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November 8, 2004 • 7:54 PM

Pictures of Zora

Just yesterday I was telling Morgen that we might want to consider investing in a new digital camera for our trip to Patagonia. The one we have now is about five years old, which must be 35 in computer years. One of the things that has improved on many of the newer models is shutter lag—the delay between when you press the button and when the picture is actually snapped. Our current camera is pretty bad in that regard, making it all but useless for capturing action shots, such as a kitten jumping at a toy. As a result, most of the pictures I’ve taken of Zora that actually manage to get her face in the frame show her napping, about to nap, or just having awoken from a nap. But I’ve put a few fairly good images here: pictures of Zora. A sample:

Zora, ~4 months old

Comments

  1. November 9th, 2004 | 4:27 pm

    Zora is absolutely adorable — one of the smartest-looking cats I’ve ever seen!

    Joe, I see you have an office chair a lot like mine. One of my two cats likes to go for a spin — she’ll jump on the chair when I’m not sitting in it and look at me expectantly until I start spinning the chair by using my finger against the top of the backrest. She likes to spin very fast, so that she gets dizzy (probably a rare experience for a cat). She seems to recover from dizziness faster than a human would. Anyway, try spinning the chair very slowly some time when Zora’s on it and see if she seems interested by the motion. If so, you can try speediing it up gradually. If she likes it, she’ll dig in against the centripetal force, and she won’t make alarmed meows or make an effort to leave the chair.

  2. November 9th, 2004 | 9:27 am

    Zora is absolutely adorable — one of the smartest-looking cats I’ve ever seen!

    Joe, I see you have an office chair a lot like mine. One of my two cats likes to go for a spin — she’ll jump on the chair when I’m not sitting in it and look at me expectantly until I start spinning the chair by using my finger against the top of the backrest. She likes to spin very fast, so that she gets dizzy (probably a rare experience for a cat). She seems to recover from dizziness faster than a human would. Anyway, try spinning the chair very slowly some time when Zora’s on it and see if she seems interested by the motion. If so, you can try speediing it up gradually. If she likes it, she’ll dig in against the centripetal force, and she won’t make alarmed meows or make an effort to leave the chair.

  3. Joe Kissell
    November 9th, 2004 | 5:04 pm

    On behalf of Zora, thanks for the compliment! I’ll definitely give the spinning chair trick a try.

    Joe

  4. Joe Kissell
    November 9th, 2004 | 10:04 am

    On behalf of Zora, thanks for the compliment! I’ll definitely give the spinning chair trick a try.

    Joe

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