Tag Archives: 2010

Photo Friday: Balcony Cats


My wife was promoted to property manager in 2009 and transferred to Myrtle Beach to run a property there. We got a third-floor apartment at the back of the property. If I remember correctly she wanted to be out of the way so most residents wouldnt know where we lived.

I rigged screening around the balcony railing with double-sided tape so the cats could go outside without the temptation to jump down. I also attached screening to long pieces of wood and hung them from the top of the balcony so the cats couldn’t jump onto the railing and possibly hurt themselves by falling off. That screening was then rolled up when not in use so nobody would notice it was there.

Bottom to top: Tigger, Alex and Abbey

All of these photos were taken almost ten years ago on June 21, 2010 using a digital camera that was outdated even for the time, so forgive the quality.

Abbey

The pool noodles were added after we adopted Chris because he was able to squeeze his body under the railing and jump down from the third floor. (see here).

Chris and Tigger
Tigger and Alex

So what do you think of our little trip to the past?

Photo Friday: Young Chris


Here is a picture of Chris when he was around ten months old, taken on March 5, 2010. He was playing with this stuffed animal at the time.

I know the quality is not perfect but I like the look on his face. I also have videos from the same day of him playing with a Q-tip. Unfortunately, the videos are too out of focus to share, which is too bad because he was so funny back then.

Photo Friday: Cats on Film


I recently read a post on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody where she posted old photos of Cody as a kitten and apologized for the quality. It reminded me that most of the photos I took of my pets back in the days when I used film cameras were not that good. I was capable of good photography back then but pet photos were usually taken spur of the moment in bad lighting without much effort put into quality.

I did manage to find a group of photos taken January 20, 2010 that are not too bad. We were still living in South Carolina at the time and a coworker sold me his Canon SLR that he bought for school but never used after his class was over. I bought a roll of film to test it out and then sold it on Ebay. Here are some of the test photos.

This is Chris with one of the pacifiers he stole from visiting guests that had a baby.
Here is Abbey.
I have used this Photo of Abbey but I thought it was worth showing again.
This is Tigger and Abbey’s brother, Alex.
This is Flash, Tigger’s brother. He died three months later at less than six years old.

I know this is not my typical one-photo Friday post but I thought you might enjoy a glimpse into the past. It should be noted that we had two other cats, Sneakers and Princess. Sneakers went to live with my stepson, Nick, in 2007. He also took Princess when we moved to Myrtle Beach in 2009. Princess came back to us in 2010 but probably after these photos were taken.

Sneakers, Princess and Vinny, taken May 20, 2001. Vinny was no longer with us when we moved to SC.