September 14th, 2010

Cooper “In Touch” With His Bad Self

My cousin Macaela called us yesterday and screamed into the phone, “Cooper is in In Touch, oh my god! Quick, turn to page 58! How freakin’ cool!” And I said, “Huh? Wait – is that a magazine?”

Cooper is no stranger to fame. In fact, when he saw himself in this week’s In Touch Weekly magazine, he simply turned around, curled up and took a nap in the middle of his article.

While we never intended our cat’s photography project to become widely popular, it has been fun over the past two years to follow Cooper in the media. From newspapers to magazines, local television news to Good Morning America, international web sites to People magazine. You make us proud, Cooper!

One of the secrets to Cooper’s success is somewhat obvious. Cooper won’t admit it himself, as he is a little shy. So I’ll come out and say it: Cooper is a handsome devil. He is an artist, and his work speaks for himself. But just like the lead singer in a band, his fame may be somewhat assisted by his natural good looks. Cooper could sell cat food if he really wanted to – maybe as a part-time job. Maybe that would help him pay for that new lens he’s been hinting for. Whether in front or behind the camera, Cooper, you’re doing great things!

People keep asking us what Cooper will be up to next. And it’s hard to tell, as he is truly unpredictable. Again, much like a rockstar. You can’t rope the wind, as they say. But it is possible that Cooper has a project in mind for the next couple months. For those of you thinking about what to get the cat lover on your holiday list I’ll mention that Cooper has been considering publishing a book…

Cooper is currently stretched out on the window sill, with one eye on a fly.

September 7th, 2010

Cooper Shoots New Neighborhood

Cooper’s family just moved! We are still in Seattle, but have relocated to a quieter street.  This is better for both Cooper and his baby brother Cameron.

The move was exhausting but is now over – and well worth it!  Cooper has been stuck inside for the first week, itching to get out and discover the new neighborhood.

Yesterday, finally, the day came for Cooper to explore his new backyard and meet some neighbors.  Check out a few of his photos!

“Labor Day” A flag raised for Labor Day by one of Cooper’s new neighbors.

“Brick House” Love this shot from through the weeds!

“Joe” On the right you can glimpse one of Cooper’s new friends!

“Squirrel” We can’t be sure, but we think this is the first photo Cooper has taken of a squirrel – apparently being chased up into a bush!

“Looking Inward” Cooper’s reflection is caught as he peeks inside our neighbor’s kitchen window.  Love that you can see his eyes!

Cooper is now curled up inside, enjoying a long nap.  Maybe he’ll get to explore again tomorrow?