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Santa Linus

Share Your Story: Winter Holiday Cats

By rep21

Santa Linus

Black Santa Linus

Your Cat(s)' name, age, and gender

It is a boy whose name is Linus and he is 7 years old.

About my holiday kitty

Linus is not a pedigreed cat, but he certainly shows all the characteristics of a pure-bred bombay. He is SUCH a sweet boy, and I love him so much. He is very playful and active, but he also likes to cuddle and he sleeps in the crook of my arm every night without fail. He is an indoor cat and on the occasion that I let him outside he does not seem to enjoy it very much. He likes to live in the lap of luxury, and I don't go completely crazy but I do spoil him. He is very loving to fellow kitties as well, especially our 12 year old Manx, Lucy. He is also VERY photogenic, he strikes a lot of extremely cute poses!!!

How did you dress or pose your cat?

First I set up a miniature Christmas tree on our staircase and put ornaments on it. I had my cat sit next to it, which was really as simple as setting him down, then I placed a santa hat on his head and he didn't seem to mind. I then called his name and he looked at the camera!

What I'd Do Differently

  • It's nice to just go paparazzi and take one picture after another as fast as you can because then you will probably get at least one good one
  • at first the pictures were too dark, especially since he's a black cat, so I set up a desk lamp and used it as a spotlight
  • feed your cat first or they will not sit still if the are hungry!

Franny Syufy, About.com Cats, says:

What a photogenic kitty, and how cool that he is a good photography subject! I wish my cats could take lessons from Linus.

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