Mr. Inconsiderate

How dare you

be inconsiderate

when I try to capture your face

How dare you

ignore the pleadings

to turn and face left

How dare you

look at the floor

A creamy blank space

How dare you

curl your body

in striking bereft

I know what you do

laying there

with no shame

You laugh

You tease

at failed attempts

Until at last

without thought

you appear in frame

How dare you

capture me,

staring in contempt


Mr. Gibbs and I were having a test of wills on Saturday, as I attempted to take a few adorable photos and he was having none of it. I don’t blame him as I tried interrupting his dinner and his guard-cat stance on the computer table, where he sits in the afternoon, waiting for the auto feeder to spit out kibble in the other room (I know, weird). Gibbs then decided to do this squirmy wormy thing on the floor and that’s when I snapped most of the bad shots here. Little stinker. Sometimes he poses like a good boy, but this day not.

31 responses to Mr. Inconsiderate

  1. Damyanti Biswas says:

    I laughed hard and let an “Aww” out as I scrolled past every image πŸ˜€

  2. Dan Antion says:

    They know what you’re trying to do. I tried so hard to get a picture of my brother’s cat. He doesn’t like to be photographed, so I was delighted when I got a few good ones. I tried for years to get a picture of Maddie holding a bog biscuit like a cigar. Every time I tried, she dropped it just before I could snap. They know.

    Gibbs also know how cute he is πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      One thing I loved about Ziva was that she posed often for me. A true diva and queenie cat. Gibbs, on the other hand, gives me opportunities that suit only him, which is par on course with his personality. BTW, was MuMu bugging you at 2:30 this morning for pets? Just wondering if she and Gibbs have been talking again.

      • Dan Antion says:

        MuMu has been bugging me around that time every night. She wants in the window above the bed. I won’t open the shade. Last night, she jumped up on the shelf and started hitting the shade until I opened it a little.

        I think she goes over to my computer when I’m out and sends email to Gibbs.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Naughty MuMu! I have to leave the bedroom shade up a bit so that Gibbs can watch the birdies in the morning. Otherwise, I’ll have to replace the blinds again – it would be the third time. He’s broken slats off trying to get at the window.

  3. conspicari says:

    I know this well, the instant I press the shutter my cat Mimi moves, giving me a blurry image 😼. Mr Gibbs looks lovely, what a handsome lad.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      For every good picture of my boy, I probably took 100 that were not. And yet, I still have 100 good photos of him. That might tell you how much of a cat mom I am! πŸ˜‰

  4. lois says:

    Oh, Gibbs…I am laughing at this. Sounds like me and my cats. They either turn away (**you’re not catching my good side**) or the walk right up to the camera–in case I wanted a picture of their eyeball.
    Can I tell you how relieved I was to read that you and Dan have problems with cats getting up on the window in the middle of the night? White Paws jumps onto the wardrobe next to the window and bats at that string to adjust the blinds until we have to yell out “Stop it!” He freezes…for all of a minute. What is the fascination?!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      LOL, I used to take the string and loop it over the top of the blind so there was nothing to swing at. Now I have a blind with no string that goes up and down with a light touch of the hand. It’s great!
      Cats seem to have the same fascination with blinds and dangling string and I can’t tell you why when they usually have so many toys to play with.

      • lois says:

        We have done that loop thing, too. A blind with no strings?! When he totally trashes these blinds, I am going to get that kind!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Your poetic description of the process made it even more enjoyable! And Gibbs is such a handsome fellow! Perhaps if he is reminded of that he might be more willing to pose!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ha! I tell Gibbs often that he’s a handsome boy, but he usually is more interested in food time than his mom’s photo time.

  6. Ah, Gibbs is a true cat. And very handsome at that. He poses well for your prose too.
    Sometimes I set my camera to an action setting and just click non-stop. It’s surprising to see what photos actually turn out. Gibbs knows it’s a game to play with you. πŸ˜‰

  7. dweezer19 says:

    Cats are so camera defiant. I always feel lucky when they give me a free shot! Lol Poor molested Gibbs. So handsome.

  8. JoAnna says:

    He’s a handsome little stinker. The textures in the photos of him on the carpet is pretty cool. I can almost feel the softness.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Gibbs can be a stinker, but he’s my baby boy. He needs a good brushing again and then he’ll be as soft as the photo suggests.

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