Maera has been very good. She has been SUCH a patient subject, because I finally graduated up from the pictures that I was taking with my iPhone. For my birthday this month, I got a Canon Rebel T3i camera, and have been enjoying playing with it and taking pictures of mostly the animals. The dogs bear the brunt of it, because they can't hide in small places like the cats can. I still admit to not knowing what I'm doing, though... which is why I'm signed up to take a beginner's class in about a week and a half. I can't wait!
Of course, she's not ALWAYS very good. The picture above is of the remains of a bill for veterinary services. Ahem.
Argos is ALWAYS good. He's such a laid-back dog, and eager to please. The only thing that he doesn't really care for is when Maera starts jumping around and accidentally (or on purpose, take your pick) jumps on him. He'll show teeth to her then, and growl or bark. It always startles me, and is very annoying, but I can't really blame him for not wanting a dog six years his junior leaping on him.
Honestly most of the cats are annoyed with my camera. I've had a difficult time getting them to pose. All except for Charlotte, who seems to enjoy looking right at the camera, and posing as if it's a given that we'd want to take photos of her. So, bask in the glory and beauty of the queen!
That's not to say that I HAVEN'T gotten pictures of the other cats.
I still have the FeLV kittens. They're growing like little weeds, and are otherwise very healthy. I don't think that any placement has been found for them yet, which is heart-breaking. In fact, my heart breaks just a little bit more every time I go into their room and see them. Clark snuggles up to me and gazes into my eyes, Lewis tries to bite my nose, purring all the while, and Nellie climbs all over me. It's just not fair that they have this disease.