The Cats of University Heights: Daniel Tiger

My Leica Q mistakes compounded on May 26, 2017. Earlier in the day, I forgot to change the shutter speed from the previous night’s shooting. Later, the battery died during my attempt to photograph an approaching short-hair. Doh. Who isn’t smart enough to read the charge meter in the display? Hel-l-lo? Joe? Anyone home?

While I fuddled with the camera, the kitty rolled around at my feet. Time wasted, I barely got out iPhone 7 Plus, before the furball sauntered off into the middle of the street—Louisiana, a few houses back from Monroe. Featured Image vitals: f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/634 sec, 3.99mm; 6:29 p.m. PDT.

Update Jan. 12, 2018: My wife and I encountered the kitty and got to see the name on the collar tag: Hehe, Daniel Tiger. “He is very much his own cat”, Anne said. He wandered in and around my attempts for a portrait before approaching for a whisk of attention and chance to identify him. The new photo, shot at 4:08 p.m., is cropped to remove a photo bomber behind. Vitals, from iPhone X: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/122 sec, 6mm.

Update, Oct. 10, 2021: After the recent unexplainable disappearance of the Tuxedo named Kitty, I have started shooting new photos of some of the neighborhood furballs. We take them for granted, seeing some of them so regularly. Daniel Tiger is good example—three, four times a week at least. I used iPhone 13 Pro to capture this portrait, today. Vitals: f/1.5, ISO 50, 1/820 sec, 26mm; 9:46 a.m.

Previously featured felines: ScruffyRoly PolyWooSkullBiscuitThe ColonelWhiteChipper,  Frisky, Stretch, Needy, Farfisa, Mates, Hunter, Pee-PeeBlue, Blue Too, Bonded PairPatience, Fess, Jumper, Frenemy, Looker, Cozy, Scout, Lurks, Skit, Mini, Betty, Black and White, Stalker, Bell, Chill, Sammy, Scratch, Poser, Star, Grey and White, Watcher, Herman, Comet, RomanWillow, Chub, Nimbus, Watson, Lilo, Kit, Pepe, Twilight, Sebastian, Spot, Booger, Ash, Veruca, Riley, Mellow, Bonde, Flower, Glass, Black, BeBe, FangBruceSiamesePounceTortie, HaikuFraidy, and Peso.