Easily the handsomest street roamer in my neighborhood is The Colonel—and, yes, that’s his name. I spotted the furball six weeks or so ago, meeting his husband-and-wife owners at the same time. East Coasters, like me. Even better: New Yorkers. That NYC attitude and frankness is so refreshing! Love it! They’re also renters, but a house with their first lawn ever.
Back East, The Colonel was an indoor pet, who spends more time outdoors now that he is a Californian. (Year is long enough to establish residency, right?) The cat doesn’t roam too far from home but moves about enough to have lost weight.
For weeks, I have walked by The Colonel’s home on North Ave. hoping to get a good photo. Yesterday morning, at 8:48 PDT, I finally snapped the keeper. The Featured Image is a straightened shot, while the portrait is the same pic cropped. I used Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. Vitals: f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/75 sec, 55mm.