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Dora the Explorer - or DoryDoo - is a 3-year-old Domestic short hair. She was brought to the Ballicus Cats when she was an 8-week-old kitten and has lived with them all her life.
She's a very smart kitty, and can open just about anything. If she just had opposable thumbs, there'd be no holding her back. She's a super jumper and practices the art of Air Dancing, a very athletic undertaking for any cat.
She loves chasing Mao and cuddling with Brainball, opening things, and figuring out things.
While she can be very affectionate, she needs more space than the other cats and more time to herself. She often seems to be deep in thought, as though she's contemplating the meaning of the universe, and perhaps she is.
Online, you can find Dora at The Ballicus Blog, along with Chairman Mao, Brainball, and sometimes Marilyn MonREOW, who has her own blog.
Saturday is Caturday with the cats at Coats of Many Colors.
It's also Photo Hunt day. This week's theme is "Thirteen (13)".
Find Weekend Cat Blogging #150 (Apr. 19-20) is being held by Mog and Meowza at the Mind of Mog.
Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos #41 (04-20-2008) will be hosted at Cat Blogosphere in the absence of the Pooh Box Clan, who are moving.
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(Next week, the Carnival comes to HOUSE PANTHERS!)
I know that the humans out there are obsessed with their "flashy boxes", so here are a few tips for taking some great pictures of your beloved cat:
1. Kids are great motivators - Have them tease your cat or kitten with some toys especially interactive toys like cat dancer. As they play go ahead and snap, snap, snap.
2. Close-ups make purr-fect pictures - If you want a good picture, go where your cat is. Shoot it just below your cat's eye level and zoom in as closely as you can for good detail.
3. Make sure of your Backgrounds - Think neutral and a plain wall for a dark colored cat, and dark background for a light colored one. If your Tabby loves to sleep on your busy fabric couch, than place a plain blanket down first.
4. Make the most of computers and scanners - Use software to improve and enhance the color and the lighting. Don't be afraid to experiment with the software, If you don't "save" the photo with your changes, you haven't ruined it.