happy new year

2013-12-28 14.13.02_1-2

2013-12-28 14.13.02_1-2

Please, don’t wake me, no, don’t shake me
Leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping  –  Beatles

I don’t normally make resolutions on New Years day and I’m not going to start this year but Emo has expressed a desire to sleep more in the future.  Given that he sleeps 23 hours a day I’m not sure that’s possible but I’ll support him in whatever he decides.  He’s just an endless source of amusement and creativity and it must be tiring.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the world a happy and healthy new year.

This photo was shot with the Samsung Note 8 (also an endless source of amusement and creativity).  You can see another one from the Samsung here.


36 thoughts on “happy new year

  1. Melinda Green Harvey

    A cat that sleeps only 23 hours a day could probably be considered to be suffering from insomnia. My cat Rocky could sleep for anywhere between 25 and 31 hours per day, nearly every day. (Once my son’s friend Will said, “Hey! I saw your cat move!!”)

    1. oneowner Post author

      My friend in Texas says everything is bigger in Texas so I guess the days are longer too, which I’m sure is fine with Rocky. Emo sometimes (every time?) wakes me at night to let me know he is by my side. That’s the extent of his activity but it requires a lot of energy conservation and Gerber Turkey Baby Food.

      1. oneowner Post author

        Emo eats regular dry cat food, too. The GTBF is a treat he gets twice a day, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. It keeps his coat shiny and he really looks forward to his treat. He needs to keep his weight up (he hovers between 10-11 lbs). It’s difficult for him since he is not food-oriented. We had other cats (Blanche and Stella) who would eat whatever is in front of them but Emo is just not an eater.

      2. Melinda Green Harvey

        Balboa is a gigantic cat, as was her predecessor. The other day at the vet, she weighed in at 18.4 pounds. The vet said, “She’s a big girl!” which I think is the polite way of saying she was fat. we believe she’s part Maine Coon, which apparently is a big breed. However, Balboa is getting old (she’s 14) and could probably benefit from some GTBF….

      3. oneowner Post author

        Blanche and Stella (Emo’s predecessors) were Maine Coon cats. Litter mates, as a matter of fact. But while Stella was a “big girl”, Blanche was very slim. Her long hair made her look much bigger than she really was. Though they were litter mates, they had completely different personalities, but both lovable.

  2. disperser

    If they could time-travel, I’m sure cats would use the ability to sleep 28 hours a day.

    Happy New Year to you as well . . . and when he wakes, to Emo as well, plus my sincerest hope he meets his new goal.

  3. ehpem

    Emo sure is photogenic! What a great shot. Not even a slitty-eyed glare at the photographer, he must have got used to you and your lens over the years.
    I wish you all the best for 2014, and look forward to see what wonderful things you (and Emo) come up with on your blogs!

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I wish I could say I had a plan for the blog (blogs?) but I don’t. I would like to add some pages to this one that has just photos posted as a reference for myself and any interested parties. That way this will be somewhat like lightscatter, at least on one page. I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go along (as Indiana Jones would say).
      Have a Happy New Year and I’m looking forward to your work next year with great anticipation.

  4. Paul

    Wow! He looks good doing it, too. I would imagine that he can squeeze in another 15 or 20 minutes of sleep, though. Eating and going to the bathroom shouldn’t take up too much of his time, leaving a bit of awake time to check on you and make sure that you are doing things correctly. 🙂 Happy New Year, Ken! I look forward to more of Emo’s adventures … Oh! And yours too!


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