day Photographer

The morning dawned clear and cold at twenty degrees below freezing with 6 inches of snow on the ground. Cooper was happy to put on his camera and go downstairs to see what Santa had brought for him.

Uninterested in going outside in the freezing air, Cooper opened his Christmas stocking and enjoyed all of the wrapping and ribbons we discarded.

He looks really sleepy in the picture here because he’d been sleeping in that box for over an hour. Good boy.

Cooper shot this great one of Michael trying out his new binoculars. I love the composition with the painting, by Elizabeth C. Otto, in the background. It’s like the Angels are all flying to wherever Michael is looking.

Here is another interesting shot through a trash bag full of Christmas paper. He’s looking up at Carol & David Cross.

For most of the morning he was in the window seat (above the heater) napping. This shot through our niece’s toy is certainly a different viewpoint.

A photo taken from behind the tree, I think. Or perhaps in pursuit of his toy mouse.

Michael got a robotic bug and Cooper loved it (see video). It’s not really a cat toy, but it was great fun during “supervised play”. Cooper is wearing his Cat-Cam in this video. You can see that it doesn’t bother him at all. Video shot by Carol Cross.

Cooper is currently leaping around in the hallway after his toy mouse. I’m thrilled that he’s burning off some energy. He’s really had a case of cabin fever this December.

December 25th, 2008

Cooper turns up in funny places…

It’s a sleepy Christmas eve in Washington. With all the snow there is plenty of time to search the internet for people writing about Cooper.

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December 24th, 2008

Cooper Goes Experimental

The past couple weeks have been particularly experimental for Cooper’s already experimental art form. He has been stuck inside much more recently, so perhaps his photo experimentation draws from his house-bound angst during the snowstorm. It’s been too cold today for him to spend more than 10 or 15 minutes outside. Even though his life must currently feel boring, his photos have become even more interesting.

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December 20th, 2008

This weather isn’t his favorite

This is not Cooper’s favorite weather. He barely goes outside at all in the winter, especially with full access to the cat-door. There’s no reason to stay outside if it’s cold. I wouldn’t want to be out there in my bare feet either.

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December 19th, 2008

Another Snowy Day

With a fresh two-inches of snow on the ground Cooper climbed into his camera gear and curled up on the couch to sleep. After a power nap, he headed outside to take a walk around the neighborhood.

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December 17th, 2008

Purrfect holiday gift ideas

This time of year, Cooper spends a lot of time sleeping under the Christmas tree in a pile of presents. Here is a picture he took with his Cat Cam. A lot of people have asked us where we got our Cat-Cam, so we thought that we’d put together a list of holiday gift ideas for the kitties and cat lovers on your lists!

Get your cat his own Cat-Cam from our friends at Mr.Lee’s Cat-Cam.

Make a donation to PAWS animal shelter in your pet’s name.

Purchase a CatCam Calendar 2009, featuring Cooper and other pioneers of CatCam photography with their famous pictures. Our friend Jessica Bavington and her cat, Sarty in the UK have produced this beautiful calendar to raise money for Pets as Therapy.

December 17th, 2008

Cooper on BBC Radio in London

Today Cooper is featured in a radio show by the BBC in London!

Jamillah Knowles from the BBC’s Radio Five Live Pods and Blogs show contacted us for an interview. Being a cat owner herself, she is quite fascinated by Cooper and his feline talents. The interview was fun and relaxed.

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December 16th, 2008

Press Clipping: Ellensburg Daily Record

Cooper made the front page of the Ellensburg, Washington Daily Record! Way to go Cooper! And a big shout out to Ellensburg! Michael is originally from the lovely town, so when they heard about Cooper’s cat cam they contacted us for an interview.

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December 15th, 2008

A cat’s work is never done

Last night it snowed in Seattle. This is no big whoop if you live in places more than 500 feet above sea level, but for us, it’s a big deal. Nobody drives, nobody shops, most people don’t go to work. But for Cooper, it’s just another day at the office.

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December 13th, 2008

Cooper on KTRH Radio

This morning Cooper was on News Radio in Houston, Texas.  I hope my family in Texas tuned in to AM 740 today!

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