These 3 gorgeous creatures belong to Abbie, my dear friend and neighbor. I was kitty-sitting for her while she was away and decided to take some shots of them. She is the quintessential 'cat lady' and yes, she is a bit crazy on several levels ;-)! She actually has 7 kitties who are all extremely loved and well-cared for and all former strays or adoptees who needed a home and boy, did they get lucky!
Elliott is the newest addition and he was almost mine. He's still a kitten and was found on someone else's doorstep in our neighborhood by our good friend, Tom (husband of Tomkitty/Cheryl Atkins on flickr) who took him in but couldn't keep him because of their dogs. I was extremely interested, but my husband wasn't sharing my enthusiasm given we already have 3 cats ourselves. This sweet little guy spent an evening being passed around, petted and loved by all of us and, in the end, went home with Abbie. I might steal him next time I kitty-sit!
154/365 Photo Manipulation Project
No textures used here, just some Topaz tweaking.