Kitty Paw and the Critter
You’re going to have to forgive me today. Tuesday seems to be an incredible day for photo challenges (or memes as they’re called)…and I seem to be addicted. Are you also  “addicted” to photo challenges? Did you recently buy a daily planner just to keep track of the themes? Does your next photo challenge entry keep you awake at night? If you’re as addicted as I am, grab a button. You know you want to.

Ramblings and Photos

I’ve got to give a big shout out and thank you to Christy at Skinned Knees for designing the cute button above. I entered one of her giveaways a week or so ago…and won a free button! So, that’s cool. For right now, I’ve got the button on my photo challenge page, so feel free to pick it up and post it to your blog. 

Now, I am going to try to combine as many themes as possible so that I won’t overwhelm anyone with my blog postings this week. This series started with a Perceptive Perspective prompt from Hollie over at 2BabyCakes. I actually went to the store and found one of those annoying hamster toys that my nephew was playing with last week. When I saw it, I knew my cat would trip out…and I felt like hamster =’s “critter.”

These things are strange and make random noises as they roll all over the floor. They’re almost demon like!
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Kitty Paw was initially in the other room, but as soon as she spotted this thing rolling around, she got up to check it out.
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Before we knew it, this thing (and I need a name for it) was up against the other wall…
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See? It looks like a little rat…or a hamster. I think the packaging suggested that it was supposed to be ninja like. Apparently, it also comes with accessories. I did NOT purchase the accessories…that would be overkill.
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Kitty Paw was on guard. Look how focused she is here as the hamster approaches her.
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And these things are creepy, out of nowhere they’ll make a strange noise and change directions.
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At this point, she decided to sit back and watch. I love the depth of field in this shot. This will be my official Perceptive Perspective entry.
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Can you tell she’s become uninterested? The hamster eventually hit a wall and couldn’t turn itself around. I left it there…until I’m ready to terrorize my dear cat again. For this shot, I decided to go black and white. The theme for this week’s You Capture is “black and white,” so it’s appropriate. And of course, there is the weekly Black and White Wednesdsay.
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So, what would you name this critter? Go check out more “critter shots” at:
For more Black and White Wednesday moments, go to: 
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And for more You Capture entries, go to:
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    I love your perceptive perspective pick, or is it pic? Anyway, very nice. I must challenge my self with my depth of field shots.

    Lovin the pics,


    I like the two dof shots, one where the rodent is oof and the other where kitty paw is oof.

    I love the whole “shoot”! Very creative. And great conversions!

    Awe She looks so focused in the first photos then that last one it’s like she is saying “I’ve got my eye on you” Very cute idea.

    Thanks for linking up on Meet Me Monday! I hope to see you next Monday. I’m your newest follower.

    Haha, love Kitty Paw pics!!! And “accessories”??? I do not want to know what that entails. Great job!

    i am sooooo addicted.. it’s terrible.. LOL

    Great shots! Such neat perspective! Cute button, too! ;)

    Great shots and I love the button. I actually do write the weekly challenges into my day planner, although I think I’m going to take this week off because I’m falling behind on non-photography things.

    Great shots as always!! And, I love the button. Already added it to my blog!

    Love these! Cats are so funny. Adding the button. I’m definitely an addict.

    Love it as usual! I added a button on my blog – great design :)
    Yes, those zuzu pets (or wahtever they are called) really are demon-like! My daughter has one and it makes the creepiest most random noises….

    These are wonderful! Oh if you had children you would definitely know those are Zhu Zhu pets. I’ve got those annoying little creatures running around my house making obnoxious sounds all day long! ;-) I think I might have to take a few pictures of mine too. My cats don’t even give them the time of day anymore. My favorite is the “Perceptive Perspective entry”.

    I love these pictures. My favorite is the one where “Kitty Paw is on guard”… TOO CUTE!!!

    okay – you’ve got me hooked!! I’ve got to get my kitties one of those -!!!

    Okay your cat is so awesome!! Love those big eyes!

    Ha! Grabbed your button because I keep finding new challenges. I finally made myself narrow them down to…I think 5? But I keep finding more! They are a great learning tool.

    My favs are the two dof shots!

    Your kitty is too adorable. Love the eyes! :D

    This thing is so cute! I want one!

    Great button, I am going to add it to my blog asap. I am so addicted to photo challenges, and to your blog!

    Hi, I am a new follower from Tag Along Tuesday. I look forward to reading your posts.

    Please visit my blog,

    Thanks, Shining2Save

    I am your newest follower from TTA – hope to see you at Dropped Stitches! Love your pretty Kitty Paw!

    xo Erin

    Love your photos!
    I’m a new follower from TTA!

    I think I would name it “demon”… yikes! Great photos and fun story behind it!

    Love the whole story and great pics!

    Following you from TTA would love to have you return the favor, if you haven’t already, and visit us @

    Also please stop back on Friday’s and Sunday’s to join in our Blog hops we would love to have you link up : )

    “Holy scamolie. Is that Lulu?”
    ~ Isabel (my 4 YO)

    [Lulu is our cat who looks amazingly like yours.)
    I love these shots.

    These pictures are hilarious! I love how intent she is when she’s under the chair watching it.

    Thanks for following my blog btw! I love adding new blogs to my reader, especially photography blogs, so I hope you don’t mind if I follow you too!

    Love how concentrated kitty is, very cute photos!

    Ohhh, I’ve been wanting to buy one of those for my daughter! Don;t think she will get the same value out of it as your cat though!!

    Great shots.

    I love these. I wish my cats played with toys. They spend more time running from my son.

    Great captures! and precious blog! I just found it today and am definitely grabbing the button because like you, I am also addicted!

    Fun, fun shots!!

    Ashley, as usual, you have stunned us with your wonderful photos, and the stories to go with them. I love the shots of Kitty. You have a great eye for photography.

    Seriously, Lady – you crack me up!!
    I love the shots. All of ‘em :D
    And SCORE, you killed like FIVE birds with one stone. Now that is multi-tasking.

    Haha- long before those zhu zhu pets, my dad and I were in London and found a little motorized hamster and it came with a hamster ball. We bought it to terrorize our two cats- they had absolutely zero interest in it. Jerks. :)

    love this series, amazing!

    OMG so cute<3 I miss having cats. My husband is deathly allergic!! So this really made me :)

    Gorgeous photos! I love your blog!