Consider this a preview of things to come.
I almost never do indoor photography. Occasionally the event makes it worthwhile.
Yes, Tilly’s face is stuck like that. Perhaps this is an object lesson you could use with your children?
I keep thinking, ‘doesn’t your tongue get all dry?’ When I sleep with my mouth open it’s just… ew.
Tilly is twelve, and still rarin’ to go.
Remember, Macy’s window isn’t just for kittens!
Jack Russell mixes maybe? Gotta love the spotty puppybelly.
So there’s something else going on at Macy’s in San Francisco, but it’s this Thursday only: get your dog’s picture taken with Santa, mingle with Tuna, a dog of whom I was previously not aware but who seems nice, and just generally get into the holiday spirit and/or holiday spirits. It’s 5 to 8 on Thursday the 8th, with Tuna being there from 6 to 7:30. Tickets are $45 and include up to two humans and up to two dogs, and all of the proceeds go to the San Francisco SPCA. See the above link for more details.
This is not Tuna, but I feel like their underbites are similar.
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I have two announcements today. So that they both go out on twitter separately, I am going to be posting them separately.
You know San Francisco Macy’s? Sure you do, since it’s the one with the windows that I get a bunch of my kitten and puppy pictures from around the holidays. Well, they now have a booth you can go into and cuddle kittens! It’s open from 12 to 2 PM, and again from 5 to 7 PM, for a suggested donation of $10. (Not sure if that’s per person or per family.)
They are on the 7th floor of Macy’s, in the holiday area. Here is a sample of what you can find if you go in there.
At one point I had all three of the kittens playing with my shoelaces, but the all- black one decided his sister’s tail was more entertaining, and she lit out for safer territories, aka my upper thigh.
I’m really not sure who Sancho’s friend is… I was too busy admiring His Longitude and his retinue. Sancho is 8, and has still shown absolutely no signs of getting any less long.
It must be the basset that makes him so good at the woebegone dog look.
He has a very broad range of expressions, doesn’t he?
I’m guessing that the adoption fee for this one is rather more than for the ones in the Macy’s window.
Plus he’s less cuddly, less fun, and not nearly as warm in case of heating emergencies.
I was meaning to stop by Macy’s to get some more window kitten pictures today, but things happened and other things didn’t. Fortunately I have a bit of back stock.
Grooming is serious business when you’re a kitten. And seriously adorable.
Just to round out a week of astonishing cute, here’s Tilly, the six-month-old Berner. She has an Instagram. You know what to do.
So I’m not saying I had a really good Thanksgiving break. I’m just saying that every single dog picture I have posted this week was taken last Thursday or Friday. You can be the judge.
Tillie has a refreshingly direct way of letting you know what she wants.
And what she wants is cuddles. LOTS of cuddles. (Plus: note Tilly still has puppy fro. Yay!)
She wasn’t getting her cuddles. Can you believe that?
If you’re wondering whether there was a treat involved in her amazing focus, you are a very perceptive person.
Yes, that is my brother. In a Hipmunk hoodie. With ears. And flying goggles.
So it’s probably worth noting that I ran into more than one puppy on the same day I ran into Winston (and Pepper). And that although Franklin here is within a week of the same age as Winston, he’s like six times his size already. It is hard to say which one is cuddlier but I’m going to have to go with “whichever one happens to be in front of me right at the moment.”
He was playing with another dog when I got there, but I didn’t get any good shots of the two of them together. But that’s what the ‘frame’ here is.
The eyes. Help help. My heart.
Lesson #209 for Adam: it’s not enough to make sure that your subject and your background both aren’t in direct sunlight. You also have to make sure your camera isn’t in direct sunlight. Bah.