I make it no secret that I have cats.
I used to hate cats, but 7.5 years ago my wife asked dropped a bomb on me when she asked if we could get a cat. I thought it over for about a day and figured her happiness was worth more to me than my disdain for cats, so I agreed but under very specific conditions:
We will only adopt a cat so loving, so docile and so snuggly that it will allow you to hold it like a baby for a long period of time.
I figured my requirements were impossible and decided to file the whole “adopting” idea away in my brains basement.
The next day we were at Petsmart looking at the animals up for adoption and while I perused the used-dog section trying to determine mileage, my wife called to me: “Hun, come here…”
I walked around the corner to find her holding, like a baby, the kitten version of the fuzzy bear you see in the picture above.
We agreed to adopt Sammy, but wanted him to have a playmate so he wasn’t home alone while we were at work. There were 2 kittens left in the litter Sammy came from; one black and one dark gray. The girl working the counter told us we should pick the black one because “… she had been fighting with the other cats all morning” with an excited tone, hoping to impress us with the cat’s need for blood I guess.
We immediately picked the dark gray one, Sadie, and that was that.
Fast forward to 30mins after getting them in the house and I’m a lisping mess of baby talk and coo-ing and that hasn’t changed since the first day.
This Christmas my wife got me a Canon 60D (w/ 18-135m lens) that I absolutely love. I complimented it with the “Nifty Fifty” Canon 50mm f/1.8 for some nice low-light, low depth-of-field video as I intended to do product reviews and some creative fun with it.
At Home with Cats Series
After discussing series ideas with my wife, we came to the conclusion that it had to “include the cats”… actually that was her requirement. Given I spend half my working day reading ICanHasCheezBurger anyway, I heartedly agreed. Trying to setup shots would be tricky, but there are worse problems to have in life.
Right now I’m using iMovie ’11 on my MacBook Pro with the Canon 60D body and my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. I have shot 3 quick episodes of the first season that you can watch below.
While my goal is to eventually make the series funny and not look like John Belushi, you have to start with what you have. Any feedback or suggestions besides “Stop making these and go die” are most welcome!