How dare you
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
with no shame
at failed attempts
Until at last
you appear in frame
How dare you
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
Gibbs IS a funny dude, Beth. 😉
I laughed hard and let an “Aww” out as I scrolled past every image 😀
My buddy never fails to entertain, Damyanti. Glad you enjoyed his antics. 🙂
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 😉
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.
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.
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.
And we love them…
And the reward is worth the aggravation! Beautiful boy.
Yes, he is a handsome boy. And annoyingly adorable!
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.
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! 😉
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?!
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.
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!
It’s a child safety blind.
Looking so adorable, my dear Mr. Gibbs!
Gibbs would thank you, Herman, but he’s busy at the moment crying for his breakfast. Poor kid.
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!
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.
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. 😉
Gibbs says “thank you” for calling him handsome. He also wants to remind us both that cats always win their games with humans. Always. 😼😁
Cats are so camera defiant. I always feel lucky when they give me a free shot! Lol Poor molested Gibbs. So handsome.
Gibbs is getting some extra love today for being an uncooperative model who makes a blog post readable. 😉😼
Appreciation is everything.
Love this. I’m laughing out loud, you’ve nailed cat attitude to a T.
Mr. Gibbs has plenty of attitude…absolutely. Thanks for your laughs, Ally!
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.
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.