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Last month Daddy Kiril was riding his bike home from work, around midnight one night, past an apartment complex on Sands Point, near Gessner, when he encountered a feline who tried to give him the The Look of Doom but, when that failed, then switched to the Old Blue Eyes Maneuver.
Daddy was not sure what the kitty wanted, or if it was a male or female but, once it realized it wasn't going to get what it was after, it went in search of other prey.
Yesterday, as Daddy Kiril prepared to leave for work, Nikita stirred himself from a nap to strongly urge him to not forget his camera and to remember to ALWAYS carry it with him when he goes out.
He just had a look on his face, as if it was very important that he remind daddy of this:
"Daddy", he said," the street cats of Houston are waiting for you to capture them on camera, I feel it in my bones; it isn't just those around our complex and neighborhood, either. Don't forget to ALWAYS carry your camera!"
Daddy has already caught more than a few, around town, on camera, but yesterday he came home with quite the collection.
He also had 2 misses.
As Daddy was on his way to work, pedaling his bike along a street called Tam O'Shanter, he spotted 2 cats in a yard, one very studiously ignoring the other.
When Daddy Kiril awoke yesterday morning it was to see Nikita on duty watching the activity in the courtyard area below us, on the ground floor.
It took daddy leaving to go shopping, though, for us to learn of the new arrival to join the group of cats in the courtyard.
When he walked by the area where a neighbor lady always fed the cats, he saw them gathered around her so he walked over to take a look at the gang.
The young newcomer, an apparent tortoise shell like me, arrived on the scene this past week, it seems, and there is no way to know if it's a stray, or a kitty that got dumped by its humans, or escaped from home somewhere. To find out if it's microchipped would mean trapping it.
While the cat seemed friendly around the lady and the others, daddy says he's not seen any lost cat signs in the neighborhood.
In all the years that Daddy Kiril has been carrying his camera around with him, keeping a look out for cats on the street, rarely has he gotten as up close as he did, yeasterday, outside the main offices of the Houston Parks & Recreation, on Wayside.
As he approached the driveway, in front of the building, this beautiful cat came out of some bushes, as confident as you please, with not an ounce of fear.
His initial pictures, as the cat walked away, seemingly not interested in him, were not that interesting, or close up, except for this one at the "scratching post".
In all the years that Daddy Kiril has been carrying his camera around with him, keeping a look out for cats on the street, one thing he always kept in mind was that, if he saw a flash of feline ass darting into some bushes, there was a chance, if he was lucky, that if he got close enough he might be able to get a picture of the cat who belonged to that ass staring back at him from the safety of those bushes.
Today was his lucky day!
Walking down Elmside street he approached a tree stump, just as a calico kitty darted into some bushes behind it.
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