2009/05/15

Stunningly Bad Photography, but I Have Stories!

DaGoddess @ 10:00

Obviously the following photographs aren’t the greatest in the world, but they weren’t taken with some great artistic idea in mind. Instead, I was happy to have been able to snap them quickly as I was talking to the man who walks his cat in the park. Yeah, that guy. I know I’ve mentioned him before. The same one who I thought was trying to teach his cat how to catch a mouse (turns out he wasn’t, but that’s not the point of this post).

Anyhow, there was a very small window of opportunity to take some photos whilst I was talking with the cat man. Can you believe I didn’t ask his name? Next time. I know where he lives (now) and I know where he hangs out. I’ll ask next time.

Even more remarkable than the fact that this man walks his cat in the park is that there was this wonderful little jay who came to visit him. “Hi, Jay!” the man called. And the bird hopped down from the tree to the fence to visit with him. Right next to him. And the bird chattered and chirped along merrily right to the guy. The cat looked on with no real interest in the bird, but tensed up, ready to pounce as soon as a dog neared. Yes, the cat began to stalk the dog but ignored the bird. “Jay likes me because I feed him peanuts,” the man said. Apparently this is year two of their unusual friendship. Or perhaps, because of San Diego weather, it’s just a third or fourth season. The impression I was given was that this relationship has been ongoing.

Zoomer and her dad

Zoomer about to stalk the evil dog!

The little jay who came to visit

I swear, I meet the most interesting people.

Also seen that day, my friend, Stan, who drew the attention of teenage girls on their way to prom. Said girls came over to ask if they could have their picture taken with a real cowboy.

Stan and the prom girls

Coming up tomorrow night: Mojo’s prom. She says she’s wearing a hot pink dress (her best friend’s gown from last year). She’s going with a guy “friend” (not a boyfriend — I think she’s done with those for a little while). I wish I could see her all decked out. I’ll ask for photos. Sigh. I hope she has more fun than I did. But not too much fun.

And I hope she has better photos taken.

Again, my apologies that these photos aren’t so great, but the moments were much more experiences and stories than photo opportunities. I’ll take snapshots and good stories over works of art any day.

6 Comments

  1. well if you can’t be there to help mojo get dolled up there should be lots of running phone calls. pre prom is more fun than prom…

    Comment by patti — 2009/05/15 @ 10:47

  2. These are great photos! Except for the jay; he’s so dark I can’t see him. But you and I both know that could be my monitor. ;)

    You do meet some very interesting people. What a sweet gesture, to have his picture taken with the girls…

    Is Mojo that far away that she can’t swing by so you can take a pic on her way to prom? That sucks… :(

    Comment by Pam — 2009/05/15 @ 12:27

  3. My boss used to walk his cat. He didn’t use a leash. The cat would just follow him around the block. Sadly, the cat passed last year.

    My cat, a tiny little slip of a thing, used to rail at dogs. One time, she was sleeping on the couch when our neighbor’s dog came barking up to our back screen door. Kitty got up and ran to the door, all like “You are totally disturbing my sleep!” She started hissing and growling at him! It was such a sight. She would not back down. This dog could have eaten her as a snack, but she was all in his face. Luckily, there was a screen door between them!

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — 2009/05/15 @ 13:50

  4. The jay is a little on the dark side, but not that much, Pam. Try the other monitor.

    As for prom, I won’t be here anyway. I just hate missing it, you know? I only knew about it because I asked when I saw her on Monday.

    Marcie, this cat follows her daddy all over the place. And regardless of the size of a dog, her dad says she’ll go after it if it’s not a “nice” dog. She just knows, apparently.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/15 @ 17:57

  5. Aww, what a sweet kitty!

    Comment by Jan — 2009/05/16 @ 07:13

  6. Her name is Zoomer and she’s a little over two years old. She’s very friendly and loving and weird. Just like me

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/05/16 @ 23:40

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