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Sunday 8th March 2015, 1.55pm (day 1,291)

Mathilda, 8/3/15

I’ve known various feline flirts in my time but Mathilda is up there with the best of them, and — sat in the same place as last time — she thus becomes only the fourth animal to definitely appear more than once on this blog. How do I know she is called Mathilda? She told me.

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Cheap (Croatian) cat shot

Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 9.30am (day 1,154)

Croatian cat, 22/10/14

I call most cat shots ‘cheap’ because they are just such photogenic creatures, you don’t really have to make a lot of effort to get a decent shot of them. They are beautiful and willing, like all good models. Today in Dubrovnik the weather was far, far worse than it has been in the last few days, cold and stormy, but this little cutie, pictured in the grounds of my hotel, meant I didn’t have to worry over much about the lack of decent light and also the fact that, y’know, I kind of had to work for most of the day.

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Cat on Old Gate

Saturday 20th September 2014, 11.10am (day 1,122)

Cat, Old Gate, 20/9/14

Another grey day, but I got fed up complaining about the lack of light and decided to try harder to compensate. This cat looks rather worried by being added to the range of solitary cats which have appeared on this blog, but beyond its rather concerned expression, I like this shot.

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Cat portrait

Wednesday 30th July 2014, 9.05am (day 1,070)

Cat close up, 30/7/14

Wandered out this morning on some inconsequential errand or other and took a shot of some random vista with a cat in the middle distance. Said cat then came straight over to me and virtually demanded that I did its close-ups. Well, who am I to refuse.

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On Todmorden station

Wednesday 11th June 2014, 4.15pm (day 1,021)

Tod station, 11/6/14

A sunny moment captured through the window of a train on the opposite platform. What I want to know is whether the cat is also intending to catch the imminent Manchester service.

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Cheap cat shot (tortoiseshell)

Sunday 18th May 2014, 3.05pm (day 997)

Tortoiseshell, 18/5/14

“…what the **** are you looking at?”

Another beautiful day. Three days to go until a major milestone.

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Cat readying to jump

Monday 1st July 2013, 9.50am (day 676)

Cat about to jump, 1/7/13

Here we are at the halfway point of 2013, more or less. I spent the first six months of it almost entirely away from home but right now I am in the middle of a comparatively long period here. Which means, as I have already posted 244 photos of Hebden Bridge on this blog (today’s becoming #245), finding new subjects is becoming more of a challenge. I will keep trying, however. On days where I do little but sit at home working it is a matter of spotting the occasional opportunity, like this one: the cat is just slightly out-of-focus, which is a shame, but otherwise I like this shot. It made its jump a split-second after I fired the shutter.

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Cat and wall

Monday 3rd June 2013, 9.45am (day 648)

Cat and wall, 3/6/13

Life round here definitely feels chilled at the moment. It’s amazing what a nice, sunny four or five days does to this country, particularly when it’s been about a year since we had any such sustained period of pleasant.

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Black cat on Keighley Road

Tuesday 8th May 2012, 6.10pm (day 257)

Black cat, 8/5/12

Is this good or bad luck? I can never remember. Check back in a few days, and I’ll let you know.

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Steep Fields Steps, Hebden Bridge

Saturday 21st April 2012, 2.05pm (day 240)

Steep Fields steps, 21/4/12

This staircase-cum-alleyway leads down the side of our allotment (which sits behind the hedge to the right). It’s a lot steeper than it looks on this photograph, and a tiring climb which is probably why this cat is doing the sensible thing and just chilling. After a very busy – and mentally confusing – week for me, I know how it feels; I did as little as possible today.

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