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Two of my cats, Agatha and Mathilda, recently “participated” in a photo shoot at my house. We set up the paper backdrop on my dining room table. The girls were very cooperative, and the shoot
didn’t take long at all. A few co-workers asked how I got them to behave
so well, and I said, “I don’t know. I just stuck them on the table, and they
stayed there.” Then it dawned on me. Of course they cooperated: It’s
THEIR table! I can’t tell you how many times I walk into the dining room
to see them lounging on it. I gave up putting plants or even a table run-
ner on it a long time ago.
Come to think of it, there isn’t much in my house that doesn’t belong
to them. I think they just graciously let my husband and me live there.
And we graciously let them get away with it.
I think that’s probably true for most people who share their home
with cats — or who kid themselves into thinking there’s any sharing on
Let’s face it: Cats rule — whether in our own living room or on the
internet (you can’t deny that cats have taken over the internet).
Speaking of our feline overlords, columnist Steve Dale has a few
theories on when exactly cats took over. And check out our article on
Limberbutt McCubbins, a cute cat who also appears to be a presidential candidate.
Assistant Editor Samar goes on a cat
scratcher shopping spree for a photo shoot.
On the C over
Our amazing cover shot
was provided by photographer Seth Casteel (of
Underwater Dogs and
Underwater Babies fame).
His new book, Pounce (
featuring nothing but cats!)
comes out in October.
Learn more about Seth and
his work on page 80.
We had such a great time at
CatConLA this year! We saw lots of
cool stuff and took tons of photos —
check out some of them on page 8.
Here I am hanging out in the press
room with Susan Michals, the creator