SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY
Sparky Tabasco goes where angels fear to tread. You'd think she would exercise caution around Dobermans and Boxers who outweigh her many times over, but as you can see by these pictures, she's turned those big dogs into her personal hot water bottle. Many's the time I've seen her wedge herself between the two dogs to take advantage of their body heat. Heck, now that winter's here, I've been tempted to join Sparky and the dogs myself!
I suspect Sparky's semi-feral background has something to do with her choice of sleeping spots. Like most cats, she likes dark hidey-holes, but unlike most cats, her favorite hidey-hole is the wastepaper basket under my desk.
CATCHING SOME ZZZZZ'S
I've learned that if I suddenly realize Sparky has been missing for a couple of hours, I'll usually be able to find her sleeping in the wastepaper basket (or giving me the stink-eye for disturbing her sleep).
And finally, I leave you with an interesting picture. What is it? An out-of-focus picture of Christmas lights? UFOs hovering overhead? Fireflies? Headlights in the dark?
No. None of the above. This is what happens when you let the lens on your camera get dirty with bits of dust and a few raindrops. Take a flash picture in the dark, and you end up with something like this: