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Charlie gets her way | by Kevin Steele
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Charlie gets her way

Last year I bought an IKEA floor lamp that is essentially a tall rectangular tube of paper that lights up.


I was confident that Toby and Fiddy would be mature enough to leave it alone, even though they could easily tear it apart. At the time I wasn't expecting any younger cats in the home.


For the last few months it has been a struggle to keep Chariie and KK away from the light. They made a hole near the bottom. I wrapped some cardboard around the bottom and it looked okay and formed a barrier. Eventually they pulled the cardboard off.


I just recently accepted that the young cats have won the battle, and I can't stop them from wanting to claw their way inside. I've put away the electric parts and the lamp shade is now a cat toy.


I think this is the start of getting some new ideas about interesting set-ups for shooting cats that brings out fun cat behaviour in good lighting.

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Taken on August 6, 2011