The Cats of University Heights: Anthony

Meet the third furball seen on Sept. 5, 2017, along the same Alabama block, between Adams and Madison. While Itchy Valentino hid under a car, Goldie howled at the tuxedo, who is ninth of that color-combo featured in this series, since its start 11 months ago.

The others: BanditFraidyPatience, PepePoser, Sammy, Spot, and Tux. I shot the Featured Image—and its companion—using Leica Q at 8:40 a.m. PDT. Vitals are identical for each, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/125 sec, 28mm. Both are crops, but neither is retouched. 


Update, Aug. 16, 2018: I met the Tuxedo’s owner, on a cloudy morning reminiscent of the first sighting—because Goldie and Itchy were out on the sidewalk, too. I had previously called the cat Nine, for number of like-coloration featured in the series, but he is Anthony. The owner’s son, now 17, chose the name. Anthony is about 8 years old.

Update, Oct. 23, 2022: Annie and I hadn’t seen Anthony for a while, but he came running up as we walked by his house. In the new portrait, taken with Leica Q2 Monochrom, she pets him on his yard’s fence. The Tux is the last cat standing, so to speak. Goldie is gone, and Willow also moved away. We haven’t seen Itchy Valentino since before public disclosure about  SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19.

Don’t miss: ScruffyRoly PolyWooSkullBiscuitThe ColonelWhite,  Chipper, 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, Fang, Bruce, Siamese, Pounce,  Tortie, HaikuFraidy,  PesoDaniel TigerDuskStrideDaintySpry,  Tabby, Betty Too, Still, LeviShadow,  Sophie, WinkFerals, MommaCharlie, Tux, Cool, Benny, Jellicle, Itchy Valentino, and Goldie.