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The Cats on Slate

BEHOLD! The cats have pounced on @slate today. Thank you @beholdphotos and David Rosenberg BEHOLD the photoblog of Slate

Evening in the Hospital

Evening in the Hospital
Once again my friend, Justin, is in the hospital

Kayla and Benny

Kayla and Benny

Lady in the Rain

Lady in the Rain

potato

potato

Take out

Take out

Another day dreary as ever.

Another day dreary as ever.
I just can’t seem to keep any sort of momentum up in life. Older successful photographers will tell you “you’ll never get rich in this life” and they have a home or two, newer cars, can be relied on to travel for their work and teach their workshops. I on the other hand have two cars, both broken with expensive repairs I cannot afford, rent that’s way past due, vet bills I need to pay back, a new job it have to find a way to get to in a few weeks, and other mundane life expenses to worry myself with. Yet, through all the crap I go through every day, I still love making and taking photographs. I get no reward for it other than a handful of likes from folks like you and the self satisfaction of hoping one day, I will catch some break and produce a portfolio that will get me accepted into some agency I’ve been sending stuff to for 5 years… Or maybe I can make it in my own like Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Robert Frank or Nan Goldin… But I think those days might be gone and the individual work of a person is less recognized than that of a larger group… But what do I know, I’m “young” – nearly 35 – and inexperienced, I guess. I grew up in hospitals and group homes, I’ve seen more death in a decade than some people see in a life time, I’ve been homeless and I’ve been beaten and abused. Still I have always had something to love in my life, even if that something was taken away I still had the hope of something better…. Today is no different, something better will come, someday

They rest peacefully under an old cottonwood tree

They rest peacefully under an old cottonwood tree

Thank you all for being here with us today… Marty was a big loss for this family. Feral and domestic.
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Published:
New York Times Lens Blog
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/family-photos-of-feral-felines/

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Marty now rests beside Daisy

Marty now rests beside Daisy, the little stillborn kitten from this spring.

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Published:
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http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/family-photos-of-feral-felines/

FeatureShoot
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Marty’s last catches

Marty’s last catches

I began collecting them and freezing them for some unknown purpose. Today we bury her with her little critters.
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Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Marty at Rest

Marty at Rest

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Published:
New York Times Lens Blog

FeatureShoot

Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Buddy and Ernie with Marty

Buddy and Ernie with Marty just now… Published:
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Marty2013-2014

Marty
2013-2014
Her cry sounded like that of a balloon when pinched and squeezed. She climbed over the house to visit our bedroom window each morning. Her catches, she’d share them with us: leaving a mole a shrew or a vole of sorts. She was the runt, a look alike to her mother, Ernie. She was kind and sweet and swift on her feet. Little Miss I’d like to say. She was the sweetest little feral kitty. She was spayed by cats anonymous and enjoyed a life most cats would love. She will be missed and remembered. Good bye my little Miss Marty.
Published:
New York Times Lens Blog

FeatureShoot

Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Marty

Marty
day 3 of 3 of
It has been a busy week of ups and downs and just a load of “life gets in the way” kind of stuff. So, here is one last story of Marty. Marty is a little female – the runt from Ernie’s first litter. She has recently discovered how to climb over the house to find our bedroom window. And about a week or so we discovered she was marking and it wasn’t normal, a bit red in fact. Today she went to the vet, and after some pokes and prods she is diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, with crystalline debris in her bladder. What does this mean? Another vet bill and a permanent dietary change to canned food only – no more bags of food for this lady… But how does one regulate the food an outdoor kitty eats? Make them an indoor kitty, i guess…
And with that, I bring this all to a close Is a 3 day challenge to tell a story each day with three or more images collaged. I was invited by @patricialaydorsey And will challenge @mariossavva

Family Time

Family Time
Day 2 of 3
Today was the last day of my great Aunt Nona and Uncle Ron’s rummage sale. I sat with them and their daughter Ronona and enjoyed stories about their parents and Grandparents and other relatives. My Uncle’s family had settled in the wilderness of Canada just as WWI broke out. They built a church with the help of French and German settlers. Near the end of the war, his family received a telegram that they had family farmland waiting for them in Wisconsin if they wanted it. So they sold their belonging to their fellow settlers and migrated to the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin. After making the long journey to their new home, they discovered an uncle had decided to keep the land for himself is a challenge to tell a new story (right?) each day for three days through the use of a collage. I am using to make mine. I was invited by @patricialaydorsey to participate and I am going to ask @traceytomtene to join If she hasn’t already