self-portrait (disturbed)


Cat's name: Emily

Human's name: FrizzText

Length of cohabitation: 7 years

How you came to live with each other: our son-in-law found that cat, aged three weeks, under a car near Venice, hungry; he called her Amelia, but we use to call her Emily (Dickinson); she shares our life in Germany now, guarding our large garden; every day she delivers a killed mouse; maybe some Italian mafiosi among her ancestors

Favorite shared activity: brushing her fur

Tell us about this photo: we tried to make a self-portrait, using a mirror in our dining-room - we: barbara and dietmar fritze, married since 1965; but of course our cat ignored our work, she had to do her daily patrol

What you love most about your cat: sleeping and purring on me in the night, so that I can't sleep

How or why you incorporate cats in your photography: cats are a symbol of independence, of being free; cats do belong to no one - but they belong to locations; both topics are interesting subjects for a photographer

3 comments:

frizztext said...

thank you for noticing my cat!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/frizztext/2494449976/
I've set a link to your wonderful BLOG ...

Anonymous said...

A wonderful portrait and loved the story too!

cat guide said...

but in spite of the fact that Emily didn't mind what you are doing, our portrait turned out great...
it's cute...