The Cats of University Heights: Tink

Happy Caturday! Please welcome the second feline portrait captured using iPhone X. Maven was the first. I chose the Featured Image for composition and artistic value; the furball is actually beyond the field of focus. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/60 sec, .97 ev, 6mm; 10:37 a.m. PST.

Meet Tink, whom I encountered yesterday on Meade between Cleveland and Maryland, outside a house diagonally across from Pee-Pee‘s place. I wonder if Tink is new to the neighborhood, as the residence is along one of my regular walking routes.

The Siamese beauty meowed and approached several times, but we never closely connected. Every vehicle going by spooked the kitty, which is good! Cleveland is a cut-through street, and Meade goes up to the Birney Elementary school. The four-way stop where they meet is busy, busy. The companion photo captures one of the retreats, beneath a car parked in the driveway. Vitals are same, except ISO 25.

Update Feb. 21, 2021: Today, I met Tink’s mom and learned that she went to kitty heaven in April 2020, leaving behind brother Bello, who wandered around the house looking for her during the following months; his mourning ended with adoption of a kitten.

Someone who moved away abandoned Tink, who eventually, and persistently, adopted the woman who would be the new caretaker of her first cat—and for many years. Tink was an indoor/outdoor Siamese for the rest of her days; Bello, who joined the family later, is never let out.

The additional photo is the last I had taken of Tink, using iPhone XS, on March 9, 2020—so just weeks before she succumbed to old-age-related infirmities. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 25, 1/1812 sec, 26mm (film equivalent); 12:05 p.m. PDT. May she Rest In Peace.

Previously featured felines: 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, Goldie, Nine, Amanda, Siesta, ChaCho, Charlie, Too, Mika, Crystal, Seeker, MittensDancer, Smokey, Monkey, Captain Blackbeard, Season, and Maven.