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July 19, 2008 / Bo Mackison

All About Jazz

And All that Jazz!

Black kitties, I have found, are incredibly hard to photograph. Especially this sweet girl who is still adapting to her new home and isn’t quite sure what that strange woman is holding up to her face. I’m sure in good time she’ll figure out it’s a camera. But after many attempts, here is a photograph to introduce Jazz. I think she’s happy to be away from all the other cats in the shelter. And I’m happy to have her for a new companion.

Now if she will soon learn to keep off my face while I’m trying to sleep. Seems that’s the only time she wants to become friends. Hmmm.


  1. Anna Surface / Jul 21 2008 11:12 am

    Oh, what a sweet kitty! A wonderful capture of your black kitty, Jazz. 🙂

    I have a black kitty named Boo. I rescued him right before Halloween 15 years ago. And yes, it is very difficult to photograph a black animal.

  2. Gandalf / Jul 21 2008 2:27 pm

    Did you post the missing cat in the Wizard’s Directory? Perhaps one is missing.

  3. Lesley Smitheringale / Jul 23 2008 5:21 am

    Barbara, what a gorgeous black kitten and a fantastic photo of her which made me melt. It’s wonderful that you have rescued “Jazz” and I can relate to a cat sleeping on your head at night as I have one who does exactly the same thing!!! I think maybe cats who do this have “issues” or anxiety problems as Domino, my cat (suffering from stress as diagnosed by a vet) who does this has a lot of nervous issues. When she is particularly stressed, she will sleep on my head and lick my face, eyebrows, mouth, nose etc which is really annoying and I put this down to why I am permanently tired!!

    So Barbara, you are not alone – keep persevering and hopefully “Jazz” will relax more as time goes by and she builds up the trust and bond with you.


  4. Deborah Register / Jul 23 2008 9:57 am

    Good for you! Kitty from the Shelter. Jazz will probably take the best pictures of black cats you’ve ever taken.
    She is a very pretty kitty!

    Thanks for sharing not only her picture, but the great thing you did. adoption.


  5. Preston Surface / Aug 4 2008 8:56 pm

    Jazz looks like a sweet kitten. She will surely grow into her ways alright. What other names will you have for her? Anna calls Boo many names like when he is sad; Boo who who, his greek name is Boodsesus, his african name is Alabooboo, when he gets into trouble his name is Oh Boo. Lots of times we catch Boo Being Bad. Hehe

    I have a time photographing black dogs. Need lots of light.

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