Tree House Photography by MomFOD

You Guys!

MomFOD took all these great photos at Tree House and I forgot to post them! Please enjoy this little montage. Some of these little kitties are still available for adoption. If you like one, call Tree House quick! They tend to move fast over there. (They’re in Chicago, for those who don’t know.) These were from the last photo session we did as part of our Adoption Champion project for Halo/BlogPaws. You can get a copy of our Photo Tips for Rescues PDF that came from the project here: CatInTheFridge_QuickPhotoTips

Love,

Crepes.

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Tree House Panther, photographed using these here tips!

Photography Tips Handout for Rescues

You guys!

It’s finally here! I have finished my work with the BlogPaws/Halo Adoption Champion project and Tree House and have put together this handy dandy handout to be given freely to all rescues and anyone looking to take better portraits of their adoptable pets! I have enlisted the aid of the lovely Victoria Sprung, photographer extraordinaire, and MomFOD to provide some tips for better photos. Page one is for the basics and page two is for those lucky enough to have a DSLR. Download the PDF here: CatInTheFridge_QuickPhotoTips

Tree House Panther, photographed using these here tips!

Tree House Panther, photographed using these here tips!

Of course, lovely readers, you may also use these tips to take photos of your own babies. If you find it helpful, let me know! I’d love to see the photos you come up with after reading this.

A big thank you to Tree House for working with me on the project and to Victoria Sprung and John Boehm for volunteering their talents to photograph kitties, and also thanks to DadFOD for designing the handout’s layout. This was a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without you!

Captured with the same tips shared here.

Captured with the same tips shared here.

Please share far and wide. Beautiful portraits help pets get adopted!

Love,

Crepes.

PS. Unicorns cry when people forget to vote for The Inheritance.

Bachelor of the Week: Gorilla Biscuit!

Since it’s Halloween month and I’m on a quest to make black cats into good luck omens in the US (please see yesterday’s post for more information), I’ve decided to start the month off with a bachelor and adoption champion photography cat named Gorilla Biscuit, a real #magicats!

Gorilla Biscuit with apple. That sounds scrumptious!

Gorilla Biscuit with apple. That sounds scrumptious!

This fellow may look as rugged as an angry primate, but rest assured he’s as sweet as a tasty tea-time treat. Gorilla Biscuit came into Tree House through a TNR project. He’s 6 years old, give or take a few months, and has the kind of eyes that tell you he’s seen a few things in his time. Although he’s sweet and loves to snuggle, Mr. Biscuit has a few things that make his chances of finding a home more difficult than other kitties. First, he’s black, and sadly, black cats are the least adopted color of cat in the country. They often get left behind because of their color, (or absence thereof, depending on your definition of the rainbow) and end up staying at shelters longer than other colors of cat. Secondly, the distinguished Mr. G. Biscuit has FIV that he picked up during his life on the hard streets. Does it mean he’ll have a shorter lifespan? Not necessarily. It means he needs regular vet care to be sure his health is holding steady, but other than that, he is a healthy, happy man cat. (More info on FIV here.)

Mr. Gorilla Biscuit enjoys chasing feathers, long naps in sun puddles, and hunting the red laser light up his tree like an ape after a ripe banana. He’s open to having a one on one relationship, but wouldn’t mind being part of a larger group.

Gorilla Biscuit, contemplating the meaning of his own name.

Gorilla Biscuit, contemplating the juxtaposition of his two names. What does it mean?

If you’re interested in meeting this fabulous fellow, contact Tree House.  They offer a great health plan to anyone that adopts one of their FIV+ kitties. And even if Gorilla B. isn’t the right match for you, please consider adopting black cats. They bring luck, love, snuggles, and magic.

Love,

Crepes.

PS. If you’d like to get more updates on Bachelors and special needs topics (or you like to laugh) follow me on Twitter @refrigeratorcat ! Join me in my movement to give black cats a better reputation and tell me why you think black cats are #magicats.